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by Gowermick
23 Oct 2020 16:18
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: New Look FreeBMD
Replies: 17
Views: 711

Re: New Look FreeBMD

UPDATE
Freebmd support has acknowleged the problem, and are following it up with their advert suppliers :D
by Gowermick
23 Oct 2020 08:20
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: New Look FreeBMD
Replies: 17
Views: 711

Re: New Look FreeBMD

I have the facebook container for firefox, but will take look at the privay badger, thanks Colin
by Gowermick
23 Oct 2020 05:28
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: New Look FreeBMD
Replies: 17
Views: 711

Re: New Look FreeBMD

Putting the Ads ‘flashing’ aside, what I find even more sinister is the amount of information these sites have gathered about us, to personally tailor the ads, after tracking our every move on the internet! :evil:
by Gowermick
22 Oct 2020 19:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: A visual marker for a 'provisional' relative
Replies: 7
Views: 468

Re: A visual marker for a 'provisional' relative

I do this with my brickwalls. I attach a picture of a brickwall via the media tab, and make sure it is moved to the top position, so it is shown by default. When I see the individual in the focus window or in a diagram, the picture is shown. It gives a good visual reminder that the individual is a c...
by Gowermick
22 Oct 2020 14:03
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: New Look FreeBMD
Replies: 17
Views: 711

Re: New Look FreeBMD

Firefox AdBlocker add-on installed - did the trick :D
by Gowermick
22 Oct 2020 13:27
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: New Look FreeBMD
Replies: 17
Views: 711

Re: New Look FreeBMD

It would seem you all use ad blockers, so don’t get the adverts. It is not the adverts per se, that I’m complaining about, but the way the are updated, causing the text to jump up and down. I sent an e-mail to support@freebmd.org.uk, if that’s the correct address. Hopefully they’ll sort out the codi...
by Gowermick
22 Oct 2020 08:35
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: New Look FreeBMD
Replies: 17
Views: 711

New Look FreeBMD

Anyone getting fed-up with the constant flashing caused by ads on this site? (Three per page seems a bit over the top!) Whilst ads pay for the site, for which I'm thankful, FreeBMD has got it completely wrong! :twisted: Whilst most sites reserve a discrete space/box for the advert to appear, FreeBMD...
by Gowermick
20 Oct 2020 05:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Making sensible selections
Replies: 13
Views: 857

Re: Making sensible selections

Miketate,
I think he means Mum & Dad :D
by Gowermick
19 Oct 2020 09:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Making sensible selections
Replies: 13
Views: 857

Re: Making sensible selections

I think you’re worrying about the wrong gender! There is no upper age limit for a man to father a child, (wasn’t Charlie Chaplin 73 when he fathered his youngest child?), but biology tells us most women become infertile by 40-50 years of age, with a few exceptional women having a natural birth in th...
by Gowermick
10 Oct 2020 13:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Tools working with places
Replies: 4
Views: 482

Re: Tools working with places

The only way I found was to merge it with another place, ensuring you make sure the other place is highlighted and becomes the result of the merge!
Sadly you can only do this one at a time, because FH objects if you select more than two places to merge!
by Gowermick
05 Oct 2020 15:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Medical history in a chart
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Re: Medical history in a chart

Whilst I fully endorse your comments about FH as far as genealogy goes, there is another program called Genopro, which you may find better suited for tracking medical history, as it is aimed more to tracking patterns than a pure genealogy program. Well worth a look
by Gowermick
03 Oct 2020 17:41
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Using matches to web data
Replies: 13
Views: 802

Re: Using matches to web data

I tend to work slightly differently to jbtapscott, and don’t have any problems staying logged in to FMP for a couple of days at least, although I do tend to logout after each session. When I start a genealogy session, I start FH, then login to FMP at the same time in my browser. Then when I click on...
by Gowermick
29 Sep 2020 07:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to best link sources to each other?
Replies: 11
Views: 1423

Re: How to best link sources to each other?

Further to Brent's answer, if you think about it, Ancestry got their Images from WYAS, where did WYAS get them from? This could be a never ending cycle, ending up with the Parish Church, and that is what I usually quote, with a note to say image came from Ancestry. or FMP or FamilySearch etc. Once I...
by Gowermick
29 Sep 2020 05:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to best link sources to each other?
Replies: 11
Views: 1423

Re: How to best link sources to each other?

