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by Gowermick
13 Apr 2021 20:44
Forum: Research
Topic: FMP Images
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: FMP Images

Ann, I experienced this myself only a few days ago. I think it was a census, and instead of showing page 11, it showed page 13. Trying to go back to correct page, it went straight back from 13 to 10! It transpired that pages 11 & 12 were missing. Naturally, I reported it. Not sure if it was FMP or A...
by Gowermick
09 Apr 2021 16:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Existing sources Again
Replies: 16
Views: 429

Re: Existing sources Again

I work in a similar way, and my solution is to find the nearest source to what I want, click on it and copy the title section. I then go to the fact I need to source, click add new generic source, then I paste the copied details into the new title box. This is a new source, so I am able to edit it w...
by Gowermick
07 Apr 2021 10:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Recording Late Adoption
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Recording Late Adoption

I would just explain it in a note, exactly as you have outlined. Sometimes the simplest solution is the best
by Gowermick
07 Apr 2021 10:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Lat and Long for address?
Replies: 23
Views: 1167

Re: Lat and Long for address?

ColeValleyGirl wrote:
07 Apr 2021 07:58
Mike, if you're displaying an place and address by the UK convention, street comes second and anyone following the Dutch convention for English addresses will raise a lot of eyebrows among their family.
Maybe, but they’ll have to be really thick if they don’t understand what I meant :D
by Gowermick
07 Apr 2021 07:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Lat and Long for address?
Replies: 23
Views: 1167

Re: Lat and Long for address?

However, you will need to do some fancy footwork to display it properly in reports, websites etc. Depends on your version of properly! The Dutch and I suspect others, use Street Name first. Which when you think about it is more logical, i.e. when looking for a property, you find the street first, t...
by Gowermick
07 Apr 2021 06:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Lat and Long for address?
Replies: 23
Views: 1167

Re: Lat and Long for address?

Ian, I just spotted that you use house number before Street Name in your address. I think you’ll find it better for the FH autocomplete function, if you use Street Name then House Number. If you start typing 1, High Street , FH will present you with all addresses starting with 1 , whereas start typi...
by Gowermick
03 Apr 2021 07:28
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to save a view
Replies: 17
Views: 852

Re: How to save a view

ColeValleyGirl wrote:
02 Apr 2021 16:11
Gowermick wrote:
01 Apr 2021 12:22
Well my FH7 does remember my open window positions on startup, albeit with a slight problem with the property window,
I presume this is only the floating windows? If you tile the windows that aren't floating, does it remember those positions?
Yes, No
by Gowermick
02 Apr 2021 16:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to save a view
Replies: 17
Views: 852

Re: How to save a view

Ian, What version of windows are you using? Have you tried updating your screen driver? My PC had a habit of moving all open windows to top left after waking from sleep, but I found this stopped after I updated the driver. Out of date drivers do all sorts of weird things, worth checking them occasio...
by Gowermick
02 Apr 2021 15:45
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Free access to Ancestry over Easter weekend
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Re: Free access to Ancestry over Easter weekend

Well it would seem you are correct. The note on Ancestry.co.uk does say that it applies to Ancestry.co.uk! There is no equavlent note on Ancestry.com. Is there anything stopping you going on Ancestry.co.uk? I can get on to Ancestry.com with no problem. It does ask if I meant .com and not .co.uk, but...
by Gowermick
02 Apr 2021 08:58
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Free access to Ancestry over Easter weekend
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Free access to Ancestry over Easter weekend

I’ve just found out that Ancestry are offering Free access to all their records from 2nd to the 5th April 2021. (Visit Ancestry for full details)
by Gowermick
01 Apr 2021 12:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to save a view
Replies: 17
Views: 852

Re: How to save a view

Well my FH7 does remember my open window positions on startup, albeit with a slight problem with the property window, which refuses to open if floating option chosen, (CP are aware), but I only have to click one icon, and it pops back to where I normally have it. The citation window remains hidden, ...
by Gowermick
29 Mar 2021 17:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Lat and Long for address?
Replies: 23
Views: 1167

Re: Lat and Long for address?

