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by PaulDesmondWhite
25 Aug 2013 18:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Descendants Chart for Male Line
Replies: 3
Views: 720

Descendants Chart for Male Line

Working on a surname-specific project that's trying to find living descendants in the male line, it occurred to me to check if there's a Diagram Options route to hide offspring with the 'wrong' surname. Seems not. Don't suppose there would be widespread support for this as a FH enhancement? That doe...
by PaulDesmondWhite
22 Aug 2013 02:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: HTML Media Files with Anchors
Replies: 6
Views: 1125

HTML Media Files with Anchors

OK, Mike, thanks.
by PaulDesmondWhite
21 Aug 2013 14:59
Forum: General Usage
Topic: HTML Media Files with Anchors
Replies: 6
Views: 1125

HTML Media Files with Anchors

Dark and dirty places... Agreed, Mike, there seems to be no way to alter a Windows .lnk file to point to a specific anchor. And there's certainly no problem making it work for .url shortcuts. The difficulty is, FH 'multimedia' is totally file orientated in contrast to the GEDCOM 5.5 object structure...
by PaulDesmondWhite
21 Aug 2013 03:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: HTML Media Files with Anchors
Replies: 6
Views: 1125

HTML Media Files with Anchors

Hmmm, gets me thinking, Jane (very bad thing). As far as I can tell, FH doesn't have any hyperlinking capability whatsoever. Or am I wrong? Now *wouldn't* it be nice if source citations could include a link field, most usually (perhaps) to a web site. Rather a neat way to pop up a view of pictures a...
by PaulDesmondWhite
20 Aug 2013 17:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: HTML Media Files with Anchors
Replies: 6
Views: 1125

HTML Media Files with Anchors

Why do I always want something different??? I'm using HTML documents for more things nowadays and thought I'd try using them in FH to store narrative about individuals (especially private notes). Already I have some MS Word documents for various branches of the family (one surname at a time) and it ...
by PaulDesmondWhite
20 Aug 2013 16:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Women's Married Surnames
Replies: 21
Views: 2028

Women's Married Surnames

Jane, sorry for the delay in replying, I very much appreciate all the trouble you went to in enhancing this plug-in.

It now works brilliantly for my purposes and I think it's fair to say it has become an indispensable tool for me.
by PaulDesmondWhite
10 Aug 2013 15:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Women's Married Surnames
Replies: 21
Views: 2028

Women's Married Surnames

Hi, Jane, that's really kind of you! A few oddities: 1. If I have a name Appy Boffy (with a marriage to Murfy) but also add subtag Given Name Honey to the first, there are no records found when searching for Appy Boffy. Somehow adding a 'second' given name is blocking visibility of Appy. 2. Searchin...
by PaulDesmondWhite
09 Aug 2013 20:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Women's Married Surnames
Replies: 21
Views: 2028

Women's Married Surnames

That's right, Jane. Thanks for the tip too.
by PaulDesmondWhite
09 Aug 2013 15:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Women's Married Surnames
Replies: 21
Views: 2028

Women's Married Surnames

Ha ha ha!
by PaulDesmondWhite
09 Aug 2013 13:28
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Women's Married Surnames
Replies: 21
Views: 2028

Women's Married Surnames

Hmmm, Adrian. I wasn't meaning in any way to disrespect a woman's wish not to be known by her husband's name - only that she might have been unwittingly referred to that way. And, of course, people do change their minds - and how would you necessarily know about that? Aaahh, Peter, I didn't try the ...
by PaulDesmondWhite
09 Aug 2013 10:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Women's Married Surnames
Replies: 21
Views: 2028

Women's Married Surnames

Thanks, Peter & Mike, for the feedback. Alternate names are a pain in this case because you need to create one for every woman at marriage - a huge effort and error-prone, besides being a misuse of the data structure. Separate columns for each married name doesn't allow you to see the records in...
by PaulDesmondWhite
08 Aug 2013 13:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Women's Married Surnames
Replies: 21
Views: 2028

Women's Married Surnames

Does anyone else feel as frustrated as I do that genealogy programs don't provide 'visibility' of women through their married surnames? Typical scenario is to see a death record for (e.g.) Mary White and need to check if that's 'one of ours'. How about an expanded version of the Records Window that ...
by PaulDesmondWhite
12 Apr 2013 02:35
Forum: General
Topic: Citations in GEDCOM
Replies: 16
Views: 2888

