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by jmurphy
29 Nov 2023 23:22
Forum: Sources, Citations & Repositories
Topic: Ancestry profile, source or fact
Replies: 9
Views: 680

Re: Ancestry profile, source or fact

Like sbell95, I find Elizabeth Shown Mills' Evidence Explained website helpful when I need to clarify my thoughts. Mills also cautions us to cite what we actually use. For example, if AncestryUser123 cites the 1931 Census of England and Wales, we don't cite the 1931 Census of England and Wales becau...
by jmurphy
10 Nov 2023 08:25
Forum: Research
Topic: Find my Past... or Ancestry ?
Replies: 49
Views: 35042

Re: Find my Past... or Ancestry ?

I've said this before, but if you can't keep a subscription to everything at once, consider keeping a 'records wishlist' of things you'd like to see, and sign up for e-newsletters to get news about what's happening on the sites you don't have a subscription to. Then you can take advantage of free ac...
by jmurphy
01 Nov 2023 18:02
Forum: Research
Topic: Find my Past... or Ancestry ?
Replies: 49
Views: 35042

Re: Find my Past... or Ancestry ?

There is also a browser extension called WikiTree Sourcer which can be used independently of WikiTree but works way faster for me. You also don't need to manully set up the search targets unlike with ORA. Oh, that's good to know, thanks, Sarah! I forgot to say, one advantage over using search targe...
by jmurphy
01 Nov 2023 04:05
Forum: Research
Topic: Find my Past... or Ancestry ?
Replies: 49
Views: 35042

Re: Find my Past... or Ancestry ?

The question of findmypast vs. Ancestry - it depends. Just like real estate: it's all about location, location, location. It all depends on what record sets you need to search and where the records are on offer. If you need clear census images, The Genealogist has recently updated their entire colle...
by jmurphy
01 Nov 2023 03:37
Forum: Research
Topic: Find my Past... or Ancestry ?
Replies: 49
Views: 35042

Re: Find my Past... or Ancestry ?

I have a sub to both as well - definitely need them as each has record sets for different branches of my family, plus I love the newspapers on FMP. I also maintain trees on both, but find Ancestry's tree far easier to use. I would love to get TheGenealogist as well, for some of their unique databas...
by jmurphy
13 Apr 2023 01:57
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Questions relating to transitioning from RM9 to FH7
Replies: 19
Views: 1457

Re: Questions relating to transitioning from RM9 to FH7

Sarah, thanks for catching that!

ORA-L is indeed hosted at Google Groups, not Groups.io. I've edited my earlier post.
by jmurphy
12 Apr 2023 20:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Questions relating to transitioning from RM9 to FH7
Replies: 19
Views: 1457

Re: Questions relating to transitioning from RM9 to FH7

ORA links: https://www.ora-extension.com/en/index.htm#/ Terry's ORA Tips https://tmg.reigelridge.com/ORA.htm Before purchasing ORA, I joined the mailing list and lurked to get an idea of whether ORA would work for me. I haven't ventured into the world of ORA AutoType templates yet. But even without ...
by jmurphy
05 Jan 2023 02:04
Forum: Importing
Topic: Collecting Data From Online and Other Researchers
Replies: 10
Views: 1794

Re: Collecting Data From Online and Other Researchers

I don't know what data is provided in FamilySearch *.csv files, but have you tried using the Flexible CSV Importer plugin to convert them into a Project and thus a mergeable GEDCOM? Thanks, Mike, I'll check out the plugin. The new FamilySearch search interface allows the user to choose what informa...
by jmurphy
04 Jan 2023 09:23
Forum: Importing
Topic: Collecting Data From Online and Other Researchers
Replies: 10
Views: 1794

Re: Collecting Data From Online and Other Researchers

I have a source-centric workflow, starting with the image itself (what Ancestry calls "Citation Media"). Unless I am using Ancestral Sources, I generally create the multimedia object first, then the source, then use Auto-Source Citation to extract the data, along the lines of Colin Spencer...
by jmurphy
12 Oct 2022 20:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Modern day conundrum
Replies: 30
Views: 6019

Re: Modern day conundrum

My husband's boss used to say "If you don't cite yourself, who will?" and in that spirit, I recommend my answer to Including name change for transgender person in genealogy at Genealogy and Family History Stack Exchange. https://genealogy.stackexchange.com/a/15849/1006 Rather than get into...
by jmurphy
12 Oct 2022 20:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FamilySearch Id
Replies: 31
Views: 8250

Re: FamilySearch Id

I hate to throw a monkey wrench into the works, but -- What I would like to do is create a custom FamilySearch Family Tree ID field that allows me to store the ID for my own use, along with the date I entered the ID to Family Historian. The reason for this is that individuals on the FSFT from the 20...
by jmurphy
06 Apr 2022 16:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Dealing with 'ORPHAN' record
Replies: 17
Views: 3081

Re: Dealing with 'ORPHAN' record

I dislike attaching people via the "dummy" parent method. It introduces an extra child, which causes confusion when I am tracking the child count. I prefer to attach the child to the head of household as an Associated Person until I have more information about the child's relation to the h...
by jmurphy
09 Mar 2022 21:05
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Reviewing FMP Suggestions
Replies: 15
Views: 2553

