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by mjashby
26 Dec 2019 15:40
Forum: General
Topic: GEDCOM 5.5.1 Standard Release Nov 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2163

Re: GEDCOM 5.5.1 Standard Release Nov 2019

My opinion remains unaltered by all the varied assessments and reports, primarily because there is a great deal of dishonesty out there about which GEDCOM Standard is being supported by which genealogy software product. - Any developer who states that their product specifically supports GEDCOM 5.5 a...
by mjashby
24 Dec 2019 20:06
Forum: General
Topic: GEDCOM 5.5.1 Standard Release Nov 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2163

Re: GEDCOM 5.5.1 Standard Release Nov 2019

Presumably it puts FH some way behind others that have already adopted 5.5.1 as a standard, unless the question becomes: Will FH7 be fully 5.5.1 (and possibly 5.5.5) compliant? Of course, those that have already adopted 5.5.1, some several years ago, still have the same issues with data transfer bec...
by mjashby
19 Dec 2019 15:05
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Multifact
Replies: 62
Views: 2331

Re: Multifact

Colin, In contrast, I very much doubt that there are many FH users who use symbolic links at all, let alone between the folders you mentioned, but I'd be pleased to be proved wrong. The only way I use them is to avoid the need for multiple copies of linked document/media files If I remember correctl...
by mjashby
19 Dec 2019 14:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Attach Media
Replies: 24
Views: 1565

Re: Attach Media

For anyone still concerned about the current Search Bug in the Windows 10 File Manager, there's some information on an update fix (currently undergoing testing) here: https://news.softpedia.com/news/next-windows-10-version-1909-cumulative-update-likely-to-fix-file-explorer-bug-528661.shtml I didn't ...
by mjashby
11 Dec 2019 12:19
Forum: General
Topic: CrossOver v19
Replies: 7
Views: 894

Re: CrossOver v19

Colin, Works fine on Catalina (which itself has just been upgraded to 10.15.2 - another 3Gb download which makes Windows monthly updates look puny!) A third-party MacOS checker (Go64) reports Crossover as 64-bit, apart from one library file 'libFAudio.0.19.10.dylib' Not sure what the impact might be...
by mjashby
08 Dec 2019 13:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Backup Family Historian Settings
Replies: 9
Views: 728

Re: Backup Family Historian Settings

The system Colin describes is very similar to the one I use, i.e. I'm also a Mac User and use 'Time Machine' which once configured requires very little user maintenance/interaction time (no expensive NAS Drive or Internet/Cloud costs involved); but in my case I also have a portable synchronisation D...
by mjashby
07 Dec 2019 11:52
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Research Planner Version 2 -- request for beta testing
Replies: 132
Views: 6950

Re: Research Planner Version 2 -- request for beta testing

Helen,

The Version in the AppStore does seem to have been updated (6 Dec 2019), but isn't recognised by the "Check Installed Plugins Against the Store" Plugin, presumably because it identifies as the same version number as the previous release.

Mervyn
by mjashby
07 Dec 2019 11:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Backup Family Historian Settings
Replies: 9
Views: 728

Re: Backup Family Historian Settings

Have followed this discussion with interest; and as an obsessive user of Backups and (Manual) Synchronisation across multiple systems I can see merit in the suggestion that inbuilt backup systems for software applications should consider saving 'vital' software settings as well as data. However, tha...
by mjashby
02 Dec 2019 15:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Attach Media
Replies: 24
Views: 1565

Re: Attach Media

Users could, of course, use an alternative to File Explorer to avoid the problem. There's no shortage of free alternatives which mostly offer additional features that Microsoft continually neglects to add.

Mervyn
by mjashby
02 Dec 2019 12:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change marriage witness to relative
Replies: 19
Views: 906

Re: Change marriage witness to relative

Colin,

If this is on your Mac Laptop then, for 'Delete' substitute 'fn+BackArrow' (bottom left+top right). [No 'Delete' key on Mac laptops or the more common Compact Keyboard].

Mervyn
by mjashby
19 Nov 2019 20:22
Forum: Research
Topic: Naturalization records
Replies: 7
Views: 875

Re: Naturalization records

I think it's important to recognise that the marriage of a British female to a German citizen did not result, historically, in her losing British Citizenship under British Law, but rather in her acquiring alternative German/Reich Citizenship on marriage under German/Reich Law until 1953. However, Ge...
by mjashby
18 Nov 2019 15:59
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Advice to using Historian on a Macbook Pro
Replies: 14
Views: 939

Re: Advice to using Historian on a Macbook Pro

Have just enrolled in the Crossover 19 beta testing programme and am downloading the newly released beta software for version 19 now (MacOS Catalina compatible). Will report success or otherwise with Family Historian 6 a.s.a.p. Mervyn Update Edit: Have now installed the Crossover 19 (beta 1) softwar...
by mjashby
18 Nov 2019 13:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Advice to using Historian on a Macbook Pro
Replies: 14
Views: 939

