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by peterbel
02 May 2019 13:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Synch FH on two Laptops
Replies: 17
Views: 1130

Re: Synch FH on two Laptops

I also use a laptop but keep a complete copy on my NAS, they are Sync'd by a program called GoodSync. I don't use the cloud but it could. You would have to be familiar with a File Explorer type display to be comfortable with it. It is free for the first 30 days, chargeable after that. It even sync's...
by peterbel
11 Mar 2019 16:34
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Rearrange Address and Place Parts Plugin - usage
Replies: 30
Views: 2168

Re: Rearrange Address and Place Parts Plugin - usage

Thanks Mike I will study your reply and explore the options. The Help and Advice button was not working when I first tried the Plugin, it does now so I have read it. Sorry for the un-necessary questions. So is my example column move a two stage mapping? Map col 2 to col 3 and action, then Map col 2 ...
by peterbel
11 Mar 2019 14:13
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Rearrange Address and Place Parts Plugin - usage
Replies: 30
Views: 2168

Re: Rearrange Address and Place Parts Plugin - usage

You are right Mike, I didn't know about the ALT key trick, thanks! Fantastic job with the sorting options, works a treat. I know it it is still work in progress but I have some questions on the Mapping/Rearranging panel. I am scared of making a bigger mess of my data so I am proceeding slowly! All D...
by peterbel
05 Mar 2019 23:18
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Rearrange Address and Place Parts Plugin - usage
Replies: 30
Views: 2168

Re: Rearrange Address and Place Parts Plugin - usage

I can't believe there is anything in FH that is beyond you Mike, must be my poor explanations. I imagined it a bit like spreadsheet sorting. Click on the header of a column and it alpha sorts the whole spreadsheet using that column as a basis. Still leaving the cursor (highlight) on the same cell. S...
by peterbel
05 Mar 2019 15:55
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Rearrange Address and Place Parts Plugin - usage
Replies: 30
Views: 2168

Re: Rearrange Address and Place Parts Plugin - usage

Perhaps it should just do an alpha sort on the chosen column, the other columns would just reflect that sort, the associated data just moving accordingly.
And the focus (is that the correct term?) remains on the highlighted line, so the line of interest remains in view, the surrounding lines move.
by peterbel
05 Mar 2019 15:22
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Rearrange Address and Place Parts Plugin - usage
Replies: 30
Views: 2168

Re: Rearrange Address and Place Parts Plugin - usage

I thought it might be significant, if not impractical. Just the layout change in to defined columns would be an aid, sorting a super enhancement. If sorting is practical I think the other rightwise columns could just be in alphabetical order, that would probably show up similar address/places that m...
by peterbel
05 Mar 2019 12:03
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Rearrange Address and Place Parts Plugin - usage
Replies: 30
Views: 2168

Re: Rearrange Address and Place Parts Plugin - usage

Mike, a suggestion for this Plugin. Would it be possible on the Filter screen to show the Address and Place data under their column headers? For Example, A0, A1, A2 etc, and P0, P1, P3 etc. I think this would make choosing the exact moving action easier to define. And, if all the Filter records coul...
by peterbel
05 Mar 2019 08:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Place Merging
Replies: 10
Views: 812

Re: Place Merging

Thanks again Mike. Clear and useful advice.
It always pays to read the instructions!
by peterbel
04 Mar 2019 21:55
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Place Merging
Replies: 10
Views: 812

Re: Place Merging

Thanks again, lots to work with! I have now tidied up some of the data using a variety of your suggestions, seems a lot better now. The difference between Address and Place had completely passed me by. In my database the 'in' of Birth Marriage and Death fields have taken all available information, e...
by peterbel
04 Mar 2019 07:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Place Merging
Replies: 10
Views: 812

Re: Place Merging

Thanks both I will investigate further tonight.
Is there a way of finding the individual's record that the Place and Address records come from?
I would like to see the context for them.
by peterbel
03 Mar 2019 22:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Place Merging
Replies: 10
Views: 812

Re: Place Merging

Thanks Mike,
Version 1 seems a little drastic if information could be lost.
I have looked at version 2 but I am not certain which record to delete.
Perhaps this snapshot shows why I am confused. Should I concentrate on the record with a link and ignore the remainder?
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by peterbel
03 Mar 2019 20:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Place Merging
Replies: 10
Views: 812

