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by mjashby
20 Jan 2021 16:05
Forum: Research
Topic: Reading 17th Century Parish Records
Replies: 12
Views: 167

Re: Reading 17th Century Parish Records

Peter, Very difficult to draw any conclusion without finding more info. It's likely that the child's 'real' surname as far as the Church was concerned was Smale/Small, having been born the son of an unmarried woman, but that he was known in the community as James Ballamy/Bellamy, perhaps suggesting ...
by mjashby
20 Jan 2021 15:00
Forum: Research
Topic: Reading 17th Century Parish Records
Replies: 12
Views: 167

Re: Reading 17th Century Parish Records

Helen, Yes you could well be correct. It's a bit difficult to see what's round the bend (if anything) at the side of the page, which also makes it difficult the get the last couple of words after the month, which might be December or November, but seeing it in the context of the surrounding entries ...
by mjashby
20 Jan 2021 14:43
Forum: Research
Topic: Reading 17th Century Parish Records
Replies: 12
Views: 167

Re: Reading 17th Century Parish Records

Try:

"James the son of Maria Smale [Small?] alias Ballamye being a bastard child was christened the 30th day of..."

Mervyn
by mjashby
16 Jan 2021 14:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Hide Startup Banner
Replies: 11
Views: 304

Re: Hide Startup Banner

The duration of the 'Splash' screen appears to be dependent on the startup process used, i.e. for me : 1) If I don't select a default startup database the duration is 1 sec. but I then have to select the project and start it. 2) If I select a default project to be started then the 'splash' remains u...
by mjashby
14 Jan 2021 18:52
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Calico Pie resolved my problem
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: Calico Pie resolved my problem

Adrian, You are probably right, but new purchasers will automatically download the 'new' release and, as Calico Pie, haven't provided a change log, it's impossible to know with any certainty what has/has not been changed since the original release. Also, if someone has a 'help' issue with a an unkno...
by mjashby
14 Jan 2021 15:37
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Calico Pie resolved my problem
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: Calico Pie resolved my problem

Peter, Thanks for that link. Calico Pie are obviously under pressure resolving issues and haven't got round to notifying the vast majority of users that this update has been posted either on their Website; or via the application itself which doesn't yet recognise that the update is available. Mervyn
by mjashby
12 Jan 2021 14:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Saint and Street format conventions
Replies: 35
Views: 1635

Re: Saint and Street format conventions

I believe the original reason for High-street, Greenfield-road, Acacia-avenue etc was to present individual address lines as a 'single hyphenated word', thereby ensuring they remained on the same line of text throughout the time when the convention was not to allow conjoined typed/printed words to b...
by mjashby
11 Jan 2021 11:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Saint and Street format conventions
Replies: 35
Views: 1635

Re: Saint and Street format conventions

Not that complex really :) Many (most) cities in the UK were originally divided up by Parish boundaries (or the expansion of building within separate parishes eventually resulted in large towns/cities being formed) and districts inherited the names of the original Parish, e.g. St Pancras, Middlesex ...
by mjashby
11 Jan 2021 09:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Recording Business Addresses
Replies: 9
Views: 730

Re: Recording Business Addresses

Or, if you want to avoid 'Custom' Facts you could use Possessions, which could cover Freehold/Copyhold/Leasehold 'title' which was a qualification for a voting entitlement (depending on value), even if the actual use of the premises was by some other party.

Mervyn
by mjashby
05 Jan 2021 11:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Move data from one field to another in same fact
Replies: 8
Views: 501

Re: Move data from one field to another in same fact

Yes, thanks Mike. There's still a lot of 'new' in V7 that going to take a lot of time to get round to appreciating more fully, as you've already noted many times. At times it appears like a completely new system grafted on to a familiar core interface. Not necessarily a bad thing, but sometimes dist...
by mjashby
04 Jan 2021 12:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Move data from one field to another in same fact
Replies: 8
Views: 501

Re: Move data from one field to another in same fact

Hate to be so simplistic but, out of curiosity, why not use the standard 'btw 1950 and 1953' which isn't a date phrase so produces 'was born between 1950 and 1953'

Mervyn
by mjashby
02 Jan 2021 10:07
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: FH -> RootsMagic -> Ancestry (Work-in-Progress)
Replies: 70
Views: 2733

Re: FH -> RootsMagic -> Ancestry (Work-in-Progress)

Users on this Forum should be very careful about making comments/sharing opinions on the RootsMagic 8 Beta software. Testing is ongoing and is still covered by a Confidentiality Agreement which applies to anyone who has gained access to the Beta releases; and we should fully respect that in the same...
by mjashby
31 Dec 2020 10:38
Forum: Research
Topic: Recording father when data are questionable
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: Recording father when data are questionable

I'm sure you'll get many options suggested but I tend to use a combination of the graphic image below for 'immediate impact combined with a similar 'flag/icon' and notes describing what is in doubt/needs more evidence. I'm yet to look at the new 'Research Notes' features if FH Version 7.
by mjashby
31 Dec 2020 09:59
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Types of Users.
Replies: 11
Views: 638

Re: Types of Users.

