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by AnneEast
18 Sep 2019 17:28
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Can't stay signed in
Replies: 0
Views: 29

Can't stay signed in

For the last 2 weeks or so, I have had to sign in every time I come to FHUG. I never used to have to do this! I'm using an iPad and do tick the Remember me box each time.
Anne
by AnneEast
02 Sep 2019 18:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Everyone v All Relatives chart
Replies: 12
Views: 926

Re: Everyone v All Relatives chart

I just made today a one page PDF following the instructions in Knowledge Base. It worked a treat even though I use a different PDF application (Primo PDF). I had never tried it before because I wrongly assumed it would be barely legible, which is not the case!
Anne
by AnneEast
01 Sep 2019 22:01
Forum: General
Topic: Ancestry, Find My Past or My Heritage?
Replies: 8
Views: 744

Re: Ancestry, Find My Past or My Heritage?

As I understand it, hints do not come from some Ancestry (or other site) algorithms but are produced by the number of subscribers who attach them to their trees. There are many, many times when I have gone and easily found the record I need but it has not been produced as a hint because no one else ...
by AnneEast
31 Aug 2019 21:53
Forum: Research
Topic: Wills
Replies: 7
Views: 691

Re: Wills

They are apparently admitting that (not surprisingly!) they are snowed under, so I guess we'll have to be patient.
Anne
by AnneEast
31 Aug 2019 21:49
Forum: General
Topic: Ancestry, Find My Past or My Heritage?
Replies: 8
Views: 744

Re: Ancestry, Find My Past or My Heritage?

If most of your family are From Scotland, then you can't beat Scotland's People, which you pay for in a different way. Non of the other three sites you mention have the details because they were not allowed to. Getting hints is NOT the same as searching for the records yourself and could lead you se...
by AnneEast
29 Aug 2019 19:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Can Family Historian be simplified?
Replies: 17
Views: 1108

Re: Can Family Historian be simplified?

I should have also mentioned that when I started with FH from a different program I spent a few days working through the Sample Family tutorial. This showed me the basics and was well worth the short amount if time spent doing it.
Anne
by AnneEast
28 Aug 2019 22:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Can Family Historian be simplified?
Replies: 17
Views: 1108

Re: Can Family Historian be simplified?

I'm another one just saying ... just use the bits you want to. Enter yourself, parents and children and continue from there. No need to use any queries or plug ins (but you might find them useful one day in the future). I don't use the focus window either, just the list of people and their property ...
by AnneEast
19 Aug 2019 19:31
Forum: Research
Topic: Claverdon & Norton Lindsey parishes, Warwickshire - duplicated records?
Replies: 7
Views: 407

Re: Claverdon & Norton Lindsey parishes, Warwickshire - duplicated records?

I have examples like this from parishes in several different parts of England. Sometimes the clue is in the page heading. For example 'Baptisms in the chapel of ...' , the chapel being (at the time) a daughter church or chapel of ease for the main parish church. The baptism records then seem to have...
by AnneEast
28 Jul 2019 21:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Comparing trees without merging them
Replies: 19
Views: 857

Re: Comparing trees without merging them

You could make a copy of each with different titles and merge those copies into a 'disposable' file. It would be completely separate from your 'real' files and could be deleted if it doesn't work.
Anne
by AnneEast
21 Jun 2019 20:41
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Items to include in boxes
Replies: 9
Views: 459

Re: Items to include in boxes

Ah, glad you found it all, Tony. Thought it might help you.
Anne (aka Anne in Carlisle)
by AnneEast
18 Jun 2019 21:35
Forum: Research
Topic: Workhouses and Census's
Replies: 6
Views: 603

Re: Workhouses and Census's

Workhouses and other institutions such as large schools or mental hospitals often had a schedule of their own with separate headings and a separate cover page. For this reason they may not show up on the street where you know they are situated. It can be hard to search for people too, because they c...
by AnneEast
14 Jun 2019 21:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change Focus window to that shown in property box
Replies: 23
Views: 1290

Re: Change Focus window to that shown in property box

I don't use the Focus Window at all. Just couldn't get on with it when it was introduced so always turn it off if it inadvertently puts in an appearance (which is not often!)
Anne
by AnneEast
01 May 2019 21:59
Forum: General
Topic: What will we do with our research?
Replies: 6
Views: 805

Re: What will we do with our research?