Citations in GEDCOM

Sorry to prolong this, Nick, but that's what I did and no, it doesn't link to the citation, rather the source itself. So even if GEDCOM allows links to citations, that's not what FH seems to provide.
by PaulDesmondWhite
11 Apr 2013 21:16
Forum: General
Topic: Citations in GEDCOM
Replies: 16
Views: 2888

Citations in GEDCOM

No, Nick, unless I misunderstood your instructions, this merely links to the source record itself.
by PaulDesmondWhite
11 Apr 2013 21:08
Forum: General
Topic: Citations in GEDCOM
Replies: 16
Views: 2888

Citations in GEDCOM

Oh, tricky, but that could actually work for me! Thanks, Nick.
by PaulDesmondWhite
11 Apr 2013 20:12
Forum: General
Topic: Citations in GEDCOM
Replies: 16
Views: 2888

Citations in GEDCOM

Hmm, thanks, I'll need a while to absorb all that Adrian/Nick.

But what's that about adding media to Citations? How?
by PaulDesmondWhite
11 Apr 2013 19:07
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: FH and Ancestry (Pedro's Tears)
Replies: 4
Views: 1193

FH and Ancestry (Pedro's Tears)

Ooh, Jane, trust you to think of T&Cs. I'm just going to forget you said that :). I'm not going to answer your question completely right now because I want to do some proper, controlled testing first of Ancestry imports. Just let me mention a few things: 1. If your FH fact has a nice clean sourc...
by PaulDesmondWhite
11 Apr 2013 18:45
Forum: General
Topic: Citations in GEDCOM
Replies: 16
Views: 2888

Citations in GEDCOM

Thanks ever so much for that, Adrian. As I sort-of-thought. So Ancestry/FTM is most definitely breaking the rules here, BUT IMHO in a very useful way if (like me) you're an aggregator. So far I've been quoting a source such as London Metropolitan Archives, with 'Citation Where' as 'Bermondsey St Mar...
by PaulDesmondWhite
11 Apr 2013 05:38
Forum: General
Topic: Citations in GEDCOM
Replies: 16
Views: 2888

Citations in GEDCOM

Hope there's some *very* superior knowledge out there somewhere... Of course you can cite any source multiple times, via multiple citations, for a variety of 'facts' in your tree. But think about (e.g.) a baptism record which happens to report the date of birth. Now you might just think a single cit...
by PaulDesmondWhite
11 Apr 2013 05:27
Forum: General
Topic: wrong link
Replies: 3
Views: 848

wrong link

But it's Georgian! No resemblance in alphabet or language affinity with Russian, even though it was part of the Soviet Union until Gorbachev decided enough was enough.
by PaulDesmondWhite
11 Apr 2013 05:23
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: FH and Ancestry (Pedro's Tears)
Replies: 4
Views: 1193

FH and Ancestry (Pedro's Tears)

I feel for Pedro. Uploading a FH GEDCOM to Ancestry produces an unholy mess, mostly Ancestry's fault but with elements that could perhaps be alleviated by FH itself (one relatively easy, one quite a large undertaking by exporting a reformatted GED). I'm in much the same position myself, except too d...
by PaulDesmondWhite
28 Mar 2013 12:46
Forum: General
Topic: GEDCOM Syntax Advice Needed
Replies: 4
Views: 960

GEDCOM Syntax Advice Needed

OK, Jane, thanks for that. I did suspect most packages would be forgiving. Point taken about plug-ins (and hearty congrats to Simon for providing this facility), but I'm woefully first-base here and couldn't contemplate code to combine Place Hierarchy with Source Page and Census Notes with Source Te...
by PaulDesmondWhite
28 Mar 2013 01:52
Forum: General
Topic: GEDCOM Syntax Advice Needed
Replies: 4
Views: 960

GEDCOM Syntax Advice Needed

Hi. I've written a program to load the GEDCOM from Family Historian, rearrange some of the content and write it back out. In the process I've noticed some oddities that probably aren't important, but annoying because I can't find any definitive guidance in the GEDCOM standard. A good example is usin...
by PaulDesmondWhite
17 Nov 2010 12:10
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: re Build a Better
Replies: 2
Views: 299

re Build a Better

Too often standards lag behind the “really useful” developments, so I don’t hold out much hope for this initiative (though I wish it well). The best I can hope for is that some enterprising genealogy program author might take the bull by the horns and gamble on a proprietary extension. FH and severa...
by PaulDesmondWhite
29 Sep 2010 18:35
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Serendipity
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Serendipity

Family History should be fun, right? Or is it just me? How often do you come across unexpected connections, how often wander off into non-ancestral areas just because something about them attracts you? My Mum's roots in the pure maternal line go back rather a long time in Cornwall. My daughter had b...

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