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by jbtapscott
24 Jun 2019 08:46
Forum: General
Topic: 1939 Register
Replies: 13
Views: 626

Re: 1939 Register

I don't use Ancestry, so can only advise how I use the RG101 reference found on FMP - I copy it (and other RG references) to the Publication Information field on the Source record in FH. By way of further explanation, I have "FMP" as the Repository on the Source record and use the PI field...
by jbtapscott
14 Jun 2019 17:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change Focus window to that shown in property box
Replies: 23
Views: 825

Re: Change Focus window to that shown in property box

I'm with David on this one - I too frequently go to the Property Box of a child, etc., and would not want to see the Focus Window change. As he says, personal preference / way of working!
by jbtapscott
09 Jun 2019 12:39
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Need help with fact sorting order
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: Need help with fact sorting order

What Normal Time Frame setting do you have on the OBIT Fact - it should be Post-Death. FH uses these settings (amongst others) when sorting Facts
by jbtapscott
08 Jun 2019 13:58
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: import same-sex partner from TMG to FH
Replies: 12
Views: 478

Re: import same-sex partner from TMG to FH

I can't speak for FH reports as I don't use them, but for GedSite (which I do use), I would have thought the creation / export of a Family "Partnership" Fact (much like a MARR age Fact) with the two Individuals on it would be handled by a "Partnership" tag in GedSite and you can ...
by jbtapscott
05 Jun 2019 13:57
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Sort dates with plugin for TMG import
Replies: 11
Views: 463

Re: Sort dates with plugin for TMG import

TMG Help for Export to Gedcom (Step 7: Option Screen 3) just states the following: " Places You can choose whether to export only the Short Place fields or you can check which of the place fields will be exported, whether a comma will be exported when a field is missing, and, if Commas when mis...
by jbtapscott
05 Jun 2019 10:20
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Sort dates with plugin for TMG import
Replies: 11
Views: 463

Re: Sort dates with plugin for TMG import

Yes Mike, in TMG you can have a Sort Date and no Fact Date - it was the way to get facts sorted in the order you wanted even if there were missing Fact Dates
by jbtapscott
04 Jun 2019 16:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Data Entry, Tools & Guides
Replies: 24
Views: 803

Re: Stopping Age Count

I'm sure Mike will come back with plenty of suggestions, but based on my experiences when I switched from TMG to FH, I would wholly agree with his comment. I have reworked the way I capture some data a number of time and it really can be a painful exercise!. Just simple things like naming convention...
by jbtapscott
02 Jun 2019 17:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 2836

Re: Source help

There are places the Short Title can be used in preference to the Title, but personally I don't use it all!. My Source Title is normally pretty succinct (e.g. "Tapscott, Robert - 1941 UK Census" or "Tapscott, Robert - 1845 Death Certificate") and any related references (eg GRO Re...
by jbtapscott
02 Jun 2019 10:41
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 2836

Re: Source help

Going back to William's last comment about Entry Date, I have to say I don't use the field at all!. With all information I find on the web (FMP / LDS/ ........), I print to PDF the transcript or whatever on the website (most have a "Print" option) and save that in the FH Media folder with ...
by jbtapscott
22 May 2019 10:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census entry - Individual v Family
Replies: 14
Views: 875

Re: Census entry - Individual v Family

I'm with a number of other people on this in that I don't use the Census record as a basis for Residence. I use AS to capture data and as such the Address / Place of the Census record is only recorded against the Census fact (set via the relevant AS option). Although I hardly use FH reports, Fact se...
by jbtapscott
16 May 2019 05:56
Forum: General
Topic: How should we use the internet as a genealogy data source.
Replies: 12
Views: 644

Re: How should we use the internet as a genealogy data source.

As a matter of course I always "Print to PDF" every website transcript I use as a source, and store that in the Media folder. It's a bit of a pain and obviously results in a lot of PDF files but at least if, for some reason, I have to re-search for something I still have the PDF of the ori...
by jbtapscott
14 May 2019 09:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 2836

Re: Source help

You are correct Mike (Tait) in that a Stillbirth (as the Government website calls it) has to be registered.
by jbtapscott
01 May 2019 16:01
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Occupation Problem TMG to fh to Gedsite
Replies: 32
Views: 1139

