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by makfai
25 Jul 2017 12:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Fact Name
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: Fact Name

Thanks
by makfai
25 Jul 2017 12:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Fact Name
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: Fact Name

Never noticed that before! Thought the name was the one which appeared because that cannot be changed but the label can. Have been using the name as a shortened version of the label when I should have done the opposite!
by makfai
25 Jul 2017 11:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Fact Name
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Fact Name

Why is the Fact Label appearing in the Event/Attribute list for one of my facts instead of the Fact Name?
by makfai
14 Mar 2015 13:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: MyHeritage cost
Replies: 11
Views: 2527

Re: MyHeritage cost

I have been a subscriber to Ancestry for about 6 years... I am wondering whether to subscribe to My Heritage as well... does anyone have a view on the pros and cons ? Personally, I think I wasted my money by subscribing to MH. I don't like the user interface and it has not given me anything more th...
by makfai
12 Mar 2015 01:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: MyHeritage cost
Replies: 11
Views: 2527

Re: MyHeritage cost

Well, if you don't use the FH link how would MH know you're a FH user? I agree. I should have thought of that as I went through the sign-up process with them but I must have been distracted. My own fault. :roll: Of course, they could have given me a refund and allowed me to sign-up again thro' FH b...
by makfai
11 Mar 2015 15:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: MyHeritage cost
Replies: 11
Views: 2527

Re: MyHeritage cost

Don't do what I did!

I signed up for MH but not through the link in FH so MH refused to discount the price even though I am a FH user. :(
by makfai
21 Feb 2015 11:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Fact Count
Replies: 9
Views: 1224

Re: Fact Count

Not sure quite what details you wanted but attached is a simple evolution of the Plugin. If you want more Facts listed then just edit the table of GEDCOM Tags near the start. I was interested in your suggestion that the search would not just produce a COUNT but would identify people who were missin...
by makfai
08 Feb 2015 11:55
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Fact Count
Replies: 9
Views: 1224

Re: Fact Count

Rather than just a count of Facts , what might be more focussed is a Query that examines Birth , Marriage , Death , and possibly other Events . e.g. It could identify all Ancestors with criteria such as Event missing, or without Source citation, or without Multimedia . Sorry for the confusion! I sh...
by makfai
07 Feb 2015 13:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Fact Count
Replies: 9
Views: 1224

Re: Fact Count

Did this suggestion ever develop?
by makfai
05 Feb 2015 20:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sources
Replies: 3
Views: 865

Re: Sources

Thanks! Got it now!
by makfai
05 Feb 2015 15:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sources
Replies: 3
Views: 865

Sources

Although I have used FH for several years I have never got round to asking why when I create a Source and complete the TEXT FROM SOURCE and NOTES sections that content does not appear on the 'front' yellow sections.
by makfai
25 Jan 2015 14:34
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Irish Census
Replies: 7
Views: 1983

Re: Irish Census

Should have also suggested that you may also wish to consider something like this Advanced JPEG Compressor at http://www.winsoftmagic.com/ajc.html The pdf is much smaller in size than a jpeg so I try to reduce the jpg size once it is converted. As regards conversion I just use my scanner software wh...
by makfai
25 Jan 2015 14:03
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Irish Census
Replies: 7
Views: 1983

Re: Irish Census

I used to do the same i.e. upload as a pdf but I have started converting all the pdf media to jpg for convenience.
by makfai
21 Jan 2015 14:26
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Ancestry trees ~ import to FH
Replies: 12
Views: 1798

Re: Ancestry trees ~ import to FH

tatewise wrote:You are right it does no harm to ask. BTW: No need to "quote" the previous posting when replying.


