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by arthurk
29 Aug 2019 18:04
Forum: General
Topic: View PDF
Replies: 11
Views: 646

Re: View PDF

WilliamFrier wrote:
29 Aug 2019 17:53
...under the street name it has UD written.
Urban District. Which UD is sometimes obvious from the certificate, but if you can't figure it out, this site should help:

http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/
by arthurk
21 Aug 2019 10:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Printing an ancestors chart from the Focus window
Replies: 4
Views: 441

Re: Printing an ancestors chart from the Focus window

It is possible to save a snip as a pdf file - look in the File > Print menu in the Snipping Tool. You may well have a Microsoft Print to PDF option (mine came as part of Windows 10), and Family Historian also installs a PDF creator. These tools are sometimes called virtual printers, which is why you...
by arthurk
30 Jul 2019 10:28
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Comparing trees without merging them
Replies: 19
Views: 860

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. The website invites you to download a free trial, but doesn't seem to say if that's the full version, or if there ar...
by arthurk
29 Jul 2019 18:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Comparing trees without merging them
Replies: 19
Views: 860

Re: Comparing trees without merging them

If you compare the files with a Notepad++ plugin, or some other standalone utility, would it only be feasible if the records to be compared were listed in exactly the same order in each file? And even if you did find a way of using something like that, I suspect you might still need to scroll throug...
by arthurk
29 Jul 2019 09:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Comparing trees without merging them
Replies: 19
Views: 860

Re: Comparing trees without merging them

Is this the kind of thing that GENMatcher from Mudcreek Software might be able to do?

I've never used it, though I've sometimes found GENViewer from the same company quite useful.
by arthurk
25 Jun 2019 12:22
Forum: Research
Topic: Latin Translation
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Re: Latin Translation

On 31 August he married Rose Ann Moonan at the Church of St Francis de Sales. Witnesses present: Denis J Callan, Elizabeth Moonan.

This kind of note is common in RC baptism registers. In this case, the priest forgot to put the year of the marriage, but it's listed at FreeBMD in Sep qtr 1938.
by arthurk
18 Jun 2019 14:58
Forum: Research
Topic: Census Abbreviation "GW"
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Re: Census Abbreviation "GW"

Is it 9 w[eeks]?
by arthurk
22 Apr 2019 10:24
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: A simple to-do list
Replies: 68
Views: 5024

Re: A simple to-do list

I've found this thread interesting, though devising a list is beyond me. This may well be my only contribution to the thread, but I thought I'd throw it in because David's comments about reminders and integration got me thinking. I use a simple offline calendar program called UK's Kalender (UK is th...
by arthurk
12 Apr 2019 15:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Addresses used with a particular place
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: Addresses used with a particular place

Another idea if you are mainly interested in one Place at a time is the Where Used Records List Plugin. Rather like your Query , it lists all the Facts , etc, which use that Place and includes a Fact Address column. Thanks - I already have that one but had forgotten that it includes Addresses. Your...
by arthurk
12 Apr 2019 14:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Addresses used with a particular place
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: Addresses used with a particular place

Thanks for that, Mike. Writing a plugin is beyond me at present, and getting to grips with the language would take a disproportionate amount of time, I think. Meanwhile, I've found that the existing Address Summary Report plugin can also act as a workaround, though a rather different one. It produce...
by arthurk
12 Apr 2019 13:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Addresses used with a particular place
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Addresses used with a particular place

I'm wondering whether there is any way to show a list of Addresses associated with Places . One place I'm thinking about is in the Places property box . For most of my places, the Main tab has a large and unused Notes field; or an extra tab listing just the addresses might be an alternative. However...
by arthurk
26 Mar 2019 19:23
Forum: General
Topic: Connecting to Restored rootsweb hosted sites -
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Re: Connecting to Restored rootsweb hosted sites -

It's an easy mistake - 'siteuser' would seem a more normal term to use, so on a quick look through the settings you could easily get it wrong. It's a while since I did mine, but I have a vague memory that I might have got it wrong first time too.

(You see - 'vague' happens to me sometimes too :D )
by arthurk
26 Mar 2019 14:06
Forum: General
Topic: Connecting to Restored rootsweb hosted sites -
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Re: Connecting to Restored rootsweb hosted sites -

I've just checked the FTP settings for my Rootsweb site, and it looks as though you have a typo.

