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by NigelBrown
19 Apr 2019 09:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media and Place Links
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Re: Media and Place Links

Thanks Mike, that's just the re-assurance I needed.

Nigel
by NigelBrown
18 Apr 2019 13:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media and Place Links
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Media and Place Links

I make extensive use of Individual Narrative reports and also of picture media to illustrate the places where my ancestors lived, worked, were baptised, married etc. This works well in these reports. Since starting to use FH 4 years ago I have linked picture to facts, but inconsistently in the early...
by NigelBrown
08 Feb 2019 18:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Advice Needed from TMG Users Who Switched to FH
Replies: 17
Views: 1514

Re: Advice Needed from TMG Users Who Switched to FH

Hello Beetle, I used TMG for 15 years and now FH for about 3 (is it that long?). I trialled and compared RootsMagic, Legacy and FH, and for me FH was the clear front runner. The transition from one product to the other was relatively straightforward with some help from the excellent User Group Forum...
by NigelBrown
01 Feb 2019 21:06
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Accesssing Knowledge Base
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Re: Accesssing Knowledge Base

Yes, all OK again.
by NigelBrown
01 Feb 2019 10:12
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Accesssing Knowledge Base
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Re: Accesssing Knowledge Base

Same here, same error message. I used Knowledge Base only yesterday.
by NigelBrown
07 Jul 2018 12:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Knowledge Base Index and suggestions for topics
Replies: 1
Views: 585

Knowledge Base Index and suggestions for topics

Mike, you have just asked: "BTW: We are growing a Knowledge Base > Knowledge Base Index and suggestions for topics will be welcomed." For me, a most useful addition would be a "Getting Ready to Map Places" section, giving a step by step guide to preparing Place definitions, how best to construct "St...
by NigelBrown
09 May 2018 10:48
Forum: Research
Topic: 1939 Register now available on Ancestry.
Replies: 16
Views: 2807

Re: 1939 Register now available on Ancestry.

And, according to the "Recently Added and Updated Collections" page on Ancestry, we can "Enjoy free access until Sunday 13th May. "
by NigelBrown
16 Mar 2018 16:05
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Problems with Books and Diagrams
Replies: 6
Views: 1308

Re: Problems with Books and Diagrams

Just created a new book named Fred in about 2 seconds: Publish/Books/New/Create. No problem.
by NigelBrown
07 Mar 2018 19:03
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Show Project Statistics updated plugin
Replies: 20
Views: 3010

Re: Show Project Statistics updated plugin

Mike, I did try it earlier this morning with the same hanging result, but then did as you said, including deletion of dat & .grd files, and all was well. Thanks also for the update.
by NigelBrown
06 Mar 2018 17:59
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Show Project Statistics updated plugin
Replies: 20
Views: 3010

Re: Show Project Statistics updated plugin

Mike, I have just downloaded your updated Show Project Statistics v1.9.2. Before I installed it I ran the old version first, all OK, as normal. Running the new 1.9.2 the plugin stalled first time, showing no grid or data in the tables; an error message showed up saying something about Grid Data but ...
by NigelBrown
25 Feb 2018 20:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to split or copy an individual
Replies: 6
Views: 1291

Re: How to split or copy an individual

Thank you for the ideas. I have used the Clone Any Record plugin to create a duplicate individual, followed by some unlinking and relinking and deletion of facts as appropriate from the two individuals to create exactly what I want. It took less than 10 minutes. My 2 x great grandfather is now back ...
by NigelBrown
25 Feb 2018 14:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to split or copy an individual
Replies: 6
Views: 1291

How to split or copy an individual

Our 2 x great grandfather (c1821-75) is a man of mystery who turns up in Staffordshire in 1859 aged 38, marries and has three children, born in Hampshire (as per 1861 Census) and father John (as per marriage certificate). After many years of searching we found a family with father and son of right n...
by NigelBrown
05 Jan 2018 23:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Recording GRO Index Birth/Death sources
Replies: 11
Views: 3041

Re: Recording GRO Index Birth/Death sources

Mike,

Thank you for the advice about usage and sentence template code. It works perfectly, of course. I have dropped the word "shortly" so now it reads "born/died before or during the period...".

