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by BillH
03 May 2019 16:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Synch FH on two Laptops
Replies: 17
Views: 575

Re: Synch FH on two Laptops

I use a free tool called SyncBack. The free version does everything I need. It too allows including or excluding subfolders and you can specify file name masks to exclude certain files from the sync. I've been using this for about 5 or 6 years and have never had any problems.
by BillH
27 Apr 2019 15:44
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Create Individual Shortcut very slow
Replies: 11
Views: 352

Re: Create Individual Shortcut very slow

Mervyn,

That makes sense.

Thanks!
by BillH
26 Apr 2019 21:11
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Create Individual Shortcut very slow
Replies: 11
Views: 352

Re: Create Individual Shortcut very slow

I hadn't used it before so I didn't realize that there is a whitelist capability. I thought maybe because the shortcut is using a .cmd file to launch FH, that the shortcut would have to be added. So, I added "Launch Family Historian.cmd" into the whitelist. That didn't help. Then I added f...
by BillH
26 Apr 2019 16:36
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Create Individual Shortcut very slow
Replies: 11
Views: 352

Re: Create Individual Shortcut very slow

I always use the focus window so that is what I had it set for. I changed it to use the records window and that didn't make any difference. I have tried selecting the root person and a variety of other individuals in my tree and that didn't make any difference either. [edit] I went into task manager...
by BillH
26 Apr 2019 16:00
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Create Individual Shortcut very slow
Replies: 11
Views: 352

Re: Create Individual Shortcut very slow

Thanks for the replies. I tried turning off my anti-virus and anti-malware programs and the problem persists. A couple times it has taken so long I think I haven't clicked on the shortcut and click it again and then two instances of FH start up eventually. Oh well... I guess I'll just revert to star...
by BillH
25 Apr 2019 22:09
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Create Individual Shortcut very slow
Replies: 11
Views: 352

Re: Create Individual Shortcut very slow

Yes, that flashes by right away. Then the FH logo screen flashes a second later. Then it takes a long time to actually load the file and display it in FH.
by BillH
25 Apr 2019 20:14
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Create Individual Shortcut very slow
Replies: 11
Views: 352

Create Individual Shortcut very slow

I recently tried using the Create Individual Shortcut plugin and am finding that clicking on it causes FH to load very slowly. If I click on a desktop shortcut to the program itself, my project loads in less than 5 seconds. Using the shortcut created by the plugin causes my project to load in about ...
by BillH
05 Apr 2019 18:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH Projects
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: FH Projects

Parkmoy,

Rather than opening the second project within the same instance of FH, open a second instance of FH and then open the second project there.
by BillH
21 Mar 2019 15:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Map Window Location search field question
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: Map Window Location search field question

Thanks everyone for the replies. Very strange. I tried it at least 10 times yesterday over the course of an hour and kept getting the weird lists. Today, everything is fine. I get results as Mike describes. Not sure what the problem was yesterday.

Thanks!
by BillH
21 Mar 2019 15:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change map locator symbol
Replies: 21
Views: 800

Re: Change map locator symbol

tatewise wrote:BTW: Any mention of an external browser, such as Bill referring to Google Chrome, is irrelevant because the Map Window is always internal to FH and always uses the Internet Explorer Shell browser engine.


Oops, just another one of my senior moments. :oops:
by BillH
21 Mar 2019 00:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Map Window Location search field question
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: Map Window Location search field question

Bob,

Good to know I'm not alone. Maybe someone else will be able to explain the lists.

Thanks,
by BillH
20 Mar 2019 23:57
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change map locator symbol
Replies: 21
Views: 800

Re: Change map locator symbol

BobWard wrote:the cross-hair remains in the middle of the display window, but the search location begins to move off-center.

