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by E Wilcock
19 Jan 2019 10:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Ancestor diagram for two siblings?
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: Ancestor diagram for two siblings?

Thank you both. I had imagined that one could just add people at will. This is the first time I have been asked to give info only through diagrams to someone who does not have genealogy software nor a windows computer. I should add with apologies that I have used treedraw and keep using fh as if it ...
by E Wilcock
18 Jan 2019 16:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Ancestor diagram for two siblings?
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Ancestor diagram for two siblings?

I am pretty new to diagrams in fh.
Is it possible to show the brother or sister of the root person when outputting an ancestor tree?
How does one select to show siblings?
My search for help on this was not helped by the search discounting the word diagram -
by E Wilcock
12 Jan 2019 15:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Add source - sort order
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: Add source - sort order

It is great Mike that you keep an eye on these things. But I should add that one of the best things about fh for me is the presence of the source pane alongside the data entry so that one remembers to add a source, and then the else of finding the source one needs by name or if it cant be found, typ...
by E Wilcock
11 Jan 2019 17:59
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Add source - sort order
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: Add source - sort order

You are very patient with me Mike - Thank you. But I attributed this to only my own deficiency and hap hazard approach!
by E Wilcock
10 Jan 2019 11:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Relationship between two people?
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: Relationship between two people?

Thank you Peter - stupid of me. I was sure I had clicked Tools - but possibly from the wrong window?
by E Wilcock
10 Jan 2019 10:16
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Relationship between two people?
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Relationship between two people?

In TMG one could quickly find the relationship between any two people. Something one often needs to do when explaining a family tree to someone new to genealogy.

How is this done in fh? or must one run a query?
by E Wilcock
10 Jan 2019 10:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Add source - sort order
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Add source - sort order

I have solved this problem - but would just mention it as it has been a difficulty for me for 2 years now and I couldnt find it in the help. Each time I needed to add a source, finding the correct source by typing in the first words of the title, I first had to reorder the sort order on the add sour...
by E Wilcock
04 Jan 2019 17:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Electoral registers
Replies: 9
Views: 392

Re: Electoral registers

You probably left too soon. But for others worried about fh and consistency - fear not. I get on fine with no consistency at all. I have used four different genealogy software programmes over the years and complicated matters further by entering my father's research just as he did it and noted it ba...
by E Wilcock
24 Dec 2018 20:41
Forum: Research
Topic: 2nd project
Replies: 11
Views: 621

Re: 2nd project

Thanks Mike - That was not what I hoped.
by E Wilcock
24 Dec 2018 12:42
Forum: Research
Topic: 2nd project
Replies: 11
Views: 621

Re: 2nd project

I recently had a look on Calico Pie download site and it seemed that one could still download a read only copy of fh - Just to read data from a relative. Is this not so?
It may be an earlier version of fh than version 6.
by E Wilcock
16 Dec 2018 18:53
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Wrong mother.
Replies: 13
Views: 1036

Re: Wrong mother.

Correct - careless drafting on my part.
by E Wilcock
15 Dec 2018 17:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Wrong mother.
Replies: 13
Views: 1036

Re: Wrong mother.

I had been going to say that yes Mike was right.
My way (you are right it is to assist failing memory in old age) can be used only when one is moving a child from a first to second marriage of one parent -
by E Wilcock
13 Dec 2018 12:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Wrong mother.
Replies: 13
Views: 1036

Re: Wrong mother.

