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by mjashby
08 Jun 2019 13:57
Forum: Research
Topic: Census Dates
Replies: 27
Views: 5629

Re: Census Dates

Not at all complicated. See the last example: https://census.ukdataservice.ac.uk/use-data/censuses/forms and https://census.ukdataservice.ac.uk/media/551722/2011-census-form-england-wales-comm-est.pdf Of course, every Census has a different set of forms and demands, so there is limited uniformity of...
by mjashby
02 Jun 2019 10:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 2555

Re: Source help

by mjashby
26 May 2019 13:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Can't make multiple selections with CTRL-Click in FH 6.2.7 running under Win10 and VMware Fusion
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: Can't make multiple selections with CTRL-Click in FH 6.2.7 running under Win10 and VMware Fusion

Shane, See - http://vcdx56.com/2019/01/vmware-fusion-keyboard-mouse-not-working/ - Hopefully it might provide the solution, but I don't use VMWare so can't test. Apple have upped their system security in recent OS updates, including introducing 'software notarization' whatever that might mean, which...
by mjashby
25 May 2019 10:22
Forum: Research
Topic: The Theory of Eight
Replies: 22
Views: 804

Re: The Theory of Eight

An interesting exercise and useful confirmation that the brain cells are dying too quickly yet Results: G-GPs > G-G-GPs G-G-G-GPs ASHBY > ASHBY = GREEN > ASHBY = MEARS and GREEN = [BRICK WALL] BATH > BATH = HADDRELL > illegitimate - BATH (née GALES) = [HOLLY? ] and HADDRELL = [TAYLOR] ELLIS > ELLIS ...
by mjashby
22 May 2019 09:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census entry - Individual v Family
Replies: 14
Views: 786

Re: Census entry - Individual v Family

Alyn, "I agree that an individual appearing on a census record doesn't necessarily prove residence - but for me a whole family group at the same address and no-one else is a different matter." Whilst I do agree that the majority of Census records probably related to normal places of reside...
by mjashby
15 May 2019 10:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census entry - Individual v Family
Replies: 14
Views: 786

Re: Census entry - Individual v Family

Alyn, It's definitely a life event for me as I have to fill in the forms with all of the information required. Although, in the past it was probably more 'done to' our ancestors rather than by them given the literacy levels! We should also bear in mind that, with the the exception of the 1911 Census...
by mjashby
15 May 2019 09:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 2555

Re: Source help

Mike, I'll believe I'll stick with 'Still born ' as a definite indication that a birth took place.. Although I am not religious, that, for me, fits better alongside the Parish Register entries I've recorded that show stillborn children as being both baptised (but not necessarily named) and buried im...
by mjashby
15 May 2019 09:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: To-do lists/Planning your research
Replies: 12
Views: 657

Re: To-do lists/Planning your research

@Stevie Steve, If you are looking for a single tool to identify 'missing' data then my suggestion would be to look at using a 'companion app' such as http://ftanalyzer.com which has been specially designed for that purpose. A specialist tool designed for such a purpose is, in my opinion, likely to b...
by mjashby
14 May 2019 08:55
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 2555

Re: Source help

Mike (Loney), And I would respectfully disagree with you, as 'stillborn' literally means that the chid 'never lived outside the womb' i.e. was born dead; and therefore was truly zero years old at both the recorded 'birth' and 'death' events as we can understand such happenings; and it is also how we...
by mjashby
29 Apr 2019 15:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: New Version or update for modern Windows
Replies: 10
Views: 809

Re: New Version or update for modern Windows

Mike, Yes, I'm aware that we are not talking about a physical printer, but all the Windows 'PDF creators', I've ever come across, including that provided in the FH installer, are programmed and installed as Printer Drivers with the end product actually being recognised as a virtual printer and appea...
by mjashby
29 Apr 2019 10:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: New Version or update for modern Windows
Replies: 10
Views: 809

Re: New Version or update for modern Windows

The simple answer is NO, Windows Hardware drivers are not supported by WINE. The common 'advice' - https://www.winehq.org - is that the User needs to install/use the Linux CUPS driver software for their specific printer. It's probably beyond the capacity of this 'Forum' to advise on specific methods...
by mjashby
28 Apr 2019 08:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Recording DNA matches in Family Historian
Replies: 56
Views: 2768

Re: Recording DNA matches in Family Historian

Jim, Not a method of working within FH, but a couple of links that might be of some general reading interest if you're not already aware of them: - https://progenygenealogy.com/Products/Family-Tree-Charts/DNA-Matches - http://www.doublematchtriangulator.com Both of the products referred to can use t...
by mjashby
27 Apr 2019 09:46
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Create Individual Shortcut very slow
Replies: 11
Views: 445

Re: Create Individual Shortcut very slow

Probably something to do with the programming logic in Acronis Ransomware Protection, i.e. It accepts that the normal FH.exe is a legitimate launcher, but not if it's been 'adulterated' by extra command line instructions, which could have been added by a malicious software invader.

