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by brianlummis
01 May 2020 22:17
Forum: General
Topic: Are English parish record images online?
Replies: 20
Views: 858

Re: Are English parish record images online?

Good question, Bill, but I am afraid I don't know the answer. On the same page and in the same handwriting some entries have "the son of" or "the daughter of" following the name and others have a similar shorthand as you describe. I am guessing that it may be some Latin abbreviation but someone with...
by brianlummis
01 May 2020 22:01
Forum: General
Topic: Are English parish record images online?
Replies: 20
Views: 858

Re: Are English parish record images online?

Don't think it will be of much help but here is the entry
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by brianlummis
30 Apr 2020 20:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Function to split text strings in to parts (not commas)
Replies: 10
Views: 416

Re: Function to split text strings in to parts (not commas)

Where is it defined that Census refs must be separated using / slash and can't have leading zeroes? Although not defined, the practice of using slashes started in 1841 when the class reference HO107 was followed by a piece number which was in two parts being the box number and the folder - these 3 ...
by brianlummis
30 Apr 2020 17:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Function to split text strings in to parts (not commas)
Replies: 10
Views: 416

Re: Function to split text strings in to parts (not commas)

Just thinking out aloud, would it help to achieve your objective to manipulate the data in Excel? That way you could use the standard query for 'Source Record - All' and export it as a csv file. However it does depend what your final objective, is as the data wouldn't be sorted in FH and any changes...
by brianlummis
03 Mar 2020 18:22
Forum: General
Topic: FH7 Looks?
Replies: 36
Views: 4218

Re: FH7 Looks?

I came to FH from TMG which really did have an old fashioned look. However it had many supporters as it was one of the most practical bits of software to use and for the most part it was easy to access and manipulate the information that had been inputted by the user. For me, the practical use of so...
by brianlummis
14 Feb 2020 19:43
Forum: Research
Topic: Liverpool Electoral Register - 1939/1940
Replies: 15
Views: 1219

Re: Liverpool Electoral Register - 1939/1940

The entry for my uncle is : B Business Premises Qualification (man) O Occupational Qualification (man) This indicates that he had two votes - one because he had Business Premises (maybe a shop or workshop) in Dale Street and the other because he was an occupier of a domestic property, Penkett Road,...
by brianlummis
14 Feb 2020 07:58
Forum: Research
Topic: Liverpool Electoral Register - 1939/1940
Replies: 15
Views: 1219

Re: Liverpool Electoral Register - 1939/1940

Maybe the following extract from Mark Herber's "Ancestral Trails" might shed more light. The franchise for elections to Parliament was extended in 1832, 1867 an 1884. In 1832 the vote in the boroughs was given to a wider range of those men having an interest in property, including all male household...
by brianlummis
13 Feb 2020 22:49
Forum: Research
Topic: Liverpool Electoral Register - 1939/1940
Replies: 15
Views: 1219

Re: Liverpool Electoral Register - 1939/1940

Adrian, take a look at http://www.electoralregisters.org.uk/codes.htm which states the following (note occupation means occupation of a property, nothing to do with employment) I think that bears out your thinking and is what I have always understood to be the case. Brian EDIT - My understanding is ...
by brianlummis
13 Feb 2020 17:42
Forum: Research
Topic: Liverpool Electoral Register - 1939/1940
Replies: 15
Views: 1219

Re: Liverpool Electoral Register - 1939/1940

If you want the definitive answer wade your way through https://www.bl.uk/voices-of-science/britishlibrary/~/media/subjects%20images/government%20publications/pdfs/parliamentaryconstituencies.pdf :) There should be a code by each name giving the reason why they qualified to vote . From 1928 these we...
by brianlummis
09 Feb 2020 18:05
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Improving Accessibility of Commonly Requested Help
Replies: 82
Views: 4171

Re: Improving Accessibility of Commonly Requested Help

Mike, that gives a good instance as to how to fall at the first hurdle. :) I was unaware that the title needed to fit the sidebar and now that I know I can't find any reference to the number of characters allowed in either the Contribute your Knowledge item or the DokuWiki article about the Sidebar....
by brianlummis
09 Feb 2020 17:25
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Improving Accessibility of Commonly Requested Help
Replies: 82
Views: 4171

Re: Improving Accessibility of Commonly Requested Help

Contribute Your Knowledge specifically says it relates to the Knowledge Base in each of its first three paragraphs.
Can you suggest how it could make that point clearer. It is an important concept.
To me it is just a slight change - how about Contributing to the FHUG Knowledge Base
by brianlummis
16 Dec 2019 18:55
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Highlight complete selected row in Records Window
Replies: 18
Views: 2137

