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by jimlad68
09 Sep 2018 21:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sorting Children
Replies: 8
Views: 542

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 n...
by jimlad68
09 Aug 2018 12:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Relatives, groups and pools?
Replies: 14
Views: 1068

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...
by jimlad68
18 Jun 2018 15:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: producing report of all ancestors
Replies: 5
Views: 743

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 ...
by jimlad68
18 Jun 2018 14:28
Forum: General Usage
Topic: producing report of all ancestors
Replies: 5
Views: 743

Re: producing report of all ancestors

As Mike says, depends what you want of course. Most of the reports will let you include whichever people you want and create a pdf, but this could be very large. If you do not wish to print, but peruse some output try: Publish > Create a website with Individual Summary Report (for Web, CD or DVD). (...
by jimlad68
16 Jun 2018 10:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH6 - Extract all FH data to a PDF report file
Replies: 10
Views: 983

Re: FH6 - Extract all FH data to a PDF report file

Bit late I'm afraid but: How about Publish > Create a website with Individual Summary Report (for Web, CD or DVD) . (Or your bespoke version or outline descendant for each individual for say 5 generations, or a doctored narrative). You could copy this to your USB stick and any browser will then be a...
by jimlad68
09 May 2018 09:42
Forum: Research
Topic: 1939 Register now available on Ancestry.
Replies: 16
Views: 1776

Re: 1939 Register now available on Ancestry.

Yes, I find the FMP transcription more useful (they are usually better at it than me!), but as with the census, the Ancestry search seems to get obscure name transcriptions better, whereas I can spend ages trying to find an FMP item, even when I know it is there! In consequence I often find in Ances...
by jimlad68
25 Apr 2018 22:33
Forum: General
Topic: Microfiche scanning
Replies: 14
Views: 5620

Re: Microfiche scanning

if you get a flatbed scanner such as Canon 9000F mark 2 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Canon-CanoScan-9000F-Colour-Scanner/dp/B00BQ9Z00E/ or the Epsom V500 mentioned by Mike above (There are others like them and better): These are designed to scan transparencies + slides etc, and they have a built in back...
by jimlad68
07 Apr 2018 16:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: viewing reports within FH always defaults to page width
Replies: 4
Views: 619

Re: viewing reports within FH always defaults to page width

thanks mjashby. As regards FH and the problem above, I don't think that Bullzip PDF Printer is any better than the built in FH PDF printer, they both use the same procedure for a custom page size, (as do many/most? other PDF printers, inc Adobe), and both save the custom page changes. However it doe...
by jimlad68
07 Apr 2018 12:05
Forum: General Usage
Topic: viewing reports within FH always defaults to page width
Replies: 4
Views: 619

Re: viewing reports within FH always defaults to page width

Mike, thanks for the Alt confirmation. Just experimented with the page setup. Your Family Historian PDF 'printer' advice works well, but as you suggest the quirk is that it also affects other printers 'within FH' while it is the default windows! The Family Historian PDF 'printer' is the only Windows...
by jimlad68
07 Apr 2018 00:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: viewing reports within FH always defaults to page width
Replies: 4
Views: 619

viewing reports within FH always defaults to page width

When researching it is nice to produce a quick report of all of an individuals/family information. Fairly standard, produce a report with your desired info, one really good advantage is that they update in real time within FH, no need to keep regenerating them. The problem is this can take many keys...
by jimlad68
28 Mar 2018 17:05
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Lost Gedcom Files
Replies: 4
Views: 679

Re: Lost Gedcom Files

not sure if this will help, but might be a starting point. Whenever I "lose/misplace" a file I search my system with ultrasearch (for files much much faster than windows file explorer) https://www.jam-software.de/ultrasearch/?language=EN also here for automatic updates: https://www.ugmfree...
by jimlad68
20 Mar 2018 10:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Associated People
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Re: Associated People

Apart from AS and manual creation, I use plugin 'Create a 2-way Association' (from FHUG DavidNewton20140720) at 11338|2-way associations For display I used: - The Associations tab for the Property Box (as mentioned by Mike earlier) as in fhugdownloads:contents:property_box_tabs_associated_persons|> ...
by jimlad68
03 Mar 2018 15:10
Forum: General
Topic: Apps for Android
Replies: 5
Views: 954

Re: Apps for Android

I very much believe in creating a clone rather than syncing, so for me the important thing would be a good FH/Gedcom viewer. So for me your 'note' idea sounds good, however what might be more flexible (and already written) would be 'pushing?' the note to say Google keep (which can also record images...
by jimlad68
09 Feb 2018 21:24
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Changing the root person then exporting Gedcom to FTDNA, Ancestry and GEDmatch
Replies: 6
Views: 1160

