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by Gowermick
06 Aug 2020 04:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Introducing myself and a little (or maybe big) question
Replies: 26
Views: 832

Re: Introducing myself and a little (or maybe big) question

Mark,
Point taken, I was confusing schedule with Line number.
Personally, I use just enough to identify the unique page, which of course could be (and is) used by more than one household. Even with a full page, II have no dificulty finding who I want :D
by Gowermick
05 Aug 2020 22:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Introducing myself and a little (or maybe big) question
Replies: 26
Views: 832

Re: Introducing myself and a little (or maybe big) question

Miketate,
I take your point about multiple copies of census images, but IMHO, adding schedule number to the census source seems a bit of overkill, and means you have to create a separate source/citation for each individual, why make work for yourself? :D
by Gowermick
05 Aug 2020 20:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Introducing myself and a little (or maybe big) question
Replies: 26
Views: 832

Re: Introducing myself and a little (or maybe big) questi

Victor, May I suggest, you are potentially saving the same census image up to 22 times or more, once for each person on the page. Surely, it would make more sense to omit the name and year of birth in the title. If Fred Smith and his family appear on the same page, why not just use the same image as...
by Gowermick
04 Aug 2020 09:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Introducing myself and a little (or maybe big) question
Replies: 26
Views: 832

Re: Introducing myself and a little (or maybe big) question

Gardengirl,
Don't get too excited, as the Trial Verson does not support Plugins. You'll need the full version for that :o
by Gowermick
04 Aug 2020 05:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Introducing myself and a little (or maybe big) question
Replies: 26
Views: 832

Re: Introducing myself and a little (or maybe big) question

I still keep them separate, as they are history trees for myself and my wife, with no overlap as we grew up hundreds of miles apart. Growing up miles apart is making the assumption that your ancestors did the same, and never co-existed somewhere, which I very much doubt! They may even have intermar...
by Gowermick
04 Aug 2020 05:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How Can I 'Flag' Something That I Can Easily See in Focus View?
Replies: 16
Views: 543

Re: How Can I 'Flag' Something That I Can Easily See in Focus View?

If you want the best Visual Clue , I’d go with MikeTate’s suggestion of adding a small image via the media tab. This is quick and easy, and no deep understanding of FH is needed. This is the method I use for my Brickwalls. Everytime I hit a brickwall, I add a image of a brickwall to the individual c...
by Gowermick
31 Jul 2020 17:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Loss of "Root" record
Replies: 11
Views: 364

Re: Loss of "Root" record

Is it a coincidence that my root record has ID of 1?
This seems to align with Paulrh, who says his records start at 2, so his record 1 is missing (root?)
Does FH assign record ID 1 as the initial root by default?
by Gowermick
31 Jul 2020 10:46
Forum: Research
Topic: Ancestry Changes
Replies: 28
Views: 2141

Re: Ancestry Changes

gwilym'smum wrote:
30 Jul 2020 22:13
My match with my 1st cousin is way above the average number of cms and despite being 1st cousins we do not share a match from a descendant of a gt aunt. Recombination makes many matches quite random.
It suggests a bit of jiggery pokery going on, what’s the expression, non-paternal event? :D
by Gowermick
30 Jul 2020 18:18
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: COM exception error
Replies: 29
Views: 2636

Re: COM exception error

BillH, Seems to be a bit of a random problem, as it works on my PC but not on my Laptop. MikeTate, it is not such a problem that I’ll need to reload FH. It is only the Check Installed plugins that has problems, which isn’t the end of the world (Sorry Jane :D ), so in future I’ll just check and updat...
by Gowermick
30 Jul 2020 17:40
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: COM exception error
Replies: 29
Views: 2636

Re: COM exception error

Mike, I’ll give it a try when I’m next on my PC, but I suspect it won’t achieve much, as the Laptop plugin that won’t run, is a direct copy of the PC one that does run.
Notwithanding, I’ll give it a try and report back
by Gowermick
30 Jul 2020 14:49
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: COM exception error
Replies: 29
Views: 2636

Re: COM exception error

Does Check Installed Plugins... fail immediately or only after some progress? Well, the progress dialogue screen briefly flashes, then the error dialogue opens. Is your list of plugins on PC and laptop identical Following your comment about oddly named plugins, I did spot a sub-folder in the plugin...
by Gowermick
30 Jul 2020 11:54
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: COM exception error
Replies: 29
Views: 2636

Re: COM exception error

The version I was referring too was your plugin. Jane's plugin is also at 2.9 on both laptop and PC, but only has COM error on laptop. Your plugin runs fine on Laptop, without a COM error! Were you expecting it to fail too? (I only ran Jane's Installed plugin check on laptop, as It had been a while ...
by Gowermick
30 Jul 2020 10:29
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: COM exception error
Replies: 29
Views: 2636

