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by AdrianBruce
29 Sep 2020 20:23
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Ancestry DNA recalculations
Replies: 19
Views: 1179

Re: Ancestry DNA recalculations

... If a free site like Gedmatch can do it, ... D'uh, Jim. You are, of course, correct. For some reason, I had fixed in my head the ancient DNA results coming to Ancestry to be interpreted by their current algorithms looking at the very specific (at least, I think they are) areas that Ancestry look...
by AdrianBruce
29 Sep 2020 19:25
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Ancestry DNA recalculations
Replies: 19
Views: 1179

Re: Ancestry DNA recalculations

I'm not sure we do disagree, but I do think many people try to over-interpret what the DNA results are telling them. If I step back and take a look at my data from a global perspective, it tells me that I am roughly 97-100% British Isles, 0-3% German/Swedish and no discernible contribution from any...
by AdrianBruce
29 Sep 2020 15:15
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Ancestry DNA recalculations
Replies: 19
Views: 1179

Re: Ancestry DNA recalculations

jimlad68 wrote:
29 Sep 2020 11:25
... What I cannot understand is why they do not also make use of all the "ancient" DNA samples out there ...
I strongly suspect that the tools and methodologies are incompatible.
by AdrianBruce
29 Sep 2020 15:13
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Ancestry DNA recalculations
Replies: 19
Views: 1179

Re: Ancestry DNA recalculations

Well, I actually find no confirmation in that White Paper about how far back the reference samples' trees need to go back in one area. Lots of pious hopes but... For instance: When asked to trace familial origins, most people can only reliably go back one to five generations, making it difficult to ...
by AdrianBruce
28 Sep 2020 16:03
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Ancestry DNA recalculations
Replies: 19
Views: 1179

Re: Ancestry DNA recalculations

... issues with the paper trail, ... The only issue with your paper trail will be that it doesn't go back 1,000 or 1,500 years to where the ethnicity matches were generated. Ethnicity is not your tree. Ethnicity is back way beyond that to when Angles, Saxons, Vikings entered the British Isles and c...
by AdrianBruce
28 Sep 2020 15:54
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: GEDCOM 5.5.5 maintenance release
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: GEDCOM 5.5.5 maintenance release

... There are a couple of interesting summary webpages by reviewers, I like this one in particular. https://www.tamurajones.net/GEDCOM555JustARevision.xhtml ... Err, yes. Given that Tamura was the moving force behind 5.5.5, I don't think he counts as a reviewer. Please note that I think he deserves...
by AdrianBruce
22 Sep 2020 16:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source / Citations for Alternate Names
Replies: 4
Views: 720

Re: Source / Citations for Alternate Names

The one occasion that I do record married names as alternate names is when the lady has been married two or more times. I discovered this when pulling off a diagram for one of my Pickstock ancestor couples. The diagram showed his name (fairly distinctive of course) and her primary name only. This co...
by AdrianBruce
20 Sep 2020 17:35
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Ancestry DNA recalculations
Replies: 19
Views: 1179

Re: Ancestry DNA recalculations

... One minute they’re describing how their estimates are based on reference panels of known trees, and in the next paragraph talking about Roman and Norman invasions! ... I don't ever remember them talking about "reference panels of known trees ". But it's always possible that I'm reading what I t...
by AdrianBruce
19 Sep 2020 20:27
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Ancestry DNA recalculations
Replies: 19
Views: 1179

Re: Ancestry DNA recalculations

60% Irish 40% English (which fits their tree well) I believe that this is (at least partly) the issue. Your tree quite possibly has nothing to do with your ethnicity. So far as I can see, based on what Ancestry claim are typical English percentages, the ethnicity that is being measured, is giving u...
by AdrianBruce
16 Sep 2020 20:42
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Rules of engagement
Replies: 8
Views: 1278

Re: Rules of engagement

There is a certain lack of clarity, it seems to me, over who is responsible for what. I'd always known that the FHUG was independent (though I hadn't realised that Jane covered costs as well as admin, for which many thanks from me). But it was only when the Rootsweb list closed down to be replaced b...
by AdrianBruce
11 Sep 2020 10:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media and addresses / Places
Replies: 33
Views: 2315

Re: Media and addresses / Places

... I put the full location details (address) in the Place field. So my images will be linked to very specific locations i.e. the 'Parish Church, Chorlton, Manchester', or 'The High Street, Chorlton, Manchester', ... Ah! Yes, that does alter things somewhat. ... in the case of the street maps they ...
by AdrianBruce
10 Sep 2020 15:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Witness Facts in Descendant Narratives
Replies: 4
Views: 633

Re: Witness Facts in Descendant Narratives

Thanks Mike - and thanks (sort of) for the extension. I just confirmed this by making Jessie (the wife above) a witness (literally and in FH) at her uncle's wedding. If I set up a Descendants Narrative from Jessie's husband, Edward, then although Jessie's events appear in Edward's narrative section,...
by AdrianBruce
10 Sep 2020 11:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Witness Facts in Descendant Narratives
Replies: 4
Views: 633

