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by davidf
10 Feb 2019 19:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Family Partnership Diagram Text Scheme
Replies: 13
Views: 372

Re: Family Partnership Diagram Text Scheme

Mike The consequences of picking up a Gedcom as a complex FT to work on (all events are likely to be present)! But it raises some interesting issues 1) I had picked up the Catherine of Aragon divorce date error. 2) In respect of Catherine Howard: "Marriage" in Gedcom terms is an "Even...
by davidf
10 Feb 2019 16:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Family Partnership Diagram Text Scheme
Replies: 13
Views: 372

Re: Family Partnership Diagram Text Scheme

Thanks that seems to do the trick. I will experiment a bit with the original experimental file to see if I can create exceptional situations such as you suggested in your previous post.
by davidf
10 Feb 2019 14:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Family Partnership Diagram Text Scheme
Replies: 13
Views: 372

Re: Family Partnership Diagram Text Scheme

Ah, yes that looks far healthier! And I think I understand the explanation! Screenshot from 2019-02-10 14-08-35.png Now bend my mind to the widowed/widower information: Original thoughts: Either introduce a final line for each marriage that did not end in divorce (or separation?) as defined by the s...
by davidf
10 Feb 2019 11:59
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Family Partnership Diagram Text Scheme
Replies: 13
Views: 372

Re: Family Partnership Diagram Text Scheme

Mike Trying to apply apply the attached text scheme (found the way to export it!) to a more well known family tree (extract only!) Screenshot from 2019-02-10 11-44-07.png I find there are still problems! (Which I think are the ones I struggled with when I last gave this issue a chew). 1) Catherine o...
by davidf
08 Feb 2019 21:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Family Partnership Diagram Text Scheme
Replies: 13
Views: 372

Re: Family Partnership Diagram Text Scheme

Ah, no sooner posted that I find an indexing error in my Divorce Template!
by davidf
08 Feb 2019 20:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Family Partnership Diagram Text Scheme
Replies: 13
Views: 372

Re: Family Partnership Diagram Text Scheme

Mike, Thanks for your suggestions which I have incorporated (as well as tidying up things like text cases) In respect of "the problem", I attach an "everyone digram" based on the same Gedcom, but without changing any facts. Careful viewing shows that there appears to be an indexi...
by davidf
07 Feb 2019 18:26
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Family Partnership Diagram Text Scheme
Replies: 13
Views: 372

Family Partnership Diagram Text Scheme

16590|2nd Marriage & 2 Relationship says: ... Edit the Marriage item in two areas. Set the Template to: Marr: %INDI.FAMS[1+]>MARR.DATE:COMPACT% in %INDI.FAMS[1+]>MARR.PLAC:TIDY% The looping [1+] index is what yields Marriage events for multiple Family as Spouse entries. Under Box Type set all e...
by davidf
15 Dec 2018 10:08
Forum: General
Topic: Grave and memorial inscriptions
Replies: 10
Views: 1329

Re: Grave and memorial inscriptions

As with all "genealogy" resources, its horses for courses. I see very little point in creating an additional "photo resource" - that would seem a diminution of voluntary effort and provided pictures can be linked to, why duplicate? There is however I think a need for local enhanc...
by davidf
22 Aug 2017 10:24
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Quick Link Creator
Replies: 45
Views: 8841

Re: Quick Link Creator

I have my various research projects spread across a number of project files. It would be very useful to have a link in a FH diagram box to take you to a person in another project file. For instance in my US research file to be able to add a link in an immigrant's details back to the individual or th...
by davidf
22 Aug 2017 10:05
Forum: Research
Topic: UK Historical County Mapping Software
Replies: 42
Views: 10507

Re: UK Historical County Mapping Software

Trying to place a pin on a map is often a fruitless task - and sometimes misleading. For example: ⋅ I am current researching someone whose mother according to a census was born in "Oxford". This probably means the city, but could mean the county. ⋅ Another census says &...
by davidf
10 Mar 2017 19:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: "Shires" and "Counties"
Replies: 24
Views: 4971

Re: "Shires" and "Counties"

(England) Local Government reorganisation in 1974 has a lot to answer for! I suspect reorganisations in Scotland (introduction of Regional Councils) and Wales ("new counties") cause similar problems. Irish partition also causes its own problems. I was once trained in data analysis, so am v...
by davidf
24 Feb 2017 14:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: New User: how many projects for a family tree?
Replies: 15
Views: 3933

Re: New User: how many projects for a family tree?

FH does not seem to be put off by the amount that you throw at it so there is much to be said for everything in a single project. FH is not very good (if at all) at sharing data between projects - so you cannot have a common masterfile of sources that is used by two projects. However I think there a...
by davidf
24 Feb 2017 13:23
Forum: Research
Topic: How wide to go? (Cousins)
Replies: 12
Views: 3121

Re: How wide to go? (Cousins)

How wide you go is surely up to you and why you do this hobby. I find the main restriction is on my time; I like my tree to be well researched rather than massive. I used to pencil in bits of tree researched by relatives; but I find I need to treat such branches with caution - I don't necessarily ha...
by davidf
24 Feb 2017 12:25
Forum: Research
Topic: Married to each other twice.
Replies: 9
Views: 2414

Re: Married to each other twice.

