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by E Wilcock
16 May 2019 11:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Grumble - Gender requirement
Replies: 11
Views: 557

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: 557

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: 6048

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: 6048

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: 6048

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: 6048

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: 366

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...
by E Wilcock
02 May 2019 10:10
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Occupation Problem TMG to fh to Gedsite
Replies: 32
Views: 830

Re: Occupation Problem TMG to fh to Gedsite

Thank you Mike for your help with the import, and preparing the Project for export to Gedsite. The site has been created and uploaded. All but one of the trees on my site are now made from fh and Gedsite, and export from fh projects using Mike's plug in is normally problem free. So perhaps in spite ...
by E Wilcock
02 May 2019 06:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Private Individuals
Replies: 15
Views: 917

Re: Private Individuals

Mike writes that Ancestry automatically privatises living people. That may be true for the normal trees on their site. But is that true for the trees of direct ancestors (and only ancestors) uploaded in conjunction with DNA matching? My own experience is that it does not.Otherwise how would I have b...
by E Wilcock
01 May 2019 19:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Private Individuals
Replies: 15
Views: 917

Re: Private Individuals

After having a DNA test, and for DNA matches to see, I put up a public tree on ancestry uploading GEDCOM which shows only my own ancestors. My parents are dead so I show their names, but other people enter a person called Private. In ancestry a tree is either public or private. You cant have just pa...
by E Wilcock
01 May 2019 17:57
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Occupation Problem TMG to fh to Gedsite
Replies: 32
Views: 830

Re: Occupation Problem TMG to fh to Gedsite

First to Mike - No, it is all done. Thank you. As I said, each person has their Occupation. I worked down the result list from the query and took the name of the occupation out of every Occupation Note field and pasted it into the correct field. jbtapscott - Thank you for the suggestions. You are ri...
by E Wilcock
01 May 2019 15:18
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Occupation Problem TMG to fh to Gedsite
Replies: 32
Views: 830

Re: Occupation Problem TMG to fh to Gedsite

Thank you Mike. I have done that. All the woollen slubbers and lampshade fringers now have their Attribute Occupations. The Employment event on my fh was custom. I have used it for 3 people and will write future biographies in Employment, as you suggest. I need to report back to you that the plug in...
by E Wilcock
01 May 2019 11:01
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Occupation Problem TMG to fh to Gedsite
Replies: 32
Views: 830

Re: Occupation Problem TMG to fh to Gedsite

If John had said the text field is blank, I might have understood. Yes I have queried the Sadler tree for witnessed Occupations and you are right, I do have them. I dont think that matters. What I notice more is that the default Occupation sentence "He or she was" in Gedsite and presumably...
by E Wilcock
01 May 2019 08:46
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Occupation Problem TMG to fh to Gedsite
Replies: 32
Views: 830

Re: Occupation Problem TMG to fh to Gedsite

Agreed Mike. Thank you for the extra rows for the query and for your help in sorting this. I have removed all shared (family) Occupation facts from all my projects - There were only three or four in all. I do not think I have any witnessed Occupation facts. The reason I dont have witness sentences i...
by E Wilcock
30 Apr 2019 14:55
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Occupation Problem TMG to fh to Gedsite
Replies: 32
Views: 830

Re: Occupation Problem TMG to fh to Gedsite

Forgive me Mike - I would like to ask your further opinion. All my personal family trees - 8 Projects are now in fh. I have examined them all for shared Occupation events. I found two only and removed them. I ran the Event by label query on all 8 trees. The only Project which includes any Occupation...
by E Wilcock
30 Apr 2019 11:44
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Occupation Problem TMG to fh to Gedsite
Replies: 32
Views: 830

Re: Occupation Problem TMG to fh to Gedsite

Thank you. I am about to leave for dentist.

However, I couldnt resist trying the new column which you wrote me.