Peter, You can still keep your ‘tidy’ place name columns by adding the cemetery as a place, and manually geo-code it. E.g. instead of using Warrington, Cheshire, England with a separate address of Warrington Cemetery Use Warrington Cemetery, Cheshire, England as the place name instead, with no addre...
by Gowermick
28 Mar 2021 11:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Probate fact sentences
Replies: 11
Views: 950

Re: Probate fact sentences

I'm moving this to the General forum as customising the Probate sentence is a standard FH feature. P.S. You could argue that by writing a will, the deceased had taken action to have their estate probated... :D Not necessarily, as estates are probated even if there is no will. You need Letters of Ad...
by Gowermick
27 Mar 2021 06:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH 7 - can Citation List Pane be undocked from Property Box
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: FH 7 - can Citation List Pane be undocked from Property Box

Yes to both answers!.
I have the focus window, the property box window and citation window vertically aligned on my large screen, and all can be sized and moved independently.
by Gowermick
26 Mar 2021 16:30
Forum: Research
Topic: Welsh place names
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Re: Welsh place names

I've not spotted a lot of difference between Sir Caernafon and Sir Benfro ( north of the Landsker) Eh, I don’t understand the last comment. Is that the welsh equivalent of north of Watford :D Ah, just googled it! I must admit I’d never heard the term, although I knew pembroke to be little england :D
by Gowermick
26 Mar 2021 16:13
Forum: Research
Topic: Welsh place names
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Re: Welsh place names

(2) Over the years I have spent many holidays in North Wales and have seen the "Welshification"(?) of the place-names proceed quite thoroughly. No-one these days, for instance uses Carnarvon, but "always" Caernarfon. Adrian, North Wales should not be regarded as representing all Welsh atittudes, as...
by Gowermick
26 Mar 2021 11:40
Forum: Research
Topic: Welsh place names
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Re: Welsh place names

Even English spellings of Welsh towns seems to vary, even for somewhere as simple as Swansea, with only two syllables! I just read an article that stated that apparently, Swansea has suffered various spellings over time, like Swansey and Swanzey, until finally settling on Swansea! That said, is it r...
by Gowermick
26 Mar 2021 07:59
Forum: Research
Topic: Welsh place names
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Re: Welsh place names

Ann, In welsh, f is pronounced as v ; dd as th and ai as i (as in ire). so the name Llanfair Kilgeddin is pronounced Llanvire Kilgethin? Ll is difficult to describe in Englsh, but nearest approximation is hl . I may not speak nor understand Welsh, but know enough to avoid upsetting locals with poor ...
by Gowermick
25 Mar 2021 23:16
Forum: Research
Topic: Welsh place names
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Re: Welsh place names

Adrian, What you may have forgotten, regardless of spelling, FH, (after geocoding), will also have the Lat/Lon of each place. so, anyone reading your research in the future will know where you meant, even if your spelling is slightly wrong. I’ve lived here for over 20 years, and I’m still bemused ov...
by Gowermick
25 Mar 2021 11:28
Forum: General Usage
Topic: illegitimate child
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: illegitimate child

Indeed - it is often a matter of looking around for what other evidence there might be. Obvious clues such as an apparent surname used as a middle name, or more subjective ones such as did the child appear to be fully integrated with the subsequent family or not? I've a couple of examples of illegi...
by Gowermick
24 Mar 2021 21:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: re-ordering children not working...
Replies: 16
Views: 471

Re: re-ordering children not working...

The confusion arises because there are two types of Highlight! used within FH
1. background colour Change
2. Black border

Seeing the black border gives one the false impression that the person is highlighted, why else give it a distinctive border?
by Gowermick
24 Mar 2021 19:39
Forum: General Usage
Topic: re-ordering children not working...
Replies: 16
Views: 471

Re: re-ordering children not working...

I agree, one of the flaws of FH, one is not too sure who is selected! :lol:
I’ve lost count the number of times I’ve added something, and found it added to wrong person :D :D
by Gowermick
24 Mar 2021 18:41
Forum: General Usage
Topic: re-ordering children not working...
Replies: 16
Views: 471

Re: re-ordering children not working...

Mark,
From the screen grab, it looks like her father was selected, so as OP commented, it should have worked! Nevertheless, she has been able to sort the children correctly.
by Gowermick
24 Mar 2021 16:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: re-ordering children not working...
Replies: 16
Views: 471

Re: re-ordering children not working...

Why the automatic sort isn’t working, I don’t know. But if you select Mary(1779), then use the Up arrow at top of the window, you can move her manually. This is my preferred method when adding an out of sequence child, it works every time :D
by Gowermick
23 Mar 2021 07:43
Forum: Closed Wish List Requests
Topic: Syncronisation with popular genealogy sites (Ancestry; FMP)
Replies: 19
Views: 2362

Re: Syncronisation with popular genealogy sites (Ancestry; FMP)

Coming to this late, but I don’t see any mention of the problems encounted when FTM synched to Ancestry. Back in the day, my experiecnce of synchronisation was that it was pain in the proverbial, causing all sort of problems especially duplicating individuals, and generally not worth the bother. Whe...