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by AdrianBruce
24 May 2022 19:50
Forum: Research
Topic: 1841 census showing children who were dead
Replies: 14
Views: 690

Re: 1841 census showing children who were dead

... a lot of FMP death entries show the full date of birth, rather than just age or year, unlike GRO or FreeBMD. ... Yes, it depends on the data that was captured and whether it went into the full format index. I think I worked out that there are several formats of death index over the years and th...
by AdrianBruce
21 May 2022 10:55
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Adding text to a diagram
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Adding text to a diagram

Oddly enough, I think I prefer it the way that FH does it. I've just tried adding text boxes in Excel and FH and the first thing I do is give the box the right placement, size and shape. Only then do I start wanting to add text. Mind you, I think that Excel gave the opportunity to type first, even t...
by AdrianBruce
19 May 2022 11:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Questions from TMG Refugee
Replies: 14
Views: 593

Re: Questions from TMG Refugee

Just to amplify what Bill wrote above... There are actually two means of accessing the accented letters. The default is press and hold the letter key that is to be given the accent. An alternative is to press the insert key at the same time as pressing the letter key that is to be given the accent. ...
by AdrianBruce
11 May 2022 13:32
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Findmypast 1921 census discount
Replies: 13
Views: 1209

Re: Findmypast 1921 census discount

... Analysing by organisation of the physical record gives you: Archive series, Piece Number, Folio Number, Page Number, Schedule. ... I would say, without writing out every option, that the issue derives from the fact that TNA didn't stamp folio numbers on the 1911 or 1921 pages. They thought that...
by AdrianBruce
11 May 2022 10:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source Template Format Definitions
Replies: 14
Views: 857

Re: Source Template Format Definitions

... I am trying to write a source template definition wherein I can have two fields - one for the root URL of a website (eg, www.familysearch.org) which remains with the source record, and then a second field for the citation which contains the specific URL identifier for the record I'm citing (eg,...
by AdrianBruce
09 May 2022 12:17
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Findmypast 1921 census discount
Replies: 13
Views: 1209

Re: Findmypast 1921 census discount

... I note Lorna's comment that Piece number can be on more than one RD, SD, ED combination, but will stick with is scheme until proved otherwise :D I assume that by "proved otherwise", you actually mean "until I hit the problem". Just to be clear - there is no doubt that a Piece can cover multiple...
by AdrianBruce
03 May 2022 10:34
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Findmypast 1921 census discount
Replies: 13
Views: 1209

Re: Findmypast 1921 census discount

... My Great Grandfather Houle, perfectly legible entries on the form had been corrupted to "Honle"! ... Without seeing the image, I'm guessing but it's certainly "a well known fact" that the letters, n, u, m and w in cursive writing can be easily mixed up because, basically, they're just up and do...
by AdrianBruce
28 Apr 2022 15:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Adding media to Fact
Replies: 17
Views: 2015

Re: Adding media to Fact

... I think the point of his question was whether the circularity would matter, and to be honest I don't know. ... And while experiments might (or might not , of course) show that circularity didn't matter today, my defensive programmer / designer mentality takes a sharp intake of breath and asks -...
by AdrianBruce
25 Apr 2022 10:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Entering Evidence! Style citations
Replies: 8
Views: 3086

Re: Entering Evidence! Style citations

As perhaps a relevant aside, my sources are all generic and I've always set my Footnotes and Short Footnotes to be the same because I'm unclear when the short one is used. I know it says "Use the Short Footnote format for citations to a source, if that source has already been-cited" in the Help for ...
by AdrianBruce
22 Apr 2022 19:54
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Findmypast 1921 census discount
Replies: 13
Views: 1209

Re: Findmypast 1921 census discount

I succumbed and downloaded ten census schedules of my direct ancestors - including my 3G GF Harding who was still around when I checked my FH file. (A good job I checked - I'd not thought that he would be). So far as I remember, only one of the ten had an indexing error that meant I couldn't find th...
by AdrianBruce
13 Apr 2022 20:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Standard name
Replies: 24
Views: 1057

Re: Standard name

... I have never found Soundex to be of the slightest use. ... As another example - Soundex is just about in scope, I think of the original thread - IIRC when I was looking at my Devon ancestry, some at least of the "variant" name algorithms (presumably including Soundex) equate "Marley" (my lot) a...
by AdrianBruce
13 Apr 2022 19:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Standard name
Replies: 24
Views: 1057

Re: Standard name

KFN wrote:
13 Apr 2022 17:37
I find the concept of “Standardized name” funny in the land of Norway! ...
Ah. Yes. There is that... ;)

Of course, I don't need to go as far as Scandinavia to find non-inheritted "family" names since the Welsh used patronymics right into genealogical timescales.
by AdrianBruce
13 Apr 2022 17:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Standard name
Replies: 24
Views: 1057