Re: Occupation Problem TMG to fh to Gedsite

Evelyn - there is an option in GedSite to use the source system (viz FH) sentences or to use the sentences you have created / modified in GedSite. From memory (as it is a while since I tried the options as I now have mine cemented in!) but I think the FH / Export Plugin also has an option to export ...
by jbtapscott
01 May 2019 09:48
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Occupation Problem TMG to fh to Gedsite
Replies: 32
Views: 1139

Re: Occupation Problem TMG to fh to Gedsite

Evelyn - you say "A trial run creating a site from this Haigh Project with Gedsite shows that the Occupation Events output only date and place - presumably because the attribute field is empty." - have you checked your sentence structure in GedSite?. I had instances of this type of behavio...
by jbtapscott
25 Apr 2019 10:10
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Changed name of project - bit of a mess
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: Changed name of project - bit of a mess

If you successfully open your project in FH, there is a Plugin Ancestral Sources Data Entry (you might need to download it from the FH Store), that auto passes the project name / location over to AS.
by jbtapscott
24 Apr 2019 13:38
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Research Planner enhancements
Replies: 10
Views: 640

Re: Research Planner enhancements

Not sure if this helps, but.... I modified the Templates such that a Creation Date value can be added as I quickly realised I needed some form of gentle reminder of how long ago I created the Research Note. That said, I have also now started adding a Fact Date (when I remember!) as I wanted to ensur...
by jbtapscott
02 Apr 2019 09:35
Forum: General
Topic: File organisation in Windows
Replies: 22
Views: 1160

Re: File organisation in Windows

I also used Front Page (and still do you for one of my old private web sites) - it defaulted setup to "My Web Sites", so I think you are pretty much correct there Evelyn. If you do move to a new Windows 10 machine (as I did recently to replace one of my older machines), it will create a nu...
by jbtapscott
24 Mar 2019 13:30
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Individual census facts not included in report
Replies: 11
Views: 720

Re: Individual census facts not included in report

Thanks Mike. As the file has 230+ lines I have gone down the zip route!.
by jbtapscott
24 Mar 2019 08:32
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Individual census facts not included in report
Replies: 11
Views: 720

Re: Individual census facts not included in report

When I started the move over from TMG to FH, GedSite was not available so I expended quite a bit of effort trying to get data over to FH in a form that allowed me to generate a website using FH's built-in " Create a Website " Publish option (in conjunction with the related Plugin), that ma...
by jbtapscott
20 Mar 2019 20:34
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Individual census facts not included in report
Replies: 11
Views: 720

Re: Individual census facts not included in report

I also came from TMG to FH, and am a user of GedSite. From the start in TMG I did not use the Witness options for recording Census data so am working from a different angle than you!. Having said that, I also missed the options that TMG offered that enabled me to see (on the related website) details...
by jbtapscott
05 Mar 2019 08:59
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Ancestor calendar
Replies: 12
Views: 833

Re: Ancestor calendar

If you want a Calendar rather than a straight list, the website builder GedSite gives you that option. See my site at https://genealogy.tapscott.co.uk/up/Births.htm for an example - I have separate pages for each of Births, Marriages and Deaths, but these can be combined if you wanted.
by jbtapscott
27 Feb 2019 18:41
Forum: General
Topic: FH Support Ticket System Feedback
Replies: 9
Views: 716

Re: FH Support Ticket System Feedback

Before I retired, I headed up the support group for one of the products of a very large financial services company. Every release was always supported by a complete report of all bugs that were fixed in the release - wherever possible (providing the clients details were not visible), the wording of ...
by jbtapscott
22 Feb 2019 15:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Urgent Merge & Compare question
Replies: 15
Views: 1014

Re: Urgent Merge & Compare question

I believe it has something to do with the "Fast Startup" option (which is "on" by default in Windows 10). To achieve the faster start up, Windows 10 hibernates the kernal so that it can boot faster. A Restart does not do this and thus could be considered a more "complete&quo...
by jbtapscott
21 Feb 2019 15:38
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Census entry crash
Replies: 9
Views: 770

Re: Census entry crash

Which field on AS do you paste it in to?. I always paste it in to the "Ref ID:" field in AS and, when the record is saved to FH, this populates the "Publication Information" field - as controlled by one of the Option Settings in AS.
by jbtapscott
07 Jan 2019 09:20
Forum: Research
Topic: Certificates price rise
Replies: 6
Views: 851

Re: Certificates price rise

Actually comes in on 16th February. Standard certified copies going up to £11 each and PDF version to £7. The Priority service goes up to £35 and they are also introducing charges for "failed" searches (viz. information provided does not match records) as well as re-introducing a charge fo...

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