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by E Wilcock
13 Nov 2019 12:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: What to do with Trees of DNA Matches?
Replies: 1
Views: 116

What to do with Trees of DNA Matches?

What to do with Trees of DNA Matches? One of my ancestors arrived in UK about 1785. Many of my most interesting DNA matches have the same or similar surnames but their researched trees do not reach as far back as the actual DNA links. My difficulty is what to do with the trees made available to me b...
by E Wilcock
10 Nov 2019 12:09
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Research Planner Version 2 -- request for beta testing
Replies: 81
Views: 1130

Re: Research Planner Version 2 -- request for beta testing

I am rather late to the party - but also get an error message
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by E Wilcock
10 Nov 2019 12:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH Version 7
Replies: 20
Views: 723

Re: FH Version 7

Updated as soon as I was prompted by MS. There were some drivers that needed to be updated after the install. Apart from that everything went smoothly. I am very grateful for the advice. But owners of my all in one desktop computer were told by MS (and on the Sony site) not to upgrade to Windows 10...
by E Wilcock
09 Nov 2019 17:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH Version 7
Replies: 20
Views: 723

Re: FH Version 7

wianb wrote:
09 Nov 2019 12:11
I also have a 5 year old Sony Vaio laptop (not my main computer) model VPCEC3SOE. Updated from Win 7 to Win 10 with no problems at all.
As a matter of interest did MS prompt you to update from 7 to 10?
Or did it advise you not to but you ignored the warning?
by E Wilcock
08 Nov 2019 18:57
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH Version 7
Replies: 20
Views: 723

Re: FH Version 7

My computer is Sony Vaio VPCL 22S1E I have been to Sony site and also read some on line forums. I am not literate in computer technology. But the many things listed as not working in W10 and enough to worry me include Sony Sound Effects and the interface needed to read USB sticks. At the time when u...
by E Wilcock
08 Nov 2019 15:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH Version 7
Replies: 20
Views: 723

Re: FH Version 7

I am repeatedly advised to upgrade to Windows 10. Please accept that my lovely Sony all in one desktop is not compatible. Bits and pieces may stop working if it is upgraded.
I may well continue to use it as I have virus protection and we dont do tax or banking on line.
by E Wilcock
08 Nov 2019 12:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH Version 7
Replies: 20
Views: 723

FH Version 7

It worries me that people who went to the recent genealogical show were given details of fh 7 which the rest of us dont have.
Will fh 7 run on Windows 7?

I had to abandon windows XP because fh would no longer run on it.
by E Wilcock
08 Nov 2019 12:45
Forum: General
Topic: FH on "Microsoft Surface" machine
Replies: 8
Views: 310

Re: FH on "Microsoft Surface" machine

Microsoft surface have a wide range. Some are quite basic tablet type. My daughter has one provided for work. It looks lovely but I dont think it runs full MS Office. Nor Windows 10.
by E Wilcock
28 Oct 2019 20:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sorting dates with before and after?
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: Sorting dates with before and after?

Thank you so much Mike. You are a genius.
That sorts it enough for me to tot up.
by E Wilcock
28 Oct 2019 12:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sorting dates with before and after?
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: Sorting dates with before and after?

Mike I need to sort who died before June 1945 from the people who died after June 1945 so the difference between before and after is vital.
Same goes for November 1918.
by E Wilcock
28 Oct 2019 10:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sorting dates with before and after?
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Sorting dates with before and after?

I use fh for historical research. Listing war dead from WW1 or Holocaust deaths, there may be no exact death date so many involve a date including the word before or after. When I sort a named list by date of death, the sort order ignores the words before and after. And sorts both according to surna...
by E Wilcock
26 Oct 2019 11:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Export spreadsheet from Named List
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: Export spreadsheet from Named List

Thank you so much. I am very grateful and will look at the list report.
It is just a list of people but dont need a sortable list really.
by E Wilcock
26 Oct 2019 11:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Export spreadsheet from Named List
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Export spreadsheet from Named List

Can one export a fh Named list with its columns as a spread sheet that someone can read in Excel?
Or a query result as an alternative?

