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by AdrianBruce
21 Feb 2024 11:35
Forum: Research
Topic: Citing English Census
Replies: 53
Views: 3963

Re: Citing English Census

Gary_G wrote: 20 Feb 2024 23:57... What do you think about reversing the initial elements to make long or short footnotes sort better sort better, if used as Captions? ...
I agree that sort order can be very important but it's one of those things that I am convinced I have used utterly inconsistently in various places...
by AdrianBruce
20 Feb 2024 23:54
Forum: Research
Topic: Citing English Census
Replies: 53
Views: 3963

Re: Citing English Census

... Census returns. England. Aston, Warwickshire. 02 Apr 1911. AARON, Francis, RD 385; PN 18210; ED 21; SN 101. Collection: 1911 England & Wales Census Collection Image. http://www.findmypast.co.uk . ... The RG 14 is implicit, as the 1911 census has been identified earlier. However; adding it w...
by AdrianBruce
20 Feb 2024 21:53
Forum: Research
Topic: Citing English Census
Replies: 53
Views: 3963

Re: Citing English Census

... The second is to use the content of the archival reference data. eg. "RG14PN4093 RG78PN158 RD50 SD3 ED1 SN44". ... I would never use that particular construction because it's not a reference at TNA but an image group key concocted by FindMyPast. FMP had a very good reason to do what t...
by AdrianBruce
20 Feb 2024 21:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Custom Facts
Replies: 11
Views: 336

Re: Custom Facts

... The value of the attribute is the name of the Institution (which is not always given by the address, plus Institutions can change address and remain the same Institution). ... Hmm - interesting. I suspect I probably realised this but had never actually articulated it. The classic case for this ...
by AdrianBruce
19 Feb 2024 23:26
Forum: Research
Topic: Citing English Census
Replies: 53
Views: 3963

Re: Citing English Census

... It looks like one or more hamlets can occur on a given page in the 1841 census. That makes me think it might actually have been treated more like an address; much as one would treat "Torwood [House]" in the Scottish Census. Yes - that would work. Fundamentally, it depends on how preci...
by AdrianBruce
19 Feb 2024 23:08
Forum: Research
Topic: Citing English Census
Replies: 53
Views: 3963

Re: Citing English Census

... I'm not sure how geocoding sites deal with places in a parish of the same name. When I get a hit, am I getting the location of the parish or of the place in the parish. This could complicate matters, unless the sites expect just the place, county and country. I would suggest that if you try to ...
by AdrianBruce
14 Feb 2024 14:46
Forum: Research
Topic: Citing English Census
Replies: 53
Views: 3963

Re: Citing English Census

... I have a question about using just the civil parish and administrative county. Are those something one can geo-locate for mapping purposes? County on its own is so big that I never bother with geolocating it. However, civil parish (in combination with the county) usually maps easily - I doubt t...
by AdrianBruce
14 Feb 2024 13:05
Forum: Research
Topic: Citing English Census
Replies: 53
Views: 3963

Re: Citing English Census

(Pedant alert :) ) The correct name of the UK archive office at the time was the Public Record Office (no s). It became the National Archives about 20 years ago, so should you quote the name of the institution as it was when the record was made, or when you accessed it...? ... Oooh! I am in admirat...
by AdrianBruce
13 Feb 2024 21:11
Forum: Research
Topic: Citing English Census
Replies: 53
Views: 3963

Re: Citing English Census

... If I take a guess at what is required, based on an example 1901 census return, I suspect that [Jurisdiction] would be the "Administrative County, "London", and [Civil_Division] would be the "Civil Parish", "Islington". ... Does my interpretation of "Juris...
by AdrianBruce
11 Feb 2024 17:45
Forum: Media
Topic: Adding Ship Pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Re: Adding Ship Pictures

ColinMc wrote: 11 Feb 2024 10:57... I will ponder these thoughts before deciding. ...
Including, I suggest, trialling your favourite outputs - no use me talking about narrative reports (e.g.) if you don't use them...
by AdrianBruce
10 Feb 2024 21:01
Forum: Media
Topic: Adding Ship Pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Re: Adding Ship Pictures

It's ... erm ... interesting. I'm looking at a chap who served in the RN during WW1. I have images of most of his ships ("stone frigates" excepted) and they are linked to the relevant Military Service facts (the value of the attribute is the name of the ship in question). I just bring up t...
by AdrianBruce
08 Feb 2024 20:25
Forum: Reports, Books & Websites
Topic: Saving Reports
Replies: 25
Views: 1175

Re: Saving Reports

My Acrobat reader 'allows' me to disable the new version but still has a panel down the rhs. ... Screenshot 2024-02-08 201413.jpg Yes - misleading, I now realise, to say the side-panels / floating toolbar et al will vanish with the reversion to the previous version . The new side-panels vanish but ...
by AdrianBruce
08 Feb 2024 14:41
Forum: Reports, Books & Websites
Topic: Saving Reports
Replies: 25
Views: 1175

Re: Saving Reports

Hello Adrian where is the Menu? See screenshot: Capture.JPG Open Adobe Acrobat Reader . The "Menu" icon is the stack of 3 plates/hamburger as pointed at by the arrow. Click on that and the Reversion / Disable option is 4 options above the Preferences option. Then the side-panels / floatin...
by AdrianBruce
08 Feb 2024 12:38
Forum: Reports, Books & Websites
Topic: Saving Reports
Replies: 25
Views: 1175