Mervyn
by mjashby
26 Apr 2019 12:29
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Re: Create Individual Shortcut
Replies: 14
Views: 554

Re: Create Individual Shortcut

Bit more checking and I've located a 2nd Desktop Folder see the image below. Jane's Plugin mentioned stores its output in this location but, not surprisingly, it is a 'pure' Windows Command so there is no way to run it. On my system it simply opens the file in whatever Text Editing App recognises th...
by mjashby
26 Apr 2019 11:26
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Re: Create Individual Shortcut
Replies: 14
Views: 554

Re: Create Individual Shortcut

Mike, For info. There is a Desktop Folder inside WinApps (see attachment from a Crossover Installation) and the shortcuts created there are useable and work if they are copied to the Mac Desktop. The remaining problem still lies in how long it takes to navigate to the Folder, especially as the locat...
by mjashby
26 Apr 2019 10:32
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Re: Create Individual Shortcut
Replies: 14
Views: 554

Re: Create Individual Shortcut

@DavidF Question: "1. Is this a known problem (i.e. expecting too much of Wine) or have I missed something?" I'm not quite sure quite what the question is but the 'problem' would be in converting the Windows Command Line script into something that Linux/MacOS can understand if the intentio...
by mjashby
24 Apr 2019 09:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Name titles and prefixes
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: Name titles and prefixes

For definitions of Prefix, Suffix and Title see http://wiki-en.genealogy.net/GEDCOM-Tags e.g. Doctor is not a true Title just as Mr., Mrs. M/s or Miss. aren't, although modern usage might suggest otherwise as we are often asked to give a 'preferred title' for written communications. You also need to...
by mjashby
23 Apr 2019 19:38
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: A simple to-do list
Replies: 66
Views: 3596

Re: A simple to-do list

On 'Item 2' and out of general interest I just carried out a search on AlternativeTo for 'Free' Windows ToDo applications https://alternativeto.net/software/todoist/?license=free&platform=windows and there were 92 suggestions and that's not a comprehensive list as more complex applications such ...
by mjashby
17 Apr 2019 09:19
Forum: General
Topic: I Quit FH for TMG
Replies: 30
Views: 1581

Re: I Quit FH for TMG

Sorry, but I would argue in the opposite in this area of data management, i.e. It's not necessarily software that imposes unreasonable expectations on users, but possibly a lack of proper consideration of alternatives, and often simpler, approaches. In your example it could easily be dealt with usin...
by mjashby
14 Apr 2019 14:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Birth Registration and Mother's Parents names
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: Birth Registration and Mother's Parents names

I'm with Mike on this and use 3 Custom Events: Birth Registration; Death Registration and Marriage Registration which are useful for the further targeting of places and time periods to search for evidence of the actual events indexed. There can, of course, be some downsides to this approach when tra...
by mjashby
13 Apr 2019 17:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Possible FH bug
Replies: 13
Views: 674

Re: Possible FH bug

That sounds like the programming is designed so that the cursor settles on the first field, which for the vast majority of users will always be the name field. You have apparently upset that programming by replacing that first filed with your CustomID field. Sorry but I think you may have to ask you...
by mjashby
13 Apr 2019 16:44
Forum: Research
Topic: Find My Past appears to have the new GRO Index
Replies: 13
Views: 1049

Re: Find My Past appears to have the new GRO Index

Of course concluding that all children whose mother's maiden surname was the same as theirs were probably illegitimate would be inaccurate. I have numerous examples in my own research of people marrying spouses with the same surname and producing many offspring. Some were close to distant cousins, b...
by mjashby
13 Apr 2019 09:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Possible FH bug
Replies: 13
Views: 674

Re: Possible FH bug

For me the Cursor is present in the name field when using your 'method 3' so perhaps a visibility/display font/screen issue (i.e. hardware/system related).

Mervyn
by mjashby
13 Apr 2019 09:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Privacy and GDPR
Replies: 17
Views: 1009

Re: Privacy and GDPR

There is also the fact that the GRO Indexes don't directly identify specific individuals. They just state that the Birth, Death or Marriage of a person named 'X' was registered within a particular period in time in a specific Registration District. It's applying (processing) that data alongside some...
by mjashby
12 Apr 2019 13:03
Forum: Research
Topic: Problems with FindMyPast
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: Problems with FindMyPast

There was a pop-up notice last night advising that some site features were temporarily down for essential maintenance; and searching also seemed erratic earlier in the day, but now seems to be back to normal (for me).

Mervyn

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