Re: Highlight complete selected row in Records Window

I think that you have described the problem admirably - Calico Pie tends to move very slowly to implement any change. I am rather spoilt in the software that I use for constructing websites - there the owner listens to users requirements and regularly implements changes quickly, more often than not ...
by brianlummis
16 Dec 2019 17:59
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Highlight complete selected row in Records Window
Replies: 18
Views: 2137

Re: Highlight complete selected row in Records Window

I would prefer something that works out of the box rather than have to introduce a workaround. One thing that has crossed my mind is that the Records Window is not a straightforward table but is one that is expandable to show additional lines for each entry, so the alternative line shading may be a ...
by brianlummis
16 Dec 2019 13:26
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Highlight complete selected row in Records Window
Replies: 18
Views: 2137

Re: Highlight complete selected row in Records Window

Just to say that I agree that the Records Window could be improved to assist with following a record line on a large screen. Most tabulated output in other software (& web pages) does tend to have at least a contrasting colour or shade on alternate lines which helps but being able to click a name wh...
by brianlummis
28 Sep 2019 11:10
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: How to import from GSP .gft file
Replies: 14
Views: 6211

Re: How to import from GSP .gft file

Not sure if this will help but a Google search revealed that TWR Computing can convert the file - see details at https://www.twrcomputing.co.uk/acatalog ... edcom.html
by brianlummis
30 Jul 2019 18:37
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: FHUG website slow
Replies: 14
Views: 3311

Re: FHUG website slow

I have a couple of websites hosted by TSOhost which are working OK. TSOhost have posted a notice saying that there are problems with some websites and give the likely IP Addresses but as far as I can tell FHUG is not in that range. However they may not be aware that other IP addresses are affected s...
by brianlummis
18 Jun 2019 22:24
Forum: Research
Topic: Workhouses and Census's
Replies: 6
Views: 1657

Re: Workhouses and Census's

Not sure if you have had a look at the website workhouses.org.uk as suggested earlier but there is a section on the workhouses in Norwich. Even better, there is a list of inmates for 1881 at http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Norwich/Norwich1881.shtml#Inmates EDIT: Have just found the 1861 census for the ...
by brianlummis
25 May 2019 09:23
Forum: Research
Topic: The Theory of Eight
Replies: 22
Views: 3419

Re: The Theory of Eight

I feel a bit bereft as I only have five and two of those are Lummis, the others being Collins, Frost and Godbold. By way of explanation both my parents had the surname of Lummis (their common ancestor was born in the 18th century). I do not know the name of my paternal grandfather as my father was i...
by brianlummis
31 Mar 2019 16:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Wills Property Box Tab
Replies: 16
Views: 2038

Re: Wills Property Box Tab

But I would add one more thing - wills may appoint not just executors but also trustees. I've not tried to record trustees as "witnesses" (in the FH sense) to probate events yet, but I forsee a potential issue if people can only be reported in one witness role per event???? Adrian, wouldn't the ans...
by brianlummis
16 Mar 2019 19:12
Forum: Research
Topic: Multiple instance of birth registration.
Replies: 19
Views: 3650

Re: Multiple instance of birth registration.

Paula

I have just looked on the GRO Index pages where you would normally order a certificate (https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/cert ... search.asp) and could only find Drusilla Tar Hawes listed in the last quarter of 1843 in Wangford. Where did you get the other details from?

Brian
by brianlummis
09 Mar 2019 15:51
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Problems with extended families in AS
Replies: 25
Views: 3780

Re: Problems with extended families in AS

I have been out most of the day and the topic has moved on. Whilst agreeing with Mike that you cannot annotate the adopted,step or birth relationship in FH via AS, you can do everything else. It is possible to add a new set of parents in AS in addition to those already recorded. So if you enter all ...
by brianlummis
09 Mar 2019 08:52
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Problems with extended families in AS
Replies: 25
Views: 3780

Re: Problems with extended families in AS

Sorry Mike, I don't really follow what you are saying about being a step-child. Although I realise that "step" can be added as a relationship in the Focus Window, I have never used this on re- marriage . That would be confusing as the children would be listed under both marriages and only differenti...
by brianlummis
08 Mar 2019 21:56
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Problems with extended families in AS
Replies: 25
Views: 3780

Re: Problems with extended families in AS

Such as when one of the existing parents needs a new spouse with existing children as step-children. So for these more complex families, enter the fundamental relationships in FH before using AS. Then you can set the step/adoptive/foster details and create new parents, etc, more easily. Mike, just ...
by brianlummis
07 Feb 2019 11:55
Forum: Research
Topic: Ingvald Marius Iversen
Replies: 24
Views: 3272

Re: Ingvald Marius Iversen

Not sure if this will be helpful but I believe that Lloyds Register may record deaths of seamen as well as ships lost. Unfortunately I don't have access to their records although I did find at https://hec.lrfoundation.org.uk/archive-library/casualty-returns that the Norwegian ship Thalatta was lost ...