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by neil40
05 Oct 2018 22:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Descendant Diagram question
Replies: 23
Views: 2071

Re: Descendant Diagram question

See 16256|Colour coded pedigree chart that describes the general principals. Just substitute IsDescendantOf(...) where appropriate. There are four options for choosing who will act as the root/focus person. You will only need the simplest expression without need of the ~MOTH> and ~FATH> cases. e.g....
by neil40
05 Oct 2018 21:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Descendant Diagram question
Replies: 23
Views: 2071

Re: Descendant Diagram question

Thank you to all those who responded. I think I have this all sorted now. Another question (or should I post a new topic) - is there a way to highlight all 'blood' relatives of a given person in a chart, perhaps specifically all direct descendants of a focus person, so they are easily seen on the ch...
by neil40
14 Sep 2018 21:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Descendant Diagram question
Replies: 23
Views: 2071

Re: Descendant Diagram question

So, I found an easier way (I think) of avoiding removing all the names via the query. So this is the default diagram Text Default%20Diagram.JPG I've changed it to this, using Lorna's instructions, and moving the text to replace the removed (default) 'aka' Diagram Modified.JPG Seems to work. Just nee...
by neil40
14 Sep 2018 20:39
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Descendant Diagram question
Replies: 23
Views: 2071

Re: Descendant Diagram question

tatewise said: Despite having used FH for a while, Neil is clearly an inexperienced user regarding Diagram Text Schemes, so needs a lot more detailed guidance about customising them. That's right! I've always just used the diagrams to visualise the families from time to time, and only just realised ...
by neil40
14 Sep 2018 16:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Descendant Diagram question
Replies: 23
Views: 2071

Re: Descendant Diagram question

If you really want to include them without having to put them in manually you could use =TextIf(IsTrue(Exists(%CUR~SPOU>NAME%) and IsTrue(%INDI.SEX% = "Female")),"a.k.a " . %INDI.NAME:GIVEN_ALL% . " " . %CUR~SPOU>NAME:SURNAME%,) and then add a flag to any women who don...
by neil40
14 Sep 2018 16:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Descendant Diagram question
Replies: 23
Views: 2071

Re: Descendant Diagram question

As Jane and I have both said, it's not common practice to add them when using FH. The convention is to record women with their birth names. Thanks Lorna I think I said earlier, that I have never added alternate names in FH other than where I want show a name that is used by family or how they are k...
by neil40
14 Sep 2018 15:55
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Descendant Diagram question
Replies: 23
Views: 2071

Re: Descendant Diagram question

If you want to keep them you could still remove them and then put an expression to add the ones for Married women back in, it's not normal to show them though as it simply repeats what the diagram is already telling you. But with no alternate name added, it doesn't show me the aka, which is what I ...
by neil40
14 Sep 2018 15:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Descendant Diagram question
Replies: 23
Views: 2071

Re: Descendant Diagram question

So, I didn't read you post properly Jane!
I see you say select the names to delete, presumably those in the 3rd (and even 4th and 5th columns)

Question: If I do this, will all my aka's disappear on the diagrams? I rather like them, and trying to achieve all aka's rather than lose them! :lol:
by neil40
14 Sep 2018 15:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Descendant Diagram question
Replies: 23
Views: 2071

Re: Descendant Diagram question

OK. so I ran it, and get lots of results, probably as a result of my TMG conversion some time ago.

Can I use this query to remove them or do I have to go to each record to remove them?
by neil40
14 Sep 2018 15:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Descendant Diagram question
Replies: 23
Views: 2071

Re: Descendant Diagram question

….ah, double click it and install it!
by neil40
14 Sep 2018 15:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Descendant Diagram question
Replies: 23
Views: 2071

Re: Descendant Diagram question

I have attached a quick query which will list the first 3 alternate names for a Female along with the first 3 Spouse surnames. Thank you Jane.... need some help here! I have never used the query tool, but have loaded it via the toolbar icon and can't see anywhere that I can import your downloaded q...
by neil40
14 Sep 2018 13:28
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Descendant Diagram question
Replies: 23
Views: 2071

Re: Descendant Diagram question

Lorna, Yes I mean exactly that. At the top it shows in Red their Birth name in full, and then below 'some' have the aka married name. As far as I know I have NOT added an alternate name for anyone by default, only for specific individuals where they are/were known differently (EG my Uncle William Ed...
by neil40
14 Sep 2018 12:53
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Descendant Diagram question
Replies: 23
Views: 2071