There may be instructions on this but I have tried to search and cant find any export that is not a GEDCOM
by E Wilcock
20 Oct 2019 15:59
Forum: General
Topic: Any one coming to Rootstech?
Replies: 7
Views: 905

Re: Any one coming to Rootstech?

I thought that I might manage one day - but I too am staggered by the cost.
Sorry to miss you, Jane
I first got an offer last April but, being elderly, one never knows for sure how things will be that far ahead.
by E Wilcock
25 Sep 2019 08:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Anyone else having problems with fH?
Replies: 10
Views: 680

Re: Anyone else having problems with fH?

I just tested a short fh Individual Narrative Report for you which quickly saved and opened in MS Word - first page blank but that is no worry. The reason I ran the test is that my old Windows 7 computer to which I am much attached and which cant be upgraded to W10 has been struggling when Word is i...
by E Wilcock
24 Sep 2019 17:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: GedMatch custom query ^Gedmatch
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: GedMatch custom query ^Gedmatch

Yes Mike. It looks like it. But I dont know why I couldnt create one the same by writing in the correct data reference. Not worth worrying about. As DNA not my main concern just now.
by E Wilcock
24 Sep 2019 15:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: GedMatch custom query ^Gedmatch
Replies: 2
Views: 255

GedMatch custom query ^Gedmatch

Jane, Please forgive me. I accidentally edited and saved your query for something quite different. The columns as you designed them are still intact but I have failed to rewrite your row to add people if the Gedmatch fact is present. I have an empty result set and cant for the life of me see what I ...
by E Wilcock
24 Sep 2019 08:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: All addresses in an area
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: All addresses in an area

I am rather slow at understanding techniques in fh. Is a query always better?

Why should one not simply use the binocular text search?
Tho I see on my project that search also brings up Kentish Town and Kent in Washington USA.
by E Wilcock
22 Sep 2019 08:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Best size for a project
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Best size for a project

Is it a good thing to run large projects? And if so how large?

How large is the average one name study?

I currently have 4 place projects with a total of 11,146 people.
by E Wilcock
19 Sep 2019 08:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Umlauts and accents
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Re: Umlauts and accents

A belated thank you. And for the detailed guidance. I will look carefully at the information about place name variants. I have paid little attention to Places. Mike - I looked out the correspondence with Calico Pie about my Windows 10 Lenovo touch screen lap top - many adjustments were made to my se...
by E Wilcock
16 Sep 2019 10:57
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Umlauts and accents
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Umlauts and accents

Calico Pie explained that on my little touch screen Windows 10 lap top the normal fh action of holding the key down to get accented letters would not work. But it doesnt seem to work when I write a place name into queries using my desktop Windows 7 either. Have I set an option wrongly somewhere? Thi...
by E Wilcock
29 Aug 2019 18:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Can Family Historian be simplified?
Replies: 17
Views: 1476

Re: Can Family Historian be simplified?

Jacqueline, please dont be put off. I was just like you and couldnt understand the screen because I could never remember the names of all the windows offered to me. However, if you want to, you can use fh just like a conventional program you are used to. The Focus window shows a man and his wife and...
by E Wilcock
16 Aug 2019 09:30
Forum: General
Topic: I Quit FH for TMG
Replies: 36
Views: 3613

Re: I Quit FH for TMG

I am in my late 70s and moved to fh regardless. I have had endless patient help on this forum and using a text based software has been simpler for me. I too had dated UK census events. They were standard in the UK edition of TMG. But I had entered the Year in the date field. I have now put in the fu...
by E Wilcock
15 Aug 2019 06:38
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Add a new source
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Re: Add a new source

Thank you all so much. I found the Add menu solution directly after posting and was going to post to apologise. I had a blank moment.
But I didnt know the right click method in the sources list (which is where I was) so thank you for that, Mike.
by E Wilcock
14 Aug 2019 13:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Add a new source
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Add a new source

Is it possible in fh to add a new source record without connecting it to a previously created person, event or attribute? When I receive an email about family history I like to add it with its text to my genealogy software. I have just had an email that relates to a family with the same surname but ...