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by DonF
01 Sep 2019 23:28
Forum: General
Topic: Ancestry, Find My Past or My Heritage?
Replies: 8
Views: 869

Re: Ancestry, Find My Past or My Heritage?

That's sort of how Ancestry hints work - if you put up a tree, you'll get no hints, initially. As soon as you look at any part of your tree in tree view, the Ancestry fairies will start sprinkling hints, but ONLY for the parts of your tree you've looked at. If you want to get ALL the hints, you need...
by DonF
25 Aug 2019 05:06
Forum: General
Topic: Java Pros and Cons
Replies: 20
Views: 977

Re: Java Pros and Cons

It seems that in this Ancestris scenario, the risks are primarily via virus exploits perhaps via Email, which is much the same as most other Windows related risks, and minimised by a good anti-virus tool. Absolutely agree Mike. And that's pretty much the same conclusion in the Aussie Govt document ...
by DonF
24 Aug 2019 00:32
Forum: General
Topic: Java Pros and Cons
Replies: 20
Views: 977

Re: Java Pros and Cons

Mervyn's JRE/JDK explanation is correct. If you try to download the 'latest' Java run-time, Oracle will offer 1.8 u221 (as of now), but if you ask for the full JDK, you can choose one of the later versions (which include the same-level JRE). And I'd agree with the other comments that the security co...
by DonF
22 Aug 2019 23:55
Forum: General
Topic: Java Pros and Cons
Replies: 20
Views: 977

Re: Ancestris versus Family Historian

The latest Java release is Java 12 (Mar 2019) although Java 13, 14 are available in early access builds.
See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_version_history
by DonF
13 Aug 2019 11:56
Forum: Research
Topic: 'O.S.P.O.VY.M.S Raconia' - What does it mean?
Replies: 11
Views: 918

Re: 'O.S.P.O.VY.M.S Raconia' - What does it mean?

If he was a donkeyman he was part of the Engineering staff, so could not be classified as an Ordinary Seaman.
by DonF
03 Aug 2019 00:59
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Comparing trees without merging them
Replies: 19
Views: 996

Re: Comparing trees without merging them

The Mudcreek website says for their other products that "You can downloaded and evaluate all of the features for free, however a license must be purchased for continued use. There is currently no enforced time limit for the evaluation." - which is pretty flexible! It's so long ago that I bought GenM...
by DonF
30 Jul 2019 00:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Comparing trees without merging them
Replies: 19
Views: 996

Re: Comparing trees without merging them

As mentioned above, I'd use GENMATCHER from MudCreek Software. Not free, but very cheap. Built for just this purpose (comparing GEDCOM files). Has saved me hours of time in the past.
by DonF
07 Jun 2019 01:18
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: import same-sex partner from TMG to FH
Replies: 12
Views: 947

Re: import same-sex partner from TMG to FH

Linda, I'm afraid you problem is caused by GEDCOM - the MARR tag is for "A legal, common-law, or customary event of creating a family unit of a man and a woman as husband and wife" I'd suggest you have a look at https://www.tamurajones.net/SameSexMarriageInGEDCOM.xhtml for a good explantion of how t...
by DonF
21 May 2019 00:13
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Importing from TMG 9.05 > FH 6.2.7.......no exhibits
Replies: 17
Views: 1096

Re: Importing from TMG 9.05 > FH 6.2.7.......no exhibits

Here are some thoughts on trying to pinpoint the problem (which sounds like a corrupt exhibit). I am assuming all the usual TMG Maintenance actions run cleanly currently. 1. try the TMGU utility and see is if finds any issues (probably not, but worth a try) 2. if you use Second Site, create a site t...
by DonF
17 Apr 2019 23:41
Forum: General
Topic: I Quit FH for TMG
Replies: 36
Views: 3292

Re: I Quit FH for TMG

Fair comment Adrian. But I'm not suggesting (as others seem to have assumed) that I ALWAYS do what I described. In fact, I hardly do it at all - but I do (usually) do it for books that are in my library. Why? Because others might want to find said book, and I'm not expecting them to knock on my door...
by DonF
17 Apr 2019 00:47
Forum: General
Topic: I Quit FH for TMG
Replies: 36
Views: 3292

Re: I Quit FH for TMG

Just to go back up this thread, if I may, to Adrian's question of why would anyone want to record a book being in more than one repository, when the important thing is that he found it in a particular library, let me give an example. Let's say my source is a book in my own library (which is of littl...
by DonF
16 Apr 2019 00:57
Forum: General
Topic: I Quit FH for TMG
Replies: 36
Views: 3292

Re: I Quit FH for TMG

.... and I should also have added that a TMG Source can refer to MULTIPLE Repositories - that is a book can be found in multiple libraries. This obvious real-world situation is not allowed by some packages - Legacy, for example, only allows one Repository per Source, implying every book in the world...
by DonF
16 Apr 2019 00:49
Forum: General
Topic: I Quit FH for TMG
Replies: 36
Views: 3292

