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by ColeValleyGirl
24 May 2019 11:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: When to stop with Sources
Replies: 13
Views: 566

Re: When to stop with Sources

I don’t add married name to women where I don’t have birth name, but maybe I should, as I have an awful lot of Mary, Ann, Elizabeth etc entries.....! You can see their family context in the focus window and property box; and I add columns in the records window for First Spouse and Second Spouse to ...
by ColeValleyGirl
21 May 2019 17:25
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Check Installed Plugins against store - Error
Replies: 7
Views: 317

Re: Check Installed Plugins against store - Error

I believe Jane has fixed it now.
by ColeValleyGirl
21 May 2019 15:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 2493

Re: Source help

If it helps, redoing my family tree has helped me find leads I'd previously overlooked and correct errors I hadn't spotted before. Don't get too hung-up on the Gedcom spec -- it's only another way of doing things, and one that I don't always find useful in all its aspects. So for example, I ignore m...
by ColeValleyGirl
21 May 2019 14:39
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Check Installed Plugins against store - Error
Replies: 7
Views: 317

Re: Check Installed Plugins against store - Error

I'm getting the same error message. Any thought, Jane?
by ColeValleyGirl
21 May 2019 13:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: When to stop with Sources
Replies: 13
Views: 566

Re: When to stop with Sources

Helen, If I understand you then your sources would be, Birth- Maiden name, Marriage- Maiden Name and Death- Married name Short Title would be <<Year Event Place, Maiden Name>>: Marriage 1733 England Clifton with Glapton, William Fletcher and Hannah Stubbs Long Title would include the name the indiv...
by ColeValleyGirl
21 May 2019 13:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 2493

Re: Source help

There are as many different ways of using the fields in a Source record as there are users. For example, I only use some of the available fields: The Short Title, to let me find things easily in FH -- something like Birth 1849 England Worcestershire Kidderminster, Joe Jones Type -- again as a findin...
by ColeValleyGirl
21 May 2019 12:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 2493

Re: Source help

Have you looked in the Knowledge Base for your starter for 10? Knowledge Base > Adding Birth, Marriage, and Death Information
by ColeValleyGirl
21 May 2019 10:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: When to stop with Sources
Replies: 13
Views: 566

Re: When to stop with Sources

1. I record every piece of information -- and if that demonstrates that nothing changed, so be it -- that's still valuable to know. 2. I'm neutral about name citations -- I tend to end up with a lot of them because I let AS generate them automatically, but there's no overhead as they're linked to so...
by ColeValleyGirl
21 May 2019 10:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 2493

Re: Source help

When I add the source I add it as "Baptism: Name" then here's my dilemma when I put in Type do I add it as Baptism or Birth Certificate. I'd say you're dealing with two sources: the Birth Certificate (one side of the document) and the Baptism Certificate (on the other side). no point did ...
by ColeValleyGirl
20 May 2019 16:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Can I join together Individual Summary Reports into one?
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: Can I join together Individual Summary Reports into one?

View > Queries isn't relevant here.

If the Individual Summary Report using the Ancestors query isn't what you want, I'm at a loss to know what to suggest. Somebody else may have a bright idea.
by ColeValleyGirl
20 May 2019 16:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Can I join together Individual Summary Reports into one?
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: Can I join together Individual Summary Reports into one?

Use the Ancestors query to select the individual and their ancestors when creating the report.
by ColeValleyGirl
18 May 2019 13:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 2493

Re: Source help

I always use AS for the source types it supports (BBMDB) -- quicker and less error prone. It isn't perfect for my needs (around the specification of sources) but I can work around the shortcomings so I wouldn't use anything else. I have also tweaked the Text from Source Templates to suit my preferre...
by ColeValleyGirl
16 May 2019 10:48
Forum: General
Topic: How should we use the internet as a genealogy data source.
Replies: 12
Views: 556

Re: How should we use the internet as a genealogy data source.

