Adding Multimedia to a Fact (Video Tutorial)
Linking media to a fact is a feature that was added to V4
Baptism or Christening
The GEDCOM Standard supports both Baptism and Christening and so does Family Historian, additionally it also may show both the Baptism and Christening fields on the detail tab of the Property Box Dialogue, and this can lead to some confusion as to which to use
Copy & Paste and Drag & Drop
Right-click Copy & Paste and left/right-click Drag & Drop are standard features in all current versions of Windows, but are supported to varying degrees in different versions of Family Historian ()
Entering Ages
When you are entering the information from a source, you may find you have an Age to record; this will be the age of the Individual at the time the Event happened or the Attribute was true, according to the information in the Source(s) that you have
Entering Dates
When you enter a Fact, you’ll almost always have the option to enter a Date for the Fact
Fact Flags (Version 7)
Family Historian version 7 introduces the ability to set flags on Facts
Family Historian Census Event for UK 1939 Register
At the outbreak of World War II, the British people were required to register in order to obtain identity cards, ration books, etc
Historical Date Formats
At various periods of time and in different places, dates have been expressed in a format other than the day-month-year or month-day-year format we’re all accustomed to; nor has the calendar always flowed smoothly and steadily — there are instances where a number of days were ‘skipped’ when a country adjusted its calendar
How to Enter a Cremation
On the Details/Main tab of the Property Box Dialogue Burials are shown, but Cremations are not
How to Handle People With Multiple Names
Sooner or later you will come across people known by different names at different times of their lives
Internet Data Matches
For details see the V6 book “Getting the Most From Family Historian” Chapter 13 Web Search, Web Hints & Web Clipping and also Automatic Internet Data Matching plus What is Automatic Internet Data Matching and FH V6
Narrative Report Fact Sentence Templates
These specify the wording for facts in Narrative Reports and elsewhere
Occupation
An Occupation fact can contain all the standard fields for an attribute; normally it will contain the title or description of a person’s employment
Recording a Civil Partnership
In some respects, recording a Civil partnership is similar to recording a marriage and you should consult that article first; however this article discusses some of the issues involved in recording Civil Partnerships which are a relatively new phenomenon, and need some ingenuity to handle
Recording a Marriage
You may have a Marriage Certificate or a Marriage Register Entry from a Church, Chapel, Synagogue or other religious venue, and want to understand how you record information from that Source
Recording Data from Civil Registration Sources
Civil Registration is undertaken by governments to keep track of births, deaths, marriages, civil partnerships and divorces
Recording from a Birth Certificate
See Working with Sources and Citations for an explanation of how to use sources, and under the animated tutorial below see the Steps Involved in Recording the Details From a Birth Certificate for further advice
Recording from a Census Record
There are two standard facts associated with Census Records; namely the Individual Census Event and the Family Census (family) Event
Some Simple Customisations for Working with Facts
As you work with Family Historian, you will come to realise exactly how customisable it is, and Facts are no exception; here are four very simple ways to make it easier to work with Facts
Sorting Children, Spouses & Facts into Date Order
When you enter children of a marriage, Family Historian  will retain the order of entry unless you tell it different; it does not automatically adjust the order, if each child Birth or Marriage is entered with a Date
Using the Julian and Gregorian Calendars
Use of the Julian and Gregorian calendars is a very complex topic and this article deliberately tries to simplify the topic by missing out a lot of the details
Witness Facts
Family Historian V6 introduced Fact Witnesses, in recognition that there were often more people than just the Principal(s) involved in a Fact
Work with Data
The Work with Data Dialog is used to display and manipulate lists of Places, Addresses, Occupations, Religions, Groups/Castes, National or Tribal Origins, and Source Types
Working with Facts for New Users
Facts are one of the key concepts at the heart of Family Historian; they are how you record the things that happened to, or described, each ancestor (Individual)