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by AdrianBruce
02 Apr 2020 14:07
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Add Images
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: Add Images

Jane wrote:
02 Apr 2020 13:57
... you can't drag and drop between different levels.
Thank you Jane - I think you've just explained a problem of mine in some software utterly unrelated to genealogy! I don't think I ever knew that - or I'd forgotten if I did.
by AdrianBruce
02 Apr 2020 14:01
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Short dates and place name for Gedcom export to Family Tree DNA
Replies: 62
Views: 4099

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

Indeed Mike - it could have been in any of the lists or boards that I look at, though I'm sure it's popped up more than once. Presumably the same issue that George had and for similar reasons - something on the GEDCOM that caused Ancestry's load to misinterpret. So the ambiguous "Aberdeen" appears t...
by AdrianBruce
02 Apr 2020 10:16
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Short dates and place name for Gedcom export to Family Tree DNA
Replies: 62
Views: 4099

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

... Adrian, if it was that, then it is surprising that nobody else seems to get those numerical suffixes anywhere. Also, why is the only affected version the one that goes through Clean Living Persons while all the Place names will remain the same. Numerical suffixes to place-names in Ancestry tree...
by AdrianBruce
01 Apr 2020 14:36
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Short dates and place name for Gedcom export to Family Tree DNA
Replies: 62
Views: 4099

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

... 2 PLAC St. Machar, Aberdeen ... I've not ploughed through the rest of the thread to see if there are clues, but my immediate thought is - which Aberdeen? I've just tried to manually enter "St. Machar, Aberdeen" into my Ancestry tree and I get a host of suggestions, most of which are not in Scot...
by AdrianBruce
24 Mar 2020 12:54
Forum: General
Topic: Web sites whose owners have died
Replies: 20
Views: 1065

Re: Web sites whose owners have died

Some portions (because I've no idea how much) were saved several times between 2013 and 2016 by Archive.Org's WaybackMachine. The front to the various snaphots is on https://web.archive.org/web/2016*/www.thebristolgunners.webspace.virginmedia.com From there, you can select a snaphot date, which pops...
by AdrianBruce
09 Mar 2020 15:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Question: Marriage Status
Replies: 12
Views: 1181

Re: Question: Marriage Status

... we need some way of indicating the duration of the relationship (if known) - the married field can take a date range ("from ... to ...") ... Although one of the problems is that these days, the very nature of some of these relationships is that it's virtually impossible to allocate start or end...
by AdrianBruce
09 Mar 2020 15:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Question: Marriage Status
Replies: 12
Views: 1181

Re: Question: Marriage Status

... Much harder to deal with a void marriage -- there's a Marriage Event, and the Status should be 'Never Married' but there isn't a 'Void Marriage' event; ... Oh - interesting. There can't be a Void / Voiding event because the marriage was Void by its very nature from the very beginning. Which is ...
by AdrianBruce
09 Mar 2020 14:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Question: Marriage Status
Replies: 12
Views: 1181

Re: Question: Marriage Status

LornaCraig wrote:
09 Mar 2020 12:35
I think the way to go is to create a custom annulment event, as Adrian suggests. ...
Minor point - In fact, annulment is already a standard event - no need for a custom event. (Shows you how often most of us use it...)
by AdrianBruce
09 Mar 2020 11:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Question: Marriage Status
Replies: 12
Views: 1181

Re: Question: Marriage Status

I'm going to put my tongue slightly in my cheek and say that "Annulled" means "Never married", so therefore the "Never married" status is appropriate. If there is a Marriage Event then, of course, it looks weird - but that is actually the "legal" truth (which is why my tongue is only slightly in my ...
by AdrianBruce
03 Mar 2020 15:20
Forum: General
Topic: FH7 Looks?
Replies: 28
Views: 2990

Re: FH7 Looks?

I'd personally agree with Helen - there are some decidedly odd traits appearing in User Interfaces, most of which appear to be there "because they can be". Take the new Microsoft screen shot utility - "Snip & Sketch". One day I lost the "File Save" icon - kinda important if you want to save a screen...
by AdrianBruce
29 Feb 2020 23:02
Forum: Research
Topic: Scottish Records
Replies: 10
Views: 1182

Re: Scottish Records

Re NRS - err, yes, I knew that but had never thought about it in that context! :? The question is - do we give the Author the current name, or the one applicable at the time? I'm inclined to use the contemporary name (i.e. GROS), like we (normally) use contemporary place-names. The fact that it woul...
by AdrianBruce
29 Feb 2020 17:37
Forum: Research
Topic: Scottish Records
Replies: 10
Views: 1182

Re: Scottish Records

I don't use AS for all sorts of reasons so have to set the stuff up manually. But just to add what might be obvious - one crucial (to me) point is that the author on a Source Record for these documents is set to General Register Office for Scotland and that provides the primary differentiation for m...
by AdrianBruce
26 Feb 2020 20:24
Forum: Research
Topic: US or British Navy ++
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Re: US or British Navy ++

Like I say, Army - fine, Navy - um. When trying to look at my book of Military Photos, there seems very little difference between this picture and the RN - however, one thing that does stick out (or up...) is the brim of the cap - RN brims seem to have quite a sharp corner. This one is chunkier - an...
by AdrianBruce
25 Feb 2020 21:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: RESN gedcom tag - how to implement in FH?
Replies: 13
Views: 666

Re: RESN gedcom tag - how to implement in FH?

