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by AdrianBruce
13 Jul 2024 12:05
Forum: Sources, Citations & Repositories
Topic: Citing Marriage Banns
Replies: 14
Views: 241

Re: Citing Marriage Banns

The OP mentioned "the bans for the groom (principal 1) and the bans for the bride (principal 2)" as two events. So presumably there was some evidence to suggest only one fiancee was involved at each event. ... I interpreted that as meaning that banns were read in the groom's parish and al...
by AdrianBruce
13 Jul 2024 09:51
Forum: Research
Topic: England & Wales census records
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: England & Wales census records

My belief is that the title of their transcription is descriptive and therefore I wouldn't expect 100% consistency. Or even close. I've just checked some samples in the 1911 and their content appears a touch idiosyncratic. For instance, 3 Lawtons Court King Street Leigh, Leigh, Lancashire, England i...
by AdrianBruce
12 Jul 2024 19:56
Forum: Sources, Citations & Repositories
Topic: Citing Marriage Banns
Replies: 14
Views: 241

Re: Citing Marriage Banns

My personal preference is to explicitly record the banns as "Marriage Banns" events for the couple in question. I do sympathise with anyone who doesn't particularly want to record the banns as separate events but for whatever (perhaps anally retentive) reason, I do record them. I attach an...
by AdrianBruce
09 Jul 2024 09:41
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Family Historian version 7.0.23 now available
Replies: 19
Views: 724

Re: Family Historian version 7.0.23 now available

Jelv, It just begs the question why no-one else can post there. Are the admins the only ones with news and announcements? Surely it's News & Announcements about FH software or FHUG, not general news & announcements, and therefore the restrictions are entirely appropriate? General news about...
by AdrianBruce
08 Jul 2024 14:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Using a Custom Family Event for Partners instead of marriage family event
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: Using a Custom Family Event for Partners instead of marriage family event

Putting it a slightly different way from Mike... The Status of "Never married" does not apply to the Family Marriage Event . It applies to the (spousal) Family, i.e. the relationship between the two (potential) spouses / partners etc. A Family Marriage Event also applies to the relationshi...
by AdrianBruce
08 Jul 2024 12:26
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Family Historian version 7.0.23 now available
Replies: 19
Views: 724

Re: Family Historian version 7.0.23 now available

A good point Helen.

And just in case the OP feels got at, thanks from me for alerting us.
by AdrianBruce
08 Jul 2024 09:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Family Historian version 7.0.23 now available
Replies: 19
Views: 724

Re: Family Historian version 7.0.23 now available

Personally, if I put my Procedures Hat on, there are sound arguments for reserving the ability to create threads in "News and Announcements" to certain users. The suggestion is that the thread should have been moved there by our Admins - again, I'm not sure that's necessarily appropriate. ...
by AdrianBruce
06 Jul 2024 23:04
Forum: Research
Topic: Basic Ancestry citation/source use
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Re: Basic Ancestry citation/source use

The first question would be - where do you think the "actual birth records" are? To take an example, I've just been looking at the stuff for one Athol Bruce, born 1888 in NZ. Ancestry's New Zealand, Birth Index, 1840-1950 contains this entry for him: Name Athol Bruce Birth Date Jun 1888 Re...
by AdrianBruce
06 Jul 2024 20:08
Forum: Research
Topic: Birth certificate not found at GRO England
Replies: 32
Views: 2303

Re: Birth certificate not found at GRO England

... Once completed, entries don't get cancelled - what does happen (but shouldn't) is that when applying for a certificate from an entry that has later been re-registered GRO sometimes try and be "helpful" by sending the later entry instead. They are not supposed to do that, and you are e...
by AdrianBruce
03 Jul 2024 13:54
Forum: Sources, Citations & Repositories
Topic: Purpose of Template field "Description"
Replies: 9
Views: 316

Re: Purpose of Template field "Description"

Wish List item 597 requests pop-up tool tips for templates, which would appear useful...

https://www.fhug.org.uk/wishlist/wldisp ... lwlref=597
by AdrianBruce
02 Jul 2024 21:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Advice for Consolidating multiple Birth Facts
Replies: 11
Views: 476

Re: Advice for Consolidating multiple Birth Facts

Like Lorna I aim to end up with a single birth fact, probably with a range for the date, and with a suitably loose placename - apart from serious oddities, that I would generally just include in the Note - like Lorna. In practical terms, I would start by identifying one birth event that looks the mo...
by AdrianBruce
02 Jul 2024 21:24
Forum: Research
Topic: Searching problem on Ancestry
Replies: 31
Views: 828

Re: Searching problem on Ancestry

Now it can fail on me when, as Nick suggests, I use the Census search. My gut feeling is that it's something to do with how Leeds is being cleared out and replaced by Wakefield - it's as if the clearing out includes a <send> - which it shouldn't, but what gets sent isn't even the latest state.
by AdrianBruce
02 Jul 2024 16:29
Forum: Research
Topic: Searching problem on Ancestry
Replies: 31
Views: 828

