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by E Wilcock
13 Jul 2020 19:16
Forum: General
Topic: Apps for Android
Replies: 32
Views: 5050

Re: Apps for Android

Thank you Jane. I will probably stick with the Gedstar Pro. because of TMG witness entries.
by E Wilcock
10 Jul 2020 12:03
Forum: General
Topic: Apps for Android
Replies: 32
Views: 5050

Re: Apps for Android

I can see that Gedexplorer will open a GEDCOM file so doesnt need the conversion required for Gedstar pro. Thank you for the recommendation. However I remain very confused by the Gedcom files in fh. Please can someone who uses Gedexplorer on their Android phone tell me which file they open in Gedexp...
by E Wilcock
10 Jul 2020 11:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Children out of sequence in focus window
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: Children out of sequence in focus window

Thank you Mike. I didnt know that - nor the generalreordering command.
by E Wilcock
09 Jul 2020 08:55
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Children out of sequence in focus window
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: Children out of sequence in focus window

I find this one of the most infuriating things about fh. One notices that the children are out of order. Goes to the button to click to reorder and up comes a screen telling me the children are out of order. Which was exactly why one opened that screen in the first place. The children could be reord...
by E Wilcock
30 Jun 2020 18:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Chinese characters
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: Chinese characters

This reminded me of my struggles with a Hebrew name. Could it be that the brackets are causing the problem? I removed my only Hebrew name feeling defeated but I just put it back. It printed out as an additional name in the individual report. So I pasted the Hebrew characters into the field for her p...
by E Wilcock
26 Jun 2020 13:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: multiple projects open?
Replies: 4
Views: 779

Re: multiple projects open?

Thank you Mike. I will back up the projects and see whether it can cope. The answer is that it can. Note, I am not running queries simultaneously on two or more projects. I am simply looking through the query results. I have all four Place projects open and minimised. If I hover the mouse over the f...
by E Wilcock
26 Jun 2020 10:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Exporting query results to MS Access
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Exporting query results to MS Access

One possibility I notice would be to save the query results set in MS Excel or MS Access. One can save the result set from a query as a comma separated file with the column headings but do I need the Ansi or the other version? I have several times tried to do this over the past few years and failed ...
by E Wilcock
26 Jun 2020 10:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: multiple projects open?
Replies: 4
Views: 779

Re: multiple projects open?

Mike, I too have been wondering about this. For instance is it possible to have several different projects open (ideally 4) and to run the same query on each of them. One could then quickly compare the results sets from several projects. Rather than have to make a lot of notes. But I will post a new...
by E Wilcock
20 Jun 2020 08:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Query results in Family facts
Replies: 5
Views: 473

Re: Query results in Family facts

Mike. You are completely brilliant.
You always exceed my hopes as I didnt even think it could be done.
And now so quickly, doing as you described, I have my divorce data just as I need it.
Thank you very much
by E Wilcock
19 Jun 2020 11:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Query results in Family facts
Replies: 5
Views: 473

Re: Query results in Family facts

Mike, With apologies. I have written and run this query. The results are exactly what I want. Thank you. And it is very useful to accidentally have the number of children of the divorced couple also showing. I notice (for the first time) that when one runs a query and looks at the results, the curso...
by E Wilcock
18 Jun 2020 18:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Query results in Family facts
Replies: 5
Views: 473

Re: Query results in Family facts

Thank you Mike. I will do this. I didnt know there were family queries.
You taught me fact queries and Jane showed me individual queries. But I didnt get as far as family queries.
by E Wilcock
18 Jun 2020 14:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Query results in Family facts
Replies: 5
Views: 473

Query results in Family facts

I moved to fh from TMG which did not use family facts. I am working on Place studies and looking at the divorces. In fh divorce is a family fact. A query brings up a list of all divorced couples listed as couples posessing this family fact. I need a results list from which I can click on an individu...
by E Wilcock
15 Jun 2020 13:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Release of Version 7
Replies: 11
Views: 2238

Re: Release of Version 7

You are priviledged. I offered and heard nothing. But then I cant always remember how to use the present version. Spent ages yesterday trying to find people referred to on a source or from a single place. What I really want is a more practical on-line index to the book Getting the Most. There are fa...
by E Wilcock
08 Jun 2020 11:09
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: The New Knowledgebase
Replies: 9
Views: 1162

Re: The New Knowledgebase

I can see from the contents page (still incomplete) that this is going to be far easier to navigate for forgetful old people like me. I was trying to find out yesterday whether one could put death of a parent into the All tab of the property box. I gather that one cant (it is only the death of a spo...
by E Wilcock
30 May 2020 17:01
Forum: General
Topic: FH7 Looks?
Replies: 52
Views: 7017

Re: FH7 Looks?

