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by tatewise
13 Nov 2019 23:42
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Drag and Drop between projects
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Re: Drag and Drop between projects

Yes it sounds simple, but playing devil's advocate, depending on what type of tree diagram you select from, it poses questions about who you really want to copy. For example, if using a Descendants Diagram and selecting a family group of parents & children some of whom are married, should the parent...
by tatewise
13 Nov 2019 23:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: A question on Sources
Replies: 12
Views: 229

Re: A question on Sources

My quick investigation of Danish Census records suggest they are similar to UK Census and USA Census records in that they record households of people with the relationship between them and the Head of household together with the place of birth and age and occupation of each person. Therefore, there ...
by tatewise
13 Nov 2019 20:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: A question on Sources
Replies: 12
Views: 229

Re: A question on Sources

Similar examples to those are explored in some depth in the two Knowledge Base articles referenced earlier.
It seems possible that few people actually read and digest those articles thoroughly :(
by tatewise
13 Nov 2019 20:36
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Problem with code snippet
Replies: 15
Views: 289

Re: Problem with code snippet

I believe that the function buildZip(...) posted last Friday afternoon is satisfactory. So I've updated the plugins:code_snippets:zip_file_create|> Zip File Create & Extract (code snippet) with the new Code scripts, and added testing of the returned values to the Usage section, but removed the requi...
by tatewise
13 Nov 2019 19:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: A question on Sources
Replies: 12
Views: 229

Re: A question on Sources

An important deciding factor on whether to use 'splitter' or 'lumper' Source records is whether you wish to have textual transcripts &/or media image files. The types of Source where the answer is Yes are easier to manage without duplicated data as 'splitters'. See glossary:method_1_source_splitters...
by tatewise
13 Nov 2019 12:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: What to do with Trees of DNA Matches?
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Re: What to do with Trees of DNA Matches?

You can keep as many unconnected subtrees as you like in one FH Project (just like TMG I suspect). When you upload to your website only the main family history tree need be included. Similarly for Diagrams and Reports only one tree need be included. It is potentially easier to discover and create li...
by tatewise
13 Nov 2019 12:08
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Short dates and place name for Gedcom export to Family Tree DNA
Replies: 25
Views: 614

Re: Short dates and place name for Gedcom export to Family Tree DNA

Try the attached Trim Date and Text Fields Plugin Version 0.3 Date 13 Nov 2019. It adds the options to trim Note fields as discussed. Now copes with both settings of the Tools > Preferences > General tab Preferred Standard Date Format . Adds an option to inhibit the Result Set that is useful/necessa...
by tatewise
13 Nov 2019 10:45
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Drag and Drop between projects
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Re: Drag and Drop between projects

David, there are a lot of possibly, presumably & probably caveats in there! The RootsMagic help page for Dragging and dropping people explains that the Drag and Drop dialogue asks you to choose from 8 options to select who to drag, which is similar to the FH Export > GEDCOM File dialogue Select opti...
by tatewise
13 Nov 2019 10:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: I lost media files from my FH project
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: I lost media files from my FH project

David, that is exactly what I am trying to establish. The evidence suggests it was a Project, but has somehow been upset. I am treading slowly because the OP has no backups! BTW: Opening a GEDCOM file that is embedded within a valid Project structure will always open the Project and NOT the GEDCOM o...
by tatewise
12 Nov 2019 23:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How do you include DNA results
Replies: 9
Views: 241

Re: How do you include DNA results

What do you want to know about the Extended Set of facts?
by tatewise
12 Nov 2019 22:39
Forum: General Usage
Topic: I lost media files from my FH project
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: I lost media files from my FH project

I am a bit confused by your answer, especially as you did not answer any of my questions. If you don't answer specific questions it could a long time to retrieve your media. Earlier you said your image files are saved in the Media subfolder. Only Projects have a Media subfolder as part of the Projec...
by tatewise
12 Nov 2019 22:28
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How do you include DNA results
Replies: 9
Views: 241

Re: How do you include DNA results

George, if you use the Search options to look for DNA postings you will find some that talk about using custom facts for specifically recording DNA details and associating Individuals with matching DNA . e.g. In the Extended Set of facts there is a DNA Markers fact already defined. See glossary:work...
by tatewise
12 Nov 2019 22:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: A question on Sources
Replies: 12
Views: 229

