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by jimlad68
21 May 2019 13:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Privacy and GDPR
Replies: 17
Views: 1002

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: 1002

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: 792

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 filenam...
by jimlad68
29 Apr 2019 03:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Recording DNA matches in Family Historian
Replies: 56
Views: 2762

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...
by jimlad68
28 Apr 2019 04:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Recording DNA matches in Family Historian
Replies: 56
Views: 2762

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: 800

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: 1071

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: 1819

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: 1120

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: 1120

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: 1469

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: 2606

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: 6649

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: 949

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: 949

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: 949

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: 928

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: 939

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: 1419

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: 1598

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: 4228

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: 6186

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: 1493

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: 1354

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: 6186

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...

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