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by rfj1001
06 Feb 2010 16:48
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Tidying Up Sources
Replies: 4
Views: 616

Tidying Up Sources

Over the years I've been using FH, I'm now in the situation that I have over 800 sources that can tidied up quite a lot. Is there any facility (or way of achieving it differently) along the lines of Tools/Work with Data/Place List. I need to be able to (1) merge sources (2) tidy up typos in others (...
by rfj1001
06 Feb 2010 16:36
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Ancestral Sources: Beta Testers Required
Replies: 25
Views: 3731

Ancestral Sources: Beta Testers Required

Nick - happy to offer help in beta testing. Just has to be around the weekends

Regards,


Robin

OS: Windows 7 64 bit
Recording Method: 2
Census Transcripts: No
Census Images: No
Countries: Primarily UK

Data file storage is on a NAS
by rfj1001
11 Nov 2009 17:29
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: v3 to v4 Upgrade fails on new Win7 PC
Replies: 1
Views: 279

v3 to v4 Upgrade fails on new Win7 PC

I've managed to instal v2 , then the V3 upgrade but am getting the following message when I try to instal the V4 upgrade Setup was unable to create the directory 'C:Windowssystem32'C:' I see there is another thread on this forum with a message going back to April saying that a new upgrade exe file w...
by rfj1001
31 Oct 2009 17:08
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Adding Custom Event/Attribute
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Adding Custom Event/Attribute

I'd like to be able to create a new event/attribute to record a voyage. So the info to capture would be very similar to that for emigration.

Is there a way that can be done. (At the moment I've created an attribute/event for a voyage but it does not have the required fields.)

Thanks

Robin

ID:4110
by rfj1001
06 Jul 2009 16:35
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Repeating spouses on Focus Screen and Trees
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Repeating spouses on Focus Screen and Trees

Thanks Jane,

You were correct - merging the two family records sorted it out [smile]
by rfj1001
05 Jul 2009 19:02
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Repeating spouses on Focus Screen and Trees
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Repeating spouses on Focus Screen and Trees

The attached image shows a screenshot of my Focus screen You'll see I have Clement Winnett and Ruth Molyneux with two children (Margaret and Martha). Immediately below that I have a repeat of Clement and Ruth (same record numbers) with their other child (Robert). A similar situation shows in a famil...
by rfj1001
15 May 2009 11:48
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Keeping FH4 on two pc's in sync
Replies: 6
Views: 1263

Keeping FH4 on two pc's in sync

If you haven't already tried it, you could buy a cross-over cable and connect the 2 pc's through their network ports.

Assuming the project folder is no more than a directory, you could then use the Windows Briefcase feature on one of the pc's to keep all the files in sync with the other one.
by rfj1001
15 May 2009 11:42
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: v4 Upgrade fails on Windows 7  :(
Replies: 2
Views: 165

v4 Upgrade fails on Windows 7  :(

I've just done a hard drive reformat and then a clean install of the new version of windows (Ultimate Edition)- so a nice clean pc to work on. I can get v2 and v3 of FH installed and working (including Key Registration) but v4 instal fails with the message.   Set Up was unable to create the director...
by rfj1001
15 May 2009 11:15
Forum: Closed Wish List Requests
Topic: Upgrade path for eventual V5
Replies: 6
Views: 1573

Upgrade path for eventual V5

That there is a simpler way than installing versions 2, 3 and 4 first

ID:3734
by rfj1001
09 Mar 2009 15:48
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: V4 now scheduled for March
Replies: 8
Views: 2390

V4 now scheduled for March

Does anyone know if the release date is still March?

....and hopefully not April :(
by rfj1001
21 Jan 2009 18:51
Forum: Closed Wish List Requests
Topic: Editable marriage status drop-down list
Replies: 5
Views: 1214

Editable marriage status drop-down list

I've got quite a lot of couples where anecdotally they are married but either the proof is still to find /or/ the evidence suggests differently - same with people anecdotally divorced. So the idea of being able to categorise these people slightly differently is, to me, quite appealing. I know you co...
by rfj1001
21 Jan 2009 15:25
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: News of Family Historian version 4
Replies: 9
Views: 2177

News of Family Historian version 4

Is there a release date yet?
by rfj1001
21 Jan 2009 15:24
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Pictures Missing
Replies: 8
Views: 1363

Pictures Missing

This may help - if only to isolate it isn't the problem. Open up your gedcom file in a text editor and look for one of the line entries relating to a photo - it will show you the /exact/ directory path. Check that against the actual directory path in explorer of where the photos are actually stored....
by rfj1001
27 Oct 2008 18:20
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Installing FH on a New PC
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Installing FH on a New PC

Thanks Jane.

