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by davidf
14 Jun 2020 09:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Query to show Source notes
Replies: 8
Views: 1046

Re: Query to show Source notes

Mike, I think many of us would have put the "pg 8" on the end of the "Where within Source field" - freeing up the note for other things. If you use this note field only for the page number you can reference it in an expression. If you use the field for multiple uses but want to be able to pick out t...
by davidf
12 Jun 2020 12:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Property Box: Facts Tag
Replies: 6
Views: 928

Re: Property Box: Facts Tag

Your use of witnesses is very interesting. I am used to the concept of witnesses to marriages, but have never transferred the concept to other situations. Within FH (and possibly more widely within Genealogy) the use of the term "witness" differs from what many normally accept. (This may have its r...
by davidf
11 Jun 2020 12:53
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Property Box: Facts Tag
Replies: 6
Views: 928

Re: Property Box: Facts Tag

I have a European Royal Families project (which I tend to have open when watching a complex history program on TV - it helps to see who was who!). I tend to use diagrams - you don't mention your preferred viewing style - Reports, Websites? In my diagram text schema I make use of the Titles fact whic...
by davidf
05 Jun 2020 15:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Very wide text
Replies: 3
Views: 701

Re: Very wide text

Another alternative is to transpose the table so the column headings (of which there are too many to fit width wise) go down the page and the names (of which there are probably sufficiently few to fit the page width) go across the page. If you have a spreadsheet most have the ability to copy a well ...
by davidf
05 Jun 2020 10:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Network Installation
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Re: Network Installation

Presumably though you need to add the caveat that the program or more accurately the data files are not designed for simultaneous use by more than one user!

Plus preferences and customisations are installation independent.
by davidf
04 Jun 2020 21:34
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Wrong version of MS word opens
Replies: 14
Views: 2102

Re: Wrong version of MS word opens

You could always install Libre Office and set it as the default application? ;)
by davidf
03 Jun 2020 10:33
Forum: Research
Topic: DIRECT G4
Replies: 11
Views: 1670

Re: DIRECT G4

That's one of those (few) times when I want this forum to have a "Like" button! Of course!
by davidf
03 Jun 2020 09:06
Forum: Research
Topic: DIRECT G4
Replies: 11
Views: 1670

Re: DIRECT G4

I am not sure, I do suspect it is one users tags, so maybe just worth ignoring, Probably true, but it's lockdown so let's chew it over! There's no real pattern. On one entry, Both Parents have a Direct G4 tag and only one of the 4 siblings has a Direct G3 tag, none the children appears to carry tag...
by davidf
03 Jun 2020 07:26
Forum: Research
Topic: DIRECT G4
Replies: 11
Views: 1670

Re: DIRECT G4

That was my thought. Does it look as if there is a root person - either some distant ancestor or the compiler? Do you also have "Indirect G3" etc.? If you do you might be able to work out what qualified to be "direct". It could be a strict interpretation of ancestor / descendent of the root person, ...
by davidf
01 Jun 2020 12:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Inherited Titles & Property
Replies: 6
Views: 747

Re: Inherited Titles & Property

... I have baronets without lord of the manor, baronets who were also lord of the manor and lords of the manor who were not baronets. ... I have always assumed that Baron X of Y and Lord of the Manor of Y are different titles - even if they are usually held by the same person. Different titles can ...
by davidf
01 Jun 2020 11:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Inherited Titles & Property
Replies: 6
Views: 747

Re: Inherited Titles & Property

If someone had a title you can add this either via a title "fact" or through the "more ..." indicator alongside the name in the property box. The later takes you to a dialogue with an Add button - which then prompts you to add another name or a title. Personally I find adding a fact more straight fo...
by davidf
01 Jun 2020 10:49
Forum: Research
Topic: broken Branch Surname ABLIT and/or ABLITT
Replies: 5
Views: 1113

Re: broken Branch Surname ABLIT and/or ABLITT

Peter Can we separate your issue into what I see as two issues: The Genealogical Issue of complex but uncertain families The recording of such families within FH 1. Uncertain Families You have a marriage under one surname, the births of some children with the same surname (or slight variation) in th...
by davidf
30 May 2020 16:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Military Service & Sources
Replies: 7
Views: 1110

Re: Military Service & Sources

And "No", I have no idea yet how I want this info to appear in reports, but I just want to avoid potential problems if possible. That last sentence is really the killer! Fundamental to the question is how you wish to use FH. I see two general approaches. To use FH as a means to produce "finished" r...
by davidf
27 May 2020 15:09
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Death & Burial entries
Replies: 7
Views: 1230

