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by jimlad68
23 Feb 2020 20:38
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Media Files to Ancestry
Replies: 17
Views: 315

Re: Media Files to Ancestry

When it works, I find the Ancestry restriction of private for 100 (or is it 120) years after birth too restrictive. Although I do my best to avoid the potential hassle of showing living people **, I have a few instances where I want to display names; for that I just give a death date way in the futu...
by jimlad68
09 Feb 2020 15:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.
Replies: 17
Views: 699

Re: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.

Mike, yes it does. But if there are say 2 spouses and/or there are a lot of facts to display, it is a long way to track back as the "auto" narrative is just something like "She and Joe Blogs had the following children". We have to live with what is offered, and for all the flexibilities, there are "...
by jimlad68
09 Feb 2020 14:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.
Replies: 17
Views: 699

Re: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.

just for interest I have produced: [1] diagram picture showing the ASSOciations FH ASSOciation in Diagram.png [2] a stripped down report, FH ASSOciation in report.pdf - showing ASSOCiations - also where the parents details are not displayed e.g.: 2. [][]____ William Gollop, son of William Gollop and...
by jimlad68
08 Feb 2020 23:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.
Replies: 17
Views: 699

Re: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.

Mike, its a while since I did this, but I think it was that "for my concise" fact by fact list I did not like the standard format, so when I run my word macro it deletes the standard. So yes, not really needed. The example was of course to show the ASSO usage. EDIT: Just checked this out, later in t...
by jimlad68
08 Feb 2020 22:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.
Replies: 17
Views: 699

Re: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.

back home now so here are my examples for ASSOciation. <> Birth Sentence Template , not sure why I stopped at 10, I think there might be some restriction on the Sentence length, or I got fed up adding! (the [] ____ etc is for later in my Word Macro for text formatting). [][]____ {individual} ____[][...
by jimlad68
08 Feb 2020 13:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.
Replies: 17
Views: 699

Re: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.

That's what I do with my associations. Works well. But as mentioned. Does not export well.

Also works well in a diagram.

I also have a property tab just for associations.
by jimlad68
07 Feb 2020 22:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.
Replies: 17
Views: 699

Re: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.

Thanks for those observations. I think I will experiment with "potential" lines first e.g.
Joe (FAM POSSIBLE 1) / Smith
Joe (FAM POSSIBLE 2) / Smith
Joe (FAM POSSIBLE 3) / Smith
then create PARTNERships to enable quick links.
by jimlad68
06 Feb 2020 23:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.
Replies: 17
Views: 699

Re: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.

Mike, I did have a play with that, perhaps I did it wrong but I got some strange results. I will check out again, especially to check exporting to Ancestry and Geneanet (my current favourite free sharing tree). The other issue I have with various trees is having to keep "swapping" the "currently pre...
by jimlad68
06 Feb 2020 22:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Add Historical details to narrative report
Replies: 13
Views: 602

Re: Add Historical details to narrative report

How about create Sources for all the historical events you need.
Attach them to the relevant or new "history" fact(s).
You can then reuse these whenever you want.

Not sure where it would lie in the report, you may be able to add the SOURce to the sentence Template?
by jimlad68
06 Feb 2020 22:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.
Replies: 17
Views: 699

Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.

With the recent DNA discoveries I'm getting to the point where I want to integrate both, as I feel both are important to a "family" tree. However as discussed many times here before, it is fraught with complications, and even more so when exporting to other platforms. I have been trying to find SIMP...
by jimlad68
29 Jan 2020 14:14
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Replacement for the FHU Mailing List
Replies: 2
Views: 974

Re: Replacement for the FHU Mailing List

I've always found having 2 groups confusing, especially when this site is far easier to use than the cumbersome and now "very long in the tooth" Rootsweb (no pun intended). But then again it is probably wise to have 2 options in case one fails, and I suppose Calico and FH users each need something i...
by jimlad68
27 Jan 2020 17:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Adopted child in diagram
Replies: 15
Views: 435

Re: Adopted child in diagram

I like to keep my database simple (1 size fits all solutions) so if I want to "briefly" emphasise or note something pertinent about a person I have created a custom fact, use the note field with something like: [not on 1841 census] or [TWIN, coal hewer] or [adopted] or [prob stepdau of Xxx Xxxx] I u...
by jimlad68
18 Jan 2020 16:05
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Clock time
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: Clock time

I suppose for a "global" forum, the obvious would be 24 hour UTC. Only confusing for us in UK for the summer! I suppose the ideal would be 24 hour UTC+ whatever your Local time+ the posters local time. Might go someway to understanding when people are likely to be asleep.
by jimlad68
13 Jan 2020 23:05
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1
Replies: 37
Views: 2317