Re: Changing the root person then exporting Gedcom to FTDNA, Ancestry and GEDmatch

carolynps - why just send your father's side of the tree, he might be related to "other" sides of the tree! Mike - GEDmatch https://www.gedmatch.com/login1.php , very interesting. It is a pity it is not more widely known with more peoples uploads, seems a bit techie, no bells and whistles...
by jimlad68
04 Feb 2018 11:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Using OS Map refernces in Map
Replies: 29
Views: 3039

Re: Using OS Map refernces in Map

A very interesting topic, one I have grappled with for years in the walking/fell running arena. I used to be a big adherent to "OS map refs" but once you start looking outside the UK it is of no use and certainly not a universal solution to anything, however 'out in the field' with a paper...
by jimlad68
28 Jan 2018 17:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: PLAC and ADDR Records; Sorting
Replies: 40
Views: 4737

Re: PLAC and ADDR Records; Sorting

OK If it's a query you want, the last entry on this post has a couple of queries, just download them, click on them to install in FH and see how they work:
Place List (15376)
by jimlad68
26 Jan 2018 16:06
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: TMGv9.05 Exhibits (Pictures) to FHv6.2
Replies: 5
Views: 1058

Re: TMGv9.05 Exhibits (Pictures) to FHv6.2

This is not my area but I know there is Auto Repair Links

This old post has some good pointers:
Plugin to check external file links (15393)
Don't forget the Help for the Auto Repair Links.
by jimlad68
24 Jan 2018 20:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Individual Summary Report format help
Replies: 4
Views: 1017

Re: Individual Summary Report format help

My method to control the output is using narrative reports with many changes to the sentences to make it appear like an individual summary. Sentences are very flexible and can include extra detail, line breaks etc. This topic will give you plenty of food for thought with report and sentence examples...
by jimlad68
24 Jan 2018 20:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: PLAC and ADDR Records; Sorting
Replies: 40
Views: 4737

Re: PLAC and ADDR Records; Sorting

The last entry on this post has a couple of queries that might help normal sorting. 15376|Place List I store my PLACes in Highest order first with strict comma separation e.g. England, , Greater Manchester, Bolton, Westhoughton:Chequerbent, Brancker Street, 51 England, , Lincolnshire, Lincoln Englan...
by jimlad68
20 Jan 2018 21:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Custom Queries - Extracting Row and Column Expressions
Replies: 2
Views: 661

Re: Custom Queries - Extracting Row and Column Expressions

If you have notepad++ (or similar text editor) in File explorer right click on A COPY of the query folder which for me it is: C:\ProgramData\Calico Pie\Family Historian\Queries Then Open with and then find notepad++. You may need to open the folders custom and standard, select those you want. I have...
by jimlad68
12 Jan 2018 15:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Family Historian won't load
Replies: 48
Views: 6621

Re: Family Historian won't load

I am a little surprised by the complacency here, I hope it is not just being supportive of Calico Pie and our chosen product. It means that if someone should hijack fh.exe we would never know. The more programs on our personal whitelist the more vulnerable we are. Apart from the obvious 'system type...
by jimlad68
12 Jan 2018 12:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Family Historian won't load
Replies: 48
Views: 6621

Re: Family Historian won't load

But this begs the question, why FH, and does it affect any other software? Does the FH exe/dll etc need to be uploaded to be added to the various security sites for whitelisting, or can the FH exe/dll etc be amended by Calicoe Pie. We should not need to resort to whitelisting on our PCs, not in the ...
by jimlad68
11 Jan 2018 10:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Family Historian won't load
Replies: 48
Views: 6621

Re: Family Historian won't load

Before you uninstall etc, it could be the old file permission problem (ie newly file NON permission) that might be included in Mike's links above, but also search the forum. Microsoft (and others) increasingly decide what we want/need, especially around 'perceived security' and change things without...
by jimlad68
29 Dec 2017 00:23
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: plugin Where Used Record Links not show "Text From Source" and "Citation Note"
Replies: 2
Views: 755

Re: plugin Where Used Record Links not show "Text From Source" and "Citation Note"

Thanks for that explanation Mike and I accept all the regular routes to the info (double clicks etc) but I would be happy to have the repeated Text From Source and Note fields. I have had a play at inserting a line to the plugin including things like: doTypeDetails( "FACT" , "SOUR.DAT...
by jimlad68
28 Dec 2017 18:21
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: plugin Where Used Record Links not show "Text From Source" and "Citation Note"
Replies: 2
Views: 755

plugin Where Used Record Links not show "Text From Source" and "Citation Note"

I have been testing out these plugins: - Where Used Record Links - List All Citations for Any Sources Both have columns: "Text From Source" and "Citation Note", but neither seem to display mine. "Where Used Record Links " seems to reference: doTypeDetails( "SOUR&qu...

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