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by jbtapscott
25 Mar 2020 19:01
Forum: General
Topic: Web sites whose owners have died
Replies: 20
Views: 900

Re: Web sites whose owners have died

Not morbid at all David - it's something we all need to be thinking about in our current situation. I use a Password Manager and have setup my brother to have Emergency Access to the vault. In there, in addition to passwords, etc., I have a "secure note" file detailing my Genealogy "setup" - viz. wh...
by jbtapscott
21 Feb 2020 19:48
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Census versus Residence
Replies: 13
Views: 692

Re: Census versus Residence

The one thing I would add to Mike's comment about not needing to close AS is that it is worth having FH closed, or, at least, ensure the AutoSave and Snapshot options in FH turned off. As I have found from painful experience, it is very easy to continue using AS after FH had made an auto Gedcom "sav...
by jbtapscott
21 Feb 2020 18:30
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Help with custom Census Autotext format
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: Help with custom Census Autotext format

In essence, No!. I think the issue lies more with a lack of formatting within FH than anything else. I did try "playing" with the AS "Grid Column Separator" options, but really didn't get anything that was particularly readable. Fortunately (!?), I use GedSite for generating my website and this hand...
by jbtapscott
13 Feb 2020 11:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH6.2 will not open
Replies: 11
Views: 630

Re: FH6.2 will not open

Probably won't help you much but I have Windows 10 (fully updated, including the latest 11th Feb updates), fully updated Virus software (Kaspersky), Firewall, etc etc and all is well with FH, so, as Jane suggests check virus software. For info, Avast and AVG are owned by the same company and share t...
by jbtapscott
13 Feb 2020 11:41
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Hints from FMP
Replies: 6
Views: 483

Re: Hints from FMP

The FMP hints are just that - Hints. There is no update of FH following receipt of a hint - it is for you to decide if a hint is indeed "correct" and then for you to enter it into AS or FH. Personally, I use the same process whether it is a hint or "normal" details that I find while search FMP - I p...
by jbtapscott
05 Feb 2020 14:53
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Save and Restore
Replies: 27
Views: 951

Re: Save and Restore

It is a shame that plugins cannot be run as Scheduled Tasks (or similar) but for myself I have just set up a fortnightly reminder on my Calendar to run the backup plugin - I find this a better approach than relying on my (ageing!) memory!!
by jbtapscott
25 Jan 2020 19:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: PDF Print Defaulting to Microsoft Edge
Replies: 9
Views: 642

Re: PDF Print Defaulting to Microsoft Edge

Bear in mind also that this wasn't a "normal" Edge update but in fact the install of the "new" (Chromium based) Microsoft Edge application.
by jbtapscott
30 Dec 2019 14:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: File Naming Convention
Replies: 29
Views: 6122

Re: File Naming Convention

I tend to rename all downloads - these may be images (jpeg, etc) or PDF's (I always create a PDF of any transcript I find on, say, FMP). All these files are named to match the structure I use for naming Source records (whether input to FH manually or via AS) - Surname, Christian / Given Names, a hyp...
by jbtapscott
27 Dec 2019 18:11
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Alternatives to Ancestral Sources?
Replies: 10
Views: 1037

Re: Alternatives to Ancestral Sources?

To re-emphasise the earlier response, AS does not "hold" any data at all - there is no "... info already in AS...". It is merely a front end to the FH database and the applications reporting facilities - some users don't use it at all and input all information directly to FH, while others use it to ...
by jbtapscott
18 Dec 2019 13:44
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Converting existing census facts to Ancestral Sources
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Re: Converting existing census facts to Ancestral Sources

As one who moved over from TMG seveal years ago (when support stopped), perhaps I can add my "non-expert" thoughts / experiences!. I use AS for all offered types of input utilising Method 1. I "played around" with AS settings for many months before I decided on what worked for me and my website (whi...
by jbtapscott
05 Dec 2019 15:26
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Research Planner -- what templates do you use?
Replies: 5
Views: 630

Re: Research Planner -- what templates do you use?

