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by jmurphy
29 Aug 2018 02:21
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Using Clooz with Family Historian (Legacy import)
Replies: 14
Views: 5065

Re: Using Clooz with Family Historian (Legacy import)

One of the things I haven't really worked out yet is whether I want to send information from Clooz to FH, or carry on as I was, using Ancestral Sources. And what was the conclusion? At the moment, I'm leaning strongly towards keeping each program separate, even if it means duplicate data entry. How...
by jmurphy
24 Aug 2018 22:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Find Census Information to enter into Ancestral Sources
Replies: 21
Views: 1377

Re: Find Census Information to enter into Ancestral Sources

As well as the excellent guide to Reg Districts at UKBMD, I also use A Vision of Britain when I need to clarify a jurisdiction.
by jmurphy
19 Aug 2018 23:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Evidence Explained citations and Evidentia
Replies: 31
Views: 2630

Re: Evidence Explained citations and Evidentia

Genealogy - Essential Research Mathos, by Helen Osborn, and Family History Nuts and Bolts. Problem solving through family reconstruction techniques, 3rd edition, by Andrew Todd. I don't know how these compare to Evidence Explained, but from the foregoing discussions I expect they cover similar grou...
by jmurphy
27 Jun 2018 22:39
Forum: General
Topic: Ancestry search hints
Replies: 14
Views: 1877

Re: Ancestry search hints

Late to the party, but Ancestry does have a 'place authority' of known (to it) places, which can sometimes be wrong. If you find something woefully wrong, report it and (one hopes) it can be fixed. This is one of my peeves -- that websites will use a place authority and not say what the underlying s...
by jmurphy
27 Jun 2018 22:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Evidence Explained citations and Evidentia
Replies: 31
Views: 2630

Re: Evidence Explained citations and Evidentia

I'd like to point out three things about Evidence Explained that get overlooked a lot of the time, in the heat of discussion. The first -- on page 10 of the 2012 edition (not the most recent, I know, but it's the one I have as an ebook and therefore easiest to copy from), Elizabeth Shown Mills says:...
by jmurphy
18 Jun 2018 19:12
Forum: General
Topic: Which pdf reader?
Replies: 24
Views: 2985

Re: Which pdf reader?

I have been collecting out-of-copyright directories and local histories from Google Books, The Internet Archive, and FamilySearch. Most of the time I choose PDFs to preserve the original page layouts. The new version of Foxit has added a very useful feature: Save the search results to PDF or CSV fil...
by jmurphy
15 Jun 2018 06:31
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Where is Ancestral Sources
Replies: 18
Views: 2300

Re: Where is Ancestral Sources

Mike -- I'll be happy to do so, once I have my data in order and can post intelligently about what I want to do.
by jmurphy
15 Jun 2018 06:29
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: 1901 census
Replies: 13
Views: 2212

Re: 1901 census

Aye jmurphy, An alternative is to enter the unknown named brothers spouse as "Christina Hughes //" . Christina being her given name, Hughes her married surname and // for where her maiden surname will be entered and her relationship to the head of the family is selected as "Daughter-...
by jmurphy
14 Jun 2018 08:26
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Where is Ancestral Sources
Replies: 18
Views: 2300

Re: Where is Ancestral Sources

Thanks Mike for those suggestions, as well. I have been reading through the Knowledge Base and watching the Ancestral Sources tutorials. I've been playing around with data too. One question I have is whether it is possible to create other facts and attributes for other details from the record. For ...
by jmurphy
14 Jun 2018 08:10
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: 1901 census
Replies: 13
Views: 2212

Re: 1901 census

I dislike making 'placeholder' individuals where the intermediates are not known, so I connect grandchildren to grandparents and other reported relations as associated persons. I can understand a distaste for 'placeholder' individuals - however, I do use them - my excuse is that I work off diagrams...
by jmurphy
02 Jun 2018 06:09
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: 1901 census
Replies: 13
Views: 2212

Re: 1901 census

I dislike making 'placeholder' individuals where the intermediates are not known, so I connect grandchildren to grandparents and other reported relations as associated persons.
by jmurphy
29 May 2018 09:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sources, Citations, and Methods
Replies: 22
Views: 3895

Re: Sources, Citations and Methods

Sorry for the late reply but I've just seen this thread for the first time and I didn't see this when it was first posted. You need a different mindset for FH as most of the genealogy programs on the market are US based so they have a sequence of create the source then create the citation and use a ...
by jmurphy
29 May 2018 09:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Female Married Name
Replies: 15
Views: 1709

Re: Female Married Name

My use of ?? is an unambiguous way of saying I don’t know, and use it often for things like occupation or name . Nee is a universal term used by everyone, not just genealogist, so using Nee ?? as a surname is unambiguous and its meaning clear, which is why I use it. :D Actually, it isn't unambiguou...
by jmurphy
27 May 2018 23:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Female Married Name
Replies: 15
Views: 1709

Re: Female Married Name

I agree with Tamura Jones. If you don't know something, leave the field blank. https://www.tamurajones.net/FNULNUMNUUNK.xhtml I created a custom field in Family Historian that I call "Who". In this field, I write information that allows me to distinguish individuals from each other. (For m...
by jmurphy
27 May 2018 23:24
Forum: General
Topic: Which pdf reader?
Replies: 24
Views: 2985

Re: Which pdf reader?