Re: Standard name

... Sorting by Soundex Code does seem a way round this issue? Given that Soundex only operates on the first 4(?) consonants - but with extra rules about repeats - I have never found Soundex to be of the slightest use. The aforementioned Pickstock gets sorted with all sorts of Polish names in the El...
by AdrianBruce
13 Apr 2022 11:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Standard name
Replies: 24
Views: 1057

Re: Standard name

... Being able to have a 'standardized' name helps in avoiding duplicates, as well as easily looking for people. ... I took the view that where there are multiple potential names for someone that are "just" spelling variations, then I'd record the person with a Primary Name that was, if I understan...
by AdrianBruce
12 Apr 2022 22:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Standard name
Replies: 24
Views: 1057

Re: Standard name

I suspect that the key is what your "indexes, including an online system" actually are. That's actually, I suggest, the driver for your requirement. Unless we have a similar set-up, what we do about the standard name and the index name wouldn't help you. So how do those indexing facilities work for ...
by AdrianBruce
10 Apr 2022 10:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: 'lumping' households within same census
Replies: 7
Views: 535

Re: "lumping" households within same census

... I had been planning to have a separate source for each household, but in some cases this seemed to be going too far, eg a widowed man as a separate household in the same house as a married daughter and her family - in this case, having the same source helps to emphasise the connection between t...
by AdrianBruce
10 Apr 2022 10:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: 'lumping' households within same census
Replies: 7
Views: 535

Re: "lumping" households within same census

If I understand you correctly, you are saying that it’s sufficient to identify the household, and the specific individual within will be easily spotted on the page when (and if) the reader consults it. ... That's it. ... I’m guessing that the reason that the Advanced Source Template doesn’t offer t...
by AdrianBruce
09 Apr 2022 23:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: 'lumping' households within same census
Replies: 7
Views: 535

Re: "lumping" households within same census

My own take on that, would be that if you have identified the household, then under normal circumstances there is no need to use a "where within source" type field to identify the precise line that "John Smith" appears on. Any transcript or image should lead the reviewer to identify the line contain...
by AdrianBruce
07 Apr 2022 20:04
Forum: Research
Topic: Grandad's multiple (old) certificates
Replies: 17
Views: 1623

Re: Grandad's multiple (old) certificates

Another intriguing angle... I can understand the desire to prove age before entering some sort of work, and so the reduced(?) cost of that proof. The oddity here (to me!) is the "not available for purposes of secondary education." I wonder what those possible purposes might have been?
by AdrianBruce
07 Apr 2022 14:53
Forum: Research
Topic: Grandad's multiple (old) certificates
Replies: 17
Views: 1623

Re: Grandad's multiple (old) certificates

No, I'd not seen that one either, David, but I suspect there may be a number of variants. It always amuses me, that phrase "No other purposes whatever"... Exactly who is going to turn down that copy of a birth certificate? "No Mr Bloggs, I know you were born for the purposes of NI, but we have no ot...
by AdrianBruce
06 Apr 2022 14:55
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Backup - One Drive
Replies: 30
Views: 1212

Re: Backup - One Drive

joanchop wrote:
06 Apr 2022 13:44
... My question is, should the icon online in One Drive be a picture of the 'filing cabinet' as it appears in the screenshot? ...
Just to be explicit, I would say that no, they won't match, as per our previous replies.
by AdrianBruce
06 Apr 2022 14:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Backup - One Drive
Replies: 30
Views: 1212

Re: Backup - One Drive

I would agree, after a quick experiment, that if you look at (the online) OneDrive folders through the browser (i.e. use the View Online option), then what you see are icons as known to the MS online servers, and not as per what you will see using your PC's File Explorer to look at the version of On...
by AdrianBruce
05 Apr 2022 14:05
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Backup - One Drive
Replies: 30
Views: 1212

Re: Backup - One Drive

I hesitate to suggest this because I'm sure there will be many of the belt and braces school who dislike the idea but... Why sync / back-up the back-ups to OneDrive anyway? My back-ups (auto prompted for by program closure) are stored on a part of (in my case) D: drive that is not synched to either ...
by AdrianBruce
29 Mar 2022 19:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Partial Date Period in sentence
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: Partial Date Period in sentence

... The trouble with sentence construction is that there are programmed in implicit assumptions about what the date actually means. Perhaps more to the point is that the date is capable of being interpreted by the human writer and reader in several ways. For instance, take "From 1 April 1925..." Do...
by AdrianBruce
28 Mar 2022 20:26
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Linux
Replies: 46
Views: 5535

Re: Linux

... wasting your time trying to get something that was designed to run on Windows to run on a different OS. Yes but where's the fun in that? ;) For the person who doesn't consider that they run an operating system (yeah, I know...) but primarily wants to run FH (or any other Windows based applicati...