I think I may have said it poorly, your description is better. This is what happens for me even if I first use the slider bar. Same thing happens if I first use the scroll wheel.
by BillH
20 Mar 2019 23:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Map Window Location search field question
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Map Window Location search field question

When I enter something in the Location field on the right side of the map window and then click on the search button (green button with white arrow), I get strange lists of locations to choose from. If I enter New York and click on the button, my list has 12 entries. All of them say "New York, ...
by BillH
20 Mar 2019 23:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change map locator symbol
Replies: 21
Views: 800

Re: Change map locator symbol

I then moved the slider bar up & down and the cross hair stayed in the correct position at all zoom levels. Then I placed my mouse cursor inside the Map window and rotated the scroll wheel back & forth. The Map display zoomed in & out with the cross hair staying on the correct location ...
by BillH
13 Mar 2019 23:42
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: New User - issues importing to FH from Ancestry.com
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: New User - issues importing to FH from Ancestry.com

Barb,

If you do want to look at the log files, in Windows they are in the Log Files folder within your project folder.

example: C:\My Documents\FH\project_name\project_name.fh_data\Log Files
by BillH
13 Mar 2019 18:47
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: importing data from non Gedcom
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: importing data from non Gedcom

John,

Did you create the zip file using Family Historian's File > Backup/Restore command? If so you should be able to restore it using File > Backup/Restore > Restore Backup...
by BillH
28 Feb 2019 03:59
Forum: General
Topic: Grave and memorial inscriptions
Replies: 15
Views: 2080

Re: Grave and memorial inscriptions

One query, which hopefully BillH will be able to answer - do I have to make a separate entry for each person mentioned on the gravestone? Chris, I have not created any new entries on Bilion Graves. I believe you would have to have a separate entry for each person. On Find a Grave you don't have to ...
by BillH
21 Feb 2019 00:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media file size
Replies: 4
Views: 347

Re: Media file size

Phil, My project folder is about 3.9 GB in size of which about 2.9 GB is media. All together I have about 3000 media in the project. FH has no problems opening quickly. Some of the media is smaller in size (census images, birth certificate images, etc.), but I do have a lot of photos taken with my c...
by BillH
14 Feb 2019 21:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Question on registration info in Help > About
Replies: 9
Views: 548

Re: Question on registration info in Help > About

I see I'm not the only one that got confused. :D I too have no option to register, but I'm sure I registered in the past. I was a bit confused over being registered and being licensed. I thought maybe there was a way to tell if you were licensed or not, but I guess the only way is to try to run a pl...
by BillH
14 Feb 2019 16:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Question on registration info in Help > About
Replies: 9
Views: 548

Question on registration info in Help > About

In her posting 16599|Transfer downloaded Version 6 to previously used computer Sheila has a screen print showing that FH is registered to her. image1.jpg I looked at my Help and it doesn't show that it is registered to me. image2.jpg I am able to run plugins just fine. Is there an explanation for wh...
by BillH
13 Feb 2019 00:35
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Norway Census Templates updated
Replies: 0
Views: 247

Norway Census Templates updated

For those of you who are interested, my Norway Census Templates (Bills Norway Census Templates) have been updated to include the 1891 Norway Census. They can be found in the Knowledge Base here: fhugdownloads:contents:template_census_norway_1801-1900|> Ancestral Sources Template ~ Census Norway 1801...
by BillH
13 Feb 2019 00:31
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Places and Addresses when importing from TMG
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Re: Places and Addresses when importing from TMG

The solution either involves putting address & place details together as above for granular mapping, or adding some duplication from the Place into the Address to make it unique. In this situation what I do is add enough information to the address so that I can tell the two addresses apart in t...
by BillH
09 Feb 2019 18:26
Forum: Research
Topic: Ingvald Marius Iversen
Replies: 24
Views: 1267

Re: Ingvald Marius Iversen

I just want to thank everyone that helped me try to find out more about where Ingvald died. While we were unable to track him down in that regard, you did provide me with excellent sources of information which I have bookmarked and will no doubt use in the future. If I ever do find out what happened...
by BillH
07 Feb 2019 16:18
Forum: Research
Topic: Ingvald Marius Iversen
Replies: 24
Views: 1267

Re: Ingvald Marius Iversen

Brian, Thanks for the reply. Hadn't thought of Lloyds Register. I will have to poke around and see if I can find anything. Yes, Iversen is very common in Norway... kind of like Smith in the USA. All sons of anyone named Iver would have that name as well as any daughters if Iver lived in a large city...
by BillH
07 Feb 2019 16:09
Forum: Research
Topic: Ingvald Marius Iversen
Replies: 24
Views: 1267

Re: Ingvald Marius Iversen

Mike,

Yes, I had seen both the transcript and the image before. That is where my search began.

Thanks again for searching!

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