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by davidf
13 May 2019 16:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Editing witness roles
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Editing witness roles

Mike Is the method you describe the one that became established before FH supported witnesses? I must admit I have been toying with the OPs approach. You enter the Census details under the Head of Household and set everyone else as a witness. Where the head of household is not in the tree you set up...
by davidf
08 May 2019 12:11
Forum: General
Topic: What will we do with our research?
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: What will we do with our research?

If you are a member of the Guild of One Name Studies they have a facility for taking data and putting it into TNG format. That of course relies on the continued existence of the Guild - and over a really long horizon not much can be guaranteed. County Archives are another possibility, but I suspect ...
by davidf
01 May 2019 11:37
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: A simple to-do list
Replies: 66
Views: 3596

Re: A simple to-do list

I have created a custom fact type Research Research / Todo / Task facts take you part of the way. If the fact relates to Individuals (or by relatively easy? extension to families) you are arguably "there" - and the Research Planner suite of queries and reports does most of what you might ...
by davidf
29 Apr 2019 18:17
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Re: Create Individual Shortcut
Replies: 14
Views: 554

Re: Create Individual Shortcut

Regarding ' hyperlinks ', the examples you give are designed into the target application (HTML URL specification, LibreOffice product, Thunderbird Plugin). To achieve something similar with FH would require a design upgrade, but as you correctly say not all GEDCOM database components can be uniquel...
by davidf
29 Apr 2019 17:50
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Re: Create Individual Shortcut
Replies: 14
Views: 554

Re: Create Individual Shortcut

David, what matters in the context of Plugins is how they can ' discover ' that Desktop full file path and then save a text file there. The problem that Plugin authors face is that they cannot experiment on a Linux/WINE platform or a MacOS/Crossover platform without involving users such as yourself...
by davidf
29 Apr 2019 17:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: New Version or update for modern Windows
Replies: 10
Views: 809

Re: New Version or update for modern Windows

Watching this thread and had a look at how my system FH 6.2.7 Wine 3.0.4 Bionic Lubuntu 18.04 LTS (64 bit) on an i5 8th Gen Processor with 8GB RAM (also running Firefox, Thunderbird, Zim, Rhythmbox, Clementine etc - i.e. fairly heavily loaded but not graphics intensive) Screen 1910x1080 Manipulating...
by davidf
29 Apr 2019 15:15
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Re: Create Individual Shortcut
Replies: 14
Views: 554

Re: Create Individual Shortcut

Hyperlinks only work with Web servers so would not work for this. In respect of Jane's comment about hyperlinks, I may be using the wrong phraseology but I am looking for the ability to create a link in a document (Todo list, WP document, etc) that lives within my system to another document (or pla...
by davidf
29 Apr 2019 14:48
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Re: Create Individual Shortcut
Replies: 14
Views: 554

Re: Create Individual Shortcut

I'm using Wine under Linux (Lubuntu 18.04 LTS) but not Crossover. I'm managing reasonably well and beginning to see what I originally classified as limitations as differences (e.g. modality/focus of dialogues). Re "Windows Desktop". On my installation, it seems to shortcut back to my Linux...
by davidf
29 Apr 2019 13:59
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Research Planner enhancements
Replies: 10
Views: 548

Re: Research Planner enhancements

Helen In the research planner plugin I would like to see if it can work for families as well as individuals (Not being able to add facts to other record types means I think that we have to restrict it to that - otherwise we become the same as Jane's Private Notes method which whilst very flexible is...
by davidf
29 Apr 2019 13:38
Forum: Research
Topic: Find My Past appears to have the new GRO Index
Replies: 13
Views: 1049

Re: Find My Past appears to have the new GRO Index

The Mother's Maiden Name as recorded in GRO Index can also present the unwary researcher with problems when no corresponding Marriage Index entry can be found, as it suggests a variety of possibilities (apart from simple miss-indexing), including she was married before and the marriage was only ind...
by davidf
24 Apr 2019 14:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: To Do Lists / Work Management: What External Apps may people use?
Replies: 3
Views: 469

Re: To Do Lists / Work Management: What External Apps may people use?

Use of Zim for genealogical Work Management The advantages and disadvantage of using an external app I have found myself using this application more and more to help manage various genealogical projects that I find myself jumping between. The loose "wiki" structure helps enable this and th...
by davidf
24 Apr 2019 12:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: To Do Lists / Work Management: What External Apps may people use?
Replies: 3
Views: 469

To Do Lists / Work Management: What External Apps may people use?

