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by jimlad68
19 Sep 2020 21:11
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Ancestry DNA recalculations
Replies: 9
Views: 941

Re: Ancestry DNA recalculations

There is a glaring fault with Ancestry origin calculations, and many others. They rarely give you a time point, so it is meaningless. At least a previous "version" of Ancestry origins gave various dates back to I think 1700ish. I suppose that might be "statistically" useful, but that is not of much ...
by jimlad68
27 Aug 2020 11:41
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Associated People
Replies: 6
Views: 2003

Re: Associated People

see my comment before yours
by jimlad68 » 20 Mar 2018 11:03

otherwise I think manually it is via All tab, r click on the name > add misc > add associated person
by jimlad68
09 Jul 2020 14:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: reordering the Pool
Replies: 21
Views: 2869

Re: reordering the Pool

Mike, thanks for that reminder, perhaps I should not have included my FAILED test1 as it seems to have confused the issue. I was hoping it would emphasise another limitation, in this scenario, of the Record Identifier tool. For me it was the test2 that worked for Pool Numbers, i.e. Altering the INDI...
by jimlad68
09 Jul 2020 14:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: reordering the Pool
Replies: 21
Views: 2869

Re: reordering the Pool

Jane, from my experiment with Record Identifier tool, I don't think it alters the position of the INDI in the GEDCOM file, just the RecordId.

However, my test2 suggestion does not alter the RecordId, but the position of the INDI within the GEDCOM file.
by jimlad68
09 Jul 2020 13:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: reordering the Pool
Replies: 21
Views: 2869

Re: reordering the Pool

I hope this has not been mentioned already: <> Test 1 - I did a modified "Search For Orphans" query, add column for record Id "=RecordId()" sort result by pool - I noticed that the 1st person in next pool had the next lowest recId. so on a copied project I deleted the first person in pool 2. - redo ...
by jimlad68
16 Jun 2020 19:05
Forum: General Usage
Topic: In a top down diagram, after two levels, I want to stack the children rather than side by side
Replies: 4
Views: 764

Re: In a top down diagram, after two levels, I want to stack the children rather than side by side

I find for the best use of space, and for printing, especially if you have to stitch pages, the standard Orientation = Left-Right works a treat.
by jimlad68
01 Jun 2020 22:23
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: The New Knowledgebase
Replies: 12
Views: 2604

Re: The New Knowledgebase

thanks lorna, I will check them out
by jimlad68
01 Jun 2020 20:25
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: The New Knowledgebase
Replies: 12
Views: 2604

Re: The New Knowledgebase

Apologies if I missed something, and please excuse my curiosity, but why do we need a new New Knowledgebase, some technical reason perhaps, outdated software, or a new super platform?
by jimlad68
09 May 2020 21:23
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Topic Numbers
Replies: 12
Views: 5594

Re: Topic Numbers

OK if I set my My board style to anything but Prosilver the * is there.

I'm not sure if there are any advantages to the 4 My board styles, but an obvious solution to my problem!
by jimlad68
09 May 2020 21:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Changing the aspect ratio of a .pdf diagram
Replies: 7
Views: 884

Re: Changing the aspect ratio of a .pdf diagram

I would go with Mike's suggestion. Alternative: - double (or as required) the diagram zoom ( https://www.fhug.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13535 ) - Diagram > save as > a png image > Whole diagram - then most image editors (e.g. Irfanview) will be able to change aspect ratio (e.g. Canvass > resize >...
by jimlad68
09 May 2020 21:11
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Topic Numbers
Replies: 12
Views: 5594

Re: Topic Numbers

sorry to revisit this after such a long time:

re my comment by jimlad68 » 24 Mar 2017 16:25
"before the large font topic title is an *, click this to get a popup with the topic number enclosed in a format for use in a topic posting."

I can't find the * anymore! Am I looking in the wrong place?
by jimlad68
06 May 2020 16:21
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Family Tree Going Online
Replies: 16
Views: 1881

Re: Family Tree Going Online

I have discovered that Geneanet https://en.geneanet.org/ is very good at displaying a Gedcom file, especially the individual "profile" which displays in a similar but better "comprehensive" manner (no jumping around to find all the bits of info) to the original Rootsweb WorldConnect. This aspect of ...
by jimlad68
13 Apr 2020 18:37
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Photo Editing Software
Replies: 8
Views: 1662

Re: Photo Editing Software

Scanning: <> scan high dpi, you can always reduce later <> save to *.png file or other lossless format, that way you can re-edit later with much less loss in quality. <> best tip I stumbled upon, especially for faded or over/under exposure: - most scanners give you the option to preview (usually qui...
by jimlad68
01 Apr 2020 13:12
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Short dates and place name for Gedcom export to Family Tree DNA
Replies: 62
Views: 8026

Re: Short dates and place name for Gedcom export to Family Tree DNA

Mike, my comments relate to FTDNA trees, possibly fixed by your export, I know this topic has meandered a little.
by jimlad68
01 Apr 2020 12:39
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Short dates and place name for Gedcom export to Family Tree DNA
Replies: 62
Views: 8026

Re: Short dates and place name for Gedcom export to Family Tree DNA

Apologies if this has been mentioned previously in this long thread: FTDNA trees - when I did it some time ago FTDNA allow you upload your DNA (say from Ancestry) for free and also upload tree for free and view matches etc via Family Finder - as mentioned before the ftdna trees are very basic, but d...
by jimlad68
24 Feb 2020 14:03
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Media Files to Ancestry
Replies: 20
Views: 3207

Re: Media Files to Ancestry

Mark - I did say "already publicly available online information", even so I would agree that in some cases sensitivity is desirable, especially as you say with interpretations.

Lorna, agreed, seems to add to/match my scenarios.
by jimlad68
23 Feb 2020 20:38
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Media Files to Ancestry
Replies: 20
Views: 3207

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: 2231

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: 2231

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: 2231

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: 2231

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: 2231

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: 2231

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: 2231

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: 1598

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?