Re: A question on Sources

There is a great deal of advice in the Knowledge Base . See how_to:index#recording_facts_and_sources|> Recording Facts and Sources . There is an explanation of the difference between Method 1 'source splitters' and Method 2 'source lumpers' modes. There are examples of recording various types of pop...
by tatewise
12 Nov 2019 20:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: I lost media files from my FH project
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: I lost media files from my FH project

OK, my first advice is that you really must start using the Backup features of both FH and Windows . Otherwise, any failure of your PC or disk drive will lose EVERYTHING. You have been warned. Just using the Save icon is only updating the live database and not creating any form of backup. I am surpr...
by tatewise
12 Nov 2019 14:43
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Drag and Drop between projects
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Re: Drag and Drop between projects

That still does not answer how you would expect such drag and drop to work in practice. How would the data to be dragged be chosen from the source Project ? c.f. File > Import/Export > Export > GEDCOM file options for various records, etc. How would the dropped data be synchronised with the target P...
by tatewise
11 Nov 2019 22:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: I lost media files from my FH project
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: I lost media files from my FH project

Welcome to your first posting on FHUG . Those symptoms arise under a variety of circumstances and your images are not necessarily lost but just misplaced. But don't try to recover them except as we advise, otherwise you might make matters worse. What the X means is that FH cannot find the Media file...
by tatewise
11 Nov 2019 22:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Surname changes
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: Surname changes

Margaret, it depends on exactly what method of Source Citations you employ. It is wherever you record the literal transcript of the source document. If for example you have a Source record per Census household, then the Ancestral Sources auto-text should hold that literal transcript and become saved...
by tatewise
11 Nov 2019 17:15
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Problem with code snippet
Replies: 15
Views: 289

Re: Problem with code snippet

I believe I have a solution. Part of the problem was that the code snippet did not take account of existing items in the target folder. But that is further confounded by the Research Planner Plugin creating the Research Planner Help 2.0 subfolder before extracting the ZIP file. Therefore, extracting...
by tatewise
11 Nov 2019 16:21
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Short dates and place name for Gedcom export to Family Tree DNA
Replies: 25
Views: 614

Re: Short dates and place name for Gedcom export to Family Tree DNA

At step 1. you don't need to worry about UTF-16 or UTF-8 as that is sorted out by the Export Gedcom File Plugin. Edit > Undo Plugin Updates is in the main FH menu top left, but only if you have NOT closed FH after running a Plugin . If you run two Plugins without closing FH then there will be two Ed...
by tatewise
11 Nov 2019 15:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Merge 2 projects
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Merge 2 projects

The only two people who will be common to the two Projects will be you and your wife. So merging will be "Easy peasy lemon squeezy". It should only automatically synchronise you and your wife, but if in any doubt then disable auto-synch and match you and your wife manually. Note that the auto synchr...
by tatewise
11 Nov 2019 15:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Add Media to Source - Error
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Add Media to Source - Error

Contrary to what you think, that file is NOT in the current Project folder. That is why the dialogue to Copy File(s) to is presented by FH . So, double-check the current Project name is actually Dave . Use File > File Statistics and check the File Name listed matches the path to the Media folder you...
by tatewise
11 Nov 2019 15:26
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Copying records from one gedcom file to another Gedcom file
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: Copying records from one gedcom file to another Gedcom file

The short answer to your question is that you are not exporting enough records. So, maybe you need to make smaller steps. After exporting GEDCOM A to GEDCOM C there are options before performing the Merge File . Firstly, when the export completes, FH asks if you wish to open GEDCOM C . Answer Yes an...
by tatewise
11 Nov 2019 15:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Surname changes
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: Surname changes

For Census and Marriage events I suggest using the standard dated Events and AS . Then the different Name is recorded in the Source details, and each associated Citation can be copied to the Alternate Name field. If necessary, any extra clarification can be added to a Note field for the Event , Cita...
by tatewise
11 Nov 2019 11:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Copying records from one gedcom file to another Gedcom file
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: Copying records from one gedcom file to another Gedcom file

Firstly, it would help to understand what records you are trying to copy/merge. Bear in mind that various types of records are linked to one another, so multiple record types are usually involved. e.g. Individual and Family records hold spouse, parent, child relationships, and often link to Source a...
by tatewise
11 Nov 2019 11:07
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Problem with code snippet
Replies: 15
Views: 289

Re: Problem with code snippet

That is odd, as it works fine for me if I substitute it into Research Planner V2.0 in place of its extractZip(...) . [ EDIT: However, on closer inspection, my proposed code only works reliably if the target folder is empty (as specified in the code snippet advice), and in the Research Planner that i...