Thanks for the ideas. Lots of food for thought. A number of people have mentioned about family history being a hobby like golf or gardening and, of course, we leave little of those behind us!
Anne
by AnneEast
30 Apr 2019 21:21
Forum: General
Topic: What will we do with our research?
Replies: 6
Views: 805

What will we do with our research?

I have volunteered to write an article for our small Family History Society about what might happen or what provisions we can make for our research when we are gone. My suggestion for the article was met with a resounding 'Yes please!' so I think it is a topic at the back of many peoples' minds. My ...
by AnneEast
12 Apr 2019 21:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Privacy and GDPR
Replies: 17
Views: 1433

Re: Privacy and GDPR

Hmmm! I don't recall giving the GRO permission to publish my birth and marriage on their indexes? I don't suppose any of us have. Not that I'm bothered but it raises interesting questions.
Anne
by AnneEast
22 Mar 2019 22:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: restoring default version
Replies: 8
Views: 664

Re: restoring default version

Isn't it great when you can see again, though! I've just had my cataracts removed and everything is so bright, sharp and colourful. Wonderful!
Anne
by AnneEast
19 Feb 2019 23:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Problems with Res Privata
Replies: 8
Views: 781

Re: Problems with Res Privata

Sorry to butt in but I just wanted to say 'Look to, changeringer!' Welcome to FHUG!
Anne
by AnneEast
06 Feb 2019 22:17
Forum: Research
Topic: Ingvald Marius Iversen
Replies: 24
Views: 1814

Re: Ingvald Marius Iversen

Cardiff Roads suggests to me that he was drowned at sea and not 'in Cardiff'. There may or may not be a death registered at sea but it seems unlikely to be in the GRO indexes as he was a foriegn national.
Anne
by AnneEast
02 Feb 2019 18:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Age at Burial
Replies: 17
Views: 1469

Re: Age at Burial

I 'think' previous versions of FH did have an age at burial entry place. I can remember noticing that it was no longer there but not which version it stopped at. I haven't imported from anywhere else.
Anne
by AnneEast
30 Nov 2018 22:09
Forum: General
Topic: Programme changes from Ancestry.co.uk to Ancestry.com
Replies: 12
Views: 1682

Re: Programme changes from Ancestry.co.uk to Ancestry.com

Oh yes, Mike Loney. I had forgotten about the automatic filling in. I have worked out why it does that. If I leave the cursor/ pointer on the first box when I tab to the next one it then does the automatic filling in. When I remember I deliberately move to pointer away from the first box once I have...
by AnneEast
29 Nov 2018 22:36
Forum: General
Topic: Programme changes from Ancestry.co.uk to Ancestry.com
Replies: 12
Views: 1682

Re: Programme changes from Ancestry.co.uk to Ancestry.com

I could rant on and on about this and other recent problems with Ancestry. The .com site will appear randomly at any time and you are not always aware of it at first. Of course on the Home page of the .com site my own preferences are not there! I change it back and it stays .uk for a while, then sne...
by AnneEast
29 Nov 2018 16:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Strange diagram behaviour
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Re: Strange diagram behaviour

Brilliant, thank you Jane. I don't know how I did that! All sorted now.
Anne
by AnneEast
29 Nov 2018 16:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Strange diagram behaviour
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Strange diagram behaviour

Please can someone tell me what I have done to cause the following problem. I like to make descendant diagrams so I can more easily add and work on the children of a single family. I always choose the text as ‘Birth, Baptism, Marriage, Death, Burial’. Today when I opened a diagram for a couple with ...
by AnneEast
18 Nov 2018 23:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Private Individuals
Replies: 15
Views: 1431

Re: Private Individuals

Ancestry does a pretty good job of privatising people who are or may be living. However ... it is not obvious to you, while logged into your tree, that they are actually hidden. To check that they really are hidden try getting a friend to view your tree. They will not be able to see living people un...
by AnneEast
23 Oct 2018 22:52
Forum: Research
Topic: Wildcards on GRO website
Replies: 15
Views: 2394

Re: Wildcards on GRO website

I search for birth and death entries elewhere (Free BMD, Ancestry, FMP) to see if the one I'm looking for is there and then try on the GRO website to pin them down. This is mostly successful but not always. I was told recently that the transcribing for the births and deaths was done from the actual ...