It holds only one record. From which I conclude that I have regularly added dates and notes to my Occupation (attribution) entries.
by E Wilcock
30 Apr 2019 11:17
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Occupation Problem TMG to fh to Gedsite
Replies: 32
Views: 830

Re: Occupation Problem TMG to fh to Gedsite

Mike - I ran the query for Occupation. 513 results of which only 22 instances have a blank Value column. They are all dated. I rather think that these were added after the project was already in fh. The import from TMG created custom Occupation events. But the fh additions are all attributes. And ye...
by E Wilcock
30 Apr 2019 10:25
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Occupation Problem TMG to fh to Gedsite
Replies: 32
Views: 830

Re: Occupation Problem TMG to fh to Gedsite

Ignore my request Mike. I edited out the only two shared occupations on the project, used your plug in to export a new gedcom and have generated a new web tree which is now in place. I appreciate your help and forbearance. I regret very much that my choice of fh and my haphazard and personal use of ...
by E Wilcock
30 Apr 2019 09:03
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Occupation Problem TMG to fh to Gedsite
Replies: 32
Views: 830

Re: Occupation Problem TMG to fh to Gedsite

Mike, I have been using your query All facts filter by label. And even before you suggested it. It shows only two uses of Occupation as family facts. I can edit them out by hand. The differentiation of attribute versus event is more of a problem. I dont seem to have a column revealing this? The fact...
by E Wilcock
29 Apr 2019 11:32
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Occupation Problem TMG to fh to Gedsite
Replies: 32
Views: 830

Re: Occupation Problem TMG to fh to Gedsite

That is very kind Mike. I myself dont need to change anything. The purpose is only to use Gedsite to put up the basic web trees I like. BMD, Baptism and Burial and one instance of Occupation. John Cardinal will look at my exported gedcom (exported using your plug in for which many thanks) and I will...
by E Wilcock
29 Apr 2019 10:07
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Occupation Problem TMG to fh to Gedsite
Replies: 32
Views: 830

Re: Occupation Problem TMG to fh to Gedsite

Thank you. I can now see that there is for my example person a family fact for Occupation, brought in from TMG, showing that both he and his wife were active in the local literary society. So I am beginning to wonder whether fh was the right choice - or how to convert all these shared Events. I susp...
by E Wilcock
29 Apr 2019 07:21
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Occupation Problem TMG to fh to Gedsite
Replies: 32
Views: 830

Re: Occupation Problem TMG to fh to Gedsite

Thank you for following this Mike. I do understand the difference between Family facts and individual facts. However I dont think I have any Family facts for Occupation. However, I do not know how to run your fact query to differentiate between family and individual facts and discover who has what. ...
by E Wilcock
28 Apr 2019 19:17
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Occupation Problem TMG to fh to Gedsite
Replies: 32
Views: 830

Re: Occupation Problem TMG to fh to Gedsite

Lorna, it goes in what you may call the Note field. But for me that is the place for any text that isnt a name or a date or a place. I have always used the Occupation field with a date to record a career - like the year someone joined or left a company. So it becomes a biography. The days are long g...
by E Wilcock
28 Apr 2019 17:45
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Occupation Problem TMG to fh to Gedsite
Replies: 32
Views: 830

Re: Occupation Problem TMG to fh to Gedsite

Mike, I will post an update to this, in case you have suggestions. I spent the whole of yesterday trying to persuade Gedsite to show only only one Occupation and not two. Altering the settings in Gedsite just perplexed me and had no effect. John Cardinal asked to see my file, but today I investigate...
by E Wilcock
27 Apr 2019 14:46
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Occupation Problem TMG to fh to Gedsite
Replies: 32
Views: 830

Re: Occupation Problem TMG to fh to Gedsite

Thank you Mike. No, I didnt realise that the Occupation on the Main tab was the first instance. Unless set otherwise. That explains why many of my distinguished engineers are reduced to apprentices. However, if I alter it to the final occupation, that still wont be the first occupation to export to ...

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