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by mezentia
08 Jan 2019 15:27
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Drag and Drop between projects
Replies: 1
Views: 255

Drag and Drop between projects

I have projects that work in pairs, one is for the principal family research, and a second where I keep information about people with the same surnames that I'm researching but with whom there is as yet no family connection that I have discovered to the people in the principal tree. I also have some...
by mezentia
25 Oct 2018 18:04
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: 1855 New York State Census
Replies: 1
Views: 519

1855 New York State Census

Is there an AS template for this, please? I've got templates for 1790 to 1940, years ending in 0, but not for anthing inbetween.
by mezentia
02 Jul 2018 18:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Evidence Explained citations and Evidentia
Replies: 36
Views: 3795

Re: Evidence Explained citations and Evidentia

I've read this thread with interest as I find myself having to go back over early research where my enthusiasm for following a trail oftimes led to a less than meticulous noting of sources such that I now need to fill in the missing source references, and thankfully only occasionally, revise my rese...
by mezentia
27 Jun 2018 12:29
Forum: General
Topic: Ancestry search hints
Replies: 14
Views: 2207

Re: Ancestry search hints

I've found ancestry hints quite useful, sometimes highlighting sources I either hadn't known about or had previously not bothered to look at. On the other hand, they do offer some outrageous hints too, for example hints for someone for before they were born or after they had died! I don't think we s...
by mezentia
22 Feb 2018 22:38
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Lytebox
Replies: 10
Views: 1964

Re: Lytebox

I've just been looking at this site: http://www.roadrash.no/highslide-js-sample-pages/ . It contains many more samples of the use of highslide. Sadly, it also states: There’s no longer active support for Highslide JS, but you can follow the steps in the support section to get answers to your questio...
by mezentia
22 Feb 2018 11:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Lytebox
Replies: 10
Views: 1964

Re: Lytebox

I'm using MS Expression Web 4 as my main editor for HTML (it's free), but I've got Notepad++, although I haven't checked out all the features yet. It looks promising: there's only 4000+ families and 13500+ individuals to edit :) (although there's not images for everyone, obviously). The tip about cr...
by mezentia
21 Feb 2018 13:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Recording adoption by new marriage
Replies: 18
Views: 1929

Re: Recording adoption by new marriage

If a mother re-marries, her new husband is not automatically the adopted father of children from her first marriage unless her new husband legally adopts them (as I know to my cost). The children from the first marriage may use the surname of the second husband, and might even formally "adopt&q...
by mezentia
21 Feb 2018 13:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Lytebox
Replies: 10
Views: 1964

Lytebox

The page http://www.dolem.com/lytebox as referenced in FH’s Help/About does not exist any more. There is a new site, http://www.resoo.org/www/javascript/Lytebox/Lytebox%20-%20Home.html but even that has out of date links for configuration information, helpful if like me you're a bit of an HTML novic...
by mezentia
23 Oct 2017 19:19
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: As - Marriage - Minister
Replies: 7
Views: 1424

Re: As - Marriage - Minister

Having used the Associated person field to enter details of witnesses at marriages, baptisms, etc., I must admit that I hadn't spotted the Minister entry. This is probably as I always entered the Minister's details on the field labelled, appropriately, Minister. As this is a text field, I also enter...
by mezentia
16 Oct 2017 13:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Find my Past... or Ancestry ?
Replies: 23
Views: 13787

Re: Find my Past... or Ancestry ?

I've had subsriptions to both Ancestry and FMP now for a long time. As has already been mentioned, each has datasets and images that the other does not and for that reason I continue to subscribe to both. The different search facilities offered by each are often useful, allowing information to be fo...
by mezentia
16 Oct 2017 13:19
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Welsh census forms
Replies: 1
Views: 913

Welsh census forms

I'm not sure if this has been covered before, but from 1891 onwards, Welsh census forms also had Language Spoken as an entry. Has anyone altered the templates for these censuses to include this field? I edit the auto text manually at the moment, but with research progressing on a Welsh family branch...
by mezentia
16 Oct 2017 13:12
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: As - Marriage - Minister
Replies: 7
Views: 1424

Re: As - Marriage - Minister

the minister is (in the vast majority of cases) almost certainly not a relevant person to the family history True, but I have come across a few in my tree. It would be useful if this could be accommodated in AS in a similar manner to witnesses, etc. Fortunately, as Mike explains, there are other al...
by mezentia
05 Oct 2017 22:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Re-marriage - between the same couple
Replies: 2
Views: 1137

