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by jbtapscott
07 Jan 2019 09:20
Forum: Research
Topic: Certificates price rise
Replies: 6
Views: 363

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...
by jbtapscott
02 Jan 2019 12:27
Forum: Research
Topic: Repercussions of publishing DNA on Genealogy sites
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Repercussions of publishing DNA on Genealogy sites

Interesting article in The Times today. In the 1970's and 80's a man "raped, murdered and abducted his way across California" and was never caught. Last year investigators took a new look at the crimes and, as part of this, uploaded the suspects DNA to a genealogy database. There they iden...
by jbtapscott
27 Dec 2018 14:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Trial Download
Replies: 17
Views: 428

Re: Trial Download

Those are the two things I always do!. Best wait, as I'm sure members more knowledgable than I will respond!.
by jbtapscott
27 Dec 2018 13:59
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Trial Download
Replies: 17
Views: 428

Re: Trial Download

When you ran the installation program, did you use the option "Run as administrator"?
by jbtapscott
28 Nov 2018 18:16
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Birth, Marriage and Death information
Replies: 8
Views: 500

Re: Birth, Marriage and Death information

Lorna mentioned earlier in respect of the GRO ".....Their birth index includes mother's maiden name (which is not included prior to 1911 in other indexes)....". I have noticed an increasing number of the FMP pre-1911 Birth records (GRO transcripts) also have the Mothers Maiden name in them...
by jbtapscott
11 Oct 2018 05:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census, 1939 Register, Electoral Roll
Replies: 30
Views: 1559

Re: Census, 1939 Register, Electoral Roll

I would respectfully suggest that this was not a case of correcting the database but updating it!. Whichever, the TNA website states "....Findmypast.co.uk subscribers can request a check of the closed records free of charge and if successful, the record will be made available via the online ser...
by jbtapscott
07 Sep 2018 10:29
Forum: Research
Topic: Find My Past free weekend
Replies: 6
Views: 711

Re: Find My Past free weekend

The FMP website indicates "*British, Irish, US and World Newspapers, the PERiodical Source Index and UK Electoral Registers & Companies House Directors 2002-2018 are not included in this free access promotion"
by jbtapscott
30 Aug 2018 15:28
Forum: General
Topic: Which pdf reader?
Replies: 24
Views: 2985

Re: Which pdf reader?

Perhaps also worth noting Mike is that System Restore is, for some oddball reason, disabled on new installs of Windows 10 (certainly on my Win 10 Pro 64 Bit version), and although I regularly turn it back on, it gets disabled again when the "major" semi-annual updates occur!
by jbtapscott
09 Aug 2018 15:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Ideas for Naming and sorting custom queries?
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Ideas for Naming and sorting custom queries?

Have to say, I do reuse some queries and have them named accordingly (eg "Individuals with Fact =" and "Family with Fact =") so that I can go in and modify them to meet a current need. This came about because, as Evelyn says, you end with a very long list of Custom Queries if you...
by jbtapscott
08 Aug 2018 12:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Problem with FMP Rejected Hints
Replies: 3
Views: 455

Re: Problem with FMP Rejected Hints

I've looked back through some of the old forum posts and have found reference to something in the KB which indicates that rejecting hints using the Reject button does not result in these hints going in to your Reject list but instead they just "disappear". It's a pain, but perhaps I'll hav...
by jbtapscott
08 Aug 2018 10:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Problem with FMP Rejected Hints
Replies: 3
Views: 455

Problem with FMP Rejected Hints

Just wondering if anybody else has encountered the issue I have found this morning. In essence, the FMP Hints screen offered eight records - a number of these were quite obviously not "good" links (Death record dated before persons Birth, etc), so I hit the Reject button without even takin...
by jbtapscott
29 Jul 2018 16:11
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Phantom census notes
Replies: 11
Views: 1328

Re: Phantom census notes

I'd suggest check the Census Template Editor for 1861 in AS. If Column Type is set to Generic and the tick box for "Record even if ...." is ticked then you might have the answer.
by jbtapscott
22 Jul 2018 15:38
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Marriages
Replies: 14
Views: 1523

Re: Marriages

Can't say that I have had any problems with "missing" data in the auto text, although it's always been indicated that the auto-text results will frequently need some manual work before saving. What pieces are missing?
by jbtapscott
22 Jul 2018 14:51
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Marriages
Replies: 14
Views: 1523

