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by Gowermick
16 Jan 2019 11:55
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Custom Query re Missing Census years
Replies: 11
Views: 263

Re: Custom Query re Missing Census years

IMHO, this is clear case where a flag would come in useful. I created a flag called ‘Census qry Checked’, and include a check for its presence in the query, to omit those already checked. I added this flag to show on main page of property box for the individual, so after checking their entry, a quic...
by Gowermick
06 Jan 2019 06:46
Forum: General
Topic: Ancestry DNA tests
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: Ancestry DNA tests

You are correct in your assumption, and are fortunate to find the common ancestors. For some reason, a lot of people taking a DNA test assume it will magically produce their tree without any research on their part to back it up, so don’t bother providing a tree for potential matches to look at! The ...
by Gowermick
05 Jan 2019 14:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Living Flag
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: Living Flag

Miketate, Pedant that I am, in queries, one checks if a particular flag is Set or not for an Individual. So OP is not so wrong in assuming it is an On or Off indicator for a particular event. Strictly speaking, FH assumes everyone is dead, unless one specifically attaches or sets the living flag to ...
by Gowermick
26 Dec 2018 07:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Show Relationship to 2 People in ISR Output
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: Show Relationship to 2 People in ISR Output

Bob, I can’t answer your specific question, but I guess what FH will report will not be what you are looking for! If, for example, an individual is shown as your 2nd cousin , FH will most likely report that your wife’s relationship to this individual would be along the lines of Husband’s 2nd cousin ...
by Gowermick
15 Dec 2018 17:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Wrong mother.
Replies: 13
Views: 1020

Re: Wrong mother.

Evelyn, Why do you say it can only used to move from first to second marriage? If father had three marriages, with him in focus, all three marriages will appear on screen, and children can be moved between any of the marriages. It is just a case of putting the right person (husband or wife) into foc...
by Gowermick
14 Dec 2018 18:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Wrong mother.
Replies: 13
Views: 1020

Re: Wrong mother.

Mike, I’m with Evelyn on this. Far easier to link children to new mother when they are visible in focus window, where they act as a reminder, especially if there are a few of them, then unlink them from wrong mother. Deleting them first, means they disppear from the focus window, and you then have t...
by Gowermick
12 Dec 2018 06:58
Forum: Research
Topic: Research George Hook 1869
Replies: 15
Views: 1252

Re: Research George Hook 1869

Ron, In answer to your question about mothers maiden names, if you go to http://www.gro.gov.uk, and go to ‘order certificates online’. Once registered and logged in (don’t worry, it’s free), you can do a seacrh for births and death registrations for free, and unlike freebmd, this site will give you ...
by Gowermick
07 Dec 2018 14:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Running repeated queries
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: Running repeated queries

On the matter of naming queries, I prefix the most often used ones with an underscore character in their title, so that they appear at the top of the alphabetical list of queries.
by Gowermick
02 Dec 2018 08:54
Forum: General
Topic: Programme changes from Ancestry.co.uk to Ancestry.com
Replies: 12
Views: 786

Re: Programme changes from Ancestry.co.uk to Ancestry.com

Mike, Are you by any chance using Firefox? I had this same problem when using Firefox. This same problem doesn't occur for me using Google Chrome or Internet Explorer. This leads me to believe it is a Firefox flaw not an Ancestry flaw. Just one of several problems I've had with Firefox which made m...
by Gowermick
30 Nov 2018 18:06
Forum: General
Topic: Programme changes from Ancestry.co.uk to Ancestry.com
Replies: 12
Views: 786

Re: Programme changes from Ancestry.co.uk to Ancestry.com

Bill, Whilst I do use Firefox, I really don’t think this is the cause. Firefox has no trouble with other fields, which work as one expects, but I just have this problem with the birthdate field. Which as I suggested, could be the result of the code they use to synchronise the two birthdate fields. (...
by Gowermick
30 Nov 2018 11:03
Forum: General
Topic: The virtues of FH
Replies: 7
Views: 508

Re: The virtues of FH

Ann, Some points that immediately spring to my mind are: 1. Its openness, where every bit of data is accessible to the user. There is no hidden database under the bonnet, making it extremely flexible. 2. Its very flexible query system, which is extremely powerful and helps one stay focused during re...
by Gowermick
30 Nov 2018 07:14
Forum: General
Topic: Programme changes from Ancestry.co.uk to Ancestry.com
Replies: 12
Views: 786

Re: Programme changes from Ancestry.co.uk to Ancestry.com

Anne, Like you, I could go on and on about the faults with the Ancestry interface, some of their major failings are: 1. Search results. Their breakdown of results is rubbish! I do a general census search for someone, and am told the total results found, with a breakdown of how many in each census ye...
by Gowermick
29 Nov 2018 19:47
Forum: General
Topic: Programme changes from Ancestry.co.uk to Ancestry.com
Replies: 12
Views: 786

Re: Programme changes from Ancestry.co.uk to Ancestry.com

Alwyn You are not alone! I have been suffering and complaining about the same thing and it has got so bad, I cancelled my subscription. Their support staff are as good as useless, and just tell me to ensure I had the correct site selected -duh. Regardless of this setting, I still got results that di...
by Gowermick
22 Nov 2018 19:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Adoption and name change.
Replies: 8
Views: 456

Re: Adoption and name change.