... a tag that is supposed to prevent access to 'private' information ... Up to you, of course, but I rather doubt that you'll ever see one - the fact that it's part of the LDS stuff and says that "Ancestral File download GEDCOM files may contain this data" indicate to me that it was defined for pr...
by AdrianBruce
24 Feb 2020 19:42
Forum: Research
Topic: Liverpool Electoral Register - 1939/1940
Replies: 15
Views: 868

Re: Liverpool Electoral Register - 1939/1940

... I think from a swift read this was a function of the Representation of the People Act 1918 and applied to Parliamentary Elections. ... I'd agree with that - of course, the Paper is primarily about the Parliamentary Franchise so I think we have to be grateful for any crumbs about local elections...
by AdrianBruce
24 Feb 2020 16:58
Forum: Research
Topic: Liverpool Electoral Register - 1939/1940
Replies: 15
Views: 868

Re: Liverpool Electoral Register - 1939/1940

And if anyone can explain the difference between "Residential" and "Occupational" qualifications, I for one would be grateful! ... Trying to answer my own question, I found a very useful source in the shape of a House of Commons Library Research Paper, number 13/14 of 1 March 2013 The History of th...
by AdrianBruce
19 Feb 2020 11:52
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Dealing with MAP, LATI/LONG in import GEDCOM
Replies: 10
Views: 602

Re: Dealing with MAP, LATI/LONG in import GEDCOM

... maintaining that consistent column format will pay dividends. ... But the debit side of the consistent column format is that it becomes - in my personal experience - much more difficult to use auto-completion when entering "short" names. For instance, if your place-names include "Texas, USA", y...
by AdrianBruce
17 Feb 2020 20:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: In a shipping list but not a migration.
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: In a shipping list but not a migration.

I have created Custom Events for Arrival and Departure - I have to use both because there's no second place-name for Custom Events. Then I use the Notes for the event in question to explain why they were arriving or departing.
by AdrianBruce
13 Feb 2020 23:01
Forum: Research
Topic: Liverpool Electoral Register - 1939/1940
Replies: 15
Views: 868

Re: Liverpool Electoral Register - 1939/1940

It must be something like that Brian..... I just can't quite see the explicit distinction drawn anywhere.
by AdrianBruce
13 Feb 2020 22:21
Forum: Research
Topic: Liverpool Electoral Register - 1939/1940
Replies: 15
Views: 868

Re: Liverpool Electoral Register - 1939/1940

And if anyone can explain the difference between "Residential" and "Occupational" qualifications, I for one would be grateful! I believe that "Occupation" in this context means "occupation of a building" and I believe that because at no point have I seen any indication that some occupations (as in "...
by AdrianBruce
08 Feb 2020 21:41
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.
Replies: 17
Views: 1041

Re: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.

... or add a custom Associations fact with its own Sentence Template . An interesting thought... I had vaguely thought about hanging such a construct off the Birth event - because I always have one - errors & ommissions excepted! But chronologically that's possibly all wrong for associations alludi...
by AdrianBruce
07 Feb 2020 23:05
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.
Replies: 17
Views: 1041

Re: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.

Associations are also virtually 'invisible' in FH Diagrams , Reports , etc. ... Indeed - I can get them onto a custom tab for individuals and into my text scheme for diagrams easy enough - though I needed some experimenting to work out which way the relationship text should appear (e.g. Masters and...
by AdrianBruce
07 Feb 2020 11:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.
Replies: 17
Views: 1041

Re: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.

... ALIAS links are virtually 'invisible' in FH Diagrams , Reports , etc. ... And ALIAS links are not implemented in the majority of genealogy products ... Invisibility in FH was pretty much what I suspected - I'd seen no sign of the things anywhere but hadn't thoroughly checked. Not being generall...
by AdrianBruce
06 Feb 2020 23:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.
Replies: 17
Views: 1041

Re: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.

Jim - not sure what you mean by "partner" but GEDCOM 5.5 does have ALIA {ALIAS}:= An indicator to link different record descriptions of a person who may be the same person This is a cross reference to another individual and can be inserted in FH using the All Tab for a person, then Add Miscellaneous...
by AdrianBruce
03 Feb 2020 15:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Griffiths Valuation
Replies: 2
Views: 412

Re: Griffiths Valuation

Residence fact for the listed Occupier. If you have someone who is listed as a Lessor (the example I have refers to an Immediate Lessor, i.e. the one who leases to the occupier, because there might be several levels) then I'd record that in a Possessions attribute, where the value is something like ...