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by rfj1001
09 Jun 2020 11:34
Forum: Research
Topic: G W Geaves
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Re: G W Geaves

Not part of your question but there is an interesting article mentioning him as the prime witness to a murder. If its new to you its on fmp - Central Somerset Gazette 27 October 1911 Page 7. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/bna/viewarticle?id=bl%2f0002470%2f19111027%2f079&stringtohighlight=george%20g...
by rfj1001
15 May 2020 11:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Modifying "Contains Text" Standard Query
Replies: 8
Views: 584

Re: Modifying "Contains Text" Standard Query

Thanks Mike, Yes I had checked help /and/ the forum threads /and/ the knowledge base /and/ the FH book which is something I always do before I post. I hadn't appreciated the standard contains text query was so powerful so, as you suggested, I just entered my two words and got the result :). Going ba...
by rfj1001
14 May 2020 09:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Modifying "Contains Text" Standard Query
Replies: 8
Views: 584

Modifying "Contains Text" Standard Query

I'm trying to find anyone who was born or might have lived/married/died/etc in Egremont, Cumberland. It is not set up as a place name so I thought of just searching on the two words. Using the standard contains text query as a starting point where I can enter the county name I've then been trying to...
by rfj1001
30 Apr 2020 12:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Starting New Project
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Re: Starting New Project

Thanks Mike, I'll have a go at your copy project suggestion but I've hit a problem at the first hurdle - it is greyed out together with other options on the same dropdown list :( Screenshot is attached. I then loaded the sample project that comes with FH to see if that worked but I got the same resu...
by rfj1001
29 Apr 2020 11:55
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Starting New Project
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Re: Starting New Project

Thanks Mike, I did that before I posted but only some of the customisation seemed to go over. So the ones I've spotted so far are : 1 my records window is only partly customised eg I have a field on the main tab for whether or not probate has been checked. Field name is there, but a tick box isn't. ...
by rfj1001
29 Apr 2020 10:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Starting New Project
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Starting New Project

I want to start a new project but use the fairly heavy customisation of tabs, flags and icons on trees, sources, place name lists, etc. that I've built up over the years on my main project.

Any advice on the best way to do this will be appreciated.

Many thanks
by rfj1001
17 Apr 2020 08:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Query - Possible Common Ancestors
Replies: 9
Views: 629

Re: Query - Possible Common Ancestors

Thanks - query now fully working :)
by rfj1001
16 Apr 2020 17:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Query - Possible Common Ancestors
Replies: 9
Views: 629

Re: Query - Possible Common Ancestors

No prompt - but there were references to Starting Person in some of the expressions defining the columns. (Now just read Mikes post that arrived!) I've deleted those fields and the unwanted field on the opening dialogue box has now gone. The query works almost perfectly. Thanks :) However, I had to ...
by rfj1001
16 Apr 2020 15:53
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Query - Possible Common Ancestors
Replies: 9
Views: 629

Re: Query - Possible Common Ancestors

Have you thought of using Tools > How Related instead? Thanks MIke for the suggestion. The problem we have is that the two trees will be owned by different people and all we know is that somehow we are definitely related by DNA. So we have no second person on the same tree to run the How Related qu...
by rfj1001
16 Apr 2020 15:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Query - Possible Common Ancestors
Replies: 9
Views: 629

Re: Query - Possible Common Ancestors

=IsTrue(RelationCode(["Individual"],%INDI%,GENS_UP,1) = Calc(Number(["Gens"]) + 2)) is True Thanks Jane, I'm part way there insofar as I can get the correct subset of people (I had to change +2 to +1). But when I run the query there is a window with 3 fields : Starting Person Individual Gens It is ...
by rfj1001
16 Apr 2020 11:53
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Query - Possible Common Ancestors
Replies: 9
Views: 629

Query - Possible Common Ancestors

I'm getting into the DNA side of genealogy and have DNA matches that suggest, for example, potential 3rd cousins. I'm trying to build a query in FH that would list the common ancestors for that relationship. It would involve entering the Starting Person and then the cousin relationship (ie 3 in the ...
by rfj1001
14 Apr 2020 17:04
Forum: Research
Topic: Old research notes
Replies: 6
Views: 703

Re: Old research notes

I have added a Research field onto the Main tab for an individual that does roughy the same thing. I also have a flag that I set when I come across ambiguous or potentially wrong information that needs to be investigated further. The flag shows up as an icon against the person on the family tree dia...
by rfj1001
11 Apr 2020 07:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Stripped Down Gedcom for DNA Upload
Replies: 6
Views: 536

Re: Stripped Down Gedcom for DNA Upload

Thanks MIke,

I'd just missed seeing the drop down option box on the split tree helper to keep the selected facts I wanted :(