Jan, Just an FYI... PDF-Xchange Editor does allow you to OCR PDF documents in the free version and also allows appending to existing PDF files. Also, once you have all the images in the PDF file you can use PDF-Xchange Editor to extract them all into a single or into separate .JPG images in one com...
by jmurphy
25 May 2018 22:01
Forum: General
Topic: Rootsweb FHU Mailing list 'up for adoption'??
Replies: 16
Views: 1565

Re: Rootsweb FHU Mailing list 'up for adoption'??

Like others, I am subscribed to the list and saw the same message come through as Lorna posted earlier. Is this another casualty of the GDPR?
by jmurphy
22 May 2018 02:39
Forum: General
Topic: Which pdf reader?
Replies: 24
Views: 2985

Re: Which pdf reader?

In addition to Adobe Reader, I have used: Nitro PDF: https://www.gonitro.com/ Foxit Reader: https://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf-reader/ Sumatra PDF: https://www.sumatrapdfreader.org/free-pdf-reader.html Since I print to PDF instead of paper most of the time, I like NitroPDF for its ease in appending p...
by jmurphy
18 May 2018 18:55
Forum: Research
Topic: Can online services support FH research?
Replies: 21
Views: 4111

Re: Can online services support FH research?

To add to my earlier post -- Always, always, always download a copy of any record images (Ancestry calls them "citation media") to your own computer for use with Family Historian. The big subscription sites and sites like FamilySearch sometimes lose their rights to offer a data set, and if...
by jmurphy
21 Apr 2018 22:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Findmypast hints
Replies: 25
Views: 4662

Re: Findmypast hints

Be aware that both Ancestry and findmypast hint engines for the online tree system go dormant if you haven't looked at that particular person in a while. If you are working on the online trees, you can nudge the system into giving you new hints by editing the person you'd like to see new hints for. ...
by jmurphy
21 Apr 2018 22:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Additional information sheet
Replies: 10
Views: 1314

Re: Additional information sheet

As jmurphy says, I would use an Excel spreadsheet. If you think about how you might want to consult your information you can make headers for columns so that you can sort the information in different ways. I do this for Parish record infrmation and GRO indexes for One Name studies. Anne The one cau...
by jmurphy
21 Apr 2018 22:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Place names - counties corporate
Replies: 25
Views: 4027

Re: Place names - counties corporate

... Best practice is probably to spell out the word "county" in full, e.g. Alameda, Alameda County, California (plus whatever you like for USA) but it can get very long, especially if you spell out United States. ... Thanks Jan. Sounds good best practice to me. These issues seem to come u...
by jmurphy
21 Apr 2018 22:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Place names - counties corporate
Replies: 25
Views: 4027

Re: Place names - counties corporate

That is a good example of the problems we face in the UK with place names. There are several Reg Districts that included Slapton . 1837 - 1998 Kingsbridge Reg District see https://www.ukbmd.org.uk/reg/districts/kingsbridge.html 1998 - 2007 South Hams Reg District see https://www.ukbmd.org.uk/reg/di...
by jmurphy
21 Apr 2018 21:59
Forum: Research
Topic: records with no names in the index
Replies: 0
Views: 725

records with no names in the index

A recent blog post at findmypast has prompted me to revisit searching by census address. https://blog.findmypast.com/1911-census-address-search-reintroduced-to-findmypast-2538067585.html The post starts off as follows: Our handy address search tool, which previously only featured on the 1901 and 191...
by jmurphy
18 Apr 2018 22:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Place names - counties corporate
Replies: 25
Views: 4027

Re: Place names - counties corporate

I was just doing some cleanup for an old file, and discovered that I had both Slapton, Devon, England, and Slapton, Kingsbridge R.D., Devon, England (probably an artifact of the 1939 Register). "What would FHUG advise for best practices?" I thought, then discovered I had already written po...
by jmurphy
18 Apr 2018 21:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Additional information sheet
Replies: 10
Views: 1314

Re: Additional information sheet

I would like to make a separate sheet to record cemeteries and lair numbers. Can anyone advise how I should do this? Thanks This answer is more relevant to the General Research area instead of being about using Family Historian, but one thing you can do is keep that information in a spreadsheet, us...

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