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by Russell
26 Jun 2020 11:37
Forum: General
Topic: Family Tree online event
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: Family Tree online event

by Russell
14 Jun 2020 17:00
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Corruption discovered in TMG import made in 2009
Replies: 8
Views: 536

Re: Corruption discovered in TMG import made in 2009

I too use Hitman Pro.Alert and it has flagged up genuine software before. Their recommendation - obviously subject to the user being 100% happy with the file being run - was to temporarily disable vaccination - Please just disable the feature 'Vaccination' under the button 'Risk reduction'. See imag...
by Russell
19 Dec 2019 11:12
Forum: General
Topic: Personal Historian Essentials from RootsMagic
Replies: 8
Views: 1623

Re: Personal Historian Essentials from RootsMagic

Well, that's a new word for me - I'll have to see how many people I can bamboozle this Christmas by using 'fankle' in a conversation :D

Thanks Bill
by Russell
29 Nov 2019 11:28
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Subscribe/Unsubscribe topic
Replies: 5
Views: 1011

Re: Subscribe/Unsubscribe topic

I have to agree with Mike on having the icon show the state of the option, rather than what it will do if clicked on. Once a user has selected it, you then see the resulting popup, but in today's fast paced world it is all too easy to assume rather than check ;) As an aside - when selecting the subs...
by Russell
21 Nov 2019 20:12
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Research Planner enhancements
Replies: 14
Views: 2321

Re: Research Planner enhancements

I was going to suggest clicking on the link in the first post in this thread, but it just reports The requested page could not be found.
by Russell
21 Oct 2019 01:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Relationship to Root
Replies: 3
Views: 1092

Re: Relationship to Root

Highlight the person that you want to be the Root in the Records window, then in the Edit menu click on 'File Root', then 'Set as File Root' and you are done :)
by Russell
11 Oct 2019 18:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Windows Virtual Desktop
Replies: 11
Views: 1718

Re: Windows Virtual Desktop

Whilst on a technical level Family Historian may work under WVD, I wonder if we could fall foul of our license if Calico Pie decided to keep strictly to the terms, It says - You may not rent, lease, license, distribute or otherwise transfer the Software or your Licence to use it without the express ...
by Russell
27 Aug 2019 13:43
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: FHUG on the move
Replies: 96
Views: 16815

Re: FHUG on the move

Thanks for pointing that out, Helen - perhaps Jane should have it on at least an annual reminder :) And as well as the straight cash donation facility, I will try and remember the Amazon link. Like many of us no doubt I do go to their website more often than I should - and as there is no extra cost ...
by Russell
25 Aug 2019 20:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Best way to input information
Replies: 18
Views: 2547

Re: Best way to input information

I've been caught with a similar situation before, where I think too long about what I want to say, and the page then times out as it thinks that I've forgotten about it. So what I tend to do now for anything more than a short message is to create it in Word or a simple text file and then copy and pa...
by Russell
03 Jul 2019 11:50
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Problem with notifications
Replies: 10
Views: 2440

Re: Problem with notifications

Gowermick - rather than having to go searching for posts when you lose the alerts, have you tried looking at the Message Notification list (link adjacent to your User name at the top of the screen). Not ideal, but at least they will all be in one place! Clutching at straws - there are links which al...
by Russell
03 Jul 2019 11:19
Forum: General
Topic: Best way to capture images
Replies: 19
Views: 3798

Re: Best way to capture images

As well as considering the advice on here, perhaps the document conservators at the local Record Office could be approached for their thoughts? At the very least they would know the best way to flatten out documents. I've just purchased at auction a number of large group photos of my Grandfather's W...
by Russell
02 Jul 2019 18:58
Forum: General
Topic: Best way to capture images
Replies: 19
Views: 3798

Re: Best way to capture images

As an alternative, given that lugging a desktop scanner to a relative's house even with a laptop might be too cumbersome for one certificate - and it may not be possible to borrow the document itself - why not think about a portable self contained scanner? I use a Flip-Pal unit which can be used as ...
by Russell
21 May 2019 16:55
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Check Installed Plugins against store - Error
Replies: 7
Views: 1237

Re: Check Installed Plugins against store - Error

Seems to be running fine for me - I get 12 Plugins have been checked with the following Results
D. Up To Date: 12
by Russell
04 Apr 2019 16:17
Forum: General
Topic: File organisation in Windows
Replies: 22
Views: 2920

Re: File organisation in Windows

AdrianBruce - you mention that your PC is protected by a login. So is mine - but I don't have any illusions that it will defeat a determined data thief. All the login password does is stop a casual user getting access to a computer - a little like a personalised on switch. If an unauthorised person ...
by Russell
26 Mar 2019 13:50
Forum: Research
Topic: Who was living at 22 Castle Street, London around 1907?
Replies: 7
Views: 2051

Re: Who was living at 22 Castle Street, London around 1907?

