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by davidf
19 Sep 2019 22:15
Forum: General
Topic: What to call a person who is not a progenitor
Replies: 14
Views: 189

Re: What to call a person who is not a progenitor

Stand-alones? Are you using "progenitor" with a specifically religious meaning? I struggled with your original question because a "progenitor" to me is any biologically related ancestor, whilst you seem to be trying to define a sort of "earliest identified Grimbarian" or "First Generation Grimbarian...
by davidf
19 Sep 2019 21:54
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Can't stay signed in
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Re: Can't stay signed in

I did wonder if it was something to do with the recent move? I had similar problems starting a few weeks ago - so also wondered. It may be that the new themes set cookies that are less persistent? Anyway remembering to click the box on the log in page "Remember me" seems to do the trick (although y...
by davidf
17 Sep 2019 15:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Display relatives of indirect spouse
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Display relatives of indirect spouse

But if you want a diagram that will show the relationship between "a" and "j", a diagram showing ancestors of "e" and "f" won't do it? I tend to create a diagram for say "family "c" and then by right clicking in the diagram use "Insert into diagram" to bring in the tree for "h". Then I prune the sec...
by davidf
16 Sep 2019 14:26
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Umlauts and accents
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Re: Umlauts and accents

Since they are all the same place, there should be only one Place record regardless of all the spellings. (That is the same concept as people who should have only one Individual record regardless of their name spellings.) In a Place record the main name should be the most popular. The Standardized ...
by davidf
16 Sep 2019 12:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Umlauts and accents
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Re: Umlauts and accents

Evelyn, (Whether this lives under "Umlauts and accents" or gets moved to a new query, I am not sure) I would like to ask other people too how they handle different spellings of place names when writing queries. Especially where a name in English differs from the source in German. Hanover and Hannove...
by davidf
11 Sep 2019 09:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Linux with FH 5.0 (SOLVED)
Replies: 14
Views: 529

Re: Linux with FH 5.0

Please forgive my ignorance but what does AS stand for? AS- Ancestral Sources - a clever helper program for swift entry of information like census data into FH. Like FH it is a windows program (where it works well). Getting it to work under Linux/Wine it is not worth the effort to get it running (a...
by davidf
10 Sep 2019 14:29
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: FHUG on the move
Replies: 96
Views: 4790

Re: FHUG on the move

tatewise wrote:
08 Sep 2019 20:07
Try ticking the Remember me option in the Login dialogue.
Otherwise there is tendency for premature logout if you are not entering data.
Thanks that seems to suppress the problem
Never suffered from premature logout before - must be getting old (which I suppose is inevitable)
by davidf
10 Sep 2019 14:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Linux with FH 5.0 (SOLVED)
Replies: 14
Views: 529

Re: Linux with FH 5.0

Just wondering if FamilyHistorian versions 5 or 6 can be run in a Linux OS. I use Linux Mint 19.1 on my other computer and love it. I'd really like to have my FamilyHistorian program running on my Linux Mint machine, because FamilyHistorian is the only thing keeping me tied to Windows. If I can hav...
by davidf
08 Sep 2019 19:48
Forum: Research
Topic: Reliability of Registrations and Certificates (E&W)
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Reliability of Registrations and Certificates (E&W)

I am trying to track down a possible child (now an adult) who was adopted out of a family. This is in England and Wales Looking for the birth registration I expected to find a female child whose surname matched the mother's surname - usually a sign of an illegitimate birth; If that child was then ad...
by davidf
08 Sep 2019 19:23
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: FHUG on the move
Replies: 96
Views: 4790

Re: FHUG on the move

Since the changes I have found that I lose my login status when navigating between a post page and an index. I don't think it is a change in my browser addins (FHUG cookies are whitelisted). If it is a known problem following recent forum changes I will live(!) with the problem rather than launch a ...
by davidf
27 Aug 2019 10:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Best way to input information
Replies: 18
Views: 1051

Re: Best way to input information

If you are literally just transcribing from one system to another it may not matter too much. But If you are taking it as an opportunity to validate your previous research I would move person to person within each family group checking all the "essential records" (BMD CB & census/1939 +WW1 records -...
by davidf
13 May 2019 16:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Editing witness roles
Replies: 4
Views: 411

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: 809

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: 68
Views: 5018

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 want. (See...
by davidf
29 Apr 2019 18:17
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Re: Create Individual Shortcut
Replies: 14
Views: 931

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: 931

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: 1126

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: 931

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: 931

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 Desktop. ...
by davidf
29 Apr 2019 13:59
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Research Planner enhancements
Replies: 10
Views: 817

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: 1448

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: 626

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 the ability ...
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: 626

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: Up...
by davidf
24 Apr 2019 11:26
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Re: Create Individual Shortcut
Replies: 14
Views: 931

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: 68
Views: 5018

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...