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by AdrianBruce
24 Jun 2019 19:06
Forum: General
Topic: 1939 Register
Replies: 12
Views: 179

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: 12
Views: 179

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: 12
Views: 179

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: 12
Views: 179

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: 5669

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: 5669

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: 491

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: 181

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 ind...
by AdrianBruce
02 Jun 2019 19:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 2568

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, 1...
by AdrianBruce
02 Jun 2019 11:41
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 2568

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: 2568

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...
by AdrianBruce
01 Jun 2019 23:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 2568

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: 2568

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: 812

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 a...
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: 505

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 -...
by AdrianBruce
21 May 2019 15:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: When to stop with Sources
Replies: 13
Views: 573

Re: When to stop with Sources

It is NOT usual practice to add the married name of women via the more (+) button as an Alternate Name . ... To be honest, I rather wish I'd done exactly that. As it is, if I get a woman who married 2 or more times, I always enter at least the first married name as an alternate name. At first, I di...
by AdrianBruce
21 May 2019 12:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: When to stop with Sources
Replies: 13
Views: 573

Re: When to stop with Sources

I think I'm closest to Mike. Off the top of my head, names and births are the two single events / attributes / facts that are most likely to get multiple sources. For births, I do cite them all against the birth simply because values often shift through the years and having access to all the possibl...
by AdrianBruce
15 May 2019 20:38
Forum: General
Topic: How should we use the internet as a genealogy data source.
Replies: 12
Views: 561

Re: How should we use the internet as a genealogy data source.

... I discovered FMP had changed the titles of some of their recordsets, so my old sources were now incorrect. ;) That happens - quite often with FMP says my untrustworthy intuition. It also happens with Ancestry - e.g. the English & Welsh Probate Calendar changed its name slightly. And Scotlan...
by AdrianBruce
15 May 2019 20:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census entry - Individual v Family
Replies: 14
Views: 790

Re: Census entry - Individual v Family

Yes, I also record the census as an individual event. But for many years I haven't put any detail in the notes for the census-event (no notes is very unusual for me) and I don't print census events out in reports. The census form is squeezed for all the other data that I can, so occupation, birth, m...
by AdrianBruce
15 May 2019 20:17
Forum: General
Topic: How should we use the internet as a genealogy data source.
Replies: 12
Views: 561

Re: How should we use the internet as a genealogy data source.

In no particular order, off the top of my head, I would suggest; - maximise use of copying the text from the source (or screen shotting); - ensure the source record describes not just the answer but also the question; - try to identify the cited / original source of the internet source. I would also...
by AdrianBruce
05 May 2019 15:22
Forum: Research
Topic: Land Tax records
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: Land Tax records

A quick Google leads to https://nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/the-land-tax-1692-1963.pdf Apparently there was a quota system that, fundamentally, didn't change through history, which might sound promising for working forward or back. However, there's also this warning: The relationship between L...
by AdrianBruce
02 May 2019 16:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Synch FH on two Laptops
Replies: 17
Views: 751

Re: Synch FH on two Laptops

I use Dropbox for my data stored in the cloud - which is virtually everything. I'm paying for 1TB of it. I should add that currently I only work on my FH files from one machine - the only machines actively synching to Dropbox are my laptop and my Android phone. I did use Microsoft OneDrive because i...
by AdrianBruce
02 May 2019 15:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Private Individuals
Replies: 15
Views: 1065

Re: Private Individuals

Mike writes that Ancestry automatically privatises living people. That may be true for the normal trees on their site. But is that true for the trees of direct ancestors (and only ancestors) uploaded in conjunction with DNA matching? My own experience is that it does not.Otherwise how would I have ...
by AdrianBruce
30 Apr 2019 19:04
Forum: Research
Topic: S S Dalcross 1934 -1935
Replies: 12
Views: 574

Re: S S Dalcross 1934 -1935

Something of a clutching at straws suggestion - (steam locos I'm fine on, steam ships are a different kettle of fish..) Could it possibly have been a Crew List (as per BT99 from Kew) that you were looking at? The only such example that I have has a number of calling points listed but they may have b...
by AdrianBruce
18 Apr 2019 21:37
Forum: General
Topic: I Quit FH for TMG
Replies: 30
Views: 1625

Re: I Quit FH for TMG

DonF wrote:... I'd never suggest there is only one 'right way'.

Indeed.

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