I am not party to what goes on commercially or behind the scenes. I was not at the Roots Tech and dont know what was in the announcement about fh7. But it did annoy me very much and still does annoy me to know that there will be improved handing of text (and presumably of text import from TMG) but n...
by E Wilcock
26 May 2020 11:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Marking and connecting DNA relatives
Replies: 9
Views: 637

Re: Marking and connecting DNA relatives

Rather than refer back could we perhaps have a catch up on DNA marking? I find it all very unsatisfactory. I downloaded and use Jane's Gedmatch event and query from here and here . The Gedmatch event is part of the record of the person with whom one has a match. It links to the common ancestor or co...
by E Wilcock
16 Apr 2020 17:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Saving a Diagram Tree as Colour pdf
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Re: Saving a Diagram Tree as Colour pdf

Apologies Mike. You are right of coure. It was checked. And I have now unchecked it. Thank you.
by E Wilcock
16 Apr 2020 15:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Saving a Diagram Tree as Colour pdf
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Re: Saving a Diagram Tree as Colour pdf

Yes Mike. It does. It is not a diagram I have designed. I make it by clicking on the descendant chart button above the person in the focus window. And it is all default (I believe). In the end I sent the researcher a GEDCOM instead and updated my GEDSITE website. The idea of sending a diagram was to...
by E Wilcock
16 Apr 2020 06:59
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Saving a Diagram Tree as Colour pdf
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Saving a Diagram Tree as Colour pdf

I have a black and white lazer printer. I want to save a colour pdf of an fh chart diagram to send to people. How does one do this? My chart saves as a pdf to print (I think one is instructed to do this?) and at once loses all its colour. This is correct if I want to print it out at home but not the...
by E Wilcock
09 Apr 2020 16:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: The best way to replace text in citations?
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Re: The best way to replace text in citations?

I can see one further thing that has happened is that the import from TMG has placed Where within Source (in this case the date and page number) in the same box as Text From Source. You Mike, kindly already wrote a plugin for this. But when citing from a local paper the first item is a Date. I am go...
by E Wilcock
09 Apr 2020 14:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: The best way to replace text in citations?
Replies: 2
Views: 354

The best way to replace text in citations?

When studying an early settler to Australia I used Trove, the Australian newspaper library on line. Trove displays the image of the text with a machine-read (approximation) of that text. Users are asked to correct this. In my fh Project, each Newspaper was a source and the entry from each newpaper w...
by E Wilcock
09 Apr 2020 08:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Another Marriage Status Query
Replies: 5
Views: 510

Re: Another Marriage Status Query

This may not apply in your case. However, I encountered similar in a family who were ancesters of some of our grand children. There was such stigma atached to illegitimacy that when a father's name was needed for a marriage certificate, one was rapidly invented. The UK system was much freer than e.g...
by E Wilcock
06 Apr 2020 15:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Query results to find percentages?
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Re: Query results to find percentages?

Thank you both. We do own Excel but I may resort to a pocket calculator.
by E Wilcock
06 Apr 2020 14:26
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Query results to find percentages?
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Query results to find percentages?

In the Times today Max Hastings looked at German death rates in World War 2 one in three male children born 1915-1924 is dead 2 in 5 of those born 1920-1925 is dead. I would like to compare the death rates in my German place projects. I already have a query for deaths in World War 1 i.e. male deaths...
by E Wilcock
02 Apr 2020 10:26
Forum: General
Topic: DNA label on names
Replies: 1
Views: 438

DNA label on names

I have seen on ancestry a tree in which the author had added the letters DNA to the surname of any person entered because they appeared on the tree of a DNA match, with a surname already on the tree but no clear relationship. So it would be Joe BlogsDNA. Is this a good idea? I dont work from diagram...