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by AdrianBruce
19 Aug 2019 16:37
Forum: Research
Topic: Claverdon & Norton Lindsey parishes, Warwickshire - duplicated records?
Replies: 7
Views: 100

Re: Claverdon & Norton Lindsey parishes, Warwickshire - duplicated records?

It always pays to have a look at the Record Office Catalogue. However, inevitably Ancestry and / or FindMyPast close up spaces or miss leading zeroes in their references resulting in much frustration if you try to use the document reference. And that's before you try to find the parish registers in ...
by AdrianBruce
16 Aug 2019 09:55
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: FHUG on the move
Replies: 44
Views: 855

Re: FHUG on the move

Thanks for your work in doing the transfer. (Look at it this way - at least you didn't have to wait until Christmas Day to transfer, which is what we had to do with BR because that was the only day we weren't running trains!!)
by AdrianBruce
11 Aug 2019 15:25
Forum: General
Topic: Who Do You Think You Are - Whitehalls
Replies: 11
Views: 403

Re: Who Do You Think You Are - Whitehalls

... It might have started off showing a little more of the process, but I suspect that audience research disabused them rapidly of the notion that that was a long-term recipe for success. ... It did - 5 minutes at the end of Adrian Chiles doing his everyman schtick and looking even more bored than ...
by AdrianBruce
08 Aug 2019 21:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Adoption entries
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: Adoption entries

I think this is one occasion where there is a strong argument for the Primary Name to be the adopted name and the first Alternate Name to be the birth name. I'm assuming that there are only one or two events / attributes before the adoption - if so, then the great majority of events and attributes w...
by AdrianBruce
22 Jul 2019 22:56
Forum: Research
Topic: 'O.S.P.O.VY.M.S Raconia' - What does it mean?
Replies: 11
Views: 562

Re: 'O.S.P.O.VY.M.S Raconia' - What does it mean?

Guessing rather than anything else - could OSPO etc mean "OverSeas Post Office HMS Laconia"? I just get reminded of Family Favourites on the radio on Sundays and the addresses quoting BFPO for British Forces Post Office....
by AdrianBruce
18 Jul 2019 19:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Descendant Narrative - Date of 'Relationship with..'
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Descendant Narrative - Date of 'Relationship with..'

I don't see how to date that sort of a relationship - though I've not looked very long. What I did find that I could do was to go to Fact Types and create a Custom Event for a Family. I'd already got one set up for living together - though not intentionally that sort of "living together"! I could th...
by AdrianBruce
13 Jul 2019 23:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Trying to Evaluate Family Historian But Can't Use Sources Because Eval Version
Replies: 21
Views: 743

Re: Trying to Evaluate Family Historian But Can't Use Sources Because Eval Version

Having 3 formats of EE Customisation (footnote, 2nd footnote and bibliography) isn't a challenge to Normalisation because each item is held just once for that source - e.g. "publication place" is held once but printed in each of the 3 when the need comes to generate those formats for each report bei...
by AdrianBruce
13 Jul 2019 20:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Trying to Evaluate Family Historian But Can't Use Sources Because Eval Version
Replies: 21
Views: 743

Re: Trying to Evaluate Family Historian But Can't Use Sources Becuase Eval Version

a proper citation and custom citation that is EE compliant To be honest if someone is prioritising EE formats, then FH is not the place to be. There are 3 major issues that I think (from fallible memory) exist: EE formats cover "footnotes", "2nd and subsequent footnotes" and bibliographies. No matt...
by AdrianBruce
01 Jul 2019 11:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media folder
Replies: 26
Views: 1089

Re: Media folder

One thing that I always advocate for the Media folder is splitting it into at least two sub-folders, which in my case I've named "Sources1 NotIinFH" and "Sources2 InFH". When I initially capture images / transcripts from Ancestry or FMP or FamilySearch etc, they go into "Sources1 NotIinFH" because I...
by AdrianBruce
27 Jun 2019 20:52
Forum: General
Topic: What a name!!
Replies: 1
Views: 233

Re: What a name!!

Where did they get the form?! :o
by AdrianBruce
24 Jun 2019 19:06
Forum: General
Topic: 1939 Register
Replies: 13
Views: 752

Re: 1939 Register

... I confess the 'explanation' on that TNA page leaves me totally bewildered. Indeed... ;) I have also scratched my head about what a Piece is - I used to think it was the physical thing that you ordered. Well, it is. Usually. Sort of. I thought. Then one day I ordered a Piece that was a military ...
by AdrianBruce
24 Jun 2019 15:16
Forum: General
Topic: 1939 Register
Replies: 13
Views: 752

Re: 1939 Register

... Wierdly, the downloaded image filename from FMP is in form TNA_R39_0023_0023C_003 , but can't understand why FMP feels it necessary to repeat the 0023 ... I have a very vague feeling that FMP originally showed both the 0023 and the 0023C in its reference. Or maybe I'm just thinking of the image...
by AdrianBruce
24 Jun 2019 15:06
Forum: General
Topic: 1939 Register
Replies: 13
Views: 752

