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by amk1609
24 Aug 2020 18:24
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Wanted: Family Historian Beta Testers for Version 7
Replies: 3
Views: 2259

Re: Wanted: Family Historian Beta Testers for Version 7

Where is the Family Historian 7 Beta Tester Application Form?
by amk1609
18 Feb 2017 11:28
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Recording Naval Allotment relationships
Replies: 7
Views: 2306

Re: Recording Naval Allotment relationships

Thanks again Mike. Think I will stick to the 'simple' solution and use Residence for the beneficiary, it's not as if I have a large number. Re your other points - have not seen anything which has more than one beneficiary, and at that time (mine are mainly end of 18th/first half of 19th century) the...
by amk1609
17 Feb 2017 19:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Recording Naval Allotment relationships
Replies: 7
Views: 2306

Re: Recording Naval Allotment relationships

Mike, would appreciate a bit more help here! Have created my custom (Naval) fact as suggested, and it works fine except for one thing: Information on these allotments includes effectively 2 different addresses: for the sailor making the allotment, the name of the ship he was serving on (and I have u...
by amk1609
17 Feb 2017 14:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Recording Naval Allotment relationships
Replies: 7
Views: 2306

Re: Recording Naval Allotment relationships

Thanks Mike - that is what I thought I would have to do. OK with custom facts, thanks again for the advice
by amk1609
17 Feb 2017 13:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Recording Naval Allotment relationships
Replies: 7
Views: 2306

Recording Naval Allotment relationships

FindMyPast has just made available online the British Royal Navy Allotment Declarations 1795-1852 (from the National Archives). These give details of sailors who allocated part of their wages for the maintenance of their mothers/wives/families. I have already found records for 2 ancestors allocating...
by amk1609
05 Sep 2014 20:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Running Family Historian successfully on Mac OS X
Replies: 6
Views: 4120

Re: Running Family Historian successfully on Mac OS X

Mervyn Was very interested to read your post, I have just purchased my first Mac (MacBook Pro) and after a lot of reading, still confused as to the best option to take for running Family Historian (currently running V5 under Windows 7). I don't have a standalone Windows licence (only the OEM version...
by amk1609
05 Nov 2012 20:03
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Opening an FH project
Replies: 9
Views: 2961

Opening an FH project

I also noticed this (as I have not at the moment set a default FH project when I open AS).
I have also noticed that the toolbar is above the File/Edit/View/Tools/Help whereas in all the tutorials etc it appears below... is this a deliberate change or linked to the greyed out toolbar?
by amk1609
05 Jun 2012 13:58
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Pool Numbers
Replies: 27
Views: 7257

Pool Numbers

The following post (from Derek Woodman) has just appeared on the mailing list, which seems to indicate that the problem has been introduced with release 5.0.2. 'File of 1684 people. On my laptop with v5.0.1 I have 3 pools in the Search for Orphan query. On my desktop with same datafile (synched with...
by amk1609
05 Jun 2012 09:17
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Pool Numbers
Replies: 27
Views: 7257

Pool Numbers

Lorna asks 'is the problem only affecting larger files?' I have just over 3000 individuals, and 31 pools, with by far the majority in pool 1. I also have the records window with both pool no, and relationship to root showing, but not side by side, so the one anomaly I found (pool 22 with a wife whos...
by amk1609
04 Jun 2012 18:12
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Pool Numbers
Replies: 27
Views: 7257

Pool Numbers

I have also noticed an oddity - I have just one person with a 'relationship to root' (albeit a very distant one, 'ex-husband's 1st cousin 4 times removed's wife') who for some reason is in pool 22, completely on her own??? She is the only one with that particular relationship, but the '.........3 ti...
by amk1609
15 Apr 2012 20:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Moving a family branch
Replies: 13
Views: 3882

Moving a family branch

John, Interested in your concept of Family Lines but not clear exactly how you use flags to achieve it. Is there a separate flag for each line? And what exactly is displayed in the Records Window - is it the name of the Flag? (in which case I assume you have an additional 13 columns??)  I would like...
by amk1609
21 Sep 2011 08:20
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: FH stopped working
Replies: 103
Views: 21294

FH stopped working

After reading the latest posts, did a manual update of McAfee this morning, and FH still there after 45 mins. Fingers crossed they have fixed it - thanks I suspect to the power of BT, not us humble mortals!
by amk1609
20 Sep 2011 09:29
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: FH stopped working
Replies: 103
Views: 21294

FH stopped working

Re Simon's post - the McAfee address http://service.mcafee.com/ is the standard support address, and to get anywhere you have no choice but to first run their McAfee Virtual Technician (MVT) which I have done several times, and of course it shows no errors with McAfee! That at least allows you to ge...
by amk1609
19 Sep 2011 10:42
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: FH stopped working
Replies: 103
Views: 21294

FH stopped working

Despite my restore, and setting McAfee updates to OFF, I can see that there was at least 1 update done automatically AFTER my restore. Last night FH was fine, now the problem is back again. I have had a reply from McAfee Support, offering again to do an online chat, where they take control of my PC ...
by amk1609
18 Sep 2011 20:09
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: FH stopped working
Replies: 103
Views: 21294

FH stopped working

I have now done the same as Linda, and used System Restore to go back to 15/09/2011, and set McAfee NOT to automatically update (using Windows 7 64-bit and McAfee). So far FH is running OK - this is clearly a short-term solution, but I still have an open support issue with McAfee via email (online c...
by amk1609
18 Sep 2011 13:15
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: FH stopped working
Replies: 103
Views: 21294

FH stopped working

Well that will teach me to be complacent! - of course, today I got the same problem, time to disappear varies between seconds and several minutes, but disappear it does. Contacted McAfee support, the guy played with the settings and said 'problem gone away, please reboot', but of course it is still ...
by amk1609
08 Jul 2005 14:45
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Auto-generation of 'today' as date
Replies: 1
Views: 548

Auto-generation of 'today' as date

Every time I enter information with a source citation, I have to complete the entry date for this citation. Would it be possible to default this field to be today's date, rather than having to type it in full each time? It is no problem with automatic source citation on, but if I have only one entry...