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by rfj1001
15 Sep 2018 16:29
Forum: General
Topic: findmypast Promotional Offer to end Sept 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: findmypast Promotional Offer to end Sept 2018

Not sure - but if you have a subscription that's ending its worth seeing what is offered on the basis that you might switch to ancestry or another competitor site :)
by rfj1001
14 Sep 2018 10:48
Forum: General
Topic: findmypast Promotional Offer to end Sept 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 271

findmypast Promotional Offer to end Sept 2018

Have just been using fmp chat to find out the best subscription rate for a 12months Pro package. If you just go to their website, it is quoting £156. However, there's a promotion running for about another 2 weeks that is offering an extra 30% so it brings the payment down to under £110. I think the ...
by rfj1001
09 Aug 2018 16:22
Forum: Research
Topic: What's going on - Walton Park, Liverpool Cemetery Burial Records - 1915
Replies: 3
Views: 372

What's going on - Walton Park, Liverpool Cemetery Burial Records - 1915

A George Lober of 9 Everton Crescent Liverpool died in March 1915 and was buried in Walton Park Cemetery on 1st April, aged 52. The two-page scan of the burial record (which I accessed on ancestry) shows he was the only person out of 16 who died at home. Everyone else was a workhouse or hospital dea...
by rfj1001
28 Jul 2018 15:43
Forum: Research
Topic: What occupation?
Replies: 17
Views: 547

Re: What occupation?

Its a long shot - farmer (of?) eight (acres?)
by rfj1001
27 Jul 2018 13:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Query to Identify Totally Unlinked Individuals
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: Query to Identify Totally Unlinked Individuals

Thanks All for the contributions. Mike, your query - particularly with the life dates column, was all I needed :). It gave me a list of c40 people. Most of those entries were for peoples where I just have a burial record. I haven't yet been able to establish parentage for them but given they come fr...
by rfj1001
27 Jul 2018 10:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Query to Identify Totally Unlinked Individuals
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: Query to Identify Totally Unlinked Individuals

Hi Jane, Thanks for the reply. I tried that query and if I search the pool numbers for a single line entry then I've got a potential orphan. I can then check manually whether there is anything in the persons record to suggest it should be kept or deleted. So, on an individual basis that works :) /Un...
by rfj1001
27 Jul 2018 09:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Query to Identify Totally Unlinked Individuals
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Query to Identify Totally Unlinked Individuals

I was tidying up my database and randomly came across a couple of individuals that had neither links to others nor useful info in their own record to identify them. I guess there'll be many more built up over the years. So I've been trying to customise the No Family as Child query that I downloaded ...
by rfj1001
11 Mar 2018 17:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Showing Internet Matches on a chart
Replies: 3
Views: 533

Re: Showing Internet Matches on a chart

I'd half assumed it wasn't possible.

It's just that I tend to use diagrams and icons to scan visually for potentially missing info and it would mean I could go straight through to the internet matches window rather than via the focus window
by rfj1001
10 Mar 2018 12:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Showing Internet Matches on a chart
Replies: 3
Views: 533

Showing Internet Matches on a chart

The focus window for a person has a round green icon showing the number of internet matches. Clicking on it takes you to the appropriate website (fmp or My Heritage).

Is there any way I could get that green icon to show on my tree diagrams - would be extremely useful of I could :)

Tx

Robin
by rfj1001
16 Jan 2018 15:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Family Historian won't load
Replies: 48
Views: 5669

Re: Family Historian won't load

If you haven't already done so, try opening FH in windows safe mode as per Mike's suggestion. If FH opens successfully then it probably isn't an install problem but another programme, like BD, interfering with FH that hasn't been loaded in safe mode. If FH doesn't open in safe mode then it suggests ...
by rfj1001
14 Jan 2018 16:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Family Historian won't load
Replies: 48
Views: 5669

Re: Family Historian won't load

@SueG26 I'm running Bitdefender Total Security 2018 which may be different from your BD product. When I go into Advanced Threat Defense I have an option "Add Applications to the Whitelist". If I click on it another window opens called "Add Trusted Application". (It's a bit like a...
by rfj1001
12 Jan 2018 18:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Family Historian won't load
Replies: 48
Views: 5669

Re: Family Historian won't load

Tx Mike, Calico Pie provided me with my missing licence key. They also provided a temporary link to the v5 to v6 software upgrade that would be needed for a re-install (not that I needed it as I had safely saved a copy previously). My v5 and v6 keys are now saved along with the v5 to 6 software upgr...
by rfj1001
12 Jan 2018 16:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Family Historian won't load
Replies: 48
Views: 5669

Re: Family Historian won't load

As the OP, the issue was to get FH running again, ideally without a de-install and re-install.

