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by E Wilcock
11 Jul 2019 15:29
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Search and Replace Plugin Revision
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: Search and Replace Plugin Revision

Thank you. That is very clear. I needed that upward arrow symbol. The simple way is to start with the 1939 Register because there is only a single source for that- whereas different routes to the German one changing over the years. I do have people who are on both censuses - but for those peope I en...
by E Wilcock
10 Jul 2019 15:45
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Search and Replace Plugin Revision
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: Search and Replace Plugin Revision

I am really ashamed to post this. But I dont know how to select census dates that are year only and ask for the full date to go in. I have 2 censuses in 1939 (German and English) so after you posted this, I went through and manually selected a couple of hundred of the German ones but eventually gave...
by E Wilcock
04 Jul 2019 09:19
Forum: General
Topic: Best way to capture images
Replies: 19
Views: 625

Re: Best way to capture images

Looking through my images, I see that at home I use my kitchen weights. They are heavier and neater than the lead ribbons.
This was a time consuming effort to make images of letters sent home in the First World War which my father had stuck (grip fix paste) onto lined paper held in 4 ring folders.
by E Wilcock
04 Jul 2019 08:39
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Unlink from one parent
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Unlink from one parent

It doesnt make sense to me at all Because illegitimate children of an known mother and unknown father do not necessarily have the same father. Does one add two different fathers or not? One's tree gets cluttered up with people called unknown unknown. I think in other software one can just leave a bl...
by E Wilcock
03 Jul 2019 07:52
Forum: General
Topic: Best way to capture images
Replies: 19
Views: 625

Re: Best way to capture images

As I said above. One can buy these lead weights and lead weighted tapes that they have in libraries and archives - I have three in my dining room drawer. The disadvantage is that they do show in the image. But they dont cast much shadow. I too would advise people not to use blue tack and I would not...
by E Wilcock
02 Jul 2019 12:52
Forum: General
Topic: Fh instruction at Society of genaologists?
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: Fh instruction at Society of genaologists?

For health reasons the speaker has been obliged to cancel this talk.
by E Wilcock
02 Jul 2019 12:48
Forum: General
Topic: Best way to capture images
Replies: 19
Views: 625

Re: Best way to capture images

I dont have an authoritative solution. Nor an apple office phone. I read on line that in theory there is no difference in quality between a scan and a (large) digital photo taken with a good camera. My images of certificates were almost all taken using a good slr camera. In the National archive one ...
by E Wilcock
01 Jul 2019 07:33
Forum: General
Topic: Apps for Android
Replies: 10
Views: 1693

Re: Apps for Android

I use Gedstar pro which the designer made free to users when he retired and stopped supporting it. Gedstar pro is read only and cannot be edited. But it does not require internet access and provides full sources, notes and I think it would include images, if I chose. Gedstar Pro must be installed on...
by E Wilcock
29 Jun 2019 13:13
Forum: General
Topic: Fh instruction at Society of genaologists?
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Fh instruction at Society of genaologists?

Just wondering whether anyone on this forum has been to a talk by John Hanson? And how to interpret the levels intermediate and advanced? For those of us who have been so carefully tutored by Mike and Jane. Family Historian Software Practical for Intermediate Users (London) In this half-day workshop...
by E Wilcock
24 Jun 2019 09:06
Forum: General
Topic: 1939 Register
Replies: 13
Views: 622

Re: 1939 Register

I am a creature of habit and still use FMP for the 1939 register. But I have a subscription to ancestry and find the following reference. (chosen at random) The National Archives; Kew, London, England; 1939 Register; Reference: RG 101/6169J The additional reference attached to the person is Schedule...
by E Wilcock
19 Jun 2019 08:44
Forum: General
Topic: RootsTech London
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Re: RootsTech London

Any answer on this?
by E Wilcock
19 Jun 2019 08:43
Forum: General
Topic: To Do List
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: To Do List

I use Evernote for everything. I dont own the book on using Evernote for genealogy but I read the article on a USA genealogy site soon after Evernote began. I still use the free version limited to my desk top computer and phone.
I dont want to do lists within fh since fh runs only on Windows.
by E Wilcock
17 Jun 2019 10:41
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change Focus window to that shown in property box
Replies: 23
Views: 815

Re: Change Focus window to that shown in property box

Thank you for that info Cole Valley Girl - tho I may find it hard to change my habits.
Trevor Rix is correct - I used Generations probably under his guidance.
by E Wilcock
15 Jun 2019 17:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change Focus window to that shown in property box
Replies: 23
Views: 815

