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by DavidNewton
25 Oct 2018 12:18
Forum: Research
Topic: Wildcards on GRO website
Replies: 15
Views: 1649

Re: Wildcards on GRO website

tatewise wrote:David, not sure how you searched,


Clearly not well enough.

David
by DavidNewton
25 Oct 2018 10:39
Forum: Research
Topic: Wildcards on GRO website
Replies: 15
Views: 1649

Re: Wildcards on GRO website

That is very strange. I used FreeBMD to look up the reference and got a name. Putting that name into the GRO gives

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so there must be two entries with the same index reference.

David
by DavidNewton
14 Oct 2018 15:46
Forum: Research
Topic: 1939 Register - Handwriting Help Please
Replies: 8
Views: 1079

Re: 1939 Register - Handwriting Help Please

If he is on the 1939 register he must have died. A quick search on Family Search reveals James Dennis Harrison, Death Registration Oct-Nov-Dec 1986, Blackburn, Birth date 26 Aug 1926, vol. 40, p 105 Which is reasonable evidence that this is the person mentioned in the 1939 Register. David [ Mike Tat...
by DavidNewton
07 Oct 2018 13:13
Forum: General
Topic: New Windows 10 Clipboard History
Replies: 4
Views: 706

Re: New Windows 10 Clipboard History

I agree, it is not the best implementation. There is also some confusion over the latest Windows update as it seems that Microsoft have stopped automatic update, for now, because of issues regarding deletion of personal files. If clipboard history is a problem it can be switched off. Type clipboard ...
by DavidNewton
05 Oct 2018 09:15
Forum: General
Topic: New Windows 10 Clipboard History
Replies: 4
Views: 706

Re: New Windows 10 Clipboard History

Yes. 1809 build 17763.1 I have.
by DavidNewton
04 Oct 2018 10:50
Forum: General
Topic: New Windows 10 Clipboard History
Replies: 4
Views: 706

New Windows 10 Clipboard History

I see the latest update of Windows 10 finally has a simple clipboard history built-in, accessed via <WinKey>+V once it is switched on, The first time you try <WinKey>+V the option to switch it on comes up. David Added in Edit. Noted also that pinned items (pin icon in top right corner of an item) su...
by DavidNewton
04 Oct 2018 07:08
Forum: Research
Topic: Record transcription
Replies: 6
Views: 870

Re: Record transcription

I have about 150 references to the Derbyshire Registrar's index. On a number of these the GRO index refers to Registry Offices in adjacent Counties. For example, I have a location reference in the Derbyshire Registrar's of "Reg Office Chesterfield, Sub District Carburton & Clowne" but ...
by DavidNewton
10 Sep 2018 07:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Custom fact - html link partially pre-defined
Replies: 22
Views: 1757

Re: Custom fact - html link partially pre-defined

You could set up a custom fact with an Auto Create note containing the partial link and then add a data reference to the note in your query.

David
by DavidNewton
10 Sep 2018 07:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Split GEDCOM lines at 70 characters?
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: Split GEDCOM lines at 70 characters?

Have you tried using word wrap in your editor? I use notepad++ with the gedcomlexer plugin and word wrap enabled. The gedcom tags are colour coded so there is no confusion as to where a piece of text is located within the file.

David
by DavidNewton
07 Sep 2018 14:29
Forum: Research
Topic: Find My Past free weekend
Replies: 6
Views: 888

Re: Find My Past free weekend

Thanks Ann, Good time to remind people who have outstanding downloads, without a current FMP subscription, to download as much as they can, before the changes to FMP’s subscription/download policy come into effect. :D According to the latest email I have, 5/9/2018, the deadline date is 30th Septemb...
by DavidNewton
06 Sep 2018 10:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Custom Query: events at specific place
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Re: Custom Query: events at specific place

At the risk of complicating matters it is worth pointing out that as single row filters the filters suggested by Mike and John do the same thing. However, added to other filters they can have differing effects. For example, if you start by adding all individuals with a specific surname then John's f...
by DavidNewton
02 Sep 2018 10:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Published Report styles for discussion
Replies: 54
Views: 7123

Re: Published Report styles for discussion

I agree with Mervyn that the problem is with rtf conversion. There was a discussion of the indent about 4 years ago https://www.fhug.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=11171&p=52356#p52343 and in the final post Simon Orde stated that the problem would be resolved and it has, within the report...
by DavidNewton
29 Aug 2018 09:23
Forum: Research
Topic: Is Joseph's Father Christopher?
Replies: 3
Views: 651

Re: Is Joseph's Father Christopher?

