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by jmurphy
09 Mar 2019 21:45
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Problems with extended families in AS
Replies: 24
Views: 492

Re: Problems with extended families in AS

... in the case of step relationships I don't usually record these relationships as such in FH because it is clear from diagrams or the Focus window that a child is descended from only one of the couple ... At risk of diverting off on a tangent, I would record children as step-children (to one pare...
by jmurphy
09 Mar 2019 21:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Evidence Explained citations and Evidentia
Replies: 36
Views: 3762

Re: Evidence Explained citations and Evidentia

A couple of thoughts. I bought Evidence! quite a while ago now, and I haven't done a side-by-side comparison with the material in EE. You may want the little Evidence! as well as EE to see the development of ESM's thinking on analyzing evidence. Just as we look at sources and pay attention to the da...
by jmurphy
20 Feb 2019 03:16
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Evidence Explained citations and Evidentia
Replies: 36
Views: 3762

Re: Evidence Explained citations and Evidentia

If you've got EE itself, you may not need Evidence! -- there will be a lot of overlap with the first two chapters of EE. But I do think ESM's article "Working with Historical Evidence" is important because it shows her argument of why the older systems of evidence analysis like what you le...
by jmurphy
23 Jan 2019 02:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Evidence Explained citations and Evidentia
Replies: 36
Views: 3762

Yes, EE is expensive -- I compromise by getting every other edition as an e-book. I have Evidence! (the slim white book) and EE 3rd Edition in hardcover, and EE 2nd Edition and EE 3 rev in e-editions. That way I can read EE 3rd edition in relative comfort and then refer to EE 3rd revised to see what...
by jmurphy
23 Jan 2019 01:38
Forum: General
Topic: Ancestry DNA tests
Replies: 11
Views: 1058

Re: Ancestry DNA tests

In most cases I can identify a common ancestor. Does this mean that I can be fairly sure that the line from me to the common ancestor is established? if you're talking about simply comparing any one 4th-cousin match and you, then the answer is probably NO. Ancestry has "Shared Ancestor Hints&q...
by jmurphy
29 Aug 2018 02:21
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Using Clooz with Family Historian (Legacy import)
Replies: 14
Views: 5274

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: 1703

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: 36
Views: 3762

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: 2201

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: 36
Views: 3762

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: 3331

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: 2617

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: 2505

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: 2617

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: 2505

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: 2505

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: 4224

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: 1933

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: 1933

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: 3331

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: 1762

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: 3331

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: 4430

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: 5112

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: 1512

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...

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