Re: Witness Facts in Descendant Narratives

I can add a little bit after some further experiments. I added 2 of the sons as "witnesses" to their father's court case. A Narrative Report of their father and the next generation shows that both of those sons have the full text in their sections for their role as witnesses in their father's event ...
by AdrianBruce
10 Sep 2020 11:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media and addresses / Places
Replies: 33
Views: 2315

Re: Media and addresses / Places

So, I am starting with simple old street maps, but was hoping to extend this to include old street scene photos and images of churches etc as i wanted to add depth and context to the individuals details in my tree. ... That's eminently sensible and would mean that my simple idea of tacking it from ...
by AdrianBruce
09 Sep 2020 22:05
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media and addresses / Places
Replies: 33
Views: 2315

Re: Media and addresses / Places

... I do most of my viewing of ancestors and their details via their Properties ... OK - that gives me the context. ... 1) A simple one stop method of attaching media to Places after the event i.e. People and Facts already/previously created - presumably this would easiest via >Record Lists and >Pl...
by AdrianBruce
09 Sep 2020 21:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Witness Facts in Descendant Narratives
Replies: 4
Views: 633

Witness Facts in Descendant Narratives

I am trying to understand what elements appear, when and where, in a narrative report when witnesses are involved. I think I can see what happens but my understanding of why is a bit shakey so would be grateful for any clarifications. The real life situation was that a husband was the subject of a c...
by AdrianBruce
09 Sep 2020 11:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Recording a Couple marrying twice
Replies: 8
Views: 768

Re: Recording a Couple marrying twice

Oh Mike - you have at least saved me from the temptation of being a pedant! ;) Also slightly tongue in cheek - can you ever have, when being pedantic, a Marriage event followed by an Annulment event? Given that the definition of Annulment is that the Marriage was never "real" in the first place? :) ...
by AdrianBruce
08 Sep 2020 20:16
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media and addresses / Places
Replies: 33
Views: 2315

Re: Media and addresses / Places

when a Fact has a linked Place name then its Place record Media should be easily available. Currently, it is not. Indeed, and I wouldn't argue with that. My issue is - "easily available" for what ? Take a personal example of my 3G-GF who ran a farm at Lower Bartle. If I want to go straight from the...
by AdrianBruce
08 Sep 2020 18:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media and addresses / Places
Replies: 33
Views: 2315

Re: Media and addresses / Places

Adrian, Fred's point is that he wants to be able to access the Place media easily from the Individual's facts tab. ... Yes. But... At the risk of infuriating Fred - that's a solution. It doesn't explain to me what the requirements are. NB - I was hassled many times for specifying a solution when I ...
by AdrianBruce
08 Sep 2020 12:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media and addresses / Places
Replies: 33
Views: 2315

Re: Media and addresses / Places

I'm still not quite sure exactly what you want to do, Fred, so excuse me if I miss the point. But if I think about adding street maps to localities then it might be feasible to work from the "other end", i.e. from the place-records, visible in the Records Window. If I go to that Place Records tab an...
by AdrianBruce
06 Sep 2020 10:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media and addresses / Places
Replies: 33
Views: 2315

Re: Media and addresses / Places

My initial, vague thoughts: An interesting point. I guess I've never really thought of place-related media as being that linked to the person - it's just bonus material that appears in a narrative report and nowhere else(????), so I'd only look for its appearance if I run off a narrative. On the oth...
by AdrianBruce
30 Aug 2020 15:53
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Formatting bug in report sources section?
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Re: Formatting bug in report sources section?

I would be careful how you phrase such a request. My suspicion is that FH does not decide which page the heading and the image go on - it's the independent .RTF handling routine that does that. Therefore saying that FH doesn't "check if there is enough room on the page to fit the image under its hea...
by AdrianBruce
27 Aug 2020 16:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Formatting bug in report sources section?
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Re: Formatting bug in report sources section?

... it does not check if there is enough room on the page to fit the image under its heading on the same page. ... Having just been messing about with something similar in Word I thought I'd add my thoughts... It's not trivial in Word to keep one element with the next - or rather, it's trivial prov...
by AdrianBruce
23 Aug 2020 16:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Occupation and Multiple references
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Re: Occupation and Multiple references

Yes, I would tend to think along the same lines as Gardengirl. Remember, just because you can enter the information as lots of events and lots of sources, doesn't mean that you should . Because of the density of stuff, I'd possibly write a free-standing document in Word, or whatever, that describes ...
by AdrianBruce
10 Aug 2020 15:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Definition and Use of Whole Record Citation
Replies: 4
Views: 417

Re: Definition and Use of Whole Record Citation

I do the same as Helen - effectively, the whole record citation tells me the first source that I found this person in. For instance, occasionally, I end up thinking - "Was this person really a child of the family?" - I look at where I got them from via the Whole Record Citation and discover that it'...