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by trevorrix
29 Jul 2019 09:26
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Flagging a DNA Match?
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: Flagging a DNA Match?

I have created a flag "DNA proven relative" which in diagrams switches on an orange border for the boxes of the people concerned. I assign this flag to the relative in question and to the people in the paths back to our common ancestral couple. I can therefore see at a glance which lines have been p...
by trevorrix
29 Jun 2019 17:35
Forum: General
Topic: 1939 Register
Replies: 13
Views: 765

Re: 1939 Register

I don't record any references because I think they are unnecessary in this internet age.
by trevorrix
15 Jun 2019 19:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change Focus window to that shown in property box
Replies: 23
Views: 1076

Re: Change Focus window to that shown in property box

The Focus window was introduced to emulate the main display of Generations which was a popular software at the time. I suggested it :).
by trevorrix
01 Jun 2019 09:26
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Adding 2nd Spouse
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: Adding 2nd Spouse

If you create, for example, and Ancestors and Descendants diagram with the husband who married twice as the focus, both/all wives and their descendants will be included in the diagram.
by trevorrix
08 May 2019 09:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Synch FH on two Laptops
Replies: 17
Views: 980

Re: Synch FH on two Laptops

Like Adrian I too use Dropbox, and love it so much that I too pay for 1Tb. And I have always paid a little extra for unlimited storage of historical and deleted copies forever. I have Family Historian set to automatically save, and backup to Dropbox, every minute as I work. Syncing between desktop a...
by trevorrix
15 Apr 2019 10:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Read Only
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Re: Read Only

Create a pdf of a relevant diagram and share the pdf as an email attachment. Diagram menu > Save Diagram As > PDF.
by trevorrix
29 Mar 2019 17:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Recording DNA matches in Family Historian
Replies: 57
Views: 3717

Re: Recording DNA matches in Family Historian

I am taking a completely different approach to identify in Family Historian (1) which people have taken a DNA test (2) marking the paths of proven DNA matches back to the common ancestors. (1) I have a flag "DNA" which in diagrams switches on a DNA helix logo beneath the boxes of people that have ta...
by trevorrix
29 Dec 2018 09:34
Forum: General
Topic: Editing source images?
Replies: 9
Views: 1150

Re: Editing source images?

I don't see a need to crop or alter original source images such as census. Digital storage is cheap these days.
by trevorrix
08 Dec 2018 07:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Tentative FH data
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Re: Tentative FH data

A short answer is that I use the IN PROGRESS flag that I have set to display a heavy dotted box for the person concerned in diagrams together with a "men at work" icon. Simple and effective.
by trevorrix
22 Oct 2018 09:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Future Research
Replies: 4
Views: 676

Re: Future Research

I use the In Progress flag that is set to display a heavy dotted box outline for those people in diagrams together with a 'men at work' icon.
by trevorrix
22 Oct 2018 09:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Running on two PCs
Replies: 12
Views: 1712

Re: Running on two PCs

My vote is to sync via Dropbox on the cloud where I pay extra for Packrat which keeps copies of all historic versions of all of my data forever. I have been doing that continuously since 2009 with no issues. I have Family Historian set to Auto-save every minute while I work. The process is fully aut...
by trevorrix
08 Jun 2018 17:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Records Window - Individuals Tab
Replies: 8
Views: 1121

Re: Records Window - Individuals Tab

This is my customised list of records window columns.
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by trevorrix
29 Nov 2017 09:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Property box display problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1126

Re: Property box display problem

This issue may or may not be related to the property box and the physical size of the monitor/screen being used. If the property box contains a lot of content such as the addition of several customised fields, on laptop screens that have a reduced vertical height, the bottom area of the property box...
by trevorrix
08 Nov 2017 08:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Autosave and saving
Replies: 20
Views: 4277

Re: Autosave and saving

My Family Historian projects are located in my Dropbox folder. Autosave set to every minute. No problems over several years.
by trevorrix
01 Oct 2017 07:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Saving customised column configurations on records lists
Replies: 5
Views: 2468

Re: Saving customised column configurations on records lists

I use and recommend Arq which automatically updates a copy of your complete Drive C in the cloud every hour.

Trevor Rix
by trevorrix
15 Sep 2017 07:28
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Find my Past... or Ancestry ?
Replies: 23
Views: 15244

Re: Find my Past... or Ancestry ?

On Ancestry you don't get overwhelmed with results if you follow this technique. Search > Search All Records Match All Terms Exactly. Make good use of wildcards ? and * to take care of mistranscriptions etc. Use the Keyword field for places instead of the Location fields. Indeed use the keyword fiel...
by trevorrix
29 Jul 2017 08:02
Forum: Research
Topic: UK Historical County Mapping Software
Replies: 42
Views: 11536

Re: UK Historical County Mapping Software

http://maps.familysearch.org is your answer. Be sure to investigate all of the layers and facilities. I can't praise this website provided free by FamilySearch highly enough. Truly excellent - and I don't pin that label on many things.
by trevorrix
15 Jul 2017 08:30
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: X DNA Diagram
Replies: 13
Views: 6241

Re: X DNA Diagram

While waiting for an official solution, several years ago I created a new project that only includes my X chromosone ancestors.
by trevorrix
15 Jul 2017 08:20
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Exporting Gedcom file to Family Tree DNA
Replies: 9
Views: 3176

Re: Exporting Gedcom file to Family Tree DNA

Mike, I would not want that to happen. I would not want incorrect information showing on my FTDNA tree
by trevorrix
08 Jul 2017 07:29
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Exporting Gedcom file to Family Tree DNA
Replies: 9
Views: 3176

Re: Exporting Gedcom file to Family Tree DNA

My issue with FTDNA family trees is that they do not recognise baptism or burial dates and places, only birth and death dates and places. Prior to 1837 where I don't have any birth or death information those people are devoid of any meaningful information on my FTDNA family tree. I am unwilling to c...
by trevorrix
22 Jun 2017 11:04
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Skeleton Tree for Ancestry
Replies: 21
Views: 5439

Re: Skeleton Tree for Ancestry

When viewing your family tree logged in on your own Ancestry account *you* can see everyone including living people, but everyone else cannot not see those living people because Ancestry hides them for you. See Tree Settings > Privacy Settings > Public Tree > "Information about living people is auto...
by trevorrix
19 May 2017 21:54
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Downloads from Plugin Store
Replies: 5
Views: 2066

Re: Downloads from Plugin Store

Support ticket opened.
by trevorrix
19 May 2017 18:38
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Downloads from Plugin Store
Replies: 5
Views: 2066

Downloads from Plugin Store

Downloads from the Plugin Store are not working for me. For example... "This site can’t be reached The web page at http://www.family-historian.co.uk/wp-content/plugins/forced-download2/download.php?path=/wp-content/uploads/formidable/tatewise/&file=Search-and-Replace16.fh_lua&id=117 might be tempora...
by trevorrix
11 Mar 2017 13:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: When does a Bitmap become an FH Icon
Replies: 13
Views: 2682

Re: When does a Bitmap become an FH Icon

When I open Wontwork39.bmp in IrfanView then Save As over the top as Wontwork39.bmp, it does work in Family Historian.
by trevorrix
11 Mar 2017 12:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: When does a Bitmap become an FH Icon
Replies: 13
Views: 2682

Re: When does a Bitmap become an FH Icon

Excellent thank you Mike. Much better than the 39 icon that I have been using up to now.