Re: I Quit FH for TMG

Adrian, the TMG structure is similar to FH's, in that (to slightly modify your words): 1. A Repository can be referenced by many Sources. 2. A Source can be referred to by many Citations 3. A Tag can be supported by many Citations. (Note TMG uses the GEDCOM term Tag, rather than FH's non-GEDCOM term...
by DonF
12 Apr 2019 01:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Privacy and GDPR
Replies: 17
Views: 1555

Re: Privacy and GDPR

I would agree. If we presume your reference site IS complying with the GDPR, then the person whose details they published will have given their approval for that publication. They have not given you approval to publish the same information, which makes you in breach of GDPR unless you get that perso...
by DonF
27 Feb 2019 23:34
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: TMG sources not importing
Replies: 18
Views: 1563

Re: TMG sources not importing

It does sound like some sort of fh bug, though I have no idea why your project(s) should be so subtly different. As has been suggested it would seem Calico Pie is the next port of call. I'm sure from their point of view that if you can reproduce the problem in a small TMG project (say no more than a...
by DonF
27 Feb 2019 02:37
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: TMG sources not importing
Replies: 18
Views: 1563

Re: TMG sources not importing

OK,now we're getting somewhere! For one of your 'suss' TMG projects try this: Test #1: do a TMG Export to GEDCOM (make sure you have Sources ticked in the export wizard, step 5) and either look at the result, or import it into fh. In either the GEDCOM or fh, look for SOUR records.. Test #2: go to th...
by DonF
25 Feb 2019 23:37
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: TMG sources not importing
Replies: 18
Views: 1563

Re: TMG sources not importing

Peter, I find your experiences here somewhat surprising, but if you could supply more detailed info it may help lead to a solution. (1) if you do a GEDCOM export to transfer to fh, in the TMG Export wizard, step 5, you MUST tick 'Sources' (and selecting the 'Enhanced GEDCOM export' is also highly re...
by DonF
11 Feb 2019 23:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Advice Needed from TMG Users Who Switched to FH
Replies: 17
Views: 1753

Re: Advice Needed from TMG Users Who Switched to FH

"I want a program that can be extended by the addition of any tag (fact) definition I come up with, I want the ability to craft my own sentence structures, I want extensive tailorable reporting capability, I want good charting functions " You wish list is all there in fh. Sorry, it's not. At least ...
by DonF
11 Feb 2019 00:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Advice Needed from TMG Users Who Switched to FH
Replies: 17
Views: 1753

Re: Advice Needed from TMG Users Who Switched to FH

What I actually said was " for me is still the most powerfully featured program out there ." I'm not a super-advanced user of TMG features - probably in the middle of the road feature-wise (of course, if you only use basic features, as many do, then it doesn't matter much what program you use). But ...
by DonF
10 Feb 2019 02:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Advice Needed from TMG Users Who Switched to FH
Replies: 17
Views: 1753

Re: Advice Needed from TMG Users Who Switched to FH

I think by asking other TMG users why they switched to fh you are only asking half the question. And to me the real question is 'why should I switch from TMG'? When you have a complete understanding of the answer to that question, only then should you consider 'which program should I switch to?' (if...
by DonF
06 Feb 2019 23:29
Forum: Research
Topic: Ingvald Marius Iversen
Replies: 24
Views: 1920

Re: Ingvald Marius Iversen

Given that the Cardiff area in NSW is about 10km inland (which would seem to eliminate drowning) and there is no death entry for a matching Iverson/Iversen in the NSW Death registers, I think you can forget any Australian connection.

Don,
by DonF
01 Oct 2018 23:06
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Source Record ID Numbers missing or wrongly assigned after import from TMG
Replies: 26
Views: 2727

Re: Source Record ID Numbers missing or wrongly assigned after import from TMG

As Mike has said, use File > Project Summary in TMG to check the statistics of numbers of Sources, etc (you're getting to know TMG, Mike ). You can also run Report -> Project Information for more detail and a print/saved copy. However, to go back to the original problem, I think it may be due to not...
by DonF
22 Sep 2018 00:18
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: TMG to FH: Import of Citation Reference Field
Replies: 10
Views: 1624

Re: TMG to FH: Import of Citation Reference Field

The non-transfer of this TMG Reference field has been discussed in the past - see Importing citation details (12745)

Don
by DonF
27 Jun 2018 03:31
Forum: Research
Topic: What job? Help, please!
Replies: 5
Views: 1560

Re: What job? Help, please!

I think Lorna is right. There is so much variation in the way this census collector writes his P & S that it could well be an S. And given her mother is a 'Printer's wife' a job as a Stationery shop-keeper sort of connects to the family business....

Don
by DonF
28 Dec 2017 00:45
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Import from TMG with Sort Date in GEDCOM
Replies: 172
Views: 33328

Re: Import from TMG with Sort Date in GEDCOM

Issues with dates around 1752 immediately suggest an issue with Old Style dates, but if Linda's dates are written as she has stated, I don't see the problem - it may depend on what is actually in the GEDCOM date field. As we all know, the Gregorian calendar was introduced by Pope Gregory XIII in 158...