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by AnneEast
21 Jun 2019 20:41
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Items to include in boxes
Replies: 9
Views: 283

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: 380

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: 837

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: 621

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: 621

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: 1113

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: 532

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: 636

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: 1504

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: 1168

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: 1478

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: 1478

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: 400

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: 400

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: 1145

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: 2109

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 ...
by AnneEast
28 Jul 2018 21:15
Forum: Research
Topic: What occupation?
Replies: 17
Views: 2107

Re: What occupation?

I wonder if it says 'farmer and light .....' . The 'and' being a version of &

The only thing my brain will let me think is light tester haha. Don't think that's right. I'm thinking aling the lines of light engineer or light carter. Nothing seems to fit.

Anne
by AnneEast
24 May 2018 17:39
Forum: General
Topic: Potential user
Replies: 6
Views: 1407

Re: Potential user

Don't be afraid of the program. Many of us use it on quite a basic level but we know there is help here if we have a specific problem. To start with I worked through some of the Sample family until I got the idea of using the program and now am completely happy using it in my own chosen way. (I'm su...
by AnneEast
19 Apr 2018 20:22
Forum: Research
Topic: Interpretation of 'Legal' italic writing in Wills etc?
Replies: 7
Views: 1585

Re: Interpretation of 'Legal' italic writing in Wills etc?

Pencil and paper, work on it for a a reasonably short time at one go. Come back to it often. Don't pause too long on words you don't get, just leave a space on your paper and come back to them later. You will gradually 'get your eye in' and words which seemed impossible may become clear later. Conte...
by AnneEast
19 Apr 2018 20:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Additional information sheet
Replies: 10
Views: 1771

Re: Additional information sheet

As jmurphy says, I would use an Excel spreadsheet. If you think about how you might want to consult your information you can make headers for columns so that you can sort the information in different ways. I do this for Parish record infrmation and GRO indexes for One Name studies.
Anne
by AnneEast
04 Apr 2018 22:03
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Importing from Ancestry and merging records
Replies: 10
Views: 1973

Re: Importing from Ancestry and merging records

Me too, David. Doesn't take long and is more reliable for me and my way of working. Provides a double check too.
Anne
by AnneEast
15 Feb 2018 22:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Customising the Property Box Childrens section
Replies: 3
Views: 1091

Re: Customising the Property Box Childrens section

What I do is display a tree for the relevant part of the family. I select 'birth, baptism, marriage, death and burial' to be shown in the diagram and then you can get a quick glance at which events you haven't entered.
Anne
by AnneEast
31 Jan 2018 22:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Usability of FH with/without the Book
Replies: 9
Views: 2007

Re: Usability of FH with/without the Book

I came to FH from Ultimate Family Tree. I chose that because it was recommended by a computer magazine. It was an OK start but had problems and eventually became unstable. I chose FH because it is 'British authoured' and started on the learning curve again. I used the Sample Tree and worked through ...
by AnneEast
29 Jan 2018 21:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Focus Person
Replies: 20
Views: 2938

Re: Focus Person

I don't use the focus window at all either. I work mostly with the property box sitting in the middle of the screen with the list of everyone in the project seen behind it.
Perhaps the OP might find that easier?

Anne
by AnneEast
26 Jan 2018 22:32
Forum: General
Topic: FMP starting to add mother's maiden name to pre 1911 births
Replies: 1
Views: 906

Re: FMP starting to add mother's maiden name to pre 1911 births

Oooh, that sounds good. Searching on the GRO index is quite tedious but it is free! I wonder if you will be able to search with just a mother's mn? The biggest problem with the GRO search is trying to second guess what mistranscription of the surname there might be. I use FreeBMD in conjunction with...

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