Don’t forget, in the not too distant past, not many people were literate and names were passed by word of mouth. It would therefore not be unusual for the enumerator to have misheard Ormes and entered Orme!
I doubt anything sinister was going out, just mis-communication! :D
by Gowermick
21 Nov 2018 21:38
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Name Suffixes
Replies: 16
Views: 682

Re: Name Suffixes

Mike,
It was the second scenario, using the filter technique that I was refering to.

As these unknowns have same suname as husband (albeit appended with Nee ???), I can list them using the simple surname filter to restict the list to that surname!
by Gowermick
21 Nov 2018 15:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Name Suffixes
Replies: 16
Views: 682

Re: Name Suffixes

yes, I understood, and do use it on occasions. I do not use it often though, as it tends to clutter the records on show. Fine with a few hundred records to deal with, but when you have close to 20,000, you can't see the wood for the trees :D
by Gowermick
21 Nov 2018 12:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Name Suffixes
Replies: 16
Views: 682

Re: Name Suffixes

And I don't put in a surname at all for married women (when I don't know it) but include details of their first couple of spouses in the records list. (Admittedly this breaks down a little for the ancestor who had 5 husbands... two of whom shared her maiden surname). Helen, I too started that way, ...
by Gowermick
21 Nov 2018 09:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Name Suffixes
Replies: 16
Views: 682

Re: Name Suffixes

I use the / / to good effect when I don’t know wifes surname for certain e.g. I findJohn Smith in census with a wife called Jane. As I don’t know her maiden name, rather add her as Jane ???, I add her as Jane /Smith Nee ???/. This means she sorts with the Smiths, rather than at top of list with the ...
by Gowermick
18 Nov 2018 16:44
Forum: General
Topic: Djvu file thumbnails in W10 Explorer.
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: Djvu file thumbnails in W10 Explorer.

Paula,
See the reply from Microsft on the subject of djvu files. You may find it useful.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/win ... f65c5981cd
by Gowermick
15 Nov 2018 10:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sorting in Records window
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: Sorting in Records window

LornaCraig wrote:You can also hold down the alt key while clicking on the heading and the order is reversed. Although this doesn't seem to work if you have previously set Descending as the default, oddly.


Well, it worked for me. Set descending order, Alt-clicked and it went to Ascending order :D
by Gowermick
15 Nov 2018 10:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sorting in Records window
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: Sorting in Records window

John & Lorna,
Thanks for pointing me in right direction, the columns were configured as Descending :oops:

Lorna when the right-click sort order is chosen, it is not stcky, and order reverts to configuration setting on next click, but I’ve learnt something new.

Thanks
by Gowermick
15 Nov 2018 09:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sorting in Records window
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Sorting in Records window

I have spotted a curious anomaly when sorting records in the Records Window When one clicks on any of the Date columns (like Birth ,Marriage or Death ), the columns are sorted in Descending order, with latest at the top. Whereas clicking any other column like Individual Records or Place of Birth and...
by Gowermick
11 Nov 2018 17:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sorting none dated facts and keeping them sorted
Replies: 9
Views: 1278

Re: Sorting none dated facts and keeping them sorted

Mike,
Sorry, you misunderstood the point I was trying to make.
I’m aware that dates in notes are just numbers and not dates, but in order to sort them manually (the only way to do it) I rely on the arrows, but can’t when they’re greyed out.
by Gowermick
11 Nov 2018 15:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sorting none dated facts and keeping them sorted
Replies: 9
Views: 1278

Re: Sorting none dated facts and keeping them sorted

Mike, I was referring to the Note tab in the individuals property box. I use this to make general notes about an individual, often starting the note with a date. E.g. 1861 niece Jennifer Brown was staying I then add another note, and try to move it above the 1861 entry, which is when I find I can’t ...
by Gowermick
11 Nov 2018 10:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sorting none dated facts and keeping them sorted
Replies: 9
Views: 1278

Re: Sorting none dated facts and keeping them sorted

I have often come across this with notes. I find that rather try to move first note down (usually can’t because arrow greyed out), I often find that it will allow me to move second note up - worth a try in your scenario. The greyed out arrow often gets ‘ungreyed’ when I move focus to another individ...

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