Re: COM exception error

MikeTate, Just ran Check Installed plugins which updated your Backup & Restore .. plugin on my PC to version 2.9, which then ran Fine. Moved over to my laptop, ready to restore the new backup, tried to run the Check Installed plugins , but get the COM error. Went back to PC and plugin runs fine, bac...
by Gowermick
28 Jul 2020 06:05
Forum: General Usage
Topic: wrong parents
Replies: 5
Views: 1006

Re: wrong parents

Step 1, with wrong parents in focus window, unlink your ancestress from these parents. (Right click, select unlink) NB this will automatically unlink her husband and children too, who will stay linked to ancestress. Step 2, with correct parents in focus window, add a new child ‘from existing’, then ...
by Gowermick
28 Jul 2020 05:39
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Alternative Branch for child records
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Re: Alternative Branch for child records

You could try adding a different picture via media tab. Use an image of a ‘1’ for one line and an image of a ‘2’ for the other. They will show up clearly in a diagram as a visual reminder, especially if you use bold colours. If you already have media attached, make sure you make the ‘1’ or ‘2’ the t...
by Gowermick
26 Jul 2020 13:44
Forum: General
Topic: Erroneous Data on Census
Replies: 6
Views: 1197

Re: Erroneous Data on Census

I admit I too have done similar, when completing my own census returns. My parents were evacuated to Calne, Wiltshire where I was born, but I was actually born in Melksham Cottage Hospital, about 10 miles away. So my answer to where I was born varies between Calne and Melksham. In fairness, I was on...
by Gowermick
26 Jul 2020 09:09
Forum: General
Topic: Erroneous Data on Census
Replies: 6
Views: 1197

Erroneous Data on Census

If you've ever had trouble finding someone in the census, take heed of the following, which I came across today. I found my family living at 11 Fourth Street in Wakefield in both 1901 and 1911. But the places of birth for the family are completely different, as shown as follows: In 1911, the places ...
by Gowermick
25 Jul 2020 13:03
Forum: Research
Topic: Military Records post WW1
Replies: 14
Views: 1525

Re: Military Records post WW1

Try the Commonwealth War Graves Comission website (www.cwgc.org) If they were killed in action, they should have an entry. CWGC provides details of their death and next of kin, and an image of their actual headstone if they had one. If they survived the war, their service records are still witheld, ...
by Gowermick
25 Jul 2020 12:57
Forum: Research
Topic: Deaths Data
Replies: 4
Views: 745

Re: Deaths Data

Some ways to get help narrow down your choices: 1 Look for a burial record, this may tell you more precisely where and when they died, with a bit more precision than just the Registration district. 2 Look for an entry in the Probate Register. This really does give more information, such as normal ab...
by Gowermick
22 Jul 2020 05:10
Forum: Research
Topic: Where would you record the death?
Replies: 7
Views: 1196

Re: Where would you record the death?

A similar problem occurs in a probate index entries. These may show for example Fred Bloggs, of 16 High Street, Stafford, died In Exeter General Hospital on 12 June 1936. I cases like this, I always add a residence fact for the home address, and also a death fact showing the hospital as the actual p...
by Gowermick
15 Jul 2020 20:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Orienting certificate images
Replies: 18
Views: 1294

Re: Orienting certificate images

The UK certicates are printed in landscape, but if you are scanning them, you are most probably placing them on the bed as you would a normal A4 piece of paper, which means you have rotated them to get them to fit the scanner bed. The scanner software doesn’t know the original orientation so is prod...
by Gowermick
15 Jul 2020 17:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Orienting certificate images
Replies: 18
Views: 1294

Re: Orienting certificate images

Miketate has it right, but there is a kickback to consider. If you look at any image in Photo Viewer and rotate it, when you close the viewer, it will save the image in this new orientation, whether you want it changed or not! If the orientation is important, copy the file first before viewing, and ...
by Gowermick
07 Jul 2020 09:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Adding same media to multiple individuals
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Re: Adding same media to multiple individuals

Thanks Mike, works a treat.
Even adding them individually this way is much quicker than usual method
i.e. One click and Ctrl-V, rather than 6 clicks!
by Gowermick
07 Jul 2020 08:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Adding same media to multiple individuals
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Adding same media to multiple individuals

Is there an easy way to add same image to multiple individuals, or can I only add them one at a time?

e.g. Adding 'Brickwall' image to all my brickwalls at same time
by Gowermick
06 Jul 2020 05:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: reordering the Pool
Replies: 21
Views: 2017

Re: reordering the Pool

I very much doubt it, as the numbers are Dynamic. If you have a pool with just one individual in it, then delete that individual, the other pools renumber automatically.
If I delete the guy in pool 17, pool 18 will change to 17, 19 will change to 18 etc.