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by themoudie
02 Jan 2021 21:05
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: A moment of levity for 2021 or is it?
Replies: 4
Views: 547

Re: A moment of levity for 2021 or is it?

Aye Brian, Looks like some wag has seen the opportunity to amend the original OCR by using the text amendment facility to the left of the document screen. ;) So far as I am aware, as long as you are logged in to the BNA, then you can make amendments to the original OCR scan, to 'assist', or otherwis...
by themoudie
02 Jan 2021 17:26
Forum: General Usage
Topic: writing a personal history connected to Family Historian
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Re: writing a personal history connected to Family Historian

Aye princessbarbski, I have exported individual's GEDCOM from Family Historian (FH) v6.4.2 and successfully imported them into Personal Historian (PH) v3 Essentials (Free version), without problem, so far! What can appear to be a cluttered series of entries is easily populated/expanded, with your pe...
by themoudie
26 Dec 2020 23:37
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: A Safe and Peaceful Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Re: A Safe and Peaceful Christmas

Thank you, for starting the thread Ann and for all the time and effort expended by the "guiding lights" of this forum who enable those of us "less able" to take advantage of this software to our own advantage.

Good health, Bill
by themoudie
26 Dec 2020 23:31
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: High cost of upgrade
Replies: 24
Views: 1555

Re: High cost of upgrade

Oh you "poor" souls, what was your Xmas bill for a day of gluttony? CP didn't cosh you over the head and use a set of stilsons to extract the 50p pieces from your clenched fists. :evil: You don't "need" software to enjoy genealogy, it makes your self-imposed task more convenient, for you. ;) Smile, ...
by themoudie
16 Dec 2020 22:08
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: AS v5.3 Generic information saves?
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: AS v5.3 Generic information saves?

Aye Nick, Thank you very much for your rapid and comforting reply. I might even give it a go for entering entries from the Scottish valuation rolls that are available from Scotland'sPeople. These entries are a single line entries and in some instances there are annual entries along with the 5 year i...
by themoudie
16 Dec 2020 18:09
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: AS v5.3 Generic information saves?
Replies: 2
Views: 190

AS v5.3 Generic information saves?

Good evening, I have been using AS v5.3 to populate FH v6.2.7 and have used the 'Generic information' (exact wording maybe different!) format when transferring the data entry into FH. I haven't entered data into my small database for approximately 6 months and now have a wee backlog. The froth of th...
by themoudie
29 Aug 2020 21:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Recording Scottish "Tee" names
Replies: 4
Views: 1235

Re: Recording Scottish "Tee" names

Aye GeorgeJ, I would agree with "Wulliam", having worked over much of Scotland since 1973, these additional "names" often relate to the place from which the person comes or a particular trait, mannerism they have and I have always known them as "bynames". e.g. Willie 'Skye' and his son Lachie 'Skye'...
by themoudie
19 Dec 2019 14:15
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Personal Historian Essentials from RootsMagic
Replies: 8
Views: 2718

Re: Personal Historian Essentials from RootsMagic

Aye Russell, Always happy to give others some chuckle vision! ;) Having bide up here for most of my days, these colloquialisms are part of my sarf east, Norfolk, Scots vocabulary. Queen's is possible, but rare! :D "Knickers in a twist!" "Bit o' a tizzy!" "Fankle!" "I am going round in circles!" Take...
by themoudie
18 Dec 2019 23:53
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Personal Historian Essentials from RootsMagic
Replies: 8
Views: 2718

Re: Personal Historian Essentials from RootsMagic

Aye Mike, Made a full search of all directories and deleted anything relating to 'Personal Historian 3'. Re-started the computer and then downloaded the application from the RootsMagic, 'Personal Historian 3' website. Opened and installed the download and "Hey presto!" no glitches or 'Application Er...
by themoudie
18 Dec 2019 21:39
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Personal Historian Essentials from RootsMagic
Replies: 8
Views: 2718

Re: Personal Historian Essentials from RootsMagic

Aye Mike,

Thank you very much for your prompt analysis and reply.

Your ending remark helps my confidence and I will give the download and installation another go.

My regards, Bill
by themoudie
18 Dec 2019 20:21
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Personal Historian Essentials from RootsMagic
Replies: 8
Views: 2718

Re: Personal Historian Essentials from RootsMagic

Aye Mike and Colin, After downloading the trial version of Personal Historian 3 and installing it on my computer running Windows10, I have been shown the following 'Application Error' message: "Exception EAccessViolation in Module PersonalHistorian.exe at 006C1AF0. Access violation at address 00AC1A...
by themoudie
06 Oct 2019 22:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Installing FH on New Win10 Computer
Replies: 22
Views: 5416

Re: Installing FH on New Win10 Computer

Thank you Lorna, that was another of my 'problems'! But Calicoe Pie were very helpful and supplied all the necessary information.