Re: Death & Burial entries

Thanks Lorna Is the process detailed anywhere (a quick search tends to detail the current electronic process) - this would seem to indicate that death certification (by the state) happened post burial and that burials could happen based on what authority? Presumably just the examining physician? Did...
by davidf
27 May 2020 14:04
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Death & Burial entries
Replies: 7
Views: 1230

Re: Death & Burial entries

... on the [US] death certificates it also gives the date and place of burial, and the name of the funeral director.... Presumably it gives the planned date and place of burial - which in all likelihood is where they are eventually buried. Certainly in the UK the death certificate is the document t...
by davidf
27 May 2020 10:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Marking and connecting DNA relatives
Replies: 9
Views: 1273

Re: Marking and connecting DNA relatives

To answer this surely you have to be very clear what you are wanting FH to do . FH will hold what ever genealogy data you want and if you want to hold a "linkage" between two people (or two "pools") there are various ways of doing it ("Associated person" - accessed by right-clicking on the name in t...
by davidf
18 May 2020 15:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Cannot start Family Historian
Replies: 22
Views: 2897

Re: Cannot start Family Historian

Hi, Please help! I have just purchased version 6 FH & successfully installed from CD, then upgraded online to v6.2.7. FH works well except that on random? occasions it will not start - the splash screen appears, then nothing. To restart, I have had to switch off AVG antivirus and Windows Defender f...
by davidf
14 May 2020 12:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Modifying "Contains Text" Standard Query
Replies: 8
Views: 1112

Re: Modifying "Contains Text" Standard Query

Thanks, I had not realised the scope of ContainsText (which is why I was sad in my last post :( ) I had tried %FACT% contains "parameter". The standard Contains Text Query is Individual based so just returns the Individuals (which may be all that is desired). But if you set it up as a Fact based Que...
by davidf
14 May 2020 10:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Modifying "Contains Text" Standard Query
Replies: 8
Views: 1112

Re: Modifying "Contains Text" Standard Query

What exactly do you mean by " Egremont, Cumberland. It is not set up as a place name "? If you have entered "Egremont" in any place field for any fact, the "place" is set up. If you have not entered "Egrement" in any place field, where is it entered in FH? In a transcription in a fact, citation or s...
by davidf
13 May 2020 16:17
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Media directory name - case issue
Replies: 9
Views: 1394

Re: Media directory name - case issue

Linux filenames (and folder names) are case significant. Windows 10 can be set to allow case significant file (and presumably folder) names. (ref: https://www.howtogeek.com/354220/how-to-enable-case-sensitive-folders-on-windows-10/ ) How this impacts on emulators and virtual machines particularly if...
by davidf
13 May 2020 14:51
Forum: Research
Topic: Build description.
Replies: 9
Views: 1912

Re: Build description.

Are the columns (L) & (R) of the sample you give us even in the same hand? We can try and do some comparisons, because they are in the same style, but have to be wary if they are in different hands. I started to try and do a comparison of the Upper case letters: The B of "Bro" (L) look similar to th...
by davidf
12 May 2020 16:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Linked errors with new media
Replies: 39
Views: 3307

Re: Linked errors with new media

I know it is up to Calico Pie to decide how to "solve" acknowledged issues, but ... Isn't this problem in how _ASID numbers are assigned (sequential by @Oxx@ tree?)? If the _ASID number included the relevant @Ix@ @Fy@ etc reference couldn't this problem be avoided? (e.g. _ASID 11 @F10@) 0 @O12@ OBJE...
by davidf
12 May 2020 12:00
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Who should you add to your tree?
Replies: 13
Views: 2265

Re: Who should you add to your tree?

In defence of third cousins! There is value in tracing back down from ancestors to your own generation +/-1. Often I find that by tracing down I discover 3rd 4th or even 5th cousins. Whilst I will not publish trees showing them (as they are living and not knowing them I feel it is a bit of a cheek j...
by davidf
11 May 2020 13:53
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Deleted Media files
Replies: 4
Views: 846

Re: Deleted Media files

... with a view to going back to my original file and give the picture a name so it would be easy for me to trace going forward. ... There is an argument for not doing this. Once you have attached a newly downloaded/loaded media file to a media record, give the media record a meaningful title - it ...