Up and running on my new PC

Robin[grin]
by rfj1001
27 Oct 2008 16:23
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Installing FH on a New PC
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Installing FH on a New PC

I'm trying to install FH v3 on a new pc with a Vista-64 operating system. Because I've been using FH for so long I have to instal my full version (v2.1.6) first and then apply the v3 upgrade. Unfortunately, the v2.1.6 install won't work (Error 105). Does anyone know of a way to get v3 installed and ...
by rfj1001
10 Aug 2008 18:32
Forum: Gedcom Census (closed)
Topic: Error on Start up
Replies: 4
Views: 894

Error on Start up

6.0.6
by rfj1001
10 Aug 2008 17:20
Forum: Gedcom Census (closed)
Topic: Error on Start up
Replies: 4
Views: 894

Error on Start up

After not using gedcom census for a while I'm getting the following error sequence when I try to load up I get an error message that the back up directory doesn't exist (which it does) and am dropped into the options screen. To get past the error message I switch to another directory. After quite a ...
by rfj1001
21 Feb 2008 16:49
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Finding out where people lived
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Finding out where people lived

Thanks Jane - I'm part way there I can get the query to (a) report the people living in the road I want and (b) report their first residence record. However, that address isn't always the one I'm searching on. How can I adjust the query to report other address instances - or ideally just a wild card...
by rfj1001
20 Feb 2008 13:49
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Finding out where people lived
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Finding out where people lived

In my records (either as a Residence attribute, a census event or a customised Residence(Joint) attribute) I've collected information on where people lived throughout their lives (eg Regent Road, Salford). What I'd like to do is run a query that shows all the records of who lived in a particular str...
by rfj1001
28 Feb 2007 18:23
Forum: General
Topic: GEDMill
Replies: 6
Views: 1398

GEDMill

I've got the full version. IMHO, it works best when you have a full census sheet in front of you with all family members already entered onto FH. The larger the family group, the more time effective GM is. I find it a bit slow in updating the FH file (and my FH file is not that big 1200 records and ...
by rfj1001
22 Dec 2006 17:46
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Is this a bug - 3.2 - Diagram with multiple spouse
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Is this a bug - 3.2 - Diagram with multiple spouse

I have a female (Alice) who had a child(Mary) when she was unmarried  - so the father of Mary is shown as . Then Alice married (Arthur). On the default tree diagram box is to the right of Alice, and Mary correctly shows as the child. To the left of Alice is Arthur's box. I want to get the relationsh...
by rfj1001
02 Nov 2006 10:13
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Finding wife based on husband's surname
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Finding wife based on husband's surname

Thanks Jane,

That little query you wrote was just what I wanted[smile]

Robin
by rfj1001
01 Nov 2006 19:41
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Finding wife based on husband's surname
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Finding wife based on husband's surname

Is there an easy way to do this.

eg I want to find 'Jane Rollo' but I don't know here maiden name.

Tx

Robin

ID:1960
by rfj1001
19 May 2006 08:56
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Brother/Sister Husband/Wife
Replies: 6
Views: 1055

Brother/Sister Husband/Wife

Obviously another possibility - but the number of events that have to occur in a reasonably short timeframe (2 premature spouse deaths and one friendship leading to a second marriage) make it less likely - IMHO. If this was the case I'm also not sure why the 1851 census would need to describe them a...
by rfj1001
18 May 2006 21:11
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Brother/Sister Husband/Wife
Replies: 6
Views: 1055

Brother/Sister Husband/Wife

The earliest I can get back to is the 1851 census when Jack and Jill were in their late 20's - so your thought of Jack being a partner is a real possibility. The 1841 census has drawn a /complete/ blank on about six people I could probably search for (so far); and searching the IGI records for bapti...