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by phende
28 Jan 2019 16:48
Forum: General
Topic: Ancestry DNA tests
Replies: 11
Views: 1292

Re: Ancestry DNA tests

Having now identified at least 5 DNA groups, I've found it to be too much hassle to try to differentiate each one on a diagram. I have therefore used the data ref %INDI.CAST% as a boolean value. If it is present, the individual's box is outlined in red. This shows up clearly in the diagrams and show...
by phende
16 Jan 2019 00:16
Forum: General
Topic: Ancestry DNA tests
Replies: 11
Views: 1292

Re: Ancestry DNA tests

Thanks, Mike. I'll give that a go. I have now added more groups (with more descriptive names) and it is working OK. I have had multiple matches from Ancestry, some useless as there are no trees, some frustrating because the trees don't go far enough or lack detail, and some which are very strong but...
by phende
15 Jan 2019 16:45
Forum: General
Topic: Ancestry DNA tests
Replies: 11
Views: 1292

Re: Ancestry DNA tests

I am experimenting with using the Group/Caste attribute. I have created a group, DNA Group 1, and given this attribute to the common ancestors, then copied it to the next descendant in turn, ending up at the person to whom I am matched. I have also initially added this attribute to my ancestors back...
by phende
05 Jan 2019 21:24
Forum: General
Topic: Ancestry DNA tests
Replies: 11
Views: 1292

Ancestry DNA tests

My wife and I have been given DNA test kits as a gift. We have submitted these and now received notices of "hits" from Ancestry, mostly at 4th cousin level or greater. In most cases, I was not aware of these people and they certainly did not appear in the abbreviated trees we have on Ances...
by phende
01 May 2018 22:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Deleting a duff query
Replies: 3
Views: 876

Re: Deleting a duff query

Thank you, Mike. I must improve my searching of the Knowledge Base as that link didn't turn up. Delete didn't work from the Query window as FH would not load the file. I didn't know about the View menu link, but that worked. You are probably right about my attempt to delete the file. FH was open at ...
by phende
01 May 2018 19:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Deleting a duff query
Replies: 3
Views: 876

Deleting a duff query

Some time ago I created a custon query (How_related, note the underscore), possibly by modifying sombody else's. For some time now, possibly after an upgrade, FH started telling me that it was not a standard FH file. I then loaded the "How Related" query from the knowledge base which, of c...
by phende
12 Jan 2018 21:27
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: 6.2.6 Released
Replies: 5
Views: 4608

Re: 6.2.6 Released

I have just applied the update but my antivirus would not let it re-start as it thinks fh.exe is dangerous. I have got past it by excluding fh.exe from virus checks but this is not really acceptable. I seem to remember this problem cropping up some years ago. I am using F-secure and it is the Deep G...
by phende
04 Jul 2017 18:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Not re-starting after using AS
Replies: 3
Views: 1282

Re: Not re-starting after using AS

Thanks for your input, Mike. Sorry about the confusion on version numbers. I am on FH 6.2.5 and AS 5.2.0. I managed to transpose the version number of the plug-in from 4.6 to 6.4. Things may be settling down. I did another census, this time with AS on top of the Records window. When it came to re-st...
by phende
04 Jul 2017 16:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Not re-starting after using AS
Replies: 3
Views: 1282

Re: Not re-starting after using AS

Further info: I just did another census entry. This time, I minimised FH before completing the AS entry. I got the reload question as usual and clicked Yes. The FH icon remained in the task bar and when I clicked on it, it came up OK. So, the rogue behaviour occurs when I am using AS in front of the...
by phende
04 Jul 2017 15:39
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Not re-starting after using AS
Replies: 3
Views: 1282

Not re-starting after using AS

For the last couple of days, when I use AS for census entries, the program has failed to restart once AS has done its job. AS shuts down and, on the FH records screen (which is the one I use for data entry), I get the usual message about the file having been updated and do I want to re-load. When I ...
by phende
19 Jan 2017 19:33
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Exporting to Ancestry
Replies: 8
Views: 2480

Re: Exporting to Ancestry

Thanks, Jane. I'll warn my friend. Ideally, he'd buy FH. Mike. Oops! I did not see that warning. Problem probably solved. In addition, my friend has just held his hand up. The unconverted file was complete after all! But I'll use the plug-in again, properly this time, and re-send the files. Thanks f...
by phende
19 Jan 2017 17:33
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Exporting to Ancestry
Replies: 8
Views: 2480

