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by jbtapscott
27 Jun 2020 18:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Membership of organisations
Replies: 3
Views: 379

Re: Membership of organisations

I use a custom Attribute "Organisation" with a sentence template incorporating "{individual} was a member of '{value}' {date} {place} {age}" for a variety of memberships including Trade Unions, etc.
by jbtapscott
23 Jun 2020 10:50
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Date error on baptism entry
Replies: 7
Views: 919

Re: Date error on baptism entry

I'm sure Nick W will reply in due course, but my guess (based on my experiences) is that the Q4 date in FH is being used for the comparison.
by jbtapscott
19 Jun 2020 09:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: LDS AFN
Replies: 15
Views: 615

Re: LDS AFN

For consistency, I always put references like that (eg. GRO / Census refs, etc) in the Publication Information field of the Source Record.
by jbtapscott
17 Jun 2020 16:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Windows 10 build 2004
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: Windows 10 build 2004

Surprised it took that long to install. My laptop was updated the day after the release and I've had no problems with FH, AS or the various plugins that I use.
by jbtapscott
13 Jun 2020 06:10
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: GedSite and Family Historian
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: GedSite and Family Historian

Some things to check: Are you using FH or GedSite Sentence Templates in GedSite? If you are using GedSite sentences then: Is the Military Service Fact appearing at all on the website generated by GedSite? If it is (eg say, just the Date and Place) then you need to check the Tag sentence in GedSite t...
by jbtapscott
14 May 2020 13:44
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Review Folder Permissions Plugin Snippet
Replies: 58
Views: 2500

Re: Review Folder Permissions Plugin Snippet

Mike - I received same status as in your original post - viz. FullControl

Running Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit, Build 18363.836. Administrator User Account
by jbtapscott
13 May 2020 14:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Windows 10 updates inhibit FH Backups
Replies: 9
Views: 1625

Re: Windows 10 updates inhibit FH Backups

Yes Mike, although I have snapshots turned off because it was causing some issues with loss of data when using AS. I don't use the Small Backup as a backup "weapon" per-se but as a means of looking at historical work - viz. I know I changed this record but what did it used to have recorded. Much qui...
by jbtapscott
13 May 2020 13:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Windows 10 updates inhibit FH Backups
Replies: 9
Views: 1625

Re: Windows 10 updates inhibit FH Backups

Just for the record (!), the latest Windows Updates (KB4556799) were applied on my laptop yesterday evening and when I checked this morning I found that the FH File > Backup/Restore > Small Backup command is still working okay as previously (viz. FH found the path that it normally uses on my laptop ...
by jbtapscott
09 May 2020 13:06
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Uploading GEDCOM files
Replies: 40
Views: 2230

Re: Uploading GEDCOM files

Are you using the FH "Export Gedcom File" plugin?
by jbtapscott
03 May 2020 09:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH 6.2.7 Randomly closing
Replies: 29
Views: 2497

Re: FH 6.2.7 Randomly closing

Have to say that, like Mike, I have never encountered FH shutting down as described in earlier messages. I do occasionally see the "Oops...." message on FMP, but that has mostly been when I have accessed / logged in to FMP directly rather than via the FH hints process - the last two occasions it hap...
by jbtapscott
25 Apr 2020 18:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Occupation - Scholar etc
Replies: 17
Views: 1205

Re: Occupation - Scholar etc

I use Ancestral Sources to capture data and find it particularly good for Census data. I have "Relationship to Head of Household", Marital Status" and "Occupation" configured such that they are concatenated within a local Note on the Census fact for each individual rather than generating any specifi...
by jbtapscott
19 Apr 2020 13:45
Forum: General
Topic: Has anyone else not been notified about this?
Replies: 8
Views: 834

Re: Has anyone else not been notified about this?

I got notification via LastPass (my password manager) but nothing from MyHeritage - I logged on and immediately changed my password.
by jbtapscott
15 Apr 2020 12:40
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Where born in census entries
Replies: 13
Views: 751

Re: Where born in census entries

Giving a completely "curved ball" idea - if you use Ancestral Sources to capture the Census record, you could modify the Templates to have the Column Type of "Where Born" (or whatever it is called in a given Census year) changed to "Generic" instead of "PlaceofBirth" and the value of "Recording" set...
by jbtapscott
08 Apr 2020 18:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Clean Up and Validation Guidance
Replies: 7
Views: 654

Re: Clean Up and Validation Guidance

I also moved over from TMG when its demise was announced and did consider the "split" projects approach but eventually decided against it, primarily because of the risk of loosing / duplicating source records etc etc. Ultimately, I used Named Lists and Flags to mark what I could call my "primary" re...
by jbtapscott
25 Mar 2020 19:01
Forum: General
Topic: Web sites whose owners have died
Replies: 20
Views: 1926

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: 1262

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: 480

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: 1017

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: 742

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: 1654

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: 965

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: 6815

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: 1515

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: 1015

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: 845

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!