Sorted :)
by rfj1001
10 Apr 2020 16:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Stripped Down Gedcom for DNA Upload
Replies: 6
Views: 536

Re: Stripped Down Gedcom for DNA Upload

I thought I'd sent this post previously but its not on the board so I'm resending just in case something went wrong. Made good progress following Mike's guidance and I now have a gedcom just with ancestors, no media or media links and all source info deleted :) I am now left with the info I want to ...
by rfj1001
10 Apr 2020 15:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Stripped Down Gedcom for DNA Upload
Replies: 6
Views: 536

Re: Stripped Down Gedcom for DNA Upload

Thanks Mike, just what I needed :)

Just taking a full backup before I start deleting anything
by rfj1001
10 Apr 2020 09:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Stripped Down Gedcom for DNA Upload
Replies: 6
Views: 536

Stripped Down Gedcom for DNA Upload

I'm looking to upload a gedcom file of just my ancestors with only the basic BMD info. The following is an extract of a post of many years ago on the forum of exactly what I'm looking for but the thread went cold and, of course, FH has moved on a few versions. "....which will strip a Gedcom file dow...
by rfj1001
26 Feb 2020 18:19
Forum: Research
Topic: US or British Navy ++
Replies: 8
Views: 1117

Re: US or British Navy ++

Thanks all, That's clarified things a lot. I'll check her music hall career to see if I can pick up a Cardiff venue and see if I can pick up her second husband, CW Marriott, recorded in published notes of her that he was in the US Navy. ... 'fraid I don't have a better resolution of the photo as I a...
by rfj1001
26 Feb 2020 16:15
Forum: Research
Topic: US or British Navy ++
Replies: 8
Views: 1117

US or British Navy ++

This is one for the photoshop sleuths and militarians. The atached photo is of Ida Barr (this was her stage name as a musical hall artiste - her birth name being Maud Barlow) with someone in Navy uniform. Two questions : Does anyone know if it is a US or British uniform. If it is US then it is possi...
by rfj1001
14 Feb 2020 10:23
Forum: Research
Topic: Liverpool Electoral Register - 1939/1940
Replies: 15
Views: 1661

Re: Liverpool Electoral Register - 1939/1940

Thanks all for responding to my OP. I'm learning as much from the initial replies as I am from the onging thread :) The entry for my uncle is : B Business Premises Qualification (man) O Occupational Qualification (man) So I'm not sure of the subtlety of why he qualifies by Business Premises Qualific...
by rfj1001
13 Feb 2020 17:10
Forum: Research
Topic: Liverpool Electoral Register - 1939/1940
Replies: 15
Views: 1661

Liverpool Electoral Register - 1939/1940

In this register, my late aunt and uncle are entered under Dale Street, Liverpool followed by the wording (abode, Stoneleigh, Penketh Road (sic), Wallasey). My uncle worked in Dale Street and lived in Penkett Road, Wallasey which is on the other side of the River Mersey (probably no more than 2 mile...
by rfj1001
27 Jan 2020 16:39
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Lost Project
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Re: Lost Project

A variant on Mike's suggestion You could try a search in explorer for the project startup file (mine ends in .fh_proj). That will give you the directory you require. Then open FH and in the project window, go to that directory via More Tasks/Browse for Project. Certainly that has worked for me on dr...
by rfj1001
16 Dec 2019 19:23
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Dead Slow Text Entry
Replies: 5
Views: 1141

Re: Dead Slow Text Entry

Fraid not. Tried the reinstall though.

I’m not a heavy user of AS but it seems worse with the addresses on the baptism tabs - and no real difference between new addresses and ones that are already there.
by rfj1001
16 Dec 2019 16:36
Forum: Research
Topic: 1859 Irish Will 'Mark and Seal'
Replies: 2
Views: 1286

1859 Irish Will 'Mark and Seal'

Just been transposing a copy of an 1859 Irish Will. The original was dictated and written down by someone else and the version I had was also handwritten - probably by the Probate Court in Belfast in the same year. The will writer in a subsequent court affidavit states "I wrote said will from the di...
by rfj1001
04 Dec 2019 16:19
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Dead Slow Text Entry
Replies: 5
Views: 1141

Re: Dead Slow Text Entry

Tx - will try that
by rfj1001
02 Dec 2019 17:34
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Dead Slow Text Entry
Replies: 5
Views: 1141

Dead Slow Text Entry

Normally text entry to AS is what you'd expect. ie the characters appear on the screen as quickly as I can type them. Randomly in some sessions however, the characters will start to appear /very/ slowly. So for instance, on the Residence Screen for a baptism, I might type in the placename 'Liverpool...