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by mjashby
23 Oct 2018 11:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Running on two PCs
Replies: 12
Views: 1880

Re: Running on two PCs

Back to the OP's original question. The simple answer is "Yes" the proposed method of working with data files stored on an external Drive can and will work. However, there are issues that need to be taken into account: - A reliable and frequent backup system for external drives, as already advised, ...
by mjashby
19 Oct 2018 09:32
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Parallel Family Historian and Ancestry trees
Replies: 37
Views: 4558

Re: Parallel Family Historian and Ancestry trees

Mark1834, If you want the UK Version of RootsMagic, it can be downloaded via this link: https://rootsmagic.co.uk/demo/ - The the RootsMagic Essentials (Free) Version is identical to the full version, but If you already have a full licence purchased direct from the RootsMagic Site, simply enter the L...
by mjashby
17 Oct 2018 18:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: One Drive
Replies: 10
Views: 1654

Re: One Drive

Victor, You weren't caught out by the Windows 10 1809 Update bug were you? That was randomly deleting user files on some systems when the update was performed and Microsoft quickly withdrew the update when they confirmed the problem to prevent further issues. Some people have reported that HP Comput...
by mjashby
13 Oct 2018 09:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Surnames for nobility from the Middle Ages
Replies: 4
Views: 984

Re: Surnames for nobility from the Middle Ages

I suspect that the debate on what to substitute for a non-existent surname will have you and everyone else 'arguing' round and round in ever decreasing circles until we all disappear up our own trouser legs! And the final answer will have to be "Choose whatever works for you". i.e. Immediate difficu...
by mjashby
07 Oct 2018 09:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Relationship between FH and 'Find my Past'
Replies: 15
Views: 2199

Re: Relationship between FH and "Find my Past"

All 'Hints' systems use some form of 'fuzzy logic' which tend to give a broad range of 'matches' depending on the fuzziness of the logic! They are generally designed to just provide Hints on possibilities to check; and not definitive answers. FMP would have to provide details of how their system has...
by mjashby
05 Oct 2018 14:44
Forum: General
Topic: Crossover for MAC v18
Replies: 1
Views: 523

Re: Crossover for MAC v18

Colin,

Also testing the 18 Beta 2 Version and everything seems as before. Doesn't seem to be much info. on what's actually changed in Crossover, but presumably it's using a more recent version of WINE plus some necessary tweaks for MacOS Mojave.

Mervyn
by mjashby
09 Sep 2018 21:24
Forum: General
Topic: FTAnalyzer information
Replies: 18
Views: 4573

Re: FTAnalyzer information

@OcalaDick,

if you have questions about the use of FTAnalyzer you need to direct them to the author - see links provided in the opening message on this thread.
by mjashby
06 Sep 2018 20:32
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Reporting Issues
Replies: 11
Views: 1624

Re: Reporting Issues

I believe the key to getting any 'advisory guidelines' appropriate and accurate is that they have to clearly reflect the level of authority and responsibility the 'advisory body' carries. It is difficult for FHUG guidelines to be prescriptive about information requirements except where a User's ques...
by mjashby
02 Sep 2018 10:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Published Report styles for discussion
Replies: 54
Views: 9108

Re: Published Report styles for discussion

Not at all surprised that some format problems were experienced when viewing a complex RTF file in Word, i.e. a document with many footnotes, or graphics etc. The thing that needs to be appreciated is that although RTF is a proprietary standard developed by Microsoft for the interchange of rich text...
by mjashby
23 Aug 2018 08:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Find Census Information to enter into Ancestral Sources
Replies: 21
Views: 2630

Re: Find Census Information to enter into Ancestral Sources

Simonides, Try this for some introductory guidance on UK Census Forms etc. http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/census-records/#6-places-in-the-census Interpreting Census Places can sometimes be problematic, but less so in the example you quote, i.e I would inte...
by mjashby
03 Aug 2018 20:52
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: problem saving media images
Replies: 4
Views: 1066

Re: problem saving media images

This is a fairly standard Windows Error Message, so the first question is the obvious one. Have you thoroughly checked the details of the 'path' that the error message says does not exist?
by mjashby
03 Aug 2018 12:57
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: GEDCOM to HTML and RDF
Replies: 6
Views: 1365

Re: GEDCOM to HTML and RDF

If personal website space with PHP and MySQL is available, another option could be webtrees - https://www.webtrees.net/index.php/en/

Mervyn
by mjashby
26 Jul 2018 15:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Spell-Check
Replies: 3
Views: 795

Re: Spell-Check

Personally, I see very limited value in incorporating a comprehensive Spell Check facility or, worse still, Grammar Check, in Family Historian, i.e. there are simply too many variant spellings (or miss-spellings) and colloquial terms in sources to manage when transcribing information accurately, i.e...
by mjashby
24 Jun 2018 09:44
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Importing an Ancestry GEDCOM file to FH 6.2.7 with missing media links
Replies: 11
Views: 1742

