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by jbtapscott
25 Jan 2020 19:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: PDF Print Defaulting to Microsoft Edge
Replies: 9
Views: 334

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: 5613

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: 790

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: 511

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: 453

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: 1814

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: 6950

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: 1429

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: 2029

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: 6950

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: 6950

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: 32
Views: 3764

Re: Map Life Facts

That worked fine - thanks Mike
by jbtapscott
16 Oct 2019 16:03
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Map Life Facts
Replies: 32
Views: 3764

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: 681

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: 2847

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: 844

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...
by jbtapscott
24 Jun 2019 08:46
Forum: General
Topic: 1939 Register
Replies: 13
Views: 1797

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 to hold t...
by jbtapscott
14 Jun 2019 17:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change Focus window to that shown in property box
Replies: 23
Views: 2435

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: 871

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: 1627

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 then structure the s...
by jbtapscott
05 Jun 2019 13:57
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Sort dates with plugin for TMG import
Replies: 11
Views: 1475

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 missing ...
by jbtapscott
05 Jun 2019 10:20
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Sort dates with plugin for TMG import
Replies: 11
Views: 1475

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