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by Gowermick
30 May 2020 15:53
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Splitting an individual record
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Splitting an individual record

A plugin isn’t really necessary. Call the two individual A and B . If only one of these two currently exist, create a new individual B Copy each fact from A then paste to B , then delete original fact from A. Work your way through each fact, and slowly move the misplaced facts from A to B . Personal...
by Gowermick
29 May 2020 07:21
Forum: Research
Topic: Maori Names
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Maori Names

Don’t despair. Some sites send a confirming e-mail, with a link you have to click to confirm your e-mail is correct before allowing you to continue with their site. Others have a moderator, who has to ‘approve’ your registration for the same reason. Either case may be preventing you from logging in!...
by Gowermick
27 May 2020 05:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Marking and connecting DNA relatives
Replies: 9
Views: 326

Re: Marking and connecting DNA relatives

The simple answer is yes. You can add an ‘unrelated’ individual at any time. This enables you to add mini-trees, completely independant of each other, all in the same project. I’m not at my PC at the moment, so cannot explain exactly how, but it is one of the basic commands, how else can you start a...
by Gowermick
23 May 2020 14:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census Place, how do you decide what is right
Replies: 11
Views: 857

Re: Census Place, how do you decide what is right

David, I stick to the KISS principle, and keep it as simple as possible. 1. As a lumper, I treat the whole census sheet as the source, ignoring the schedule number, so that the same source can be used for anyone on the same page! Taking miketates example, for the source, I would use Census 1851-HO10...
by Gowermick
15 May 2020 11:33
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Saving Show Project Statistic records
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: Saving Show Project Statistic records

Miketate, Quite right, I meant the project statistics results. Since posting, I discoved the filters you mentioned, so I’ll just go through each in turn, cleaning my data up. If I stick to exporting one type of warning at a time, using the filters you suggested, the resultant named lists would be us...
by Gowermick
15 May 2020 06:51
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Saving Show Project Statistic records
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Saving Show Project Statistic records

Can the file statistic records be saved to a name list? EDIT: I can get a list of names, but it doesn't tell me what the error is - very frustrating I wish to work my way through them, deleting them as I go. Currently, to get updated lst, I have to re-run plugin, which takes over 5 mins each time, s...
by Gowermick
13 May 2020 17:41
Forum: Research
Topic: Build description.
Replies: 9
Views: 746

Re: Build description.

I think Jane has it right, i.e. “Propor”. The shape of the P matches the shape of the top half of the R.
by Gowermick
09 May 2020 05:00
Forum: General
Topic: Who should you add to your tree?
Replies: 13
Views: 782

Re: Who should you add to your tree?

My tree is similar but with the parents of the spouses (to help identify if the spouse you are looking at is the correct person for an online tree like ancestry I just add a note to the spouse, stating who his/her parents were for just that reason, but I don’t actually add them to my tree. The exce...
by Gowermick
08 May 2020 21:48
Forum: General
Topic: Who should you add to your tree?
Replies: 13
Views: 782

Re: Who should you add to your tree?

I eventually applied restrictions to my tree, as it was getting a bit silly, number wise. I was adding anyone who married into my family, then anyone who married into theirs etc etc. To keep it simple, I now restrict my tree to anyone who potentially shares DNA with my grandsons (the roots of my tre...
by Gowermick
06 May 2020 12:09
Forum: General
Topic: Family Tree Going Online
Replies: 16
Views: 828

Re: Family Tree Going Online

William, Take a look at tribalpages.com. As you can see from my signature below, I have two trees on there. A basic tree is free, and a quick look on the site will give an idea of costs of other versions, each with various limitations. The FH export plugin will allow you to export a gedcom from FH, ...
by Gowermick
06 May 2020 09:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: data usage and enquiries from Show Project Statistics
Replies: 20
Views: 949

Re: data usage and enquiries from Show Project Statistics

Now why didn't I think of that!
Yes, that seems to be the reason, the other partners seems to be the problem.
Thanks Mike
by Gowermick
06 May 2020 09:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: data usage and enquiries from Show Project Statistics
Replies: 20
Views: 949

Re: data usage and enquiries from Show Project Statistics

MikeTate, can you throw any light on why I am getting these warnings? It is highlighting the marriage dates, with the following warning: "Fact Date is earlier than the Individual's earliest expected marriage date, given their birth date." Samples include Born 1816, Marriage in 1836 Born 1828, Marria...
by Gowermick
05 May 2020 09:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: data usage and enquiries from Show Project Statistics
Replies: 20
Views: 949

Re: data usage and enquiries from Show Project Statistics

Ah, shame. I thought it something you could trap. In a similar vein, I'm getting a few warnings where an individual's Christening is too close to their first childs birth date, because individual wasn't christened as a child, but later, sometimes just before they married. Can I assume this is also d...
by Gowermick
05 May 2020 08:55
Forum: General Usage
Topic: data usage and enquiries from Show Project Statistics
Replies: 20
Views: 949

Re: data usage and enquiries from Show Project Statistics

Miketate, Seeing original post, thought I'd run the plugin myself, and I am both pleased and disapponted with the number of errors it has found, most of which I have let creep in over the years. Just come across one error that you may want to consider for the future. It is reporting "Fact Date is ea...
by Gowermick
04 May 2020 11:40
Forum: General
Topic: Are English parish record images online?
Replies: 20
Views: 979

Re: Are English parish record images online?