Some interesting "extras" there Helen - I too have BMD, Burial, Census, Emigration and "Misc" templates, but there might be a few more I could add based on your "less obvious" ones!
by jbtapscott
03 Dec 2019 17:38
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Help Understanding Sources in FH
Replies: 42
Views: 2536

Re: Help Understanding Sources in FH

Perhaps I'm missing something here, or looking at things too simply, but I build my website from my FH project and anybody can see quite clearly on there what the Source (or Sources) for a Fact are and get the answer to "Where did you get that information?". I certainly don't "hack" my data to get t...
by jbtapscott
17 Nov 2019 20:01
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Research Planner Version 2 -- request for beta testing
Replies: 132
Views: 8934

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

Just to provide some feedback - have been testing over the last few days and have found no issues so far (fully patched Windows 10 Pro / 64-bit). Have found some typos, etc in the Help but will continue to concentrate on functionality testing before reporting these.
by jbtapscott
16 Nov 2019 19:55
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Display different set of fact types
Replies: 12
Views: 1627

Re: Display different set of fact types

Have to say, I stick with Baptism for all as I am not even sure that FMP, LDS, etc actually differentiate Baptism / Christening correctly. In the Baptist Church (which encompasses a lot of my ancestors), Baptism takes place by full immersion and is a sign that that person (rather than the parents of...
by jbtapscott
13 Nov 2019 19:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: A question on Sources
Replies: 23
Views: 2477

Re: A question on Sources

Whilst there is a Plugin for Ancestral Sources, it is merely a way of starting AS from within Family Historian and ensuring AS uses the same Project as you currently have open in FH. Ancestral Sources is a "companion program" and thus can be opened without the Plugin.
by jbtapscott
11 Nov 2019 16:29
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Research Planner Version 2 -- request for beta testing
Replies: 132
Views: 8934

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

Just to say - I got the same error message that Ron reported ("Failed to download.....") when I first ran the Plugin (after installing the Plugin dated 11 Nov) BUT.. I clicked OK and also acknowledged the follow up message indicating plugin would try when next run. I then closed FH and restarted it....
by jbtapscott
08 Nov 2019 16:16
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Research Planner Version 2 -- request for beta testing
Replies: 132
Views: 8934

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

Sorry Helen - keen user but have spent the last week preparing for, and have now started, a drive from Greece back to the UK so it will be a week or more before I can do any testing!. I'll pass back any findings / comments in due course
by jbtapscott
17 Oct 2019 06:08
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Map Life Facts
Replies: 31
Views: 4331

Re: Map Life Facts

That worked fine - thanks Mike
by jbtapscott
16 Oct 2019 16:03
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Map Life Facts
Replies: 31
Views: 4331

Re: Map Life Facts

Mike - did you make the change to the Plugin in respect of the hyphen & minus keys, etc? mentioned at the beginning of this stream? I am getting the invalid API code message and have one or the other of these in it - I've tried re-pasting from the relevant Google page and also tried regenerating the...
by jbtapscott
05 Oct 2019 13:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source & media naming
Replies: 10
Views: 825

Re: Source & media naming

I keep the same name for Source records and any related Media records / Media file names. Unlike some others who have responded here, I consistently start the record name with the persons surname and keep it fairly simple - viz. "Scott, John - 1901 Birth record", "Jones, Peter J to Smith - 1854 Marr...
by jbtapscott
04 Sep 2019 13:11
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Ancestral Sources not updating FH6
Replies: 26
Views: 3477

Re: Ancestral Sources not updating FH6

This may not help but I have had the same thing occur with Census records. In each case, it was while I was inputting a number of Census records and during the final one I got the popup in AS saying the project had been changed / did I want to refresh AS. I answered Yes and then shortly after Saved ...
by jbtapscott
20 Jul 2019 14:57
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Shared Census Sentence
Replies: 9
Views: 1003

Re: Shared Census Sentence

Rusty - Just a point re using Ancestral Sources for census capture - if the individual already has a Census event for the selected Census year in FH then AS gives you a warning and allows you to overwrite / replace the FH Census event. This effectively means you don't have to ".. start all over agai...