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by davidf
17 Nov 2019 22:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Display different set of fact types
Replies: 11
Views: 892

Re: Display different set of fact types

OK this is now bugging me, so I went to the CoE Website : There is no difference between a christening service and a baptism service. Some churches will use the word ‘baptism’ and some the word ‘christening’. The moment when your child has water poured or wiped on their head is the actual baptism an...
by davidf
16 Nov 2019 17:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Display different set of fact types
Replies: 11
Views: 892

Re: Display different set of fact types

Without wishing to stir up any pointless circling of definitionless arguments, I'd just add that the Book of Common Prayer, which defined the services for the Church of England for centuries, has three similar service called, from memory, something like the Order of Publick Baptism of Infants, the ...
by davidf
16 Nov 2019 16:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: A question on Sources
Replies: 22
Views: 1243

Re: A question on Sources

I think Jane highlights two distinct aspects of what you put into FH. First, what you want to display in reports or diagrams - which is very dependent on Facts and what you enter in the left-hand side of the Individual's property box. Here you have play by FH's rules, or at least work in sympathy wi...
by davidf
15 Nov 2019 17:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: A question on Sources
Replies: 22
Views: 1243

Re: A question on Sources

We used to believe that the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Roll of Honour website was sacrosanct, but they changed their underlying technology (and massively improved search access etc - possibly as a consequence) and the old URLs went with the old technology. As an aside I do wish that sites th...
by davidf
15 Nov 2019 16:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Query on occupations
Replies: 8
Views: 630

Re: Query on occupations

Welcome to FHUG

Are you running a query on Individuals or Facts?

I think you need to select "Facts" in the General Tab
Then in the Rows Tab "Excluded Unless =FactLabel(%FACT%) matches "Occupation"

That works for me
by davidf
14 Nov 2019 15:31
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Drag and Drop between projects
Replies: 9
Views: 1491

Re: Drag and Drop between projects

... Anyway, such a feature only gets used infrequently, so does not significantly improve efficiency. Well such a feature does not get used at all, because it is not there! It may only be infrequently used for you , but others with different workflows (particularly those that involve family reconst...
by davidf
13 Nov 2019 13:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: I lost media files from my FH project
Replies: 9
Views: 721

Re: I lost media files from my FH project

BTW: Opening a GEDCOM file that is embedded within a valid Project structure will always open the Project and NOT the GEDCOM on its own. Go and try it. So it does! That blows my theory as to how I screwed up a project a few years ago when I first started using projects! The OP's issue seem to be un...
by davidf
13 Nov 2019 13:38
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Drag and Drop between projects
Replies: 9
Views: 1491

Re: Drag and Drop between projects

Mike ... I would rather that Calico Pie spent their time & effort on more useful features. Thanks for the info about RM and how they handle drag and drop. I suppose it all boils down to how one organises their research. I work on a 15" lap-top (albeit with a relatively good resolution 1920x1080) whi...
by davidf
13 Nov 2019 01:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: I lost media files from my FH project
Replies: 9
Views: 721

Re: I lost media files from my FH project

Mike,

Has the OP originally created a project (complete with file structure) but then reopened the GEDcom file by clicking on the file icon (rather than on the fh_proj icon)? If so will updates have potentially got things tangled?

Are they using the "project window" (the safer way to start FH)?
by davidf
13 Nov 2019 00:50
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Drag and Drop between projects
Replies: 9
Views: 1491

Re: Drag and Drop between projects

Roots Magic can do drag and drop according to their website (https://www.rootsmagic.com/RootsMagic/Features.aspx). So there must be a way to do some of this functionality. The conceptual design is probably relatively simple but the actual system design would be complex. In most cases I would image t...
by davidf
08 Nov 2019 17:57
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH Version 7
Replies: 21
Views: 1382

Re: FH Version 7

Helen, I would say actually making the move is no more difficult than upgrading from say Windows XP to Windows 7 (unless of course you up grade by doing a simultaneous hardware upgrade - buying a new machine). The time involved is because of the degree of choice! There is always a balance between sa...
by davidf
08 Nov 2019 16:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH Version 7
Replies: 21
Views: 1382

Re: FH Version 7

I am repeatedly advised to upgrade to Windows 10. Please accept that my lovely Sony all in one desktop is not compatible. Bits and pieces may stop working if it is upgraded. I may well continue to use it as I have virus protection and we dont do tax or banking on line. Thought of trying Linux? Linu...
by davidf
08 Nov 2019 15:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Is there a recommendable layperson's guide to copyright, privacy, etc?
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: Is there a recommendable layperson's guide to copyright, privacy, etc?