Re: Searching problem on Ancestry

Sorry - I'm using Firefox and my searches are perfectly well behaved - swapping to Wakefield doesn't trigger a search - whether I use the pencil icon or the back arrow to get to a query screen.
by AdrianBruce
28 Jun 2024 19:24
Forum: Research
Topic: Completing location and address in facts
Replies: 44
Views: 1483

Re: Completing location and address in facts

... This is and will continue to be an issue with historical locations. Places change names over time, places have similar names as other places and some documents don’t provide enough information to indicate which one is referenced. ... Pedantically, it's not just historical locations of course, b...
by AdrianBruce
28 Jun 2024 09:43
Forum: Research
Topic: Completing location and address in facts
Replies: 44
Views: 1483

Re: Completing location and address in facts

Wikipedia refers to the one near Southall as Norwood Green now but also notes that Norwood (just the one word) was an early name for the parish of Southall. I was mildly surprised by the use of Norwood for that area, but then, what do I know, I'm just a Northerner - I have enough trouble keeping up ...
by AdrianBruce
23 Jun 2024 20:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Have CP Stopped Developing/Updating FH7?
Replies: 23
Views: 1516

Re: Have CP Stopped Developing/Updating FH7?

... Not many companies would leave their software out there for over 5 years without a new version release, without at least a major incremental upgrade to stop your users from looking around, ... Conversely, I wonder if the churn on genealogy software is as great as it used to be. There must be a ...
by AdrianBruce
22 Jun 2024 19:38
Forum: Research
Topic: Completing location and address in facts
Replies: 44
Views: 1483

Re: Completing location and address in facts

... Click the tab at the bottom marked Show Coordinates to obtain them for any point on the visible map, then it's a one-click copy to put them on your clipboard. Do you know, I'm not sure I knew about the Show Coordinates button? :o Thank you! PS - I note All Hallows' is right by Bruce Castle ! Ex...
by AdrianBruce
22 Jun 2024 19:32
Forum: Research
Topic: Completing location and address in facts
Replies: 44
Views: 1483

Re: Completing location and address in facts

Arthur has some good recommendations there. If I can get no further than "The parish church" in "Barthomley parish, Cheshire, England" (which wouldn't actually be likely in real life, it's just I'm running out of realistic names!) then I'll just let that geocode as it is - it'll ...
by AdrianBruce
22 Jun 2024 12:03
Forum: Research
Topic: Completing location and address in facts
Replies: 44
Views: 1483

Re: Completing location and address in facts

... I'm still struggling to figure out what to use for a marriage location. Saying something happened in such-and-such parish may be better than nothing, but I've the funny feeling that I ought be able to tie it down better than that. I wonder how one can tell when a certain church could perform ma...
by AdrianBruce
21 Jun 2024 22:47
Forum: Research
Topic: Completing location and address in facts
Replies: 44
Views: 1483

Re: Completing location and address in facts

... However; at the time there was also a chapel associated with All Hallows Church and there was a "chapel of ease" in the area. I'm starting to wonder if the phrase, "The Parish Church" was typically used in a more general sense and might refer to the marriage having taken pla...
by AdrianBruce
21 Jun 2024 07:00
Forum: Research
Topic: Completing location and address in facts
Replies: 44
Views: 1483

Re: Completing location and address in facts

As an incidental, the certificate number starting MXB seems to carry no value to anyone not in possession of that single, physical piece of paper. If I understand it correctly, the certificate number is unique to that single piece of paper and can't be used for anything by any of us. For instance, w...
by AdrianBruce
20 Jun 2024 22:20
Forum: Research
Topic: Completing location and address in facts
Replies: 44
Views: 1483

Re: Completing location and address in facts

... Could I ask how one handles recording the location of something like a marriage, for which the certificate often only states "Parish Church" in a Parish and Registration District? Some Parishes seemed to have more than one Church. Perhaps they only say "Parish Church", if th...
by AdrianBruce
20 Jun 2024 21:59
Forum: Research
Topic: Completing location and address in facts
Replies: 44
Views: 1483

Re: Completing location and address in facts

There is a potential for confusion between RD meaning "Registration District" and "RD" meaning "Rural District". However, a Registration District would only be found at the top of the Registration form - not as the address (famous last words, perhaps). But Norwood Rural...
by AdrianBruce
20 Jun 2024 20:42
Forum: Research
Topic: Completing location and address in facts
Replies: 44
Views: 1483

Re: Completing location and address in facts

Just taking a step backwards, my FH installation is set up in the default state of recording geographical coordinates in the Place Records, i.e. it records coordinates only of places , not of addresses. (But see below). It is possible to use the Map Life Facts plug-in to geocode addresses but (a) th...
by AdrianBruce
17 Jun 2024 20:53
Forum: Research
Topic: Citing Scottish Statutory Registers
Replies: 10
Views: 267

Re: Citing Scottish Statutory Registers

Incidentally, if you are a Jedi in Scottish names, the phrase "County of Stirling" jars somewhat, even if it's written at the top of the page. I'd always want to write "Stirlingshire". However, there are some definite gotchas to that transformation. Co. of Stirling goes to Stirli...