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by AdrianBruce
21 Apr 2021 11:38
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Electoral Register v Census v 1939 Register
Replies: 9
Views: 428

Re: Electoral Register v Census v 1939 Register

... Adrian, what Fact Type is applicable to those Electoral Register entries that are ownership of property and not residences? Currently, both Electoral Register and Census data use the same Census Event, so even identifying which ones to change to another Fact Type is a challenge. ... Good questi...
by AdrianBruce
21 Apr 2021 10:16
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Electoral Register v Census v 1939 Register
Replies: 9
Views: 428

Re: Electoral Register v Census v 1939 Register

... When Electoral Register records were discussed years ago, my recollection is that the majority were Residence related and the few that were business related could be immediately changed after data capture. ... Not sure how relevant this is, but the further back you go - into the 1800s, I guess ...
by AdrianBruce
16 Apr 2021 20:42
Forum: Research
Topic: FMP ... Again
Replies: 9
Views: 515

Re: FMP ... Again

... I have very little interest in overseas records, except perhaps some Irish ones ... Yes that was (sort-of) my position. The world stuff that I did need seemed to be fully available on Ancestry and I could keep FMP to UK. And then I started looking at Irish stuff some of which is indeed on Ances...
by AdrianBruce
16 Apr 2021 16:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Bibliography Citation-specific Metafields
Replies: 44
Views: 790

Re: Bibliography Citation-specific Metafields

... If Arthur' are like mine, all are generic sources with a typical title along the lines of "Census 1881: Details of location and address". I couldn't find a way of "easily" combining those to a single "Census 1881" reference in the Bibliography. How would you do that without making a global chan...
by AdrianBruce
16 Apr 2021 16:16
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Bibliography Citation-specific Metafields
Replies: 44
Views: 790

Re: Bibliography Citation-specific Metafields

Exactly- the census is the source, and the website/url/date is how and when you accessed it. ... Here's my personal take on date of access... It's pointless because it's not actionable . I did faithfully record them - still do where it comes to text based indexes such as FreeBMD (not totally sure w...
by AdrianBruce
16 Apr 2021 16:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Bibliography Citation-specific Metafields
Replies: 44
Views: 790

Re: Bibliography Citation-specific Metafields

... Similarly, Adrian, I'm afraid I have reservations about including "Ancestry" as part of a bibliography entry. To me, the census itself is the source, and (in spite of what EE says and has been mentioned above) the website is the equivalent of a repository. ... Yes, Arthur - I'd refer to your id...
by AdrianBruce
16 Apr 2021 14:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Bibliography Citation-specific Metafields
Replies: 44
Views: 790

Re: Bibliography Citation-specific Metafields

Curtis - thanks for your explanation. I understand your desire to record the date of access. I have serious practical problems, however, with EE's idea of recording the year of access in the Bibliography, not least because some of my parish registers and censuses (in particular) might have a bibliog...
by AdrianBruce
15 Apr 2021 21:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Bibliography Citation-specific Metafields
Replies: 44
Views: 790

Re: Bibliography Citation-specific Metafields

How can you make a list of things more granular than the things you're listing? Answer: Use RootsMagic. ... Is there some fundamental software reason why FH prevents it? You may not like the idea but clearly others think differently otherwise RootsMagic would not allow it either. In theory we can d...
by AdrianBruce
15 Apr 2021 19:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Bibliography Citation-specific Metafields
Replies: 44
Views: 790

Re: Bibliography Citation-specific Metafields

... As a splitter I'm unlikely to find a bibliography os much use whereas a lumper will. Unless I set the bibliography entry to contain a high level subset of the source field equivalent to the lumped variety Yes, I've always imagined that, even as a splitter, my Bibliography would look something r...
by AdrianBruce
15 Apr 2021 16:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Bibliography Citation-specific Metafields
Replies: 44
Views: 790

Bibliography Citation-specific Metafields

This topic continues from 19266|Import of RM7 Citations where... ... now I have to figure out how I want to handle the issue that Citation-specific Fields are not allowed in the FH Bibliography Format. One option is to abandon Evidence Explained methodology. Another would be to add another field to ...
by AdrianBruce
13 Apr 2021 13:08
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Map Life Facts substitute place?
Replies: 20
Views: 540

Re: Map Life Facts substitute place?

Yes, when I say that Substitutes are not there to record history, I mean that I wouldn't use them simply for that purpose. If you record place-names as they are at the time of the event (which is what I do and what you appear to want to do) then you may end up using Substitutes where the geocoding d...
by AdrianBruce
13 Apr 2021 12:16
Forum: Research
Topic: FMP Images
Replies: 4
Views: 371

Re: FMP Images

Unhelpfully, I've not seen that myself in FMP but I have seen it happen on FamilySearch, where for some reason the image that pops up doesn't contain what it should. So whether FMP have used an index straight from FS, I don't know....
by AdrianBruce
13 Apr 2021 12:11
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Map Life Facts substitute place?
Replies: 20
Views: 540

Re: Map Life Facts substitute place?