Personally I don’t bother. A lot of parish register entries on Ancestry for Yorkshire clearly come from the West Yorkshire Archive Service (WYAS), but I just note image came from Ancestry.
by Gowermick
24 Sep 2020 13:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Tools or Tips for Patterns in Research Data
Replies: 11
Views: 1954

Re: Tools or Tips for Patterns in Research Data

David, I utilise addresses separately from places, but ensure the street name precedes the house number . e.g. “High Street, 56”, or “Long Lane, 12”. Then, as I enter an address, the autocomplete mechanism in FH reminds me if the street name and number has been used before, so I can investigate furt...
by Gowermick
19 Sep 2020 12:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Diagram Expressions / Icons / Contains Place
Replies: 8
Views: 1058

Re: Diagram Expressions / Icons / Contains Place

A good tip when using brackets, is to check that they pair up. So if you have 3 opening brackets, you should have 3 matching closing brackets. This can be easy to miss when using complicated expressions, or cutting and pasting, but is really easy to check. So the answer to your question is yes, ther...
by Gowermick
15 Sep 2020 08:57
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Non Release of FH7
Replies: 7
Views: 1191

Re: Non Release of FH7

so I can receive new match hints (a noticeable gap in FH's features compared with RM and FTM). What’s wrong with hints from FH? That works well with FMP, and doesn’t require you have a tree there. It would provide hints to Ancestry too, if Ancestry didn’t charge so much for access ( so I understand)
by Gowermick
14 Sep 2020 14:30
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Non Release of FH7
Replies: 7
Views: 1191

Re: Non Release of FH7

Notwithstanding lack of info on FH7, what is wrong with recommending FH6? Buying FH6 now, you still get an upgrade to FH7 when it does appear, but in meantime you have use of FH6, which in my opinion, is still better than FTM. After migrating from FTM to FH6, coudn’t pay me enough to go back to FTM :D
by Gowermick
09 Sep 2020 11:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Recording a Couple marrying twice
Replies: 8
Views: 1054

Re: Recording a Couple marrying twice

Pedant that I am, one could argue that first ‘marriage’ wasn’t a marriage at all, as it was null and void, being as groom was already married :D
by Gowermick
04 Sep 2020 07:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH stops at random times with new Windows release
Replies: 8
Views: 1083

Re: FH stops at random times with new Windows release

I recently upgraded Windows to the latest release (Windows 10 Home, Version 2004, OS Build 19041.460) Just checked my Windows Version and it is slightly different from above. Mine is Windows 10 Home, Version 2004, OS Build 19041. 450 , or is yours a typo? (With experience pack 120.2212.310 - whatev...
by Gowermick
03 Sep 2020 17:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH stops at random times with new Windows release
Replies: 8
Views: 1083

Re: FH stops at random times with new Windows release

Miketate, I’m not on my PC, that’s why I didn’t know my windows version :D
by Gowermick
03 Sep 2020 17:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: removing media from a home page
Replies: 4
Views: 613

Re: removing media from a home page

What Mike forgot to mention, is that FH has an undo feature, so even if you delete something in error, you can immediately click Edit/undo and the action can be reversed. NB This action only applies within a session. FH forgets your action history when you close FH, so remember to undo any mistake a...
by Gowermick
03 Sep 2020 17:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH stops at random times with new Windows release
Replies: 8
Views: 1083

Re: FH stops at random times with new Windows release

I don’t know what my current Windows version is ( I updated a few days ago), but I did experience a sudden shutdown of firefox, FH and file explorer the other day, but assumed I had mistakenly pressed a wrong key combination. I’ll keep an eye open and see if it re-occurs, and report if it happens ag...
by Gowermick
03 Sep 2020 11:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Ancestor/Ahnentafel number
Replies: 21
Views: 1898

Re: Ancestor/Ahnentafel number

=CombineText( " AN ",AhnentafelNumber( FileRoot(), %INDI%, 1 ) ) =CombineText( " AN ",AhnentafelNumber( Record(6, "I"), %INDI%, 1 ) ) John, Miketate has inadvertantly confused you. What he was trying to say was, that if you were the root, you’d could use the first expression. The problem with that ...
by Gowermick
01 Sep 2020 15:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Ancestor/Ahnentafel number
Replies: 21
Views: 1898

Re: Ancestor/Ahnentafel number

John, I too, use the Ahnetafel Number (AN) in my tree, and wanted it displayed. My solution was done in 2 steps. 1. Assign the AN to a custom ID * 2. Adjust property box to display the Custom ID above the name (see screenshot) 3. Add custom ID to display in the caption of the property * To keep cust...