Family Historian Documentation
There are lots of excellent hints and tips in the Family Historian (fh) documentation. All the documentation was included in the V5 Free Trial, so with Calico Pie's permission we have converted it to ebook formats to use on your Kindle, iPad, Android, smart phone, or even in Adobe Digital Editions on your PC.
fh Versions 3, 4 & 5 included a free PDF copy, and used installed Tutorial Files. The fh V5 free PDF Book and Tutorial Files can be downloaded via the links below. fh V6 only offers a printed copy of the book, which uses the Family Historian Sample Project for its tutorials. Differences between those last two versions are listed in the "Getting the Most From Family Historian" Comparison below.
Downloads and Guides
The best location to install the V5 Tutorial Files is C:\Users\Public\Documents\Calico Pie\Family Historian\Tutorial Files\ that may need creating and is preserved by the Backup and Restore Family Historian Settings Plugin.
- "Getting the Most From Family Historian 5" in
- Family Historian Help for your ebook reader in
- How to Write Plugins Help for your ebook reader in
fh also offers Help pages for most of its features by clicking the Help button in the current window or pressing the F1 key, and via the Help > Family Historian Help menubar command there is a Search tab and Favorites tab to aid finding topics.
There is a Quick Start Guide both online and as a PDF opened by the Help > Quick Start Guide and Help > Getting Started menubar commands.
The Family Historian Tour has pictorial & video guides and Video Tutorials all reached via the Help > Online Tour of Family Historian and Help > Video Tutorials and Help > Getting Started menubar commands.
"Getting the Most From Family Historian" Comparison
This table compares the V5 and V6 books chapter title by chapter, although the chapter titles have not been changed, obviously the changes to the screens mean most screenshots will not match exactly and the process of working through the tutorials has been extensively revised.
V5 uses installed Tutorial Files whereas V6 uses the Family Historian Sample Project for its tutorials.
The best location to install those Tutorial Files is C:\Users\Public\Documents\Calico Pie\Family Historian\Tutorial Files\ that may need creating and is preserved by the Backup and Restore Family Historian Settings Plugin.
|Version 5 Chapters||Version 6 Chapters||Comments|
|1.||Getting Started with the Focus Window||1.||Getting Started with the Focus Window|
|2.||Editing Records with the Property Box||2.||Editing Records with the Property Box|
|3.||Introduction to Diagrams||3.||Introduction to Diagrams|
|4.||Pictures & Multimedia Part 1: The Property Box||4.||Pictures & Media Part 1: The Property Box|
|5.||Pictures & Multimedia Part 2: The Multimedia Window||5.||Pictures & Media Part 2: The Media Window|
|6.||Events, Attributes & Notes in the Property Box||6.||Facts & Notes in the Property Box|
|7.||Browsing, Searching & Editing in the Records Window||7.||Browsing, Searching & Editing in the Records Window|
|8.||Diagram-based Editing||8.||Diagram-based Editing|
|9.||Setting the Style, Layout & Content of Diagrams||9.||Setting the Style, Layout & Content of Diagrams|
|10.||Smart Trees and Wall Charts||10.||Smart Trees and Wall Charts|
|11.||Scaling & Printing Diagrams||11.||Scaling & Printing Diagrams|
|12.||Recording Your Sources||12.||Recording Your Sources|
|13.||Web Search, Web Hints & Web Clipping||New Chapter|
|14.||Places, Maps and Timelines||New Chapter|
|See 17. Reports||15.||Reports and Narratives|
|See 18. Books & Booklets||16.||Books & Booklets|
|13.||Introduction to Queries||17.||Introduction to Queries|
|14.||Writing Custom Queries||18.||Writing Custom Queries|
|15.||Compare, Merge, Split, Copy and Export GEDCOM Files||19.||Projects: Compare, Merge, Split, Copy & Export|
|16.||Named Lists and Record Flags||20.||Named Lists and Record Flags|
|17.||Reports||See 15. Reports and Narratives|
|18.||Books & Booklets||See 16. Books & Booklets|
|19.||More Wizards and Tools||21.||Website Generation and Other Wizards & Tools|