I'm not commenting on general cases -- I'm responding (I hope helpfully) the specific example. That particular Ancestry database is searchable without a subscription. The site that was the original source of the information was maintained by Ian Winstanley before it was passed on to Raley's Solicito...
by ColeValleyGirl
16 May 2019 09:55
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census entry - Individual v Family
Replies: 14
Views: 780

Re: Census entry - Individual v Family

It does depend on the definition of a family group -- I have my great-grandparents in the 1911 census with one of their grandchildren (who actually lived 2 doors down the road and so was not resident at the address in the census, but it could be considered a family group). But I also have an ancesto...
by ColeValleyGirl
16 May 2019 09:47
Forum: General
Topic: How should we use the internet as a genealogy data source.
Replies: 12
Views: 556

Re: How should we use the internet as a genealogy data source.

Ancestry has the extracted data from the database, e.g. my great-great-grandfather Name: T Jones Death Age: 30 Event Type: Death Birth Year: abt 1840 Death Date: 2 May 1870 Death Place: Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales Occupation: Horse attendent Colliery: Dowlais Owner: Dowlais Iron Co Notes: Kille...
by ColeValleyGirl
16 May 2019 07:01
Forum: General
Topic: How should we use the internet as a genealogy data source.
Replies: 12
Views: 556

Re: How should we use the internet as a genealogy data source.

Re CoalMining History, Ancestry has: Ancestry.com. Web: UK, Coal Mining Accidents and Deaths Index, 1878-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: Coalmining Accidents and Deaths. The Coalmining History Resource Centre. http://www.cmhrc.co.uk/site/d...
by ColeValleyGirl
16 May 2019 06:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Grumble - Gender requirement
Replies: 11
Views: 710

Re: Grumble - Gender requirement

Mike, it does matter -- if you don't know the parent's gender, you shouldn't assign a misleading one, even if it can later be changed.
by ColeValleyGirl
15 May 2019 12:13
Forum: General
Topic: Living "over the brush!"
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Re: Living "over the brush!"

I would include Henry Ford with the status 'never married' -- they may not have had children but he is part of her life story. I would however take with a pinch of salt the children having the surname Ford -- was this in a census? If so, it might have been an assumption by the enumerator. I would re...
by ColeValleyGirl
15 May 2019 10:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census entry - Individual v Family
Replies: 14
Views: 780

Re: Census entry - Individual v Family

Mervyn, similarly applying for a passport in the past was a big event (not like today) and worthy of recording as such.
by ColeValleyGirl
15 May 2019 09:57
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census entry - Individual v Family
Replies: 14
Views: 780

Re: Census entry - Individual v Family

Alyn, that's a fair point -- except you can't reliably deduce a Residence event from a census -- I have examples of people who were enumerated twice, and there are always the instances of people who were enumerated as Visitor who might only have been present at the address for one night. How do you ...
by ColeValleyGirl
15 May 2019 09:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: To-do lists/Planning your research
Replies: 12
Views: 652

Re: To-do lists/Planning your research

GenSmarts is another possibility.
by ColeValleyGirl
15 May 2019 09:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: To-do lists/Planning your research
Replies: 12
Views: 652

Re: To-do lists/Planning your research

It should work with FH 5 -- let me know if it doesn't and I'll work out why.
by ColeValleyGirl
15 May 2019 05:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: To-do lists/Planning your research
Replies: 12
Views: 652

Re: To-do lists/Planning your research

Have you looked at the Knowledge Base > Research Planner plugin for automatically creating routine tasks?

There are also plugins to look for missing census facts and missing BMD records.
by ColeValleyGirl
14 May 2019 12:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census entry - Individual v Family
Replies: 14
Views: 780

Re: Census entry - Individual v Family

I've never seen any purpose for the Family census event -- it only gets applied to the couple, so you still have to create individual entries for the other family members who are present.

No doubt somebody else will explain its advantages.
by ColeValleyGirl
13 May 2019 15:55
Forum: General Usage
Topic: To-do lists/Planning your research
Replies: 12
Views: 652

To-do lists/Planning your research

@davidf and I have done some work on expanding how_to:create_work_in_progress_or_research_to_do_lists|> Planning and Tracking Your Research . Please let us know in this thread if there's anything unclear/missing/extra you would like to see to explain the possible approaches. The section on "Wor...

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