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by AdrianBruce
16 Feb 2019 21:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Individual Narrative Reports
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: Individual Narrative Reports

... use a word-processor to centre that text. Just as a reminder, this isn't something that has to be done multiple times in each report, as the heading in question ends up described by the style "Heading 1" so far as I can see. Or at least, that's what happens when I open such an RTF in ...
by AdrianBruce
11 Feb 2019 17:24
Forum: Research
Topic: Sadler Disputed descent
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: Sadler Disputed descent

Just a thought.... As was mentioned in the other thread, the obvious suggestion is Y-DNA. Find wholly male-line descendants of each of the parties, i.e. of Sir Ralph Sadler and Ernest Sadler (I think), and get them to do a Y-DNA test. However, I suspect this may be useless as I'm guessing Sir Ralph ...
by AdrianBruce
11 Feb 2019 17:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Advice Needed from TMG Users Who Switched to FH
Replies: 17
Views: 637

Re: Advice Needed from TMG Users Who Switched to FH

As a firm believer in FH (and no experience of TMG), I am aware that reporting in FH is not as successful as some other areas. There are issues like - where do you want the end-note references to appear? and what about a bibliography? If you want to follow a specific report format dictated by an Ame...
by AdrianBruce
04 Feb 2019 16:09
Forum: Research
Topic: What occupation? (Scottish 1911 census)
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: What occupation? (Scottish 1911 census)

Thank goodness for Google's creative "Did you mean...." - usually it's No I didn't that's why I wrote what I did! However, in this case it shows that there is something called Leno weave . See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leno_weave I think that the first occurrence of the word went a bit...
by AdrianBruce
03 Feb 2019 16:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: generating reports in FH 6
Replies: 8
Views: 196

Re: generating reports in FH 6

... it says the report contains "all generations showing parents and children" (narrative, descendants by generation) - but it does not show all. As I said, it only shows the early part of the tree. I cannot find a report which shows everyone, and all details. Is there one?... I hope this...
by AdrianBruce
03 Feb 2019 12:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Military Identity Numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Military Identity Numbers

... Record the Identity Number on the FACTS tab each time the number is used (therefore having multiple entries of the number albeit with different dates). ... That would, to me, really clutter the place up, for no good purpose. If number 12345 is used over 1914-1916, and 312345 from 1916 to 1919, ...
by AdrianBruce
02 Feb 2019 21:01
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: DNA Ancestor tree
Replies: 21
Views: 706

Re: DNA Ancestor tree

I must admit that I still get confused myself because the name Split Tree Helper nudges you into thinking that it's only for use in a splitting situation. Whereas of course, as Mike points out, it can be used at any time. Presumably it's been thought that renaming it, would cause as much confusion a...
by AdrianBruce
02 Feb 2019 20:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Age at Burial
Replies: 17
Views: 524

Re: Age at Burial

My standard "burial" event includes a place for age. I use it often where parish registers give the age of a person when buried. It gives a fairly good indication of birth date and death date and for pre 1837 it is probably the best information available for those two. Peter Ah well, that...
by AdrianBruce
28 Jan 2019 22:00
Forum: General
Topic: Country name(s) for Finland
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: Country name(s) for Finland

Yes - I wasn't certain what "autonomous" really meant. I got the impression that there was a degree of genuine autonomy to start with but it was gradually (or not so gradually) removed. Very much of a moot point how people want to play it - the idea of some text held as a note against the ...
by AdrianBruce
25 Jan 2019 22:43
Forum: General
Topic: Country name(s) for Finland
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: Country name(s) for Finland

... May I suggest for pre 1917 you use "Grand Duchy of Finland" and for post 1917 you use "Finland". No need to guess any abbreviations and no mention of "Russia" to confuse. ... I did think about "Grand Duchy of Finland", but more like "Grand Duchy of F...
by AdrianBruce
25 Jan 2019 21:23
Forum: General
Topic: Country name(s) for Finland
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Country name(s) for Finland

This is a "Got any better ideas than me?" kind of post ... Sometime soon, I am going to have to record someone who, according to their grave, lived from 1869-1965 in Finland. Now, for anyone not conversant with Finnish history (me!), it is necessary to explain that from 1809-1917 what is ...
by AdrianBruce
14 Jan 2019 23:22
Forum: General
Topic: Apostrophes
Replies: 11
Views: 643

Re: Apostrophes

That might raise the question of who writes the standards in the future. Trying some random examples of UK place names in Ancestry for example ... To be fair, I am not convinced that Ancestry's list even pretends to be a standard per se. It might simply be a list of place-names from sources such as...
by AdrianBruce
29 Dec 2018 13:20
Forum: General
Topic: Editing source images?
Replies: 9
Views: 682

Re: Editing source images?

I don't see a need to crop or alter original source images such as census. Digital storage is cheap these days. True but printing thick borders of black ink for backgrounds is perhaps messy and expensive. Then again, using the FH facility to crop the image with a frame should(?) generally suffice t...
by AdrianBruce
23 Dec 2018 12:01
Forum: General
Topic: Editing source images?
Replies: 9
Views: 682

Re: Editing source images?