Re: Advice to using Historian on a Macbook Pro

Rodders, First, there's some advice/guidance here: https://www.fhug.org.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=how_to:family_historian_on_imac_ipad_android_etc On the practicalities, which version of MacOS do you have installed? If it's Catalina (10.15 series) then WINE in it various forms (e.g. Crossover, WineSkin, P...
by mjashby
05 Nov 2019 16:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census entry if away from home
Replies: 21
Views: 1807

Re: Census entry if away from home

@wigansaint, Sorry but I don't follow the statement: I appreciate the point of recording the information as you say. But as an example, if a child is staying with his grandparents at one address and his parents at another if you record the information as you suggest the child would not be linked to ...
by mjashby
02 Nov 2019 10:38
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to list Names that begin with Van ---
Replies: 8
Views: 830

Re: How to list Names that begin with Van ---

It's explained in the Family Historian Help File under the first paragraph of "How to enter a Person's Name".

Mervyn
by mjashby
01 Nov 2019 20:56
Forum: General
Topic: FH on Mac or Unix
Replies: 12
Views: 1947

Re: FH on Mac or Unix

For anyone interested, the latest Crossover update on progress towards WINE compatibility for MacOS 10.15.1 (Catalina) users is here:

https://www.codeweavers.com/about/blogs ... s-catalina

Mervyn
by mjashby
29 Oct 2019 12:10
Forum: General
Topic: FH on Mac or Unix
Replies: 12
Views: 1947

Re: FH on Mac or Unix

As far as any hopes for a native MacOS version of Family Historian goes, whilst I would like to be surprised, I certainly won't be holding my breath for any such development, especially as Calico Pie seems to be firmly fixed on the Windows platform and doesn't appear to have shown any inclination (y...
by mjashby
12 Oct 2019 13:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Windows Virtual Desktop
Replies: 11
Views: 1115

Re: Windows Virtual Desktop

Helen, I'm not making any suggestions, simply demonstrating that for the average computer user/family history researcher it is quite possible to carry out the mass of their work without anything more than a 'terminal' with internet access and, of course, the wherewithal to pay for the appropriate su...
by mjashby
12 Oct 2019 11:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Windows Virtual Desktop
Replies: 11
Views: 1115

Re: Windows Virtual Desktop

Thinking laterally, isn't everything described already available to a great extent; and to anyone who wants it except they call it: - Android (plus Google Apps + Local/Cloud Storage) - iOS (plus Apple Store, plus Local/iCloud) - Microsoft Go (plus Windows Store, plus Local/OneDrive storage) - etc. A...
by mjashby
07 Oct 2019 10:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source Types (usage of the FH field)
Replies: 26
Views: 2199

Re: Source Types (usage of the FH field)

The non-standard data fields that appear in the GEDCOM File are preceded by an Underline Character. e.g. from a Family Historian File: _TYPE _PLAC _SHAR Don't know that anyone has produced a definitive list of the non-standard fields built in to a clean Family Historian installation, but it is compl...
by mjashby
06 Oct 2019 14:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Running FH on two computers
Replies: 17
Views: 1320

Re: Running FH on two computers

When using 'Cloud' services such as Google, the main things to watch out for are that: - the computer you last worked on completed synching any Family Historian (and any other) Data before it was shut down; - the computer you move to completes synching all changed files before you open Family Histor...
by mjashby
06 Oct 2019 13:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source Types (usage of the FH field)
Replies: 26
Views: 2199

Re: Source Types (usage of the FH field)

I'm afraid you the answer remains the same for all information, i.e. it depends on the recipient software, not the donor (Family Historian), which exports the GEDCOM in its entirety. That's why Mike Tate has done so much work on his Plug-in(s) to compensate for known differences/issues in the way pr...
by mjashby
06 Oct 2019 09:28
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source Types (usage of the FH field)
Replies: 26
Views: 2199

Re: Source Types (usage of the FH field)

The answer is simple: "It depends on the other product(s)!" 8-) Some years ago I invested a relatively small sum of money (in comparison with that other well known tome) in a book(let) by Ben Sayer: "Practical Citation" https://practicalcitation.com (also available on Amazon) The guide was based on ...
by mjashby
04 Oct 2019 14:50
Forum: General
Topic: GEDCOM 5.5.5!
Replies: 9
Views: 1524

GEDCOM 5.5.5!

Some interesting background and info for those interested in these things: https://www.tamurajones.net/GEDCOM555JustARevision.xhtml https://www.gedcom.org/index.html Not sure how much traction this might gain, if any, given the apparent lack of practical involvement of any of the major genealogy sof...