Billh, It is worth remembering tht Familysearch (FS) have a lot of images that aren’t indexed, so don’t appear during a normal person search. If you login (it’s free and not tied to LDS membership) and do a catalogue search for the town you’re interested in (specifying on-line only), FS will present...
by Gowermick
01 May 2020 06:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Use a single census entry for whole family
Replies: 7
Views: 494

Re: Use a single census entry for whole family

Following on from Lorna’s advice, about how to copy and paste a fact (which I regularly use). Remember, this copies both fact and source, so apart from altering age of individuals, don’t forget to alter the source for those members of a family who may be on next page of census. I use a similar metho...
by Gowermick
27 Apr 2020 17:53
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Occupation - Scholar etc
Replies: 17
Views: 1075

Re: Occupation - Scholar etc

Surely dependent on the census year , Scholar (if interpreted correctly) shows whether they are at school instead of school age. Not all children were lucky to go to School. Indeed. I’ve seen many a 7 year old working in cotton mills or coal mines! Personally, I always record the ‘Scholars’, as tha...
by Gowermick
27 Apr 2020 10:26
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Occupation - Scholar etc
Replies: 17
Views: 1075

Re: Occupation - Scholar etc

HaHa,
I think you must be referring to me. I got a BSc(hons) degree in my 50’s, following my retirement from BT. At the time, providing you had suffcient qualifications to apply, degrees courses were free, and it beat having pay to study Computing. Don’t think I’d bother now, much too expensive :D
by Gowermick
24 Apr 2020 11:55
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Data verification - GRO Index and Certificate
Replies: 8
Views: 693

Re: Data verification - GRO Index and Certificate

I can see problems with storing image file Path location in the citation. What if you want to re-organise your files? You’ll then have to modify each citation, a potentially mammoth task. Would it not be simpler to give image a filename (such as the GRO reference) and then just store this reference ...
by Gowermick
13 Apr 2020 17:09
Forum: General
Topic: Photo Editing Software
Replies: 8
Views: 703

Re: Photo Editing Software

Being a tightwad by nature, I always look for opensource software. The one I use for managing photos etc is GIMP (General Image Manipulation Program). It is a sophisticated program, and does most thing you may want to do. Do a Google search for Gimp2.
by Gowermick
13 Apr 2020 15:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Age Field Missing in Property Box
Replies: 8
Views: 695

Re: Age Field Missing in Property Box

Adrian,
I said a burial infers a death, not a gravestone :lol:
by Gowermick
13 Apr 2020 10:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Age Field Missing in Property Box
Replies: 8
Views: 695

Re: Age Field Missing in Property Box

I’d like to comment on Miketate’s statement that burial age is usually stored on Death fact. Personally, where burial record states age, I store it against the burial not the Death. Believe it or not, they don’t always match, GRO saying one thing, burial record saying another :D . When they do match...
by Gowermick
09 Apr 2020 07:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Clean Up and Validation Guidance
Replies: 7
Views: 551

Re: Clean Up and Validation Guidance

Despite all the good advice offered so far, the one simple thing missing that I haven’t seen mentioned is ‘Named Lists’. I run a query that lists only my direct ancestors, then copy the results into a Named List called ‘Direct Ancestors’ . I can then include this list in any other query, to restrict...
by Gowermick
25 Mar 2020 12:39
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Link in e-mail not working properly
Replies: 0
Views: 664

Link in e-mail not working properly

When I get an e-mail notification about a post I’m following, I click the link, and get taken to normal login page, where my username and password have been filled in by my browser (Safari on iPad). When I then click login, I get an error message saying form is incorrect and I am returned to login s...
by Gowermick
22 Mar 2020 23:17
Forum: Research
Topic: brick wall in New Zealand
Replies: 31
Views: 2671

Re: brick wall in New Zealand

Following Mike Tates hint about findmypast, I too had a look, and FMP also has a link to the billiongraves website. The billiongraves website has an entry for his burial, the link is :- https://billiongraves.com/grave/H-J-Hill/14520037