Jane Try putting just the address and year of interest into Ancestry search, using the keyword and subsequent date fields. Then drill down through the data sets to the Electoral Rolls. Look at all the entries, as I've just spotted that not all the residents appear together on the same page (see seco...
by Russell
22 Mar 2019 13:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: 3D trees
Replies: 11
Views: 2979

Re: 3D trees

Perhaps instead of a physical tree, some clever programmer could create some software which would take the detail from any gedcom and create a virtual tree which could be viewed through a headset such as Oculus Rift? The basic idea is already being considered - see https://www.wareable.com/wearable-...
by Russell
12 Feb 2019 03:16
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Adding hyperlinks to individual record
Replies: 4
Views: 1001

Re: Adding hyperlinks to individual record

Hi JLeb You can certainly add web addresses into your file, like any other text - but I would caution against it as an alternative to cutting and pasting. The reason being that the information is there now, but you don't know it will still be there tomorrow. Even commercial websites can lose licence...
by Russell
13 Oct 2018 18:29
Forum: Research
Topic: GRO PDF Sytem
Replies: 4
Views: 1678

Re: GRO PDF Sytem

Hi Roger Unfortunately the 'Your reference' field is just that - a reference for the applicant to complete so that - perhaps different certificates on the same order can be dealt with by different people in a business environment, or can be assigned to a particular family if not obvious from the nam...
by Russell
19 Aug 2018 14:12
Forum: Research
Topic: Deciphering please!
Replies: 4
Views: 1708

Re: Deciphering please!

Hi David2416 Yes, that was my first thought too and was my original reply - but I then got the bit between my teeth and I found Zinnia, which matched. I then forgot to document that step in my reply :oops: In my defence it was well after 2.30am by the time I submitted my reply :lol: Madeline_Gertrud...
by Russell
18 Aug 2018 23:19
Forum: Research
Topic: Deciphering please!
Replies: 4
Views: 1708

Re: Deciphering please!

According to the Familysearch transcription it is Zinia. Perhaps the first mark which seems to be a letter is the writer starting to write something different and then changing his mind? As correlation, Ancestry have Madeline Gertrude Zinnia Anderson in the Transvaal Province, South Africa, Estates ...
by Russell
31 Jul 2018 01:18
Forum: Research
Topic: LDS Resource File Viewer
Replies: 17
Views: 5618

Re: LDS Resource File Viewer

Samtan I see from your latest message that you have version 1 of the viewer so that explains why you couldn't find the update. I don't know how often the LDS Church updated their software, but if it is anything like their speed of updates to Gedcom it could be glacial. I've had my copy (Version 4) f...
by Russell
30 Jul 2018 21:20
Forum: Research
Topic: LDS Resource File Viewer
Replies: 17
Views: 5618

Re: LDS Resource File Viewer

I've had the British Isles Vital Record Index (BVRI) Second Edition for many years and ran it last on my laptop under Windows XP. As has been mentioned the records are probably all online now - and I am up to Windows 10 Pro 64bit. I thought that I would try to load the BVRI under W10 Pro 64bit and i...
by Russell
10 Apr 2018 16:55
Forum: General
Topic: My Heritage - A Warning!
Replies: 16
Views: 8293

Re: My Heritage - A Warning!

Whenever I join any website, one of the first things that I do if I am asked to enter my card or bank details is to check the renewal policy. If there is a built in way to cancel an automatic renewal (as with My Heritage and others) as a matter of course I unset it, so that I know that I will get a ...
by Russell
13 Feb 2018 22:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Reinstallation of v6
Replies: 3
Views: 1194

Re: Reinstallation of v6

Hi lisalouise25 When you say that my last machine just died do you know what actually failed? As long as the hard drive is still working - and you still have access to the PC - you may be able to recover data from that by connecting it to your new machine. It would need to be removed from the old PC...
by Russell
26 Jan 2018 19:09
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Chrome and FHUG
Replies: 6
Views: 2150

Re: Chrome and FHUG

It does not seem to be purely a Chrome issue - I use Firefox (v 57.0.4) and I'm needing to relog in each day too.