Copyright -- obviously you own the copyright in any original material you've produced, and facts can't be copyrighted, but have you included an material written by others in your research (even a transcription of a source?) Do you have a photo of your parents' wedding day? Who owns the copyright in...
by davidf
08 Nov 2019 09:22
Forum: Research
Topic: Find My Past
Replies: 7
Views: 848

Re: Find My Past

They (FMP) used (a few years ago) also write to subscribers telling them that their subscriptions were being extended by the same number of days - which I thought was a nice touch.

Seem to have stopped doing so?
by davidf
05 Nov 2019 01:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census entry if away from home
Replies: 21
Views: 1102

Re: Census entry if away from home

I appreciate the point of recording the information as you say. But as an example, if a child is staying with his grandparents at one address and his parents at another if you record the information as you suggest the child would not be linked to his parents would they? Do we need to check that the...
by davidf
05 Nov 2019 01:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Reinstalling FH
Replies: 9
Views: 515

Re: Reinstalling FH

The password manager solution is not enough if you have a downloaded installation file instead of a CD. I suggest an archive as per the how_to:family_historian_installation_details#installation_archive|> Installation Archive advice. That archive folder should form part of your standard backup regim...
by davidf
04 Nov 2019 17:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Reinstalling FH
Replies: 9
Views: 515

Re: Reinstalling FH

Jane's intervention ("going above and beyond what FHUG does") should offer a solution to your immediate problem. (Most of us I suspect have suffered similar problems because you can never remember what happened years ago when you installed the software!) I address this problem through a feature of m...
by davidf
04 Nov 2019 15:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census entry if away from home
Replies: 21
Views: 1102

Re: Census entry if away from home

I think I am "stretching" towards thinking: Residence is an habitual "fact" - I am a UK resident, I could call my home "my residence", (a bit "grand" for a modest dwelling) Death notices often say "he died 'at his residence'" This is a key bit of information for family historians and distinct from a...
by davidf
04 Nov 2019 13:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census entry if away from home
Replies: 21
Views: 1102

Re: Census entry if away from home

FYI: GEDCOM Standard 5.5 definition says: RESI {RESIDENCE}:= The act of dwelling at an address for a period of time. GEDCOM Draft 5.5.1 definition says: RESI {RESIDENCE}:= An address or place of residence that a family or individual resided. So it is down to interpretation as to how long establishe...
by davidf
04 Nov 2019 12:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census entry if away from home
Replies: 21
Views: 1102

Re: Census entry if away from home

The other thing to remember is that there is an assumption behind, "away from home". Do we actually know he/she was "away from home" and that they were not actually "at home" for some reason - fostered or informally adopted out, major family breakdown, child actually living with their genetic father...
by davidf
03 Nov 2019 10:53
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census entry if away from home
Replies: 21
Views: 1102

Re: Census entry if away from home

... You may think the family is unrelated to the child, but it may turn out later that there is some relationship, otherwise why is he residing there? It is often worth recording details of the household where "strays" are found at a census. My GGF was a stray in an 1800's census, but it made sense...
by davidf
02 Nov 2019 12:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to list Names that begin with Van ---
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Re: How to list Names that begin with Van ---

Is there an established view of how names like: Simon de Vere Michael du Bois Ursula von der Leyen William of Normandy Henry of Wales Herbert von Karajan Jacqueline du Pré Manuel de Falla Leonardo DiCaprio Leonardo di ser Perio da Vinci Charles de Batz-Castelmore d'Artagnan Should be entered? I woul...
by davidf
30 Oct 2019 13:07
Forum: Research
Topic: Online course just started
Replies: 10
Views: 846

Re: Online course just started

... but the student contact was too much like Facebook comments as the student discussion was not directed. There were some quite scathing personal comments ... This is a problem that I have seen with some FutureLearn courses (and more limited experience with other similar providers). On some cours...
by davidf
29 Oct 2019 16:34
Forum: Research
Topic: Online course just started
Replies: 10
Views: 846

Re: Online course just started

I have tended to find the ISOGG wiki "heavy going"

That rather points the finger at the likes of Leicester University? (Who do do some FutureLearn Courses)
by davidf
29 Oct 2019 16:08
Forum: Research
Topic: Online course just started
Replies: 10
Views: 846

Re: Online course just started

ColeValleyGirl wrote:
29 Oct 2019 15:58
... or a more detailed look at DNA.
Anyone know anyone in the likes of ISOGG? It's not just Universities who produce courses for Future Learn (and similar). Perhaps they might find the platform a useful education tool?