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by IanTS
04 Apr 2019 21:59
Forum: Research
Topic: Multiple instance of birth registration.
Replies: 19
Views: 2575

Re: Multiple instance of birth registration.

FYI ... As an aside to the above, in Scotland it is not unusual to find two separate Statutory Registrations of Births for the same child. I have quite a few in my family from the 1860’s and 1870’s. For example if the child’s mother returned to her parent’s home to give birth (not unusual for a firs...
by IanTS
10 Oct 2017 12:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: File Naming Convention
Replies: 17
Views: 4803

Re: File Naming Convention

Hi Mike ... To answer your question about the template ... yes and no ! I have been doing this for far too many years and started in the early days with a WORD document template for sources and just carried on using it. I used to spend long days at the NRS in Edinburgh before the age of technology ....
by IanTS
10 Oct 2017 11:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: File Naming Convention
Replies: 17
Views: 4803

Re: File Naming Convention

More food for thought ... hope it helps ... I have chosen to transcribe the entire registration within the “Text from Source” box. An example is below. In terms of naming conventions (your original question) I keep mine short and simple. The Source for the Birth below is called “Birth 1871 STEWART W...
by IanTS
10 Oct 2017 00:16
Forum: General Usage
Topic: File Naming Convention
Replies: 17
Views: 4803

Re: File Naming Convention

This may help ... here in Scotland there are indeed “complications” with Places in terms of the actual event and registration of BMD. For example ... in a marriage you need to decide whether to have the “Place” as the Registration District, or the actual location the Marriage took place in. The two ...
by IanTS
08 Oct 2017 20:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Publishing diagrams/trees in book size
Replies: 15
Views: 4771

Re: Publishing diagrams/trees in book size

Mike, agreed the £27 sounds a lot but it is a one time only purchase (I bought mine years ago) and it is still well supported with free lifetime updates and bug fixes. To me the linked diagram functionality has more than paid for itself over the last number of years. I just got fed up with trying to...
by IanTS
08 Oct 2017 20:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Publishing diagrams/trees in book size
Replies: 15
Views: 4771

Re: Publishing diagrams/trees in book size

Sorry folks, not been on here for a few days ... been doing a massive clean up of Places :D I have not had any issues with TCGR, it has not thrown a wobbly in all the times that I have used it so far (touches wooden desk). Been using it extensively lately with my own 2400 person GEDCOM and a newly c...
by IanTS
04 Oct 2017 23:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Publishing diagrams/trees in book size
Replies: 15
Views: 4771

Re: Publishing diagrams/trees in book size

The Complete Genealogy Reporter (a separate program that works on your GEDCOM) will do exactly what you want. Yes, it costs money for a license ($35), but it is a one-time payment for a lifetime license and the diagram generation feature is worth the money on its own. It can create multiple family d...
by IanTS
24 Mar 2015 14:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: NARRATIVE REPORT FOR "ALL RELATIVES"
Replies: 34
Views: 6814

Re: NARRATIVE REPORT FOR "ALL RELATIVES"

Excellent thread :) Thanks to all the above for sharing their ideas, there are a few things there that I may work on. As for The Complete Genealogy Reporter I would agree that it is not perfect and yes, the readability of the reports can be frustrating, but the ability to insert simple, small, reada...
by IanTS
21 Mar 2015 21:57
Forum: General Usage
Topic: NARRATIVE REPORT FOR "ALL RELATIVES"
Replies: 34
Views: 6814

Re: NARRATIVE REPORT FOR "ALL RELATIVES"

I’d also like to know the answer to this. What you currently have is just an “all individuals narrative” report with no structure, just a huge list of individual reports, because the narrative report options for a structured report need a starting individual. You then choose whether it’s for descend...
by IanTS
22 Jan 2015 20:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: resizing of Sentence box in Individual Properties box
Replies: 7
Views: 2052

Re: resizing of Sentence box in Individual Properties box

Thanks for the reply Mike. The addition of the formatting may have seemed like a good idea but it looks like the implementation of the feature should have been better thought out. For me it is so frustrating that I can't control the text formatting for the Sentences and, especially, the Notes. I am ...
by IanTS
22 Jan 2015 15:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: resizing of Sentence box in Individual Properties box
Replies: 7
Views: 2052

resizing of Sentence box in Individual Properties box

Thought I would try the so called improved fact automatic sentence formatting (adding in a new line <br> or new paragraph <para>). It does work BUT with an added <para> at the beginning of the sentence template the sentence disappears from the sentence box at the bottom of the individual properties ...
by IanTS
15 Dec 2014 20:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH V6 My Heritage Hints
Replies: 36
Views: 11580

Re: FH V6 My Heritage Hints

I have received a reply from Calico Pie which I copy below: The main point to notice is that MyHeritage does not store any of the data or use it for anything other than matching. The information sent to MyHeritage (small bits of data) is not encrypted and does not exclude living people. No data is ...
by IanTS
13 Dec 2014 15:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: V6 Narrative Report Sentence Templates
Replies: 4
Views: 1322

Re: V6 Narrative Report Sentence Templates

Many thanks for the reply and the suggestions Mike :D I like the output formats of TCGR and I actually do not mind if the Notes are separate from the main facts, in fact I think it looks and reads better that way, the main facts first followed by all the additional notes, personal preference I suppo...
by IanTS
12 Dec 2014 22:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: V6 Narrative Report Sentence Templates
Replies: 4
Views: 1322

V6 Narrative Report Sentence Templates

So I’ve spent the day working with Version 6 and in terms of reports I am just as frustrated as before, if not more frustrated. Yes, being able to add newlines and paragraphs to Fact Type sentences is a minor upgrade. By why did Calico not try and do something similar to the “Notes” ? I will try and...
by IanTS
11 Dec 2014 12:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Text Formatting In FH6?
Replies: 24
Views: 5814

Re: Text Formatting In FH6?

For me this is a great disappointment, especially as the request for better report formatting has been near the top of the “wants list” for some time (was No.3). I can now only point everyone to, and thorough recommend, “The Complete Genealogy Reporter” (shortened to TCGR), and yes, it costs money, ...
by IanTS
03 Jul 2012 17:06
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Descendent Report assistance required
Replies: 7
Views: 2168

Descendent Report assistance required

Thanks for the tips. Jane, maybe I'm the only one that is trying to get a readable report/book without a lot of duplications [wink] A lot of so called Aunts and Uncles down my line were in fact only cousins, twice, three or more times removed, and I wanted a report/book that included everyone in my ...
by IanTS
01 Jul 2012 13:42
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Descendent Report assistance required
Replies: 7
Views: 2168

Descendent Report assistance required

Thanks for the reply, Yep, that sounds like a reasonable way forward, another way I thought of was to actually run the standard report and then edit it in a word processor. I just hoped that maybe there would be a more elegant way to do it using FH itself.  It does not seem like a hard thing to prog...
by IanTS
30 Jun 2012 21:48
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Descendent Report assistance required
Replies: 7
Views: 2168

Descendent Report assistance required

Hi, I've just registered on here but have been using FH since 2008 to document my family's history, which I have been researching since 2005.  I have used this user group to help me on the quiet for many years now but the time has now come for me to ask a question, and I hope you don't mind me askin...