Re: 1939 Register

Thanks Helen - I had various LostCousins posts for the 1939 bookmarked but not that. However, even with Peter C's help, I still can't make out the 010/7 bit - or rather, the 010 bit. Yes, the 7 is the line number on the page. But looking at the film-strip on Ancestry (didn't realise that was a bit m...
by AdrianBruce
24 Jun 2019 12:59
Forum: General
Topic: 1939 Register
Replies: 13
Views: 752

Re: 1939 Register

OK - I give up in embarrassment :? - For my grandparents, FindMyPast have: Ref: RG101/4003A/010/7 Letter Code: LEOM Can anyone actually tell me what each of those items actually means ? Physically? If I've written this down before, I've lost it! Yes, RG101 is the TNA Reference for Kew's digital (onl...
by AdrianBruce
09 Jun 2019 19:18
Forum: Research
Topic: Census Dates
Replies: 27
Views: 5976

Re: Census Dates

BillH wrote:... enumerated three times in the 1850 census. ...
Three?! Wow! :o
Is this a record, we ask?
by AdrianBruce
09 Jun 2019 11:25
Forum: Research
Topic: Census Dates
Replies: 27
Views: 5976

Re: Census Dates

... what about people travelling on overnight sleeper trains or more recently, overnight flights? You'd need to look at the actual instructions but as I remember it, there are instructions that are supposed to cover that sort of scenario, so that in the UK census, everyone should appear only once. ...
by AdrianBruce
07 Jun 2019 14:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Step child entry
Replies: 13
Views: 649

Re: Step child entry

If the children lived in a family with their step-parent, then I will enter them as step-children to their step-parent in the later family. As you say, this then can result in multiple appearances that are essentially, a bit of a mess in a diagram. So if I'm going to be working with a diagram for a...
by AdrianBruce
02 Jun 2019 22:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: 'Known As' Names
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: 'Known As' Names

There are a couple of things that can be done. Firstly, if I explain FH's facilities, maybe we can come back to your specific issues in a minute or two. 1. The first name that you enter into FH for someone is the Primary Name. 2. If you then click the "more (+)" link by the name on the individual's ...
by AdrianBruce
02 Jun 2019 19:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 3288

Re: Source help

Re the Short Title - my usage is similar to Lorna's. The latest source-record I have put in, e.g., has Long Title = household of Johan & Thora Zahle Lassen, Christiansgade, Aarhus Kobstad (Borough), Denmark, 1901 Census, Husliste No. 2007b Short Title = Census Entry: Lassen, Johan & Thora, 1901, Aar...
by AdrianBruce
02 Jun 2019 11:41
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 3288

Re: Source help

Okay Adrian, where would you put the date you entered the information in FH if not the entry date? ... Basically - I don't! My only real concern with perhaps wanting to know the date I'd entered something is a desire to detect circular reasoning. Or review what happens if some earlier reasoning was...
by AdrianBruce
02 Jun 2019 11:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 3288

Re: Source help

... 4) The date & time a Source record is entered into FH is recorded in its Updated field, and if you don't need to change that Source record again, that will be the Date of entry. ... That's a point. I have always looked at it from the point of view of the person so I had missed that, if I go bey...
by AdrianBruce
01 Jun 2019 23:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 3288

Re: Source help

Where would you put the date you found the information if not in the entry date? That's a good question. Personally, I've never written that down - oh I have notebooks that record when I went to Kew and what I found there, but don't ask me to find them again! So far I've never felt the need to reco...
by AdrianBruce
01 Jun 2019 22:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 3288

Re: Source help

Why has no one taken screen shots of a birth certificate, the filled in repository and the source after it is entered in to FH and this would stop all of my and no doubt many others questions about what goes where ... It sounds attractive but I have to say that life isn't always that simple. To tak...
by AdrianBruce
26 May 2019 14:49
Forum: Research
Topic: The Theory of Eight
Replies: 22
Views: 1060

Re: The Theory of Eight

Writing from memory and in order across a conventional chart - - Bruce, Bates, Taylor, Salter (at the 2nd attempt on the brain cells!), - Griffiths, Purcell, Cooper, Cadman (I think...). Checking... Yes, it was Cadman. Where the brain cells were wrong was my emotional reaction: "We don't have any ph...
by AdrianBruce
25 May 2019 19:43
Forum: General
Topic: How would we fare if the Records Office honoured its confidentiality agreements?
Replies: 5
Views: 611

Re: How would we fare if the Records Office honoured its confidentiality agreements?

... Should we be grateful that records such as these are made available or should it be used as an indication to consider carefully what you reveal when filling out 'confidential' forms? ... Despite the "or" that you put in, I think the answer is "yes" and "yes". Yes - we should always "consider ca...