Re: Importing an Ancestry GEDCOM file to FH 6.2.7 with missing media links

Phil, I'll go back to your original post about downloading Ancestry Tree media. As you are obviously familiar with a wide range of family tree software this shouldn't be too daunting. 1. Go to the RootsMagic Website and download and install a copy of RootsMagic essentials - the freeware unregistered...
by mjashby
20 Jun 2018 13:39
Forum: General
Topic: Ancestry search hints
Replies: 14
Views: 2954

Re: Ancestry search hints

I believe the reason for this behaviour is simply the USA Centric nature of Ancestry's place matching/mapping, especially when no country name has been specified by whoever input the place details. I have tested this in Family Tree Maker in the past and the 'preference' for USA locations is identica...
by mjashby
12 Jun 2018 09:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Running FH 6.2 on Linux, Help needed.
Replies: 7
Views: 1438

Re: Running FH 6.2 on Linux, Help needed.

@Toonalook, Two comments: - Make sure you have Microsoft Fonts installed in the PlayOnMac package you've created. - .Net Framework 3.5 isn't required by Family Historian, but is required if you intend to install the Ancestral Sources companion program in the same package. Crossover installation is, ...
by mjashby
10 Jun 2018 10:38
Forum: Research
Topic: Probate Records
Replies: 4
Views: 1384

Re: Probate Records

I believe the 'reference number' you mention is the Folio Number allocated by the Court Service when a request is made for Probate. It is only likely to be of use to the Court Service in finding the documentation. As far as greater detail is concerned, you would have to purchase a copy of the Probat...
by mjashby
03 Jun 2018 21:28
Forum: Research
Topic: London - districts, parishes,wards etc
Replies: 13
Views: 2449

Re: London - districts, parishes,wards etc

Mike, Whilst I haven't lived in 'London', a lot of my 19th century paternal research is based on the Islington and St Pancras areas and yes, looking at what those areas are like now, it's difficult to get a clear grasp of the fact that in the first half of the 1800's Islington was still a largely ru...
by mjashby
03 Jun 2018 11:17
Forum: Research
Topic: London - districts, parishes,wards etc
Replies: 13
Views: 2449

Re: London - districts, parishes,wards etc

There are some useful London boundary maps on this Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_London which can be helpful in providing a Guide to what people traditionally meant (and in some cases still mean) by 'London', i.e. the City of London. Note that the 1805 Map shows an already ex...
by mjashby
01 Jun 2018 15:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Insert PDF or Doc into Publish-Book
Replies: 23
Views: 3597

Re: Insert PDF or Doc into Publish-Book

I believe there is a lot of misunderstanding about the nature of PDF documents, the main one being that a PDF is just another 'simple' method of presenting 'images', i.e. similar to jpg, png etc., but, in reality, the format is far more complex; and is essentially, uneditable in its final production...
by mjashby
29 May 2018 11:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Female Married Name
Replies: 15
Views: 2684

Re: Female Married Name

Back to the OP's original question; and as no-one appears to have mentioned it, there is a prepared Change of Name Fact set in the Knowledge Base see: fhugdownloads:contents:name_change_fact_set|> Fact Set ~ Name Changes which can be used and this reduces the amount of thought/effort needed in creat...
by mjashby
29 May 2018 09:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Insert PDF or Doc into Publish-Book
Replies: 23
Views: 3597

Re: Insert PDF or Doc into Publish-Book

It's worth mentioning that the PDF viewing feature mentioned only works directly in the Mac's 'Finder' (File Manager) application and is not automatically available to other native Mac applications, which simply launch the Mac's 'Preview' application (or whatever default PDF App is set) to view and ...
by mjashby
21 May 2018 16:24
Forum: General
Topic: General Data Protection Regulation
Replies: 8
Views: 1624

Re: General Data Protection Regulation

There's a not so subtle "get-out" for family historians from the provisions of the GDPR; in that the guidance issued by the Information Commissioner's Office clearly states: "The GDPR applies to processing carried out by organisations operating within the EU. It also applies to organisations outside...
by mjashby
25 Apr 2018 09:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Getting rid of Parallels. What do you use?
Replies: 15
Views: 2607

Re: Getting rid of Parallels. What do you use?

I'm sure Jim will reply, but the costs are detailed here: https://www.codeweavers.com/store As you will see the license, although perpetual, only entitles the user to direct support and updates for a year, so, in effect, there is an annual cost to users if there are significant/necessary updates aft...
by mjashby
24 Apr 2018 15:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Getting rid of Parallels. What do you use?
Replies: 15
Views: 2607

Re: Getting rid of Parallels. What do you use?

I have used VirtualBox (with Windows 7/Windows 10) as a direct replacement for Parallels for the last 5 years. Also use WINE to create a "standalone" Mac version of FH, with Wineskin or PlayOnMac as a 'front end' to manage WINE, both OpenSource apps. There's also the commercial option of Crossover i...