I know but sometimes it is helpful.
by makfai
21 Jan 2015 14:12
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Ancestry trees ~ import to FH
Replies: 12
Views: 1798

Re: Ancestry trees ~ import to FH

You are probably right :D However, getting pointers from other experienced users helps focus the mind. Of course, there is always the other Rumsfield Option that there are always 'things we don't know we don't know' and posting on here sometimes highlights that. I still rue the time I spent entering...
by makfai
21 Jan 2015 13:09
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Ancestry trees ~ import to FH
Replies: 12
Views: 1798

Re: Ancestry trees ~ import to FH

For all my data I like to keep 1 Master and copy from that (i.e. I don't sync, I just copy), saves a lot of headscratching, duplication and loss of data. KISS-Keep It Simple Stupid. I find when I use Ancestry I am all over the place and often dropping into other databases for corroborating evidence...
by makfai
20 Jan 2015 19:56
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Ancestry trees ~ import to FH
Replies: 12
Views: 1798

Re: Ancestry trees ~ import to FH

If you follow the route I outlined, the only step that affects your main Project is the Merge . Always make a Backup before you start just in case. The Merge has lots of options to choose what data is incorporated. The main Project data is retained by default and only changed if you choose to. See ...
by makfai
20 Jan 2015 19:09
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Ancestry trees ~ import to FH
Replies: 12
Views: 1798

Re: Ancestry trees ~ import to FH

It depends how much data is involved. . . can be deleted. You are not far off the mark. What I have been doing is exporting from the main FH Tree smallish GEDCOMs by selecting small 'family' groups; putting them into ancestry to see what hints are generated; and then I intend to bring the new data ...
by makfai
20 Jan 2015 18:16
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Ancestry trees ~ import to FH
Replies: 12
Views: 1798

Re: Ancestry trees ~ import to FH

Makfai , I suspect the easiest way forward is to update your FH data with each new piece of Ancestry data by hand. The only way of exporting from Ancestry is as a Gedcom for the whole tree, so it would be tricky to extract from that just the new data you wanted. Thanks, that is what I am doing now ...
by makfai
20 Jan 2015 11:36
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Ancestry trees ~ import to FH
Replies: 12
Views: 1798

Ancestry trees ~ import to FH

I use ancestry but mainly for getting hints and allowing other family members to view/contribute. I don't upload all my data from FH about a person but just enough to trigger hints. FH is my main 'repository'. When I want to import to FH the data which I have found from ancestry hints how can I best...
by makfai
17 Jan 2015 12:43
Forum: Research
Topic: Research Sources
Replies: 6
Views: 1779

Re: Research Sources

makfai wrote:Found the pointers to sites in this link useful
http://www.genealogyintime.com/articles ... age02.html


Latest update for 2015 now published

http://www.genealogyintime.com/articles ... ZbJbOAk.Vy
by makfai
13 Jan 2015 23:36
Forum: General
Topic: What other software do you use for Family History?
Replies: 61
Views: 11745

Re: What other software do you use for Family History?

I have posted this elsewhere but thought it was worth copyimg to this topic. I have started experimenting with TRELLO https://trello.com/platforms It means I can access my research across platforms. I didn't appreciate its value until I got into it but one of the advantages would be, for example, al...
by makfai
13 Jan 2015 23:33
Forum: General
Topic: workflow and getting organized
Replies: 33
Views: 9628

Re: workflow and getting organized

I have started experimenting with TRELLO https://trello.com/platforms It means I can access my research across platforms. I didn't appreciate its value until I got into it but one of the advantages would be, for example, allowing other contributors (family members?) to have an input or view of what ...
by makfai
05 Jan 2015 21:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH V6 My Heritage Hints
Replies: 36
Views: 5969

Re: FH V6 My Heritage Hints

I do not agree 'that data on any device (smartphone, tablet, or computer) that is ever connected to the Internet or a Wireless network is 'In the Public Domain'.. I have a front door on my house to facilitate access but that doesn't mean anyone can come in and take what they want! :) In a perfect w...
by makfai
05 Jan 2015 16:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH V6 My Heritage Hints
Replies: 36
Views: 5969

Re: FH V6 My Heritage Hints

I have followed this thread with interest... I agree entirely that such links should be on an Opt-In basis. However, I am very much a novice with both Family History and Family Historian and consequently any assistance is always welcome. I was aware of 'Internet Data Matching' from the pre-release ...

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