The host name is sitesuser.rootsweb.com with an 's' in the middle. I've checked this with my FTP program (not Filezilla), and it connected with no problem.
by arthurk
14 Feb 2019 19:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Question on registration info in Help > About
Replies: 9
Views: 910

Re: Question on registration info in Help > About

When I changed my computer a couple of months ago I checked with Calico Pie whether I needed to re-register, as I wasn't sure whether completing the registration box would have any effect on the working of the program. They said 'Please click "I do not wish to register" as we already have your detai...
by arthurk
04 Feb 2019 15:37
Forum: Research
Topic: What occupation? (Scottish 1911 census)
Replies: 8
Views: 902

Re: What occupation? (Scottish 1911 census)

The first one looks to me to have 'e' as its second letter, which makes me a bit doubtful about it being Loom. The second one does look like Lens, and I wonder if it means the person did some very fine work with lace which required the use of a lens? While looking into this briefly, I spotted a weav...
by arthurk
14 Jan 2019 19:05
Forum: General
Topic: Apostrophes
Replies: 11
Views: 1435

Re: Apostrophes

If we're being pedantic, you might wish to review your use of the full stop in "St. Neots". American usage would include it, but the British norm is to omit it, as the town council has done, on the grounds that "St" includes the first and last letters of the word abbreviated. See the guidance on thi...
by arthurk
27 Sep 2018 10:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Website created with FH software - can I include that in a WYSIWYG Website software programme
Replies: 30
Views: 2997

Re: Website created with FH software - can I include that in a WYSIWYG Website software programme

I'm not familiar with the Serif product either, but I found an online version of the Help file: https://community.serif.com/appresources/WPX7/Help/en-gb/webplus.htm In the left hand menu, select Setting up Sites and Pages > Opening an existing site and at the bottom of that page there's a section he...
by arthurk
21 Sep 2018 12:31
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Posts not being marked as read.
Replies: 7
Views: 1319

Re: Posts not being marked as read.

Jane wrote:... it should refresh if it's more than 2 seconds old
Thank you, Jane - I doubt even the most committed of us visits quite that often :D

(I've reverted my bookmark to the homepage, and if I see the issue again I'll try to remember to report it here.)
by arthurk
21 Sep 2018 09:44
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Posts not being marked as read.
Replies: 7
Views: 1319

Re: Posts not being marked as read.

I've noticed the same as John, with Chrome in Windows 7. I used to come in every day at the FHUG home page https://www.fhug.org.uk/ and if Active Forum Topics was showing anything unread I would go there (https://www.fhug.org.uk/forum/search.php?search_id=active_topics) and read them. The home page ...
by arthurk
15 Sep 2018 15:10
Forum: Research
Topic: Electoral Roll - Dates Taken
Replies: 2
Views: 694

Re: Electoral Roll - Dates Taken

The British Library has a guide entitled "Parliamentary Constituencies and their Registers since 1832" . This lists all the ones they hold, but it also has a very useful introduction which deals with questions like dates, who was entitled to register etc. You can download it as a free pdf from https...
by arthurk
07 Sep 2018 12:16
Forum: Research
Topic: Find My Past free weekend
Replies: 6
Views: 1213

Re: Find My Past free weekend

It's not the official GRO death index, but the one produced by Wilmington Millenium, which I think has been available at Ancestry for some time too. The Wilmington Millenium database is called "United Kingdom Deaths 2007-2017", as opposed to the GRO's "England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007". I understand...
by arthurk
21 Jul 2018 10:14
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Converting .uds to GEDCOM
Replies: 3
Views: 925

Re: Converting .uds to GEDCOM

I agree, it is all a bit daunting. However, a lot of it is about one-time tweaking of the file to be done as you import it to FH, and it does appear to be a step-by-step guide. Maybe it all becomes clearer as you actually work through it. But when you do, make sure you take a backup of the file firs...
by arthurk
20 Jul 2018 18:08
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Converting .uds to GEDCOM
Replies: 3
Views: 925

Re: Converting .uds to GEDCOM

Welcome to the group! .uds is the extension used by the old Generations program. As you say, at one time it was produced by Sierra, though I think they sold the rights to someone else and not long afterwards it was discontinued. There's a page about transferring data from Generations here: how_to:im...
by arthurk
17 Jul 2018 10:38
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Generations 4.5 to FH6 Queries
Replies: 21
Views: 2329

Re: Generations 4.5 to FH6 Queries

Many many years ago I switched from Generations to Legacy (and then from that to RootsMagic, and now FH). Like you I was having problems with data attached to the wrong people etc, and news of its imminent demise made me decide to make the move. One thing I can remember about making the move is a tr...
by arthurk
14 Jun 2018 19:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH6 - To-do lists
Replies: 22
Views: 3222

Re: FH6 - To-do lists

Thanks, Mike - same explanation and screenshot as I would have given!