If I remember correctly, one of the original concepts of the Graphical Windows interface was to deliberately provide many ways to do the same thing to provide user choice; and also address at least some of the "accessibility issues" for those with physical impairments; and Windows software developer...
by mjashby
27 Dec 2020 14:53
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sharing Queries
Replies: 11
Views: 572

Re: Sharing Queries

There's a small utility program here - https://github.com/imDema/FreeMove - which has been designed to help with moving existing user data folders to a new location and auto-creating folder links to avoid problems with software which expects (and continues to expect) files to be stored in specific l...
by mjashby
23 Dec 2020 14:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH6 and FH7 on same PC?
Replies: 22
Views: 664

Re: FH6 and FH7 on same PC?

Of course, if Calico Pie had a 'Public Bugtracker' within the Registration Site then registered users would have a chance of knowing when a problem has already been reported/acknowledged; and would be able to add pertinent information to existing reports, rather than duplicating them. It would also ...
by mjashby
22 Dec 2020 08:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Map location anomaly
Replies: 12
Views: 524

Re: Map location anomaly

But Mike, that means she's from the West Riding, so she's still a fine Yorkshire Lass, even when in exile ;)

Have a Great Christmas (or just the best you can in these strange times).

Mervyn
by mjashby
21 Dec 2020 20:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Map location anomaly
Replies: 12
Views: 524

Re: Map location anomaly

Ah! the delights of Yorkshire history and geography and the 'non-existent' geographic areas of North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire; and of course the late and unlamented 'Humberside', all of which are/were politically created administrative areas which have very little to do with geogra...
by mjashby
20 Dec 2020 14:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Instructions for the upgrade V6 to V7?
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: Instructions for the upgrade V6 to V7?

Evelyn, I don't think you have any need at all to feel "very stupid". I'm still trying to find my way around all the changes in FH7, which seem to be represent the most complex version to version change so far, having used the software continuously since the first public release (Version 2). It's al...
by mjashby
17 Dec 2020 15:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Running FH v6.2 and FH v7 on same database
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: Running FH v6.2 and FH v7 on same database

Quick initial Test of Ancestral Sources 7 installation on Linux Mint 20 Virtual Machine. Seems to be working O.K., but haven't fully tested data entry process. Received some warnings about possible incompatibilities etc. when installing MS NET Framework 4.8, which didn't appear with Crossover, but j...
by mjashby
17 Dec 2020 15:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Running FH v6.2 and FH v7 on same database
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: Running FH v6.2 and FH v7 on same database

Mike, Yes, I will work with Colin S. (Valkrider) to assist with the inclusion of tested/verified procedures and issues for non-Windows Users. Still trying to catch up on "what's changed" in 7 to ensure it's not just me whose causing any glitches. Will drop Colin another e-mail to see what his priori...
by mjashby
17 Dec 2020 14:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Running FH v6.2 and FH v7 on same database
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: Running FH v6.2 and FH v7 on same database

@philk Which Linux distribution and which version of Wine are you using? Might not be able to replicate precisely but willing to try to get as near as possible. My basic procedure would be: - create a separate 32-bit prefix 'FH7' if you intend to (eventually) install both Family Historian and Ancest...
by mjashby
16 Dec 2020 14:24
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: High cost of upgrade
Replies: 24
Views: 1546

Re: High cost of upgrade

Sorry, but what is the point of this 'discussion'? The price is the price the seller decides. It is simply "an invitation to treat" and the prospective purchaser is not compelled to pay the price asked, as they can walk away and buy/use something else if they don't feel it's worthwhile/affordable. T...
by mjashby
14 Dec 2020 19:35
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Plugin Store
Replies: 25
Views: 820

Re: Plugin Store

I get the same result, plus the 'Check Installed Plugins Against the Store' Plugin reports errors on every plugin, i.e. states each plugin needs updating, then errors out if you choose 'Yes'. Edit: Tested the 'Recapture' and it did 'unlock' access to the site, but it reported the same access error w...
by mjashby
13 Dec 2020 12:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH7 and mouse
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Re: FH7 and mouse

O.K. You've ruled out two possibilities :D The only other 'third party' possibilities I can immediately think of are: - some form of Mouse Control software setting, e.g. if you have a Logitech Mouse and Software, but then you would probably see the same behaviour in other software; - (more likely) t...