For those who have no access to Ancestry (me) the followmg database England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-1936 is available at FamilySearch. Some extra information (perhaps you didn't put it in your post) Additional children: Elizabeth Bap 13 Feb 1803 Thomas Bap 2 May 1813 George Bap 8 Jun 1817 Su...
by DavidNewton
28 Aug 2018 20:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source which provides evidence for sibling relationship
Replies: 7
Views: 687

Re: Source which provides evidence for sibling relationship

I'm getting the impression that you are not linking any of these siblings to the parents at this point. If that is the case then you can link them as siblings via the parents and siblings tab in the focus window. This will produce a family record with (parents not known) but with them as children. T...
by DavidNewton
28 Aug 2018 08:16
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Recovery Question
Replies: 18
Views: 1265

Re: Recovery Question

As Jane says, if the files were recently deleted (30 days) from Dropbox online then they can be recovered. See this link for details

https://www.dropbox.com/help/security/r ... es-folders

David
by DavidNewton
27 Aug 2018 06:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: GEDCOM Question
Replies: 4
Views: 563

Re: GEDCOM Question

You could upload the file to http://www.familysearch.org, you need to be registered with them (free of charge).

David
by DavidNewton
23 Aug 2018 13:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Property box not synchronizing
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: Property box not synchronizing

Thanks Lorna and Mike for the responses it looks as if I am imagining the past behaviour. The strange thing is that I have never noticed this behaviour before and I do about 90% of my work in the Records window. In trying to solve this (imaginary) problem I found that, as always, there are several w...
by DavidNewton
23 Aug 2018 10:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Property box not synchronizing
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Property box not synchronizing

I am having a problem with the property box not synchronising with the current record selection as I change views. I am mostly using the Records window and switching between the Individual, Sources and Media tabs. In each tab I will have a selected record and docked property box. I may be having a s...
by DavidNewton
17 Aug 2018 07:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Blank lines in report citations
Replies: 9
Views: 948

Re: Blank lines in report citations

You don't need \n simply press the <ENTER> key, and if you want to look for final newlines then put in the $

David
by DavidNewton
15 Aug 2018 11:55
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sorting by surname to include married names?
Replies: 6
Views: 758

Re: Sorting by surname to include married names?

To explain the formula: The TextIf checks to see if the last listed Spouse Family contains a "husband". If it does then the first expression is shown, i.e. the surname of the husband %INDI.FAMS[Last]>HUSB[1]>NAME[1]:SURNAME% If it does not contain a husband then the second expression is sh...
by DavidNewton
15 Aug 2018 08:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sorting by surname to include married names?
Replies: 6
Views: 758

Re: Sorting by surname to include married names?

Trying to find a person's surname at any given time is tricky. It is possible to produce a column which shows either the final married surname or the birth surname. =TextIf(EXISTS(%INDI.FAMS[Last]>HUSB[1]>%),%INDI.FAMS[Last]>HUSB[1]>NAME[1]:SURNAME%,%INDI.NAME[1]:SURNAME%) In this reference if you r...
by DavidNewton
14 Aug 2018 15:38
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Focus Window/Spouses & Children
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: Focus Window/Spouses & Children

I'm assuming you mean the down arrow next to one of the children (could be more than one if there has been marriages of cousins further down the line). This denotes that said child is a direct line ancestor of the root person. Clicking it, or indeed any of the icons in that column, simply changes fo...
by DavidNewton
13 Aug 2018 09:28
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Find and Replace for in Source Notes [Solved]
Replies: 11
Views: 1000

Re: Find and Replace for in Source Notes

My mistake. I misunderstood the question and thought the idea was to remove the duplicates, keeping one.

David
by DavidNewton
13 Aug 2018 09:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Find and Replace for in Source Notes [Solved]
Replies: 11
Views: 1000

Re: Find and Replace for in Source Notes

Try the following settings in the Search and Replace plugin - ignore the vertical cursor after the * I missed it when I took the screen shot HaveImage.JPG The pattern matches all note beginning with "Have Image " and replaces them with "Have Image". If it doesn't do what you expe...
by DavidNewton
11 Aug 2018 08:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Querying media linked to individuals
Replies: 6
Views: 1022

Re: Querying media linked to individuals

For the first result - all individuals with at least one media linked directly to them - create an individual INDI query excluding all individuals for which %INDI.OBJE[1]>% is null. The second result, all media directly linked to individuals, can be obtained without a query. Click the Media dropdown...

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