Nigel
by NigelBrown
05 Jan 2018 18:38
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Recording GRO Index Birth/Death sources
Replies: 11
Views: 3041

Recording GRO Index Birth/Death sources

I am not happy with my many hundreds of records of Births and Deaths where the source is the GRO Index and only "quarter dates" are given because we do not know if the event took place during the quarter, only the registration. Is it possible to modify the standard Birth/Death Facts, or create secon...
by NigelBrown
11 Sep 2017 18:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Find my Past... or Ancestry ?
Replies: 23
Views: 15243

Re: Find my Past... or Ancestry ?

I have Ancestry and Findmypast, also The Genealogist which I have had the longest although I probably won't be able to justify financially having all three for much longer. If push came to shove between Ancestry and FMP I would probably go for Ancestry. However, their transcriptions e.g. census are ...
by NigelBrown
24 Jul 2017 21:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sanity Check plugin?
Replies: 8
Views: 3118

Re: Sanity Check plugin?

Just an aside to Valkrider's advice, and not to detract from it, but the author of Gigatrees is terminating further development efforts and support of the application.
by NigelBrown
14 Jun 2017 16:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Restore My FH Project File to a Relative's Computer
Replies: 10
Views: 2927

Re: Restore My FH Project File to a Relative's Computer

Bob,

Comparing your screenshot with my settings, you should tick to "Allow Restore Registry Data".

Nigel
by NigelBrown
12 May 2017 21:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Letters as sources
Replies: 11
Views: 2966

Re: Letters as sources

Mike,
Its as easy as that! Thanks for pointing out this neat solution, and for the suggestion to read the Help more often.
by NigelBrown
12 May 2017 16:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Letters as sources
Replies: 11
Views: 2966

Re: Letters as sources

I have devised two custom facts very similar to Mike's. I have "Correspondence with" using Fact "{date} {individual} corresponded< with {value}>< of {_place}>" that produces output (in Individual Narrative, others not checked) of "On 1 January 2020 he corresponded with Fred of 1 High Street." This i...
by NigelBrown
02 Mar 2017 14:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Duplicate Source Records
Replies: 3
Views: 1375

Re: Duplicate Source Records

First thing to do is to check that the source record you are going to delete is not cited. If it is, change the citation(s) to the source record that will remain. Once that is done, in the Records Window highlight the source to be deleted, select Edit then select Delete. It will ask you if you are s...
by NigelBrown
10 Feb 2017 22:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Occupation at Death
Replies: 13
Views: 2967

Re: Occupation at Death

Mike, Well spotted. Rather than say "their Death" I have split the first expression into two, and it now reads: <para>{=TextIf(%FACT.DATE% = %CUR_PRIN.DEAT.DATE%,"Prior to ",)}{his/her}{=TextIf(%FACT.DATE% = %CUR_PRIN.DEAT.DATE%," death ",)}<{date}> {=TextIf(%FACT.DATE% = %CUR_PRIN.DEAT.DATE%,"the l...
by NigelBrown
10 Feb 2017 17:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Occupation at Death
Replies: 13
Views: 2967

Re: Occupation at Death

And just to complete, I have now modified the Standard Death Fact to read as per below. It seems to perform properly in all cases. <para>{=TextIf(%FACT.DATE% = %CUR_PRIN.DEAT.DATE%,"Prior to his death ",)}<{date}> {=TextIf(%FACT.DATE% = %CUR_PRIN.DEAT.DATE%,"the last occupation of ",)}{principal} wa...
by NigelBrown
10 Feb 2017 00:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Occupation at Death
Replies: 13
Views: 2967

Re: Occupation at Death

When I reported the apostrope fault to Calico Pie I received what I guess was an automated reply, quickly followed by a second message saying that they had already received another report of the same fault by an FHUG member.
by NigelBrown
09 Feb 2017 21:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Occupation at Death
Replies: 13
Views: 2967

Re: Occupation at Death

Mike and Lorna, Thank you for your help. I now have a better understanding and a way forward, using Mike's expression in the Standard Occupation tag which will add my "final occupation" words if its Date is the same as the Death event Date. Easy when you know how. I have reported to Calico Pie that ...
by NigelBrown
09 Feb 2017 11:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Occupation at Death
Replies: 13
Views: 2967

Re: Occupation at Death

Thank you Mike and Lorna for the clarification. I prepared a response to Lorna's message last night leaving it for today to send. Perhaps it is no longer necessary but for the sake of completeness I will do so, so here goes. ---"Thank you Lorna for your explanation, which is interesting and helpful....