Objective achieved :D
by rfj1001
12 Jan 2018 10:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Family Historian won't load
Replies: 48
Views: 5669

Re: Family Historian won't load

@Fred Calico Pie Tech Support has indicated that the latest windows updates have had an effect on some antivirus/security software packages that, in turn, impacts on FH. Bitdefender (my security software) is known to be one of them. By switching all the BD security features on and off in turn, there...
by rfj1001
11 Jan 2018 16:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Family Historian won't load
Replies: 48
Views: 5669

Re: Family Historian won't load

Fred, As you mention, this is now more widespread than just me. I notice we're both on win7x64. I opened a support ticket with Calico Pie this morning describing the problem but, important for me if I need to re-install, I'll need support as I can only find a v5 reg code (can't find the discs :() I'...
by rfj1001
11 Jan 2018 10:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Family Historian won't load
Replies: 48
Views: 5669

Re: Family Historian won't load

Thanks Mike - not sure what happened to my reply to you a couple of days ago, but it never got to the board. I found that FH would operate in safe mode which supports the idea it is a windows problem. So the de-install and re-install looks a good route to follow Now I've got to find my install discs...
by rfj1001
09 Jan 2018 11:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Family Historian won't load
Replies: 48
Views: 5669

Family Historian won't load

FH on my win7x64 pc has been stable for months and was running OK up to a couple of days ago - but not this morning. When I double clicked on the desktop icon FH failed to load. I rebooted and tried again - no effect; I downloaded and installed the latest FH minor upgrade and tried again - no effect...
by rfj1001
15 Aug 2017 17:13
Forum: Research
Topic: Possible conflict in research
Replies: 10
Views: 2610

Re: Possible conflict in research

I had a similar problem years ago in terms of trying to connect a relative with a fairly unusual surname to his ancestors and siblings. Although I had notes to rule some people out I found, as I researched somebody else of interest around the same time, that I'd end up with one of the dead ends prev...
by rfj1001
18 Jul 2017 13:24
Forum: Research
Topic: 1939 Register Query "NR230 DEP"
Replies: 13
Views: 3433

Re: 1939 Register Query "NR230 DEP"

Thanks Mervyn for the new info :) I don't have an ancestry subscription at the moment (I had probably gleaned the site dry of any new info so have switched to fmp for the last couple of years). I'll keep a note though of the info you found on ancestry and when I'm close to a library I'll nip in and ...
by rfj1001
16 Jul 2017 14:56
Forum: Research
Topic: 1939 Register Query "NR230 DEP"
Replies: 13
Views: 3433

Re: 1939 Register Query "NR230 DEP"

Thanks to all for the thoughts/comments/suggestions/questions. I’ll try to respond to them, if only to try to get things clearer in my own mind. /Esmee Pierce/ had 3 marriages. Walter A Ord (1934); Edward Nakhimoff (1947) and Sidney Fields (1970). My current working assumption is that the first two ...
by rfj1001
13 Jul 2017 17:05
Forum: Research
Topic: 1939 Register Query "NR230 DEP"
Replies: 13
Views: 3433

1939 Register Query "NR230 DEP"

There's an entry in the address field on the original of a return that has the information NR230 DEP 29-11-46. A rewrite on the next page has similar info with no date. Image is attached. Googling came up with an answer that NR230 was a code for a name change by deed poll but her marriage in Q2 1947...
by rfj1001
06 Mar 2017 17:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Can I use a Migration event as a template to create a voyage event
Replies: 10
Views: 1751

Re: Can I use a Migration event as a template to create a voyage event

Thanks all,

Helen's solution is the closest to what I was looking for; I'll take the risk I won't switch away from FH :)
by rfj1001
05 Mar 2017 16:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Can I use a Migration event as a template to create a voyage event
Replies: 10
Views: 1751

Can I use a Migration event as a template to create a voyage event

Before I posted this query I checked previous posts to see if there was any relevant advice that I could use. I The closest I found was an extended conversation on migration and deportation facts but, unfortunately, it got a bit too complex to the extent I was left with the dilemma of not knowing wh...
by rfj1001
05 Mar 2017 15:49
Forum: General
Topic: Copyright
Replies: 10
Views: 2118

Re: Copyright

"User Friendly Guide" were the words used in the opening post to determine interest and that I would be interested in. If it is a book, then that suggests something much more substantial (and expensive). I want something quick and concise to refer to. Realistically I am afraid there are pr...
by rfj1001
23 Feb 2017 12:39
Forum: Research
Topic: How wide to go? (Cousins)
Replies: 12
Views: 2587

Re: How wide to go? (Cousins)

I just keep going where my interest and research takes me - up to 10,000. The people are either all connected, however loosely - or are detailed trees that I had to build up, just to (eventually :D ) rule out that I was following an incorrect line - just as useful though, both to me and others. I pu...

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