Re: Change Focus window to that shown in property box

One important point to make here is that the Focus screen setting out a family in three generations is similar to the main screen in other genealogy software. I assume that the original fh worked from a diagram directly to the Property Box and, though imaginative in computer terms, it was a disincen...
by E Wilcock
13 Jun 2019 19:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change Focus window to that shown in property box
Replies: 23
Views: 815

Re: Change Focus window to that shown in property box

I have always disagreed about this. The back and forth arrows are useful and I made errors because I assumed that the focus person would change in the property box as well. One has to picture the situations where users might be using these arrows. I was entering German census returns where household...
by E Wilcock
06 Jun 2019 13:08
Forum: General
Topic: Windows 10 upgrade questions
Replies: 15
Views: 2322

Re: Windows 10 upgrade questions

When it comes to replacing that Windows 7 PC with a Windows 10 PC, you may well be able to continue to use that wide screen monitor, the keyboard, the speakers, and your printer with just a brand new bare tower. It largely depends on the connectors. When the time comes, ask here for advice. . Thank...
by E Wilcock
05 Jun 2019 13:07
Forum: General
Topic: Windows 10 upgrade questions
Replies: 15
Views: 2322

Re: Windows 10 upgrade questions

Thank you Mike. For both the explanations. I have Mcafee. So may be will be able to keep this computer and Windows 7 after all. I have always kept my computers for 8 years and never had one fail. This one is only 7 years old. I am particularly fond of it as it has a beautiful and wide screen. I can ...
by E Wilcock
05 Jun 2019 07:48
Forum: General
Topic: Windows 10 upgrade questions
Replies: 15
Views: 2322

Re: Windows 10 upgrade questions

I upgraded a brand new and simple Lenovo Windows 8 lap top when prompted by a message rolled out from MS. I had almost no data on the lap top. All the software was reinstalled. Everything seemed the same. John Lewis offered to do it for me but I just followed the prompts. However I use a Sony Vaio d...
by E Wilcock
16 May 2019 11:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Grumble - Gender requirement
Replies: 11
Views: 787

Re: Grumble - Gender requirement

When I cant do something I want to do in fh I still look at Roots Magic where a person of unknown gender can indeed have a child. There is a warning icon of a potential data problem in RM. But that is all.
by E Wilcock
15 May 2019 15:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Grumble - Gender requirement
Replies: 11
Views: 787

Grumble - Gender requirement

Looking through an archive catalogue I note that the author I am pursuing had a male cousin - surname not specified. I already know the name of the shared grandfather and can enter an "unknown" child of that grandfather. But it seems that fh will not allow me to enter a grandchild (the cou...
by E Wilcock
13 May 2019 09:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Tutorial on Queries
Replies: 57
Views: 6579

Re: Tutorial on Queries

As always, Mike is correct. My choice of words not sufficiently precise. But from user point of view, one finds that the clickable list is now (indirectly) sorted by surname.
by E Wilcock
12 May 2019 17:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Tutorial on Queries
Replies: 57
Views: 6579

Re: Tutorial on Queries

Yes of course. Thank you for explaining about the gender thing. I am a bit slow.
And of course too about the sorting. Just that I had not expected so have a sorted, clickable list of names along side the one which is not clickable. A welcome by-product.
by E Wilcock
11 May 2019 16:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Tutorial on Queries
Replies: 57
Views: 6579

Re: Tutorial on Queries

Mike, to be honest, I did not understand that. About Males etc. and my attempts were rejected. But I found another link which has fixed it =Field(FactOwner(%FACT%,1,MALES_FIRST),'INDI.NAME:SURNAME_FIRST') This appears to produce both males and females? And at the same time that added column sorts th...
by E Wilcock
11 May 2019 08:55
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Tutorial on Queries
Replies: 57
Views: 6579

Re: Tutorial on Queries

Mike, I have been using your Fact queries a lot. Maybe even when I dont need to and a person query would work. The names at the moment come sorted by forename. The column is =GetRecord(%FACT%) Is there any way of editing this so I can sort by surname? If necessary adding the forename in another colu...
by E Wilcock
04 May 2019 11:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Question re facts and more specifically, events and attributes
Replies: 9
Views: 515

Re: Question re facts and more specifically, events and attributes

After clearing my Occupation Events imported from TMG, I still have both Attribute and Event for some of my custom tags. Not sure what harm is done by leaving them? And religion is not an attribute by the way. People on my databases convert from one to another or underwent confirmation in another Ch...

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