Although the official recommendation is to unlink the children from the wrong couple and then link them to the right one, I think some kind person suggested I do it the other way round. All the children show on the same focus window and, tho it is counter intuitive, you can link them to the correct ...
by E Wilcock
07 Dec 2018 13:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Running repeated queries
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: Running repeated queries

Thank you so much Mike . I didnt know anything about locking windows and will investigate.
by E Wilcock
07 Dec 2018 10:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Running repeated queries
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Running repeated queries

This is not a problem but I would like to know what more experienced fh users do when they may wish to identify the most recently used query in order to edit the final row and repeat it? It is something I am doing a lot. And whether anyone has a system for naming queries? Can one perhaps open the cu...
by E Wilcock
27 Nov 2018 09:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Display blood and non-blood relatives in the Family Tree Diagram
Replies: 14
Views: 795

Re: Display blood and non-blood relatives in the Family Tree Diagram

Thanks Mike -
Sorry I didnt think of using an all relations diagram and cutting out the ancestors. Though it clutters things with his siblings and their children. Will have another go at this - But after work.
by E Wilcock
26 Nov 2018 12:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Display blood and non-blood relatives in the Family Tree Diagram
Replies: 14
Views: 795

Re: Display blood and non-blood relatives in the Family Tree Diagram

To be honest -and may be due to old age and incompetence with fh - this is not a workable solution for me. I need the descendants of three different people - amounting to three couples. A simple little tree without hours of repositioning a tangle of ribbons and lines. I grant you that fh can do it b...
by E Wilcock
25 Nov 2018 11:16
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Display blood and non-blood relatives in the Family Tree Diagram
Replies: 14
Views: 795

Re: Display blood and non-blood relatives in the Family Tree Diagram

Jane - sorry. I had seen the menu option of inserting a diagram. But hadnt grasped the meaning.
So one creates and saves a diagram (something I have not yet done) and then inserts it into the new one.
Wont have time to do this till later. But thank you.
by E Wilcock
25 Nov 2018 09:53
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Display blood and non-blood relatives in the Family Tree Diagram
Replies: 14
Views: 795

Re: Display blood and non-blood relatives in the Family Tree Diagram

I am sorry Mike - and this isnt worth worrying about. I should not have posted since you provide the correct fh instructions. No I didnt select a family record. I just tried and find I dont know how to select a man and his wife as family in fh. Now I see one does that within the diagram. And yes it ...
by E Wilcock
24 Nov 2018 18:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Display blood and non-blood relatives in the Family Tree Diagram
Replies: 14
Views: 795

Re: Display blood and non-blood relatives in the Family Tree Diagram

Cross posted and Mike solved this. But I will post all the same. I have a similar and when I moved to fh, I do indeed get ribbons. In my case a widowed man and woman who both already had children married each other and had further children. The families were known as Thine, Mine and Ours. A descenda...
by E Wilcock
22 Nov 2018 14:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Writing queries and searching help
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: Writing queries and searching help

I do know my first mistake was not clicking on Home before trying to search Help. Looking at your headings they seem very good. What I find a bigger problem with fh what happens when one clicks on those nice headings.That the information and fh guidance is presented in language and terminology that ...
by E Wilcock
22 Nov 2018 12:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Writing queries and searching help
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: Writing queries and searching help

Mike I do thank you for your patience. I forget everything these days. I completely forgot the existence of book marks. With the Query, my mistake was in using the data reference - I clicked on family as spouse which presented the choice of Husband and Wife. I did then find the arrowed link to spous...
by E Wilcock
22 Nov 2018 11:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Writing queries and searching help
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Writing queries and searching help

I am trying to write a query and have again failed to find the thread in which Mike tutored me. The word Query is too common to be used. Tho I thought the search fields for Help had been improved. It could well be that Mike has already shown me how to write a query of this type. I want an individual...
by E Wilcock
16 Nov 2018 13:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Residence at the time of marriage.
Replies: 15
Views: 674

Re: Residence at the time of marriage.

Mike posted before me, but since I had already written this, some general reassurance may help. I am no computer expert nor expert at fh. But this is not a software problem, nor peculiar to fh. It is a question of genealogical practice. fh is gedcom based. The marriage Event provides fields to recor...
by E Wilcock
31 Oct 2018 14:57
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Naturalisation
Replies: 13
Views: 934

Re: Naturalisation

Your baker is not alone. The First World War threw up other tricky cases. One woman British born but German since she was the widow of a German appealed again her internment as an enemy alien, because her British born son was classified as British and had been conscripted and was serving in the Brit...

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