To pick up on a theme from above - we don't need to use a Substitute for "Abberud, Beateberg, Skaraborg, Sweden" because it geocodes perfectly well as it stands, thanks to the way Google maps work. (I have no idea, on second thoughts, whether there is behind-the-scenes substitution or whether there ...
by AdrianBruce
13 Apr 2021 12:02
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Map Life Facts substitute place?
Replies: 20
Views: 540

Re: Map Life Facts substitute place?

... Yes, place names for a given location change over time. In the example, an 1800s farm identified in Skäraborgs county would now be found in a place called Götalands county. So, I wish to use the two place names as synonyms. I wish to keep both for historical accuracy. It seems that if I geocode...
by AdrianBruce
11 Apr 2021 14:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH7 : Using Evidence Explained Style
Replies: 23
Views: 958

Re: FH7 : Using Evidence Explained Style

ColeValleyGirl wrote:
11 Apr 2021 11:21
... if you clone and then edit one of the supplied templates, you can mark or unmark fields as 'citation specific' in your custom copy.
Oh - that seems easy enough...
Thanks
by AdrianBruce
11 Apr 2021 11:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH7 : Using Evidence Explained Style
Replies: 23
Views: 958

Re: FH7 : Using Evidence Explained Style

A couple of background points that may or may not be remotely relevant. Firstly, Evidence Explained! "templates" (aka Quick Check Models) are neither splitting not lumping. They just show the whole of the "printed" output and you are told nothing about how to store that in your "database". Quite cor...
by AdrianBruce
07 Apr 2021 11:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Recording Late Adoption
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: Recording Late Adoption

I have a child born in 1890, whose birth and baptism were registered in the normal way with details of father and mother, including surname. However, from birth the child was brought up by an uncle and aunt who had a different surname, although the child retained her own family surname in census re...
by AdrianBruce
06 Apr 2021 12:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: OLE objects in Family Historian
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Re: OLE objects in Family Historian

OLE is a value of MULTIMEDIA_FORMAT in GEDCOM 5.5.1 so is presumably in because it's in the standard. (Feel free to disagree with that logic but...) MULTIMEDIA_FORMAT := {Size=3:4} [ bmp | gif | jpg | ole | pcx | tif | wav ] ... Tamura Jones in his GEDCOM 5.5.5 proposal removed it saying: <MULTIMEDI...
by AdrianBruce
05 Apr 2021 15:16
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Consistent menus
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: Consistent menus

I'm still on v6 so can't comment on v7, but consistency is seriously important. Not least if a help file says "Use menu item XXXX" but the menu item is actually XXXY... Anything that disrupts the flow, even if it is "obvious", is bad. Loads of sites and apps suffer from the same issue. In a sense, i...
by AdrianBruce
05 Apr 2021 10:57
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Map Life Facts substitute place?
Replies: 20
Views: 540

Re: Map Life Facts substitute place?

... Yes, I want to match Skarborg with Vastra Gotland, which is already a fh7 place record. ... I guess we need to think what you mean by "match" two places. If you have a place-record for Skarborg and a place-record for Vastra Gotland, it is possible to merge the two so that all instances of the p...
by AdrianBruce
04 Apr 2021 20:08
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Map Life Facts substitute place?
Replies: 20
Views: 540

Re: Map Life Facts substitute place?

... So do I understand correctly that the substitute place cannot be selected from existing places, but must be entered (typed) manually? That doesn't seem right. ... That is how it works - you need to enter it manually. My interpretation of the expected usage is A user finds that the place does no...
by AdrianBruce
04 Apr 2021 12:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Research notes, to do and hash tags
Replies: 45
Views: 1488

Re: Research notes, to do and hash tags

Helen - I suspect that you're right about SQL v. FH queries. A very simple one-liner might not have much in it (but bear in mind that I'm saying this with a very, very basic knowledge of SQL) but beyond that, I'm sure that FH queries win out for the vast majority.
by AdrianBruce
04 Apr 2021 11:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Research notes, to do and hash tags
Replies: 45
Views: 1488

Re: Research notes, to do and hash tags

This illustrates that FH "Queries" are not queries as understood by people who have worked with "proper" databases before. ... Yes, but size of audience, Mark... I would suggest that the number of FH users who can deal with SQL in one of its many forms, is small compared to the rest of FH's users. ...
by AdrianBruce
03 Apr 2021 11:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Incorrect Mapping in Places
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: Incorrect Mapping in Places

Have you tried using the Map Life Facts plugin?. I find it a more reliable option than the mapping built in to FH, ... I'd agree with Brent. Though as I recall, it is more hassle to set up if you need the (free) Google licence. A couple of things if I may - firstly you need to ensure that your plac...
by AdrianBruce
01 Apr 2021 10:41
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Recording (military) aircraft, medals, battles etc.
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Re: Recording (military) aircraft, medals, battles etc.

I have searched help for labelled text. What is it and I wonder if I need it. ... Labelled Text is not obvious - I use it for one attribute-type only - the value of an estate that's been for probate. In that case, it's like I wish I had two different attribute values for the one fact. One value is ...