Place Merging

I am tidying up my database which has lots of entries by several family members who have not necessarily placed the Address and Place information correctly, some even contain facts! This does confuse the excellent mapping feature a bit. When I try to correct some entries which are the same place but...
by peterbel
02 Jan 2019 17:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Backup to External hard drive
Replies: 3
Views: 453

Re: Backup to External hard drive

HI and Happy New Year to you! I am not the most experienced user on this forum but I do happen to use a network drive for my backups, so my suggestions are as follows. I believe Free Agent is a Seagate program, does that not provide backup? If it does can you not select the Family History folder and...
by peterbel
05 Dec 2018 16:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Tentative FH data
Replies: 3
Views: 876

Re: Tentative FH data

Thanks Mike, I will have a read and see what suits my data.
by peterbel
05 Dec 2018 12:55
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Tentative FH data
Replies: 3
Views: 876

Tentative FH data

Is there a best/recommended way of recording individuals in FH, who are not confirmed relatives? This has come up for me when trying to go back into the 1700's. I wanted to record the information that I had come across but I couldn't be certain the individuals were relatives until I did further rese...
by peterbel
26 Sep 2018 08:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Entering children of unmarried women
Replies: 11
Views: 1705

Re: Entering children of unmarried women

A quick update.
Completed the Diagram using Mike's code and sent it off to the distant cousin in the States, she was delighted!
Thanks for the help.
:D
by peterbel
24 Sep 2018 17:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Entering children of unmarried women
Replies: 11
Views: 1705

Re: Entering children of unmarried women

I have tried your suggestion first Mike and it brackets the name as required. However there is an unexpected consequence, all the other individuals have had a.k.a added to them! I have pasted my Name a.k.a Scheme Template below for you to check: =TextIf(RecordId() = 1302,Text("(" . %INDI.NAME:FULL% ...
by peterbel
24 Sep 2018 12:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Entering children of unmarried women
Replies: 11
Views: 1705

Re: Entering children of unmarried women

Thanks one and all.
I will examine your suggestions tonight and see if I can make them work for me.

I presume that they are all display/print modifications and would not ripple down into a exported GED?
by peterbel
24 Sep 2018 07:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Entering children of unmarried women
Replies: 11
Views: 1705

Re: Entering children of unmarried women

Thanks Mike.
The mother concerned is in a branch of the family I have never met, in the USA, and her email to me was quite brusque. I think she is going to insist on the bracketed version!
Producing a version of the Descendant Chart just for that part of the family would be OK though.
by peterbel
23 Sep 2018 19:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Entering children of unmarried women
Replies: 11
Views: 1705

Entering children of unmarried women

Some guidance please. I am adding children of two women relatives who were unmarried, who subsequently did marry and those children took on the surname of their mothers husband . I started by entering them with their mothers surname and then gave them an Alternative Name of their mothers husband. Wh...
by peterbel
10 Sep 2018 13:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: A Family Group
Replies: 5
Views: 721

Re: A Family Group

Thanks all.
I will explore the reports available to see what could be a suitable selection.

Just just soooooo much to this software !
by peterbel
10 Sep 2018 11:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: A Family Group
Replies: 5
Views: 721

Re: A Family Group

Thanks Mike, a helpful description of the procedure. It was the 'Named list' step I was searching for, this gives me a 'group' to use. I have only done the occasional report when passing info to other family members, they are a lot more powerful than I had realised. One simple question. Using the In...
by peterbel
09 Sep 2018 17:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: A Family Group
Replies: 5
Views: 721

A Family Group

Sorry if this a dumb question. I am considering using the Book facility in FH and it occurred to me that if the family I was already a 'group' it would make selection very easy. I dipped into making a book and selecting all the family members to be included would take a long time as well as easy to ...
by peterbel
07 Aug 2018 08:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Merging two datasets
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Re: Merging two datasets

Thanks Mike,
Yes I had selected Suggest candidates for matching
I will try the Don't match records after a little bit of manual investigation.
by peterbel
06 Aug 2018 15:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Merging two datasets
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Merging two datasets

I want to merge the data my daughter has created about her husbands family (in FH) with my set. I have read the Merge and Compare notes and after backups have tried a preliminary Merge of her GED with mine. I aborted it without merging so as to get an answer to this question. Under the Individual ta...