My regards, Bill
by themoudie
06 Oct 2019 22:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Installing FH on New Win10 Computer
Replies: 22
Views: 5416

Re: Installing FH on New Win10 Computer

Aye Bob, As a technical numpty when it comes to this sort of thing, I too came to grief with this! :oops: However, after reading this Guide in the Knowledge Base on this site, I managed to load FH on my new Win10 computer. It all appears to work, but I am not confident that the 'whistles and bells' ...
by themoudie
04 Jul 2019 22:41
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Best way to capture images
Replies: 19
Views: 5925

Re: Best way to capture images

May I add that circular glass paper weights work very well, are inert and smooth surfaced and will not damage documents, photos, maps or cloth articles. They are not cheap ~£10 for a set of four (4) + P&P & VAT. An alternative, which is also not cheap, is a large piece of plate glass that can be use...
by themoudie
03 Jul 2019 23:08
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Best way to capture images
Replies: 19
Views: 5925

Re: Best way to capture images

Aye William,

Have a wee read of this link: Family_Archive_Preservation_advice

I suspect it all depends on what else is hidden in your relatives chest of drawers or leaky garden shed, wi' nesting swallows above! ;)

Good health, Bill
by themoudie
02 Jun 2019 13:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 15639

Re: Source help

Aye to All, My pennyworth! A 'blow by blow' entry guide can be very useful for initiates into using Family Historian (FH) and or Ancestral Sources (AS), but as with Global Information Systems (GIS) the breadth of the software capabilities means that you never 'Know it all' and even with an ability t...
by themoudie
28 May 2019 00:07
Forum: Research
Topic: The Theory of Eight
Replies: 22
Views: 5829

Re: The Theory of Eight

Sat down with genealogical insomnia and then remembered all of my eight, without opening the database. However, my wifes were more troublesome and I only managed four. My eight are as follows: Paternal = Rayner, Mittell, Houle and Huxtable. Maternal = Baker, Bishop, Bridgland and Thirkell. I have im...
by themoudie
08 May 2019 15:48
Forum: Research
Topic: Translation of old French documents
Replies: 1
Views: 1537

Re: Translation of old French documents

Aye Colin, May I suggest that you give Google Translate a shot? Google Translate The 'Mariages' document appears more legible to my eyes and I would type it in verbatum and see what appears. It may not be a 'perfect' translation, but I'm sure you will get the jist of the contents. My regards, Bill
by themoudie
03 May 2019 13:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Synch FH on two Laptops
Replies: 17
Views: 4159

Re: Synch FH on two Laptops

Aye Richard, Like David, I too use SyncTool v2.1 for all my backing up of various internal drives to remote hard drives. Only amended/altered/additional files from the latest session of work are backed up, therebye reducing the potential volume of backing up required. It will also back-up to 'cloud'...
by themoudie
01 May 2019 23:34
Forum: Research
Topic: S S Dalcross 1934 -1935
Replies: 12
Views: 3619

Re: S S Dalcross 1934 -1935

Aye Mike, I agree that the reference that I provided relates to SS Dalcross' log between 1939-1945. There are also further records in more detail of SS Dalcross on specific convoys during the period 1939-1945. However, I have found this link, again on the National Archives website, titled: BT 99 - R...
by themoudie
30 Apr 2019 22:59
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: I Quit FH for TMG
Replies: 36
Views: 9971

Re: I Quit FH for TMG

Aye Rick, Having read your message and then skimmed the consequent replies, I note that you haven't been following the thread and neither could I. :roll: I quote your closing comments: " At 73, I want to spend my time researching and writing, not figuring out the vagaries and shortfalls of new conte...
by themoudie
30 Apr 2019 22:49
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: What will we do with our research?
Replies: 6
Views: 2575

Re: What will we do with our research?

Aye Anne, Before making any "plans" have a face to face conversation with your children or immediate family as to whether they are interested! May seem daft, but can save a lot of grief early on. If someone or multiple family members are interested, keep the conversations going and realise that you ...
by themoudie
30 Apr 2019 22:22
Forum: Research
Topic: S S Dalcross 1934 -1935
Replies: 12
Views: 3619

Re: S S Dalcross 1934 -1935

Aye Mike, If you use the link below it will take you to the UK National Archive website and the entry for the 'SS Dalcross'. You are offered the option to preview the document images, beneath the ship's catalogue description. Whether you wish to pay the £3-50 fee too enable you to download the 15 pa...
by themoudie
07 Apr 2019 00:05
Forum: Research
Topic: Multiple instance of birth registration.
Replies: 19
Views: 6021

Re: Multiple instance of birth registration.

Aye IanTS, I too have encountered this 'double recording' of births in the Scottish Borders, with my wifes paternal family. Also, with my paternal mother's family in North Devon, in Parish records going back to the mid 1700's. It can be a bit disconcerting, but I attach both PR entry documents when ...
by themoudie
02 Apr 2019 20:22
Forum: Research
Topic: Who was living at 22 Castle Street, London around 1907?
Replies: 7
Views: 3025

Re: Who was living at 22 Castle Street, London around 1907?

Aye Jane,

Another way to view Castle Street on OS 25inch to the mile scale mapping, without the Charles Booth information and with the latest satellite imagery beneath. The opacity of the map is controlled by the blue slider to the left of the map image.

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My regards, Bill