I also have an example in my family tree: Marriages Dec 1913 (>99%) Surname First name(s) Spouse District Vol Page Willett Wilfred L Stenhouse Kensington 1a 403 Stenhouse Eileen E J Willett Kensington 1a 403 Marriages Sep 1914 (>99%) Surname First name(s) Spouse District Vol Page WILLETT Wilfred L S...
by davidf
22 Nov 2016 16:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Icons, Expressions Diagrams
Replies: 14
Views: 2974

Re: Icons, Expressions Diagrams

Ultimately any icon relating to a marriage is potentially misleading when attached to an individual. What is required is the ability to add the icon to the "marriage" line!. At the moment the marriage line can carry a bit of information about the status of the relationship but that is it. ...
by davidf
21 Nov 2016 15:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Copying Source Records to a New Project
Replies: 7
Views: 1386

Re: Copying Source Records to a New Project

Mike, Sorry, that last post makes so little sense to me (even after a week-end of pondering, experimenting and "cleaning up") that I do not know how to even ask for clarification - I must be in a different mind warp! The "guidance" on Add Source From Template for the original plu...
by davidf
18 Nov 2016 21:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Copying Source Records to a New Project
Replies: 7
Views: 1386

Re: Copying Source Records to a New Project

The assumption behind the recommendation to merge all records into a single project is that everyone is potentially related or that you are willing to show people as related. Sometimes you do a project that you expect to be completely separate. For instance, a while ago a number of WW1 soldiers' bod...
by davidf
15 Nov 2016 18:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to Handle People With Multiple Names
Replies: 18
Views: 2550

Re: How to Handle People With Multiple Names

Recording people by their birth names is I agree the cleanest way forward but you need a way to handle the cases where this does not work because you do not know for certain what the birth surname was. I have adopted a convention that helps me. 1) You have a woman "marrying-in" but you do ...
by davidf
14 Nov 2016 12:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Lookup Ancestry BMD Records
Replies: 8
Views: 1678

Re: Lookup Ancestry BMD Records

How you regards the GRO index is fine. I think of it as secondary simply because it is not an image. The image itself is primary. I'm inclined to agree, indices are secondary as they index other documents. If the image is of the original document, I would agree that it is primary because it is the ...
by davidf
12 Nov 2016 00:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Help with expressions for icons on diagram boxes
Replies: 9
Views: 1616

Re: Help with expressions for icons on diagram boxes

On a slightly different tack, what are you trying to indicate? I tend to use diagrams as my main display during research, so like the diagram boxes to be very rich in terms of detail. Ideally I would like to be able to see "at a glance" how reliable I feel each fact is and to answer the q...
by davidf
11 Nov 2016 19:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Help with expressions for icons on diagram boxes
Replies: 9
Views: 1616

Re: Help with expressions for icons on diagram boxes

I have experimented with icons on diagram boxes but ended up abandoning most of it because it ceased to be helpful. For instance what do you do if someone has married twice but you only have a certificate for one of the marriages? Ideally what I would like to be able to do is to put the icon next to...
by davidf
08 Apr 2016 12:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH 6.2 - FindMyPast Hints
Replies: 59
Views: 12130

Re: FH 6.2 - FindMyPast Hints

David, the initial set of 'hints' is a special one off scenario that will never happen again. Once you have accepted/rejected them, only new Individuals added to your tree, or new documents appearing in FMP will raise new 'hints', that will probably need deeper evaluation. So most of your suggestio...
by davidf
07 Apr 2016 21:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH 6.2 - FindMyPast Hints
Replies: 59
Views: 12130

Re: FH 6.2 - FindMyPast Hints

I think I am using the Hints correctly, so this may be more a case of a wish list for version 2 My Great-Grandfather shows 8 hints whoopie ! ? The Hints webpage (the page you get to one click from the focus window) then shows: - 1845 Birth in Wigton - spurious: different family - 1901 Census in Hudd...
by davidf
06 Apr 2016 18:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH 6.2 - FindMyPast Hints
Replies: 59
Views: 12130

Re: FH 6.2 - FindMyPast Hints

Dangerous comment, considering I don't have a World subs to FMP, but this sounds odd. Subscriptions are not generally tied to the URL. I got my UK subs for FMP via the co.uk site but I can log onto the .com site with my FMP details and successfully do queries there. Interesting and thanks for point...
by davidf
05 Apr 2016 21:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH 6.2 - FindMyPast Hints
Replies: 59
Views: 12130

Re: FH 6.2 - FindMyPast Hints

Mike, no doubt FMP will improve their API over time -- if it's in their commercial interest to do so. Perhaps Calico Pie will be able to exert some influence, as may other software providers who decide to take advantage of the API. But given that I think just changing findmypast. co.uk / to findmyp...

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