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by AdrianBruce
18 Apr 2019 21:37
Forum: General
Topic: I Quit FH for TMG
Replies: 29
Views: 781

Re: I Quit FH for TMG

DonF wrote:... I'd never suggest there is only one 'right way'.

Indeed.
by AdrianBruce
17 Apr 2019 20:56
Forum: General
Topic: I Quit FH for TMG
Replies: 29
Views: 781

Re: I Quit FH for TMG

... Adrian's question of why would anyone want to record a book being in more than one repository, when the important thing is that he found it in a particular library, let me give an example. ... Yes and no. ( ;) ) Yes, because your justification for doing what you suggest is sensible. No, because...
by AdrianBruce
16 Apr 2019 10:49
Forum: General
Topic: I Quit FH for TMG
Replies: 29
Views: 781

Re: I Quit FH for TMG

Thanks for your description of TMG, Don. ... I think the 'Master-Source' concept is there in other products to try and address the 'source of a source' dilemma. ... Yeah - when I was working with the BetterGEDCOM initiative, I tried to get a definition of Master-Source and failed dismally. I even fo...
by AdrianBruce
16 Apr 2019 10:41
Forum: General
Topic: I Quit FH for TMG
Replies: 29
Views: 781

Re: I Quit FH for TMG

.... and I should also have added that a TMG Source can refer to MULTIPLE Repositories - that is a book can be found in multiple libraries. This obvious real-world situation is not allowed by some packages - Legacy, for example, only allows one Repository per Source, implying every book in the worl...
by AdrianBruce
15 Apr 2019 22:38
Forum: General
Topic: I Quit FH for TMG
Replies: 29
Views: 781

Re: I Quit FH for TMG

Just as a matter of interest, to see one measure of the TMG <-> FH differences - can anyone comment on the TMG data-model in the area around Respositories, Sources, Citations and Facts? GEDCOM and therefore FH use (stupid to try to do it in words, I know) 1. A Repository can contain many Sources. 2....
by AdrianBruce
14 Apr 2019 16:05
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Birth Registration and Mother's Parents names
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: Birth Registration and Mother's Parents names

... Marriage Registration ... Just as an incidental - marriage "registration" has been an integral part of the marriage ceremony in England & Wales from its introduction in 1837. Marriage registration in Scotland, however, is a separate event and I understand that the intended "s...
by AdrianBruce
13 Apr 2019 10:15
Forum: Research
Topic: Find My Past appears to have the new GRO Index
Replies: 10
Views: 490

Re: Find My Past appears to have the new GRO Index

I was talking about the FMP index. ... Oh good - I rather hoped you were. Apologies for doubting you! ... They have been gradually adding mother's maiden name to their index of pre 1911 births for some time now. I don't know whether they are doing this by 'scraping' the data from GRO on-line, as Me...
by AdrianBruce
12 Apr 2019 18:28
Forum: Research
Topic: Find My Past appears to have the new GRO Index
Replies: 10
Views: 490

Re: Find My Past appears to have the new GRO Index

They have been steadily adding to it since they first started showing mothers' maiden names a few years ago. It's pretty good now, but I think there may still be a few gaps because I am still occasionally seeing entries where there is no mother's name in the index. (i.e.not even a repeat of the chi...
by AdrianBruce
10 Apr 2019 20:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Privacy and GDPR
Replies: 14
Views: 559

Re: Privacy and GDPR

... If you publish a single (publicly available) record without explicitly linking it to an identifiable individual, not so much. So the GRO website is in the clear. ... Also the GRO is intended to compile this data, index it and publish those indexes. But certainly, I would agree that compiling &q...
by AdrianBruce
08 Apr 2019 16:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Whole record versus name citations and my Baptism dilemma
Replies: 11
Views: 422

Re: Whole record versus name citations and my Baptism dilemma

... As a general rule, I create Residence facts if I have have specific evidence for them -- so if a Baptism record records the Abode of the parents, I create a Residence Fact to record that Abode, alongside the Baptism fact, ... Me too. What I was going to add is to be very, very scared of using F...
by AdrianBruce
07 Apr 2019 16:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Whole record versus name citations and my Baptism dilemma
Replies: 11
Views: 422

Re: Whole record versus name citations and my Baptism dilemma

You're not over-thinking - a little analytical thinking always helps me to get things straight - and usually to reduce what I was tempted to do. Mind you, I did have a career in programming... Caveat - for various reasons I don't use Ancestral Sources - partly, I think I'd got set in my ways by the ...
by AdrianBruce
06 Apr 2019 23:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sources for the Drouin Collection
Replies: 29
Views: 4480

Re: Sources for the Drouin Collection

I believe that most people will use the citation date to mean when the source document was created - in this case the date of baptism. Feel free to omit it in favour of a date in what you are putting in the "Text from Source".
by AdrianBruce
06 Apr 2019 12:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sources for the Drouin Collection
Replies: 29
Views: 4480