Descendant Diagram question

Something that's baffling me, and probably really simple. If I click on the Descendant Diagram, or indeed any of the 4 diagram tools on the bar, some married females have their married name with "a.k.a" prefixed while others have nothing. As far as I am aware, I just enter the marriage eac...
by neil40
31 Jul 2018 13:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Join Two projects
Replies: 5
Views: 892

Re: Join Two projects

Thanks for all the tips.
It all went very well with no hiccups thankfully.
by neil40
31 Jul 2018 12:41
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Join Two projects
Replies: 5
Views: 892

Re: Join Two projects

You would normally merge the smaller file into the larger one. Does it ask for common people short answer yes, it will suggest them and you can match additional ones if needed. Have you read through glossary:merge_compare_files|> Merge/Compare File ? Thanks Jane. Yes I read that page after searchin...
by neil40
31 Jul 2018 12:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Join Two projects
Replies: 5
Views: 892

Join Two projects

Hi Just wanted to run this past those who are more expert than I. I've recently found what I think (hope) is an Ancestor in one of my paternal lines, so I created a new Project with the data in it, amounting to about 50/60 people. I would like to merge this with my main project, both projects having...
by neil40
08 Feb 2018 22:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Recording adoption by new marriage
Replies: 18
Views: 2286

Re: Recording adoption by new marriage

Thank you Mike

That is exactly what I needed and I've implemented it on the individual concerned.

Neil
by neil40
08 Feb 2018 21:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Recording adoption by new marriage
Replies: 18
Views: 2286

Recording adoption by new marriage

Hi After some advice please. I have a family where the first son was born to his mothers first husband, lets say he is Christopher Smith, for example. His mother divorces, and marries again (EG Mr Jones and has four subsequent 'Jones' children. Christopher 'Smith' shows as Christopher Jones in subse...
by neil40
14 Aug 2017 22:02
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Save Report As PDF issue
Replies: 2
Views: 1233

Re: Save Report As PDF issue

Jane, With these errors (on both laptop and PC) you didn't even get that far. Just the error. Re-installing the PDF printer in both cases has cured the issue, thanks to this page https://www.fhug.org.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=how_to:family_historian_installation_problems#save_as_pdf_file_output_is_not_ena...
by neil40
13 Aug 2017 21:43
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Save Report As PDF issue
Replies: 2
Views: 1233

Save Report As PDF issue

Hi all I have the latest version of FH (6.2.5) and created a Descendant Outline report and the went to Save As PDF. I get an error that simply states: An error occurred. Cannot Generate PDF file. How would I troubleshoot this please? Thanks Neil PS - Just tried on my PC (previous was on laptop) and ...
by neil40
13 Aug 2017 21:40
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Exporting specific people
Replies: 5
Views: 2104

Re: Exporting specific people

Thank you all.

Only just been able to get back to look at this. I am sure your tips will be useful for what I need.

Neil
by neil40
03 Aug 2017 22:06
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Exporting specific people
Replies: 5
Views: 2104

Exporting specific people

Hello all I want to export part of my tree as a Gedcom to share with a distant cousin. It is specifically my grandmothers ancestry from the most distant relative I have found. He had two sons, and I am descended from one son and the other person I want to share with, from the other son. When I try t...
by neil40
31 Aug 2015 22:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Marriage names
Replies: 12
Views: 2701

Re: Marriage names

Anne, I am not trying to lose the identity of the women in my tree, I am trying to present them in narratives the way my research finds them. In this case the parish register told me that Thomas Grantham widower married Sarah Hodgkins dau of William Cooper. I will also record that Sarah Cooper marri...
by neil40
31 Aug 2015 07:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Marriage names
Replies: 12
Views: 2701

Re: Marriage names

Whilst I agree Anne, if they are widowed (as opposed to divorcing and reverting to maiden name), they marry under the new name and that is how it should record in the narrative, as per the register. Neil Neil I have several of these and the marriage certificates / parish register all show something...
by neil40
30 Aug 2015 09:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Marriage names
Replies: 12
Views: 2701

Re: Marriage names

A woman should always have her own maiden name. She was still the same person who was born Sarah Cooper! I usually make a note that she was a widow with the surname Hodkins at marriage with my relative. Anne Whilst I agree Anne, if they are widowed (as opposed to divorcing and reverting to maiden n...

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