Re: Saving Reports

Found elsewhere
To go back to the OLD VERSION [of Acrobat Reader] click on Menu, Click on Disable New Acrobat Reader (4 options above Preferences), click Restart and enjoy what we all are used to.
No doubt it only postpones the evil day but maybe it will be slightly better.
by AdrianBruce
08 Feb 2024 12:31
Forum: Reports, Books & Websites
Topic: Saving Reports
Replies: 25
Views: 1175

Re: Saving Reports

That's Adobe Acrobat Reader that you're looking at. It changed quite recently - I didn't realise that it had ,until I opened it up to find, as you have there, an interface that throws away everything that went before. I keep losing the magnifying glass to zoom with because it's now in a place where ...
by AdrianBruce
06 Feb 2024 22:02
Forum: Reports, Books & Websites
Topic: Adding a blank line after a note field in Narrative Reports?
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: Adding a blank line after a note field in Narrative Reports?

What am I missing? I get a gap in my narrative reports automatically. Screenshot 2024-02-06 215226.jpg The text starting "George retired..." is the note to the occupation fact for his occupation 1881-1918. You can see that there is a blank line before the March 1891 residence fact. I have ...
by AdrianBruce
06 Feb 2024 20:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: What is a permanent record number?
Replies: 9
Views: 629

Re: What is a permanent record number?

KFN wrote: 06 Feb 2024 16:24... The best example is the suggested requirement for App creators to provide an EXID when they implement a custom tag! Thus telling other Apps where to find a definition and use for their custom tag. ...
Oh that would work - not a difficult workload and useful.
by AdrianBruce
06 Feb 2024 15:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: What is a permanent record number?
Replies: 9
Views: 629

Re: What is a permanent record number?

BEJ wrote: 06 Feb 2024 01:10 Ah ha. And now we just need to wait for v7 to become commonly adopted. Thanks.
;) Not to mention someone taking on the role of creating these EXIDs...
by AdrianBruce
02 Feb 2024 16:43
Forum: Exporting
Topic: Trying to import Census Reference info for use in FTAnalyzer
Replies: 88
Views: 6083

Re: Trying to import Census Reference info for use in FTAnalyzer

fhtess65 wrote: 02 Feb 2024 04:03 I have often found errors in the Ancestry citations for various record offices and archives - I've learned now to ALWAYS double check with the original repository.
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Oh good - it's not just me then. ;)
by AdrianBruce
01 Feb 2024 14:47
Forum: Exporting
Topic: Trying to import Census Reference info for use in FTAnalyzer
Replies: 88
Views: 6083

Re: Trying to import Census Reference info for use in FTAnalyzer

That may well be true Adrian, but the online records mostly seem to omit the space. e.g. Ancestry, FindMyPast, Lost Cousins, etc. Indeed - and, as I said, it seems not to matter for TNA's Discovery Catalogue these days. Hence loads of people haven't learnt that there ought to be a space there. (&qu...
by AdrianBruce
31 Jan 2024 23:04
Forum: Exporting
Topic: Trying to import Census Reference info for use in FTAnalyzer
Replies: 88
Views: 6083

Re: Trying to import Census Reference info for use in FTAnalyzer

Just to let my inner pedant off the leash a little... Strictly speaking the references at TNA have a space between the letters (Department Code) and numbers (Series Number) of the class. So it's actually "RG 15" with a space in the middle, not "RG15". I don't think it matters at ...
by AdrianBruce
31 Jan 2024 15:14
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Changes to notification defaults
Replies: 47
Views: 2161

Re: Changes to notification defaults

The discussion so far illustrates that the options available for emails and notifications are confusing, even for existing long term users. ... I'd agree with that - the term "notification" has a number of meanings - it's not obvious to me if I just look at the word , whether it refers to...
by AdrianBruce
30 Jan 2024 21:08
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Changes to notification defaults
Replies: 47
Views: 2161

Re: Changes to notification defaults

While I tend never to look at Notifications, they are a useful alert if someone's quoted me so I wouldn't want that facility cluttered up by notifications about replies to whatever topics are deemed to be of interest to me. As I've said, I always go to "Unread Posts" so learn about all new...
by AdrianBruce
30 Jan 2024 20:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Adding marriage without a spouse
Replies: 11
Views: 830

Re: Adding marriage without a spouse

Slightly round the houses but I did it by adding a spouse, then adding the marriage date, then deleting the just created individual who was the spouse. You must leave the Family Record there because that's where the marriage event is kept. Of course, the issue is that there is no obvious name for th...
by AdrianBruce
22 Jan 2024 17:15
Forum: Diagrams & Charts
Topic: How to fix an error in marriage
Replies: 10
Views: 840

Re: How to fix an error in marriage

I'm slightly puzzled by your description of stepfather, etc, as it doesn't look like that when I tried to reproduce the situation. What I ended up with is this (simplified) version Screenshot 2024-01-22 165421.jpg In this instance, George Eyles has 2 partners - Eliza Amor and a 2nd, unnamed woman, w...