Re: Reviewing FMP Suggestions

Point taken, Mike, but since we were talking about an embedded program, I thought it would be worth asking. Some time ago, before Firefox was completely revamped, there was an add-on to allow you to run IE in a Firefox tab for sites which needed to be viewed in IE. I am not a developer or web design...
by jmurphy
09 Mar 2022 20:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Reviewing FMP Suggestions
Replies: 15
Views: 2553

Re: Reviewing FMP Suggestions

Could one do a hack by installing the embedded browser WebView2 (based on Edge/Chromium), and changing the filename of the executable to be the same as the IE executable that FH6 is expecting? I haven't yet tested this because 1) I have always used an external browser 2) I am expecting to switch to ...
by jmurphy
09 Jan 2022 00:02
Forum: Research
Topic: 1921 UK census - how to reference a schedule from its Findmypast image?
Replies: 22
Views: 6522

Re: 1921 UK census - how to reference a schedule from its Findmypast image?

Parking this here for reference: https://twitter.com/packrat74/status/1479284971625844740 So how do we get the archive reference for the #1921Census if we don't buy the transcript? David Underdown replied "reference is in the file name for most part. Schedule number should be written on front p...
by jmurphy
08 Jan 2022 23:56
Forum: Research
Topic: Two household houses in 1921
Replies: 10
Views: 2247

Re: Two household houses in 1921

On the 1911 census, one of the documents revealed by the Extra materials button is a list. That would show where there are multiple schedules for the same address. See bottom left on the attached. The one image I've looked at in the 1921 census doesn't have the list. :( We don't have enumerators' s...
by jmurphy
08 Jan 2022 21:48
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: 1921 UK Census AS Source Template
Replies: 45
Views: 10024

Re: 1921 UK Census AS Source Template

Late to the party, but if anyone wants the blank forms and instructions for the 1921 Census as a reference, they can be downloaded for free via TNA's Discovery here. Link courtesy Audrey Collins on Twitter (@AudreyCollins23). https://twitter.com/AudreyCollins23/status/1479180239901274116 https://dis...
by jmurphy
08 Jan 2022 21:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Assigning a fact to multiple individuals
Replies: 86
Views: 28587

Re: Assigning a fact to multiple individuals

Disclaimer: Due to computer woes, I still haven't installed FH7 or investigated the DEAs.
by jmurphy
08 Jan 2022 21:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Assigning a fact to multiple individuals
Replies: 86
Views: 28587

Re: Assigning a fact to multiple individuals

You misunderstand Jim . Helen wants to create one Fact with its Source Citation and then duplicate that Fact in several Individual records. This is much the same as AS does to create multiple Census Events and is why AS is so useful. Helen wants to do something similar, but for a different Fact tha...
by jmurphy
08 Jan 2022 21:12
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: I Quit FH for TMG
Replies: 44
Views: 28649

Re: I Quit FH for TMG

I tend to think that Elizabeth Shown Mills' ideas on citing sources can be a bit overwhelming, but ... I have a screenshot from Evidence Explained that I keep on my computer desktop. (Page 10 from ebook of the 2nd rev. ed, it's on page 8 of the 3rd and 3rd rev. editions, if I remember correctly.) I...
by jmurphy
26 Dec 2021 21:01
Forum: Plugin Technical Support & Development
Topic: finding people alive on a particular date
Replies: 5
Views: 1551

Re: finding people alive on a particular date

Unfortunately the US has been involved in so many wars, there are many record sets one would have to search through for records of military service. (Standard disclaimer: draft registration cards by themselves are not an indicator that someone actually served.) Fold3 made an infographic which was po...
by jmurphy
25 Dec 2021 22:03
Forum: Plugin Technical Support & Development
Topic: finding people alive on a particular date
Replies: 5
Views: 1551

Re: finding people alive on a particular date

As a thought on work-flow... The detailed temptation here is to take the person's date of birth, work out the appropriate registration date and just look for the appropriate registration collection. However, if I think about it, that's actually being too analytic about it - I'm more likely to find ...
by jmurphy
24 Dec 2021 17:56
Forum: Plugin Technical Support & Development
Topic: finding people alive on a particular date
Replies: 5
Views: 1551

finding people alive on a particular date

In the Groups.io group which replaced the RootsWeb mailing list, a question came up about identifying all the people in a project that were alive on a certain date. The original questioner had in mind the upcoming 1921 Census. In the USA, we also have the release date for the 1950 US Federal Census ...
by jmurphy
24 Jan 2021 00:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Modern day conundrum
Replies: 30
Views: 6019

Re: Modern day conundrum

This question came up on Genealogy Stack Exchange: Including name change for transgender person in genealogy In my answer , I included links to several sets of ethical guidelines from genealogical organizations and from GLAAD and PFLAG. The TL;dr is: ask for Jill's consent before sharing any of her ...
by jmurphy
24 Jan 2021 00:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH V7 Source Citation Options
Replies: 34
Views: 9178

Re: FH V7 Source Citation Options

There is a step missing from that process flow. Neither what you describe as "source-driven" nor "fact-driven" start just with the source. We don't pick an arbitrary document and see if it relates to our tree. We are interested in the source because we believe it supports a new ...