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by trevorrix
04 Dec 2019 09:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: getting started
Replies: 16
Views: 452

Re: getting started

There were several programs named "Family Tree", but only one named "Family Tree Maker" which is currently owned by Software MacKiev. As you now have Family Historian, a much better program, I recommend that you take the time to learn how to import your trees from FTM to FH. Once you understand the ...
by trevorrix
13 Nov 2019 09:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH Version 7
Replies: 26
Views: 2325

Re: FH Version 7

I have upgraded several computers from Windows 7 to Windows 10 for free this year without any issues.
by trevorrix
27 Oct 2019 23:39
Forum: General
Topic: Any one coming to Rootstech?
Replies: 7
Views: 1385

Re: Any one coming to Rootstech?

We attended RootsTech London for all three days for £49.50 entrance. Good Airbnb nearby with free parking outside the door, tea, coffee, kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge, hairdrier, wifi, lift etc for under £240 for the three nights. Travelled to RootsTech on the DLR for £1.70 each trip. ExCel was...
by trevorrix
27 Oct 2019 23:02
Forum: General
Topic: A photo from RootsTech
Replies: 16
Views: 1848

Re: A photo from RootsTech

Simon gave a 20 minute public first look at version 7 presentation at RootsTech London. Much attention is being given to major enhancements to word processing. Also many improvements to reports, citations, website creation, diagrams etc. The feature that pleases me the most is the introduction of ve...
by trevorrix
11 Oct 2019 22:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Windows Virtual Desktop
Replies: 11
Views: 830

Re: Windows Virtual Desktop

That is why I suggested a decade or more away. Make it a couple of decades or more away for mobile and universal coverage. But the eventual speed of rollout of FTTP and 5G may surprise us. I agree that the current WVD offerings appear to be aimed at businesses, not the general public yet. I am still...
by trevorrix
11 Oct 2019 18:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Windows Virtual Desktop
Replies: 11
Views: 830

Re: Windows Virtual Desktop

The article I linked to suggests that many years hence Microsoft may withdraw the current Windows 10 that we install on our physical computers, and only offer a pay for version in the cloud. They will have to wait until almost everyone has a stable high speed internet connection at home which could ...
by trevorrix
11 Oct 2019 11:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Windows Virtual Desktop
Replies: 11
Views: 830

Windows Virtual Desktop

Is Family Historian likely to work on Windows Virtual Desktop?

See https://blog.eogn.com/2019/10/10/it-is- ... ou-know-it
by trevorrix
29 Jul 2019 09:26
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Flagging a DNA Match?
Replies: 5
Views: 698

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: 1499

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: 2033

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: 645

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: 1479

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: 724

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: 5809

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: 1440

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: 981

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: 862

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: 2045

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: 1343

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: 1267

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: 4599

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: 2649

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: 16609

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: 12197

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: 6989

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.