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by NickiP
31 Aug 2018 02:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Recovery Question
Replies: 18
Views: 1576

Re: Recovery Question

"never a problem till now" is a risky strategy. It should be possible to temporarily disable one copy of McAfee to inhibit it running. Explain to PlusNet the problem of the two McAfee installations interfering with each other, that they should recognise as a major problem, and ask them to...
by NickiP
20 Apr 2018 00:36
Forum: Research
Topic: Interpretation of 'Legal' italic writing in Wills etc?
Replies: 7
Views: 1536

Re: Interpretation of 'Legal' italic writing in Wills etc?

I have to admit to going to find a copy elsewhere as the image was a bit too small for me to read! Not that long a Will anyway and have had a lot of practice reading them over many years from varying dates. Testament in manner and form following I give and bequeath unto my daughter Eleonora Ann Wilk...
by NickiP
13 Apr 2018 10:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Using the media folder
Replies: 16
Views: 2198

Re: Using the media folder

Another way is to manage your Media files such that the absolute file path will be the same on any PC . NickiP achieves that by using C:\Docs\Genealogy\Media\... that can be recreated on any PC . Similarly you could use D:\Media\... or C:\Users\Public\Media\... that can exist on any PC . Then the F...
by NickiP
12 Apr 2018 19:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Using the media folder
Replies: 16
Views: 2198

Re: Using the media folder

As Mike, I don't use the FH Media Folder. I have a folder called Genealogy (which is about 90gb in size) which is in a Folder called Docs located in the root of the hard drive (ie C:\Docs\Genealogy). I think have folders for Direct Ancestor surnames and sub folders for things like Census, UK BMDs, W...
by NickiP
22 Jan 2018 12:23
Forum: Research
Topic: Research Advice for a Newbie
Replies: 16
Views: 3461

Re: Research Advice for a Newbie

However if, like me, you live far away from access to your ancestors' records you will start to see that an annual subscription to one or more of the big websites is good value for money. One of the little used resources nowadays are the LDS Family History Centres which I used quite a lot for those...
by NickiP
23 Jun 2017 17:56
Forum: Research
Topic: Free access to findmypast
Replies: 3
Views: 1598

Re: Free access to findmypast

The three extra days for subscribers only applies to those with Worldwide subs, not Britain subs. Some people on another forum have been given the extension by sending an email complaint but others have been refused even when it has been pointed out to FMP that they have made an exception for some. ...
by NickiP
10 Apr 2017 21:24
Forum: Research
Topic: GRO Indexes
Replies: 19
Views: 4597

Re: GRO Indexes

Additional Info.: The Source Mentioned above is listed on Ancestry as "England and Wales, Death Index, 2007-2015" and is available at http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=60630 for anyone with a subscription or access to the site (e.g. some Libraries and Records Offices). Orig...
by NickiP
03 Feb 2017 18:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Select Repository... window - any way to simulate clicking on OK using keyboard?
Replies: 9
Views: 1923

Re: Select Repository... window - any way to simulate clicking on OK using keyboard?

Thanks for the replies. NickiP - the way I get to the one I want is to just start spelling the name on the keyboard and it positions to the right one or I position to one that is close and then use the down arrow I've got © sign at the beginning of all my Repository records (for display purposes in...
by NickiP
03 Feb 2017 12:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Select Repository... window - any way to simulate clicking on OK using keyboard?
Replies: 9
Views: 1923

Re: Select Repository... window - any way to simulate clicking on OK using keyboard?

I get the same behaviour on Windows 10 as Bill. I can also only select a repository by clicking on it, if I use the tab from the filter section it just goes across all three sections and back to the first, never goes down. If I click on the selected repository the OK is highlighted but, as for Bill,...
by NickiP
13 Jan 2017 19:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH Instructional sessions
Replies: 7
Views: 2280

Re: FH Instructional sessions

I think you'll find the SOG courses have nothing to do with Calico Pie or FHUG. They are run by one of the SOG's "Fellows" John Hanson and it no doubt is dependent on when he can run the course.
by NickiP
29 Sep 2016 00:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Crime and Punishment Record FH6.2
Replies: 4
Views: 2225

Re: Crime and Punishment Record FH6.2

I created a Custom Fact called "Criminal" with the following Sentence Template: {individual} was convicted of {=GetLabelledText(%FACT.NOTE2%,"Offence:")} {date} at {=GetLabelledText(%FACT.NOTE2%,"Court:")} held at {_place}. {=GetLabelledText(%FACT.NOTE2%,"Note:&quo...
by NickiP
24 Sep 2016 12:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Merging projects warning
Replies: 15
Views: 2358

Re: Merging projects warning

I am aware of the issues with the FH Backups, but as I use other imaging software to image the whole drive that isn't an issue. If I was to migrate the laptop to an SSD, it won't be smaller than the current drive or it would mean I would always have to have an external drive connected to access most...
by NickiP
23 Sep 2016 15:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Merging projects warning
Replies: 15
Views: 2358

