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by AdrianBruce
28 Mar 2021 10:55
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Fact Date Sort Question
Replies: 9
Views: 365

Re: Fact Date Sort Question

David - what I believe Mike needs to know is what the actual values are. What appears in the top of the Fact tab may be just a truncated version of what the date on the actual fact is. For instance, to take this example from my recent foray into Wales: Screenshot 2021-03-28 115101.jpg On the probate...
by AdrianBruce
26 Mar 2021 12:37
Forum: Research
Topic: Welsh place names
Replies: 11
Views: 434

Re: Welsh place names

Thanks for your comments. I suspect that, as Mike L implies, I may be over-thinking this, especially given the oddities of even current names down there. Some background: (1) I subscribe very much to the view that I should use the contemporary name. Thus an event in Munich in 1861 happened in the co...
by AdrianBruce
25 Mar 2021 20:45
Forum: Research
Topic: Welsh place names
Replies: 11
Views: 434

Welsh place names

I have just spent the best part of a couple of hours trying to work out how to represent a Welsh parish name. Previously, I've only ever had to deal with fairly standard places like Llandudno and Wrexham. This one is an 1812 reference to the parish of what is now Llanfair Kilgeddin in Monmouthshire ...
by AdrianBruce
25 Mar 2021 20:30
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Change source template
Replies: 10
Views: 434

Re: Change source template

"Entropy of information".... Phew! My impression is that is heavy theoretical physics! Now I really don't know enough about these formats (still being on v6) but if it means what I think it does, turning a NM field into a TX field, really should lose the //. My logic is that the // only has meaning ...
by AdrianBruce
25 Mar 2021 16:12
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Change source template
Replies: 10
Views: 434

Re: Change source template

Joop - my instincts would be to allow changes from something else to text because I am assuming that is less restrictive and I can see people might want to go that way. Vice versa is, I am guessing, from a fairly free format item to one (place or address) with more restrictions. That worries me beca...
by AdrianBruce
25 Mar 2021 15:03
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Change source template
Replies: 10
Views: 434

Re: Change source template

... Also I couldn't think of a situation where one wants to map Places, Addresses or URL's to a text field. ... What if I had a template that used a place or address but I wanted to produce my version that allowed what is normally the address to be the name of a ship or something? I'm thinking of c...
by AdrianBruce
23 Mar 2021 16:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Gedcom Validator shows WWW error in REPO
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Gedcom Validator shows WWW error in REPO

... I suspect few products enforce that requirement. Presumably those who did it deliberately, did it because they wanted to allow a REPO to have a WWW while omitting a mailing ADDR (e.g. about any web-site you care to name!) GEDCOM 7.0 (alas, we hardly knew you!) appears to allow a WWW for a REPO ...
by AdrianBruce
21 Mar 2021 12:55
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Fact Add Descriptor confusion
Replies: 19
Views: 771

Re: Fact Add Descriptor confusion

... gives a bit more background on Event tags in GEDCOM 5.5, and argues that they should have a value, and it was an oversight to omit this in the definition. ... Philosophically, using the English language, an event is something that happens (and changes the status quo). In both philosophy and rea...
by AdrianBruce
21 Mar 2021 12:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Combining Sources
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: Combining Sources

Although I am a splitter for "normal" sources (if there are such things), my usual method of sourcing the English & Welsh civil registration indexes is as a lumper. NB - FreeBMD, FindMyPast, GRO-online and Ancestry registration indexes are different source-records in my book, i.e. I lump the physica...
by AdrianBruce
14 Mar 2021 17:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Diagram Toolbar
Replies: 8
Views: 425

Re: Diagram Toolbar

... Occasionally it displays correctly. Usually however, it displays on one line, hiding many of the buttons ... A truncated, single line tool bar occasionally happens in v6. I think it usually clears with any window revamp though since much of what I do in diagrams uses right-click access, I seldo...
by AdrianBruce
10 Mar 2021 16:52
Forum: Research
Topic: FMP census and the 1939 register
Replies: 46
Views: 3215

Re: FMP census and the 1939 register

... We all have different preferences. To me, turning them on and off is a waste of time, but other's mileage will vary. As a general rule, I'd tend to agree - but working on my laptop, the filmstrip covers a big percentage of the payload area. Someone suggested that the testers - who didn't bring ...
by AdrianBruce
10 Mar 2021 15:43
Forum: Research
Topic: FMP census and the 1939 register
Replies: 46
Views: 3215

Re: FMP census and the 1939 register

I'm happy with the new UI - except I really, really want to be able to switch that filmstrip on and off.