Re: Sources for the Drouin Collection

... I'd go further and say that (under my personal approach) even Ancestry is not the repository but part of the publication process, literally making the information accessible to the public. ... Definitely part of the publication process for me too. ... I regard the physical location of the origi...
by AdrianBruce
06 Apr 2019 11:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sources for the Drouin Collection
Replies: 29
Views: 4480

Re: Sources for the Drouin Collection

General Usage, I suggest - researching Drouin is only a minor aspect...???
by AdrianBruce
06 Apr 2019 10:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sources for the Drouin Collection
Replies: 29
Views: 4480

Re: Sources for the Drouin Collection

Quick thoughts which I might add to later... ... Mr. Gabriel Drouin of the now Drouin Institute actually is the source of the records, Ancestry uses them under license. Mr Drouin went to every church and court house and filmed all of the registers. ... Indeed - but we might be getting potentially bo...
by AdrianBruce
05 Apr 2019 21:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sources for the Drouin Collection
Replies: 29
Views: 4480

Re: Sources for the Drouin Collection

Sorry - I forgot to add that I'd envisage storing a dummy version of this as a Source Record in FH that I could copy and edit for each real source.
by AdrianBruce
05 Apr 2019 21:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sources for the Drouin Collection
Replies: 29
Views: 4480

Re: Sources for the Drouin Collection

I'm not remotely familiar with the Drouin collection - other than the last few minutes I've spent looking at it on Ancestry! I've also no idea whether anything I say complicates or simplifies your methods. But it seems to me that the Drouin Institute is not the Source - they only filmed it, which in...
by AdrianBruce
04 Apr 2019 19:06
Forum: General
Topic: File organisation in Windows
Replies: 22
Views: 809

Re: File organisation in Windows

... If an unauthorised person really wants to get at our secrets, all he or she needs to do is remove the hard drive from the computer casing and connect it to another machine as an external drive. ... Well, exactly. But that's not really the context of the conversation. The context was the securit...
by AdrianBruce
04 Apr 2019 14:43
Forum: General
Topic: File organisation in Windows
Replies: 22
Views: 809

Re: File organisation in Windows

Sorry Mervyn but in the context of Mick's comment "how many of us have more than one person using the PC?", which clearly implies it's not a public PC, if somebody is switching on my PC who I don't know about, then I'm in a heck of a lot more trouble than worrying about my financial data, ...
by AdrianBruce
01 Apr 2019 20:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Fact Sets and changing fact between attributes and events
Replies: 9
Views: 537

Re: Fact Sets and changing fact between attributes and events

Re Labelled Text - yes, I had forgotten about that. I admit that I'm prejudiced against Labelled Text since it looks such an aesthetic disaster, especially when marked off by [[ and ]] to stop it printing. But I do use it (as part of the auto-generated note) in the Attribute that I have for the valu...
by AdrianBruce
01 Apr 2019 20:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Wills Property Box Tab
Replies: 16
Views: 549

Re: Wills Property Box Tab

Be aware that terminology is, and always has been, different in the Scottish legal system - I think ScotlandsPeople lists the terms. Looking at my Mother's stuff, it was a Will & Testament in 2011. I was certain that they originally covered different things, but: Though it has at times been thou...
by AdrianBruce
01 Apr 2019 11:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Fact Sets and changing fact between attributes and events
Replies: 9
Views: 537

Re: Fact Sets and changing fact between attributes and events

... I think our approach is similar and only creating new attributes/events where it is absolutely essential to capturing a persons life story Another useful question might be - "Will I ever want to run a query to find people with this real-life event / attribute?" If not, I can stick it ...
by AdrianBruce
31 Mar 2019 19:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Wills Property Box Tab
Replies: 16
Views: 549

Re: Wills Property Box Tab

tatewise wrote:... Even then the multiple Roles are reported/shown if you look in the appropriate places ...

OK - so not totally invisible then.
by AdrianBruce
31 Mar 2019 17:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Wills Property Box Tab
Replies: 16
Views: 549

Re: Wills Property Box Tab

On a technical point, a person can be a Fact Witness in FH for as many Roles in one Fact as you like. Even the Principal can have Roles in their own Fact . i.e. One person can be Executor and also Trustee . However, only the first such entry appears in that person's Facts tab and Narrative Report ....
by AdrianBruce
31 Mar 2019 17:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Wills Property Box Tab
Replies: 16
Views: 549

Re: Wills Property Box Tab

... Adrian, wouldn't the answer be to have an additional role of "Executor & Trustee"? Err - yes. Simple but effective now you mention it! Might be tricky if you wanted to run a query to list executors because you'd need to remember there were 2 roles, but there's a very long pole tha...

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