Re: Exporting to Ancestry

I certainly viewed the converted file. FH then asked the usual word-wrapping question then verified the file. On closing it asked me if I wanted to save the changes. I did not realize this would destroy the formatting. Perhaps we need a warning here. I'll try the process again, sending the export fi...
by phende
19 Jan 2017 16:27
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Exporting to Ancestry
Replies: 8
Views: 2480

Re: Exporting to Ancestry

The raw file works perfectly in FH. I can re-create the chart I used to create the file - if I ask for a descendants file from the grandfather. If I ask for an ancestors file from one of the grandsons, of course I only see five people, his parents and one set of grandparents. I wonder if my relative...
by phende
19 Jan 2017 13:56
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Exporting to Ancestry
Replies: 8
Views: 2480

Exporting to Ancestry

I am trying to send a branch of my tree to a relative. My own tree was created exclusively on FH and I extracted the branch by creating a chart, filling a list from the chart, and exporting a Gedcom using the list. I then took the branch and used the plug-in to create an export file, using the ANC o...
by phende
03 Sep 2013 17:08
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Change Forum Password
Replies: 6
Views: 2883

Re: Change Forum Password

Thanks for this thread. I also had difficulty locating the Change Password option. A small point - you must enter your old password when changing to a new one, not just for changing username or e-mail as implied in the dialogue.
by phende
23 Apr 2010 13:26
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Census templates
Replies: 8
Views: 1522

Census templates

Thanks, Nick. I agree that 'fairly serious' was OTT - and it was my fault that I didn't get the warning message. I had the census date wrong. D'oh!

Peter
by phende
22 Apr 2010 23:23
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Census templates
Replies: 8
Views: 1522

Census templates

I've had a go at creating a Scottish template for 1841. I can't accomplish my target of reproducing the form exactly because several columns are sub-divided and AS can't cater for that. (And it certainly isn't worth the trouble to make it do that!) I can get the important details in but there is a f...
by phende
21 Apr 2010 23:43
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Census templates
Replies: 8
Views: 1522

Census templates

I'll see if my old brain can cope with creating a Scottish template at least. I would add that I do not normally have a census image as most of the data I have gathered comes either from FreeCEN or Ancestry, both of which are transcripts of the data. For Scottish censuses, you only get the census im...
by phende
21 Apr 2010 23:32
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Minor formatting error
Replies: 7
Views: 878

Minor formatting error

You are correct, Nick. I have the DPI set to 120 on a screen resolution of 1920x1080. This is a big desktop but my old eyes can't cope with the small font. I'll live with the overlap.

Peter
by phende
21 Apr 2010 21:52
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Census templates
Replies: 8
Views: 1522

Census templates

I am only just finding my way through this aspect of AS but am I correct in thinking that the templates apply to the English census forms only? For instance, in 1841, the options for the Born in County column will differ. Y(es) means born in the county, and that will apply throughout the UK, but N(o...
by phende
21 Apr 2010 21:32
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Minor formatting error
Replies: 7
Views: 878

Minor formatting error

On the main window, the field title, Census Country:, overlaps the input box so that, for example, the U in UK is obscured.



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by phende
09 Mar 2007 12:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Custom Tree Splitter
Replies: 14
Views: 2851

Custom Tree Splitter

One thing I would add to this is that, having split the file, you should display Families. You will probably find a number of families at the end of the tree. This is because FH retains the marriage even though the participants have been deleted. Delete these families and the split file will be much...
by phende
07 Feb 2007 01:00
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Bad practice in Merges
Replies: 3
Views: 854

Bad practice in Merges

... only if you fill in either the Source code or enter some unique Other info. (I said I was dim.)

[oops] and [oops] again.
by phende
06 Feb 2007 16:31
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Bad practice in Merges
Replies: 3
Views: 854

Bad practice in Merges

I post this as a warning to others who may be as dim as myself. When merging two files, make sure you check the merges on all the tabs, including Sources. I had thought that, when checking the matching records for individuals, the census entries you see are references to the sources. They aren't. Th...
by phende
06 Jan 2007 11:52
Forum: General
Topic: re ';Married too young'; download
Replies: 3
Views: 791

re ';Married too young'; download

I had a bit of worry on this account until I was informed, from an impeccable source, that, in Scotland, until as late as 1929, the legal age for marriage was 14 for a boy and 12 for a girl.

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