Re: Re-marriage - between the same couple

Thanks Mike.
by mezentia
05 Oct 2017 21:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Re-marriage - between the same couple
Replies: 2
Views: 1137

Re-marriage - between the same couple

I have : Name: Sandra P Cullis Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1961 Registration district: Merthyr Tydfil Inferred County: Glamorganshire Spouse: Jack S Spracklen Volume Number: 8b Page Number: 966 then Name: Sandra P Spracklen Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1970 Registration district: Merthyr ...
by mezentia
05 Oct 2017 11:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sentence template for probate witnesses
Replies: 2
Views: 1134

Re: Sentence template for probate witnesses

Thanks Mike, I've found the templates now - I didn't think to look at the witness roles. Mea Culpa :roll: Whilst most probate calendar entries will say where probate took place, older entries simply say Principal Registry without any further detail, hence the seemingly odd place. I'm aware that the ...
by mezentia
05 Oct 2017 10:59
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sentence template for probate witnesses
Replies: 2
Views: 1134

Sentence template for probate witnesses

Can't seem to find this ... For example, on a Witnesses for Probate, the sentence is generated from: {individual} was a {role name} at {label} of {principal} {date} {place} delivering: He was a Proved at Probate of A.N. Other on 16 March 1768 in Principal Registry. I'd like to get the sentence to re...
by mezentia
27 Jul 2017 11:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sanity Check plugin?
Replies: 8
Views: 2797

Re: Sanity Check plugin?

I'd like to second FTAnalyzer. It does have its issues (e.g. 1939 census dates) but does an awful lot of checking in one pass of a file. I use it quite regularly after long sessions to make sure I've not made any less obvious errors.
by mezentia
19 Jun 2017 14:08
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Banns
Replies: 40
Views: 7952

Re: Banns

Three separate events make a narrative report very repetitive to read Indeed, but unless it becomes possible to associate multiple dates with an event, I prefer to have each separate calling of Banns as as separate event, particularly as the Banns might have been read by different people. This latt...
by mezentia
19 Jun 2017 13:16
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Banns
Replies: 40
Views: 7952

Re: Banns

My word! Little did I think when I posted my original message I would provoke such a response. Apologies for not responding sooner, but sometimes family gets in the way of family history :) Two of the reasons for posting my request have already been covered with the images earlier in the thread, tha...
by mezentia
13 Jun 2017 09:08
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Banns
Replies: 40
Views: 7952

Banns

Is there any possibility of allowing the dates for the publication of banns to be included in the Marriage entry? I am coming increasinly across details of banns with more and more PRs coming online and it would be useful to be able to include these at the same time as recording the marriage.
by mezentia
02 Mar 2017 20:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Listing both places for emigrated / immigrated attributes
Replies: 15
Views: 3719

Re: Listing both places for emigrated / immigrated attributes

The problem is not restricted to emigration/immigration, but also applies to passenger lists, typically involving travel by sea, where the date and port of departure and date and port of arrival are to be documented as a single event. I've created a Passenger List event that uses a custom sentence t...
by mezentia
06 Feb 2017 17:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Passenger lists
Replies: 10
Views: 2081

Re: Passenger lists

Thanks Mike. Easy when you know how :)
by mezentia
06 Feb 2017 13:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Passenger lists
Replies: 10
Views: 2081

Re: Passenger lists

I've been having a go at this now for another event, appearing on a Crew List. Whilst I can get the sentences contructed into something that resembles plain English, the narrative report option then follows the sentence template with the contents of the note: George was listed on the Crew List for t...
by mezentia
14 Jan 2017 11:55
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH Back up files
Replies: 25
Views: 3734

Re: FH Back up files

I am always running FH and AS together. If you make a change to your project using AS and switch to FH, FH will say the file has changed and ask if you want to reload it. The answer is yes. If you make changes to your project in FH and save those changes, or if you have autosave set on and it has ju...
by mezentia
06 Jan 2017 18:16
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Married Name
Replies: 4
Views: 1413

Re: Married Name

I don't think it is totally safe to assume that a married woman adopts her husband's name after marriage. I know of one case where the exact opposite occurred, the husband adopting his wife's maiden name as his surname. I am also aware of cases where a compound surname, consisting of the woman's mai...

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