Re: Merging projects warning

Not really Mike, all my data files (apart from Outlook files and other windows profile related files) are stored in C:\\Docs which removes problems with long file names. I would just copy the whole folder into the root of C again. I've had problems with long file names in the past, even considering ...
by NickiP
23 Sep 2016 14:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Merging projects warning
Replies: 15
Views: 2358

Re: Merging projects warning

I have merged two projects in the past and not had any issues. I have also had that message on the odd occasion. From memory, and its over a year since I merged numerous projects into just four, I think I just cancelled the merge, clicked save on the open project, opened the other project and clicke...
by NickiP
28 Aug 2016 18:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Tithe Commutation Act 1836
Replies: 16
Views: 3404

Re: Tithe Commutation Act 1836

Thanks Mike, that works a treat now.
by NickiP
28 Aug 2016 12:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Tithe Commutation Act 1836
Replies: 16
Views: 3404

Re: Tithe Commutation Act 1836

Just had a closer look. The problem appears to be the query isn't recognising Burial dates where there is no corresponding death date. Apologies, the baptism date isn't the issue. I thought I'd seen one or two which fell outside the range when I previously ran the query, but I think that was me misr...
by NickiP
28 Aug 2016 10:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Tithe Commutation Act 1836
Replies: 16
Views: 3404

Re: Tithe Commutation Act 1836

True, but the original post was not from Nicki, so the 1836 date is probably not relevant. Nicki said the query does not 'filter out' those with only baptism and/or burial dates, and 'If I have no definite birth/death date I don't include them'. Perhaps Nicki could clarify. I tried using 1836 and o...
by NickiP
27 Aug 2016 06:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Tithe Commutation Act 1836
Replies: 16
Views: 3404

Re: Tithe Commutation Act 1836

Jane, I was also interested in this but it doesn't seem to filter out individuals who only have a Baptism and/or Burial date with no corresponding Birth/Death dates. If I have no definite birth/death date I don't include them as FH's display allows you to see them in the various views unlike other p...
by NickiP
30 Jul 2016 11:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Upgrade to Win 10 and FH support
Replies: 22
Views: 3103

Re: Upgrade to Win 10 and FH support

[ Corporate entities can't use free versions of 3rd party software, as it is often restricted to personal non-commercial use . The paid for versions of 3rd party software often adds bells and whistles, ease of use, and features not in Windows . But, in this thread I was comparing MR Free (This vers...
by NickiP
30 Jul 2016 10:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Upgrade to Win 10 and FH support
Replies: 22
Views: 3103

Re: Upgrade to Win 10 and FH support

You can do individual/multiple folder and file "restores" (maybe recovery would be a better term) from an image in the free version. Basically you use MR Free to mount the image as a drive then use File Explorer to view the image and copy any folders/files that you want. You need a paid v...
by NickiP
29 Jul 2016 18:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Upgrade to Win 10 and FH support
Replies: 22
Views: 3103

Re: Upgrade to Win 10 and FH support

Why bother with any other products? Windows has perfectly good create disk image backup and create recovery disk options built in for free! But you can't as far as I am aware do restore of individual files, only the whole disk. Hence the reason I use paid imaging software, albeit without annual mai...
by NickiP
29 Jul 2016 16:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Upgrade to Win 10 and FH support
Replies: 22
Views: 3103

Re: Upgrade to Win 10 and FH support

Finally upgraded my laptop and netbook to Win10 a couple of days ago and I don't find the Win10 Menu much different from Win7 or earlier, its quite customisable so can get it to work more like the earlier versions. As for imaging a drive, I've been using Symantec System Recovery for a number of year...
by NickiP
16 Jun 2016 00:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Display problems in Windows 10
Replies: 36
Views: 6724

Re: Display problems in Windows 10

In my case the fan started screaching when the laptop had been rebooted after using the air can while it was switched off. I suspect it had sent some crud further into the fan. Once cleaned, the fan was working as expected and there hasn't been a repeat of the noise. Unfortunately HP in their wisdom...
by NickiP
15 Jun 2016 20:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Display problems in Windows 10
Replies: 36
Views: 6724

Re: Display problems in Windows 10

I tried the can of air trick the other day, the laptop fan started screaching. So I resorted to the old tested way of using the vacuum. I have the added problem of two cats who shed a lot of fur and that's usually what gets sucked out through the keyboard and vents when it gets cleaned. That said, m...
by NickiP
29 Apr 2016 22:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Repeating licensing info for media in reports
Replies: 17
Views: 2498

Re: Repeating licensing info for media in reports

Just a thought, if the Narrative Reports are to be distributed as PDFs with clickable links to URLs then I agree that it should suffice. I just wonder if the reports are to be printed, whether that would really suffice because while the details are there, few people would probably type a full URL ma...

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