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by mezentia
12 Nov 2019 14:09
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Drag and Drop between projects
Replies: 2
Views: 614

Re: Drag and Drop between projects

I had forgotten about this, so I apologise for the very late reply. I don't like orphans in my main research trees, either individuals or sub-trees with no links to my main research - they clutters up me tree and they often get forgotten about, irrespective of whether or not they appear in trees, di...
by mezentia
11 Oct 2019 10:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Witness notes
Replies: 14
Views: 781

Re: Witness notes

Adrian, Mike

Thanks to you both for your help, I now have my beneficiary witness notes appearing just as I want them. :)
by mezentia
07 Oct 2019 18:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Witness notes
Replies: 14
Views: 781

Re: Witness notes

Hello Adrian Thanks for your help, it is appreciated. Sadly, your solution doesn't work for me; I seem to have fallen foul of FH's strange handling of NOTE2%. I've had a look at Mike's workaround, but as I've never embedded an expression within a sentence template, I'm now a little puzzled as how be...
by mezentia
07 Oct 2019 15:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Witness notes
Replies: 14
Views: 781

Re: Witness notes

Cracked it - well almost! Selecting Will from the Fact Type and clicking Edit brings up the Fact Definition dialogue box. Select Roles... then select Benificiary from the list that is displayed, and click on Edit The Edit Role dialogue box is displayed with the sentence template: {individual} was na...
by mezentia
06 Oct 2019 23:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Witness notes
Replies: 14
Views: 781

Re: Witness notes

Thanks Adrian. I tried your suggestion, but it doesn't work, I'm afraid. I use the Will fact to record the creation of a will for an individual, and if there's anything of note in the will as regards that individual I will place a comment in a note attached to that fact. That appears on the individu...
by mezentia
05 Oct 2019 14:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Witness notes
Replies: 14
Views: 781

Witness notes

I've been taking advantage of the reduction in the prices for getting copies of wills from the Probate Registry, and the many wills for Liecestershire folks that are available online, to add a lot of information from the wills to my tree. I've found it useful to add notes to the witness role for som...
by mezentia
05 Oct 2019 14:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Formatting of ‘Text From Source’ in Narrative Reports (and website)
Replies: 8
Views: 1114

Re: Formatting of ‘Text From Source’ in Narrative Reports (and website)

I note that my vote for this was cast in 2007. I probably voted 4 out of five in the same way as Strictly Come Dancing judges don't always award a high mark to the first pair of dancers in case a subsequent couple dances better :D so I was probably keeping "something in reserve" in case something be...
by mezentia
24 Sep 2019 19:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Formatting of ‘Text From Source’ in Narrative Reports (and website)
Replies: 8
Views: 1114

Re: Formatting of ‘Text From Source’ in Narrative Reports (and website)

I recall attending a WDYTYA exhibition in Birmingham some years ago now and speaking with Jane about the lack of text formatting in fH. It was suggested that it could well be coming in a new version soon. I really think it's about time this issue was sorted. It's crazy that I need to spend hours re-...
by mezentia
28 Aug 2019 16:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Can Family Historian be simplified?
Replies: 17
Views: 1460

Re: Can Family Historian be simplified?

Hello Jacqueline I would not normally be the first here to suggest you read the FH manual, but I think it might pay dividends. I tried a lot of genealogy programs before I settled on FH and FH is by far and away the best. But, like things in many different spheres, it does repay the effort in gettin...
by mezentia
24 Jul 2019 16:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Cheap Wills
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Cheap Wills

As you will all prpbably know by now, the probatesearch.service.gov.uk site is offering to supply copies of wills for £1.50 rather than the normal £10 or so price for the next 12 months. I intend to take up this offer and grab as many wills as I can. Now, I already have some wills downloaded, and th...
by mezentia
08 Jan 2019 15:27
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Drag and Drop between projects
Replies: 2
Views: 614

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: 716

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: 5520

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: 3051

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: 2495

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: 2495

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: 2733

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" this ...
by mezentia
21 Feb 2018 13:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Lytebox
Replies: 10
Views: 2495

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: 1745

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: 16144

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: 1087

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: 1745

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 21:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Re-marriage - between the same couple
Replies: 2
Views: 1337

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: 1345

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 ...