There has been a three page (so far) thread developing on the New Wish List Requests Forum headed A simple to-do list . This has developed into a slightly wider discussion of means of managing our genealogical work. Some of us are trying to develop actions from this under the general headings of: &s...
by davidf
24 Apr 2019 11:26
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Re: Create Individual Shortcut
Replies: 14
Views: 554

Re: Create Individual Shortcut

In the discussion on A simple to do list I made the following comment. I have since been told that it is probably more appropriate to pursue this in the plugin forum After reading David's post it occurred to me that there's already something that could integrate with UK's Kalender: Jane's plug-in Cr...
by davidf
24 Apr 2019 10:55
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: A simple to-do list
Replies: 66
Views: 3596

Re: A simple to-do list

Updated Knowledgebase content for the major work-arounds Yes, this is what I'm planning to tackle myself first -- the two major approaches: Shared Notes/Named Lists, and then Custom Attributes plus the Research Planner plugin which builds on the Custom Attributes approach. In the process, I'll iden...
by davidf
23 Apr 2019 21:07
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: A simple to-do list
Replies: 66
Views: 3596

Re: A simple to-do list

Mervyn I think that you are right that we do not want to just recreate the "100 best ToDo List application" listings that can be found through any search. People who just want a to do list might be better internet searching. However there may be no harm in pointing out that there are some ...
by davidf
23 Apr 2019 16:42
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: A simple to-do list
Replies: 66
Views: 3596

Re: A simple to-do list

I'm watching quietly and taking notes! And may ask for contributions to the updated Knowledgebase article on the topic when I can dig a couple of days free from the mountain of other stuff. You have been active on this forum more than most, so I am hoping that you can pull something out of this! I ...
by davidf
23 Apr 2019 15:56
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: A simple to-do list
Replies: 66
Views: 3596

Re: A simple to-do list

After reading David's post it occurred to me that there's already something that could integrate with UK's Kalender: Jane's plug-in Create Individual Shortcut , which creates a small .cmd file. After trying this out, I can confirm that it appears to work: linking a reminder to the .cmd file as eith...
by davidf
22 Apr 2019 16:50
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: A simple to-do list
Replies: 66
Views: 3596

Re: A simple to-do list

tatewise wrote:For future reference it is mentioned in Knowledge Base > Create Work In Progress or Research To Do Lists near the end of the Introduction.

So that's where I found the reference! (Too many tabs open)
by davidf
22 Apr 2019 15:58
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: A simple to-do list
Replies: 66
Views: 3596

Re: A simple to-do list

A bit more digging and I have found Jane T's plug-in Find-Research-Notes! It's not in the plug-in store but is on Jane's blog . It does much of my previous musing (3 posts above) about being able to add a note with a custom tag anywhere and then being able to find it - using the standard FH "fi...
by davidf
21 Apr 2019 16:57
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: A simple to-do list
Replies: 66
Views: 3596

Re: A simple to-do list

davidf, I'm not ignoring you -- I'm just swamped with other stuff. Give me a few days to respond? Me neither - I know the feeling! I did have a reply in draft but lost it when I got logged out and I think someone else had posted to this thread! Trying again (and regularly copying to a separate text...
by davidf
16 Apr 2019 20:05
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Entering wife's maiden name and citation in Ancestral Sources
Replies: 10
Views: 441

Re: Entering wife's maiden name and citation in Ancestral Sources

By genealogy convention in FH & AS people are usually identified by their birth name including married women. How you implement the above when you "meet" a woman for the first time as a married woman and may not know here maiden name requires some form of personal convention. I use th...
by davidf
13 Apr 2019 16:03
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: A simple to-do list
Replies: 66
Views: 3596

Re: A simple to-do list

Helen I think I generally agree with your analysis. For a solution to (1) - your ' Simple To-Do List ', a stand alone application or the calendaring function of many email clients may already do what many people want, some of which I have mentioned: ⋅  ToDo.txt - which being text based int...
by davidf
12 Apr 2019 15:43
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: A simple to-do list
Replies: 66
Views: 3596

Re: A simple to-do list

David, thank you for your list, but everyone could come up with a variety of similar lists. Unfortunately, they don't really help us specify to FH what we want implemented. That needs a list of features that allow all manner of such lists to managed. You need to re-focus and think of what features ...
by davidf
12 Apr 2019 12:48
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: A simple to-do list
Replies: 66
Views: 3596

Re: A simple to-do list

list desired features in precedence order, rather than try to define essential and optional features. I am not sure we will get consensus on this - possibly falling back on trying to design the solution rather than think about the range of user requirements. My pennyworth of the range of things tha...
by davidf
12 Apr 2019 11:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Matching data from different censuses
Replies: 11
Views: 575

Re: Matching data from different censuses

My instinct is to not put multiple individuals on a single row, but split them across multiple rows as this permits more useful sorting and filtering (e.g by individual, by year, by address, by Head of Household). It also allows you to add BMD records for the individual who "owns" the row....

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