One way of retaining origin data for an image (e.g. TNA refs) is to record it in the IPTC data, which certain image formats can include. That way it stays with the image file as meta-data. Of course, you need appropriate software - I use XnView for Windows, which can access and update it. I personal...
by AdrianBruce
08 Dec 2018 21:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Fact type "event"
Replies: 3
Views: 579

Re: Fact type "event"

... My understanding is that the Gedcom standard specifies a fact type "event" for recording noteworthy happenings related to an individual, a group, or an organization. ... Actually, that's not how it's supposed to work. The fact type "EVEN" is intended to be used to create use...
by AdrianBruce
08 Dec 2018 20:47
Forum: General
Topic: Grave and memorial inscriptions
Replies: 10
Views: 1337

Re: Grave and memorial inscriptions

Re access of FindAGrave from FamilySearch - because the index is not FS's own, it has to be imported and I'm not sure how often that happens. The page https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Find_A_Grave_Index_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) says: This collection is being published as information bec...
by AdrianBruce
03 Dec 2018 12:24
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Map Life Facts 4.4 - Error at Line Zero on start-up
Replies: 7
Views: 951

Re: Map Life Facts 4.4 - Error at Line Zero on start-up

Many thanks Mike - that works fine - I tried geocoding using my then current Leaflet maps, then generated a couple of Leaflet maps - still OK. Then I swapped it to Google Maps, did some more geocoding and generated a couple of Google Maps fine. Good job you managed to spot that clash - it's the sort...
by AdrianBruce
02 Dec 2018 19:30
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Map Life Facts 4.4 - Error at Line Zero on start-up
Replies: 7
Views: 951

Re: Map Life Facts 4.4 - Error at Line Zero on start-up

Thanks Mike for the heads-up on Leaflet maps. Yes, I twigged that the NLS maps are just the UK. I think elsewhere in here I saw that coverage of Norwegian farms isn't as good but I think that won't worry me. I'm (sort-of) glad that you're getting the same issue now - shows it's not something I've sc...
by AdrianBruce
02 Dec 2018 17:46
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Map Life Facts 4.4 - Error at Line Zero on start-up
Replies: 7
Views: 951

Re: Map Life Facts 4.4 - Error at Line Zero on start-up

There is good news and bad news - first the bad. ... Carefully opening that file in say Notepad should look like: return { -- Table: {1} { ["Balloon"]="NO", ["API_Key"]="aIzaSyA2TnfDqunY3BBiafZmT2iPcSLLoHcIQfG", }, } ... It looked exactly like that. (Apart obv...
by AdrianBruce
02 Dec 2018 12:06
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Map Life Facts 4.4 - Error at Line Zero on start-up
Replies: 7
Views: 951

Map Life Facts 4.4 - Error at Line Zero on start-up

I don't use Map Life Facts extensively so have no idea when it went wrong if earlier than yesterday. I ran it yesterday (and today) having first done a check of the installed plug-ins against the store. It updated Map Life Facts to 4.4. Immediately it started complaining - but the error message is n...
by AdrianBruce
01 Dec 2018 00:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: GEDCOM 5.5.1
Replies: 20
Views: 1276

Re: GEDCOM 5.5.1

... My suggestion is much more modest: get the major players to 5.5.1, then make some refinements to it. Baby steps, and even that probably won't gain traction. <sigh> Tamura Jones has produced an annotated version of 5.5.1 https://www.tamurajones.net/GEDCOM551AnnotatedEdition.xhtml plus later post...
by AdrianBruce
29 Nov 2018 21:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: GEDCOM 5.5.1
Replies: 20
Views: 1276

Re: GEDCOM 5.5.1

... As a developer, I'd prefer that FH use 5.5.1. It would make things easier for me if all the major GEDCOM products use the same version. ... I think we'd all totally agree with that. ... Regardless of whether its a draft or not, 5.5.1 has several less flaws than 5.5, and that should be reason en...
by AdrianBruce
17 Nov 2018 21:37
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: change settings so dates are circa instead of cal
Replies: 17
Views: 1257

Re: change settings so dates are circa instead of cal

... Cal 1900 if they were 10 in the 1911 census ... I'm probably being predictable here - I did try to close this and ignore it, but can't. If they were 10 in the 1911 census, then they were born in 1900 or 1901. (Sorry for the pedantry!) That's exactly why I refuse to use Cal in my dates - a calcu...
by AdrianBruce
03 Nov 2018 12:41
Forum: General Usage
Topic: 3 Digit Years AD/BC (Continued)
Replies: 7
Views: 670

3 Digit Years AD/BC (Continued)

Continuing Ron's thread "3 Digit Year Dates" from the Rootsweb FHU Mailing List, which reports that 3 digit years get shown in diagrams etc with a leading zero https://lists.rootsweb.com/hyperkitty/list/family-historian-users.rootsweb.com/thread/28486156/ FH's ability to cope with dates b...
by AdrianBruce
30 Oct 2018 23:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Naturalisation
Replies: 13
Views: 1103

Re: Naturalisation

No, British ... Nationality is not acquired directly through marriage. ... So far as I can see from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_nationality_law and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_British_nationality_law , you're right but it's perhaps easy to misread your (presumed) meaning. Und...

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