Re: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1

OK, I think I am safe with my existing setup! I have no doubt there are reasons for it, but I have always found Sources/Citations verly complicated (i.e. I don't understand them). I think this topic talking about "standalone notes" not tied to a fact, or perhaps it is to multiple facts or people? it...
by jimlad68
24 Jul 2019 11:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to send info to relatives
Replies: 9
Views: 1461

Re: How to send info to relatives

Mike, Thanks for reminding me of that. I have looked at it in the past and just uploaded again. However, in terms of viewing all the details of an individual (e.g. facts+notes + source+source detail etc etc) I find it nearly as pedantic as Ancestry.com. The detail is all there but as with Ancestry i...
by jimlad68
23 Jul 2019 21:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to send info to relatives
Replies: 9
Views: 1461

Re: How to send info to relatives

Since the effective demise of Rootsweb WorldConnect trees (the replacement "WorldConnect Beta" is rather pathetic by comparison, let's hope it will eventually include all the Gedcom data and display options as well as the original) I have looked around for a replacement. There is of course Ancestry'...
by jimlad68
21 May 2019 13:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Privacy and GDPR
Replies: 17
Views: 2158

Re: Privacy and GDPR

Thanks Mike and everyone else on this topic. Can of worms, and as ever lots of work for those in the legal etc professions (can't blame them for doing their job). Reminds me of one of those Orwellian states where if the authorities (or rich individuals) wants to get you, there will be some law they ...
by jimlad68
21 May 2019 01:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Privacy and GDPR
Replies: 17
Views: 2158

Re: Privacy and GDPR

sorry to be late to this topic,

So, if I share "living" digital information via an email or say onedrive to selected person(s) via a non public link with/without a password. Is that OK.

I can imagine that if another person then made it public, they might be in trouble.
by jimlad68
19 May 2019 21:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: underscore character or hyphen?
Replies: 14
Views: 1739

Re: underscore character or hyphen?

I went though an exercise finding what were the "safest common" symbols to use in filenames across platforms and came to this limited sad result, I also excluded some symbols that cause probems elsewhere. I found Mapping Cloud Storage as a Local Drive in File Explorer and comparing filenames a big p...
by jimlad68
29 Apr 2019 03:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Recording DNA matches in Family Historian
Replies: 57
Views: 7146

Re: Recording DNA matches in Family Historian

Jane: [] thanks for clearing up the "family" situation. I suspect that while a "how related" shows the male as the connection in a report, the diagram shows both male and female. I would imagine statistically it is safer to use the female, especially regarding DNA. To "prove" the male, one would nee...
by jimlad68
28 Apr 2019 04:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Recording DNA matches in Family Historian
Replies: 57
Views: 7146

Re: Recording DNA matches in Family Historian

I am also starting to look at recording DNA connections data. I may implement Jane's ideas but first a few queries and possible alternatives/ suggestions/ queries. [1] I've looked around at other family tree programs and can't seem to find any consensus on how to record DNA connections, there are od...
by jimlad68
09 Jan 2019 20:40
Forum: Research
Topic: Certificates price rise
Replies: 6
Views: 1416

Re: Certificates price rise

I do not see why they cannot offer it to the likes of Ancestry and findmypast to transcribe. Most of the data cannot be confidential, for instance the Marriage detail is the same as that provided via the parish registers (which are often the source). Is it a source of great income (that is obviously...
by jimlad68
09 Sep 2018 21:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sorting Children
Replies: 8
Views: 1698

Re: Sorting Children

Sorry this response a bit late. I give everyone in my database a birth date (or at least a year). If I do not know, an estimate makes things so much more manageable, links the person to a "time period", makes excluding potential "living" easier. An estimate, is just that, it is not incorrect. In res...
by jimlad68
09 Aug 2018 12:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Relatives, groups and pools?
Replies: 14
Views: 2577

Re: Relatives, groups and pools?

bit of a late response as usual. It all depends on your definition of All Relatives. I think: Jane's version is "presumed blood" relatives Mike's version is a whole lot more with extended families of spouses (not sure how far it would go). I think my attached version has all "presumed blood" relativ...
by jimlad68
18 Jun 2018 15:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: producing report of all ancestors
Replies: 5
Views: 1603

Re: producing report of all ancestors

Apologies, got that the wrong way round or at least badly worded: Should be something like: The advantage of reports created and perused 'within' FH is that they update in real time if you make changes. With the Publish for Web, CD or DVD, or reports saved outside of FH (e.g. pdf, rtf), there is no ...