Re: Marriages

As Mike indicated, there are no spaces for the Register Date and Registrar. The latter could be input using the Associated Individuals (Witnesses) processing and both can be manually added (in AS) to the Auto-Text output. As far as as which is the best template for non-Scottish Marriages, it really ...
by jbtapscott
22 Jul 2018 13:50
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Marriages
Replies: 14
Views: 1523

Re: Marriages

Mike - I have the Scotland templates available on my AS so they must have come as defaults as I would not have downloaded them separately.
by jbtapscott
24 Jun 2018 06:40
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Importing an Ancestry GEDCOM file to FH 6.2.7 with missing media links
Replies: 11
Views: 1059

Re: Importing an Ancestry GEDCOM file to FH 6.2.7 with missing media links

Phil - I also use 1&1 for my website (generated via GedSite) and, originally, FileZilla for FTP but the latter also started causing me problems last last year so I switched to CyberDuck. Found this to actually be much faster than FileZilla and very easy to setup.
by jbtapscott
12 Jun 2018 06:31
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Where is Ancestral Sources
Replies: 18
Views: 2300

Re: Where is Ancestral Sources

AS is primarily for capture of Census data plus Births, Marriages, Deaths and Burials. Depending on which options you set in the AS configuration (and, in some instances, the answers you give to prompts when data is being saved), some additional Facts can optionally be created in FH - e.g. related B...
by jbtapscott
04 Jun 2018 16:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: clean install of Windows 10
Replies: 7
Views: 864

Re: clean install of Windows 10

The Installation Archive is very sound advice. I record the key / validation code, etc., for every piece of software that provides it, in a folder in my "Documents" folder and have this included in all my backup routines.
by jbtapscott
11 Apr 2018 11:23
Forum: General
Topic: My Heritage - A Warning!
Replies: 16
Views: 5779

Re: My Heritage - A Warning!

Actually, with Continuous Payment Authorities companies don't even have to tell you if the amount and / or payment date change!. Most (UK) based companies that I have experience with (very few actually, as I am not a great fan of this type of payment!) do send me an email in advance of the payment b...
by jbtapscott
05 Apr 2018 12:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sheer number of sources!
Replies: 31
Views: 2752

Re: Sheer number of sources!

I think it largely comes down to personal choice and what "works" for you. In my case, I mostly use Method 1 - I record the Source Title as (say), "Smith, Rosie - 1845 Baptism record" and would record the name of the Parish registers as the Repository , assuming I had not found t...
by jbtapscott
06 Mar 2018 15:45
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Import from TMG with Sort Date in GEDCOM
Replies: 172
Views: 26331

Re: Import from TMG with Sort Date in GEDCOM

Sorry Mike - funerals, family illnesses and preparations for a drive to Greece (completed today!) have rather got in the way of things. Yes, the last check I did I found that the Sort Dates applied using the latest plugin did give a better result (on the examples I raised here). Not perfect, but giv...
by jbtapscott
20 Feb 2018 15:42
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Problem with Lookup Missing Census Facts
Replies: 74
Views: 8061

Re: Problem with Lookup Missing Census Facts

Certainly my experiences to date are that Widows have retained their married Surname - this includes records on my tree back to the 1851 UK Census. The married surname has also been used when the widow has re-married (at least, that is my experience with GRO records). In the case of Divorces though,...
by jbtapscott
03 Feb 2018 09:45
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Import from TMG with Sort Date in GEDCOM
Replies: 172
Views: 26331

Re: Import from TMG with Sort Date in GEDCOM

Thanks Mike - I'm away visiting children / grandchildren at the moment but will have a look as soon as I get home next week.
by jbtapscott
26 Jan 2018 15:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Add Media
Replies: 5
Views: 1003

Re: Add Media

I link the Media to the Source record and then cite that source record from each of the Individual records. The Source record can also contain other "common" data (eg the Census reference) and negate the need to include that on each of the Individual records
by jbtapscott
23 Jan 2018 13:53
Forum: General Usage
Topic: PLAC and ADDR Records; Sorting
Replies: 40
Views: 5345

Re: PLAC and ADDR Records; Sorting

Per the Help: ".... Merge Use this button to merge 2 or more data items. This action works with multiple selection (press-and-hold the Ctrl key while clicking, to select an item without unselecting previously selected items). Select all of the data items you wish to merge and click on Merge. Yo...

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