A few of the filmstrip linked navigations are odd but I feel certain that's the way FMP have linked images in the first place.
by AdrianBruce
10 Mar 2021 15:20
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Would it be possible to rename a metafield
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: Would it be possible to rename a metafield

ColeValleyGirl wrote:
10 Mar 2021 11:42
... if you define your own custom templates, try to use the same names/types for metafields (for the same data). ...
That makes sense - and summarises it nicely, thanks
by AdrianBruce
10 Mar 2021 11:36
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Would it be possible to rename a metafield
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: Would it be possible to rename a metafield

From my position back in v6-land, I keep an eye on things that I might want to remember. This seems one - if I understand it correctly. I can quite imagine me trying some new source records with a particular source-template - and then deciding that some of those would benefit from a different source...
by AdrianBruce
08 Mar 2021 21:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1
Replies: 51
Views: 8563

Re: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1

... I don't see the need for the extra layer of these, what I think are, unattached notes. ... For me, one of the things that I want to do is provide sources for things such as free-standing notes containing histories of regiments, etc, or explanations of genealogically relevant processes, such as ...
by AdrianBruce
07 Mar 2021 21:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Website Fact
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Re: Website Fact

The one exception to not having "Newspaper" type facts for me is Obituaries - and I mean Obituaries, not death or funeral notices. I felt that a proper Obituary was of such importance to people's stories that it was worth creating a fact for it.
by AdrianBruce
07 Mar 2021 21:04
Forum: Research
Topic: Ancestry Family Tree Search Results
Replies: 8
Views: 996

Re: Ancestry Family Tree Search Results

... I’ve seen instances where place has been fully described (town, county, country) yet they still changed it. Personally, I don’t see why they have to change it anyway ... There's some sort of standardisation goes on for place names in trees, so that the indexing works. It's needed to cope with t...
by AdrianBruce
05 Mar 2021 16:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Order of 'Fast Add Menu' items for Facts
Replies: 13
Views: 1026

Re: Order of 'Fast Add Menu' items for Facts

Gowermick wrote:
05 Mar 2021 13:11
Who'd have thought you could set it to pre-birth ...
Well, biologically speaking the DNA is fixed pre-birth, of course! ;)
by AdrianBruce
05 Mar 2021 11:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Lat and Long for address?
Replies: 23
Views: 1165

Re: Lat and Long for address?

My tree started life outside FH, and place records are slightly more ad-hoc than the strict standard favoured by some here. So I would record just "Ireland" as the place, for example, not ",,Ireland", if that is all I have. ... That's what I do as well. One good reason I have for that, is that if I...
by AdrianBruce
03 Mar 2021 19:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sources and citation in fh7
Replies: 15
Views: 723

Re: Sources and citation in fh7

They haven't devised it - it's always been the case in FH 6 and earlier that the only "slot" for an Author is in the Source Record - there's been nothing in the Citation items that's explicitly for Author - that's all taken from the GEDCOM specification. I suspect that's why Lorna was discussing usi...
by AdrianBruce
02 Mar 2021 12:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: New computer
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Re: New computer

I'd agree with Helen - though since I'm not on v7, I'm not talking from personal experience. But if you are on any sort of a deadline, you do not want to be rushing into v7 just to meet that arbitrary deadline. You'll probably have enough to do with moving v6 (that you know) over.
by AdrianBruce
27 Feb 2021 17:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Finding an old thread...
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: Finding an old thread...

While I can be as pedantic as the next person, this is one case where I'd suggest cutting the Gordian Knot. Why do you need the comma between date and place anyway? If your date ends in a year, then it's not going to get mixed up with the following place name. I suppose that if you had an odd date p...
by AdrianBruce
27 Feb 2021 14:10
Forum: Research
Topic: FMP census and the 1939 register
Replies: 46
Views: 3215

Re: FMP census and the 1939 register

I think that if you're on auto renew, your automatic subs includes the discount - no one offers it to you, you just get it. Having said that, I don't think that I've cross checked recently, partly because I don't think that my current provision is still offered.
by AdrianBruce
27 Feb 2021 12:39
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: GEDCOM 7.0
Replies: 44
Views: 2946

Re: GEDCOM 7.0

... maybe the suggestions of plagiarism, i.e. the lack of acknowledgement for the existing published work of others, ... I tend to doubt that - if anyone was on a sticky wicket, it was Tamura, though he did do plenty of acknowledgements. I don't think that FS need to acknowledge his work if they di...
by AdrianBruce
26 Feb 2021 22:45
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: GEDCOM 7.0
Replies: 44
Views: 2946

Re: GEDCOM 7.0

Speculations follow: I posted a question on rootstech of one of their experts as to why the sessions were pulled. This is his reply. Bill, I learned late last night that FamilySearch decided they need more time to prepare for a public release of a new version of GEDCOM. Unfortunately, that will be ...