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by Gowermick
25 Mar 2020 12:39
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Link in e-mail not working properly
Replies: 0
Views: 122

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: 19
Views: 688

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
by Gowermick
22 Mar 2020 19:16
Forum: Research
Topic: brick wall in New Zealand
Replies: 19
Views: 688

Re: brick wall in New Zealand

It would help if you supplied some more details, like names, dates and locations where known
by Gowermick
19 Mar 2020 07:42
Forum: General
Topic: Windows 10 upgrade questions
Replies: 30
Views: 3899

Re: Windows 10 upgrade questions

For the techies amongst us, the root cause of the problem is that Microsoft has two different 'software installation architectures' for Office which are not compatible with each other. Standalone products like Access 2010 use the old one; MS Office H&S 2019 uses the new one. I ran into a similar co...
by Gowermick
18 Mar 2020 19:46
Forum: General
Topic: Windows 10 upgrade questions
Replies: 30
Views: 3899

Re: Windows 10 upgrade questions

Thank you for telling me about mysql - I didnt now about that and will look at it before buying the latest MS Access. Mysql works quite happily with Libreoffice, which I use as its front end. So my queries, forms and reports are created in Libreoffice, and access the underlying data held in a Mysql...
by Gowermick
18 Mar 2020 19:04
Forum: General
Topic: Windows 10 upgrade questions
Replies: 30
Views: 3899

Re: Windows 10 upgrade questions

A solution is to install opensource (i.e free) software like LibreOffice or OpenOffice. They are both compatible with MS Office, and can readily open their files. Their modules include Database, Word Processor and Spreadsheet and other components, which are as good or better than MS Office. If you a...
by Gowermick
13 Mar 2020 22:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Connect two people
Replies: 9
Views: 1017

Re: Connect two people

You could try finding their GRO birth record. If done via GRO.GOV site, their mothers maiden name will be shown, and settle the argument of who their mother was.
by Gowermick
13 Mar 2020 16:12
Forum: Research
Topic: 1859 Irish Will 'Mark and Seal'
Replies: 2
Views: 944

Re: 1859 Irish Will 'Mark and Seal'

More recently, in legal documents, it was quite common to affix a seal and sign a legal document. These aren’t the usual seals made from red wax and stamped with a fancy seal, but a simple sticky label affixed to the document, and are round in shape an coloured red. I believe there was something pri...
by Gowermick
11 Mar 2020 17:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Question: Marriage Status
Replies: 12
Views: 1148

Re: Question: Marriage Status

In response to Davidf, you seem to imply this is a recent phenomenon. But I think you’ll find Henry VIII did quite a bit of voiding and annulling. So it is not a case of Gedcom not keeping pace, but failing to cater for it in the first place! 😀😀😀
by Gowermick
10 Mar 2020 16:16
Forum: General
Topic: FH7 Looks?
Replies: 28
Views: 2883

Re: FH7 Looks?

Gowermick How's Windows 3 and Family Historian V1 coming along for you? Surely the world advances and software along with it probably the reason you are using FH6.2.7 and Windows 10 and not a quill and parchment. What would you do if FH went down the ribbon route (which works very well if you give ...
by Gowermick
10 Mar 2020 11:00
Forum: General
Topic: FH7 Looks?
Replies: 28
Views: 2883

Re: FH7 Looks?

I truly hope CP believes the mantra ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’, which is something Microsoft have never heard of. MS office used to have a clean simple menu system, until MS decided they knew better, and tried to anticipate what the user was trying to do! Sadly, they weren’t as clever as they...
by Gowermick
20 Feb 2020 11:22
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Export Gedcom File - plugin [Solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Re: Export Gedcom File - plugin [Solved]

Mike,
Yes it does open exported file in FH, but in a query window, not as a project - my mistake. I just saw the GEDCOM appear on the screen, and didn't realise it wasn't a project.
by Gowermick
20 Feb 2020 07:56
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Export Gedcom File - plugin [Solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Export Gedcom File - plugin [Solved]

MikeTate I used your plugin to export an Ancestry gedcom, and following the advice given, did not choose to look at exported file in FH, but chose 'Close memo' instead - BUT it still opened the exported Gedcom file in FH. Is this supposed to happen? and does this action corrupt file as you have warn...
by Gowermick
20 Sep 2019 14:04
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: FHUG on the move
Replies: 96
Views: 14455

Re: FHUG on the move

One thing I have noticed with the new site is that after I select my login details from my iPad keyboard, I am immediately logged in, without need of a confirming enter key. This is a welcome but different behaviour from all my other forum sites, where after selecting correct login details, these ar...
by Gowermick
11 Aug 2019 05:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Map Window Geocoding
Replies: 6
Views: 986

Re: Map Window Geocoding

Ron, Are you aware that you can actually drag and drop any place name directly on to the map, and it will geocode for you? When geocoding goes drastically wrong and places marker in another country, rather than drag and drop the marker to the correct place, I just drag and drop the place name from t...
by Gowermick
10 Aug 2019 16:54
Forum: General
Topic: Who Do You Think You Are - Whitehalls
Replies: 11
Views: 1801

Re: Who Do You Think You Are - Whitehalls

That programme suffers the same. They see children missing from home on a census, living with grandparents, and assume they have taken over caring for the children. They can't see that as it is a snapshot for one night, the children may be just visiting their nanny and granddad!
by Gowermick
10 Aug 2019 11:01
Forum: General
Topic: Who Do You Think You Are - Whitehalls
Replies: 11
Views: 1801

Re: Who Do You Think You Are - Whitehalls

Ann, They never let the truth stand in the way of a good story. They regard us as gullible numpty’s most of the time :D It does pay to read any documents you can see though, that is how I found out one of Len Goodman’s ancestors was sister to one of my direct ancestors. I spotted a familiar name and...
by Gowermick
09 Aug 2019 21:41
Forum: General
Topic: Who Do You Think You Are - Whitehalls
Replies: 11
Views: 1801

Re: Who Do You Think You Are - Whitehalls

Haha, my thoughts were the same when I saw the programme. Rhyming slang does have its uses :D
by Gowermick
23 Jul 2019 09:08
Forum: Research
Topic: 'O.S.P.O.VY.M.S Raconia' - What does it mean?
Replies: 11
Views: 2136

Re: 'O.S.P.O.VY.M.S Raconia' - What does it mean?

I found the same with my grandfather. What you may want to do next, is track the ships we was discharged from. Also, try checking for a medal index card for him. I found from my grandfather's card, that he served on HMS Ben-My-Chree during WW1. Investigating further, I discovered it was an ex Isle o...
by Gowermick
22 Jul 2019 19:41
Forum: Research
Topic: 'O.S.P.O.VY.M.S Raconia' - What does it mean?
Replies: 11
Views: 2136

Re: 'O.S.P.O.VY.M.S Raconia' - What does it mean?

Just checked the seaman discharge number on findmypast ‘Brtain, Merchant Seaman 1818-1941’ recordset, and number 919813 comes back with 4 entries for Robert Major/Magor/Mayo, so the number is indeed his discharge number.

The third entry image, even mentions ‘Laconia’, dated 30 June 193?.
by Gowermick
15 Jul 2019 18:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Trying to Evaluate Family Historian But Can't Use Sources Because Eval Version
Replies: 21
Views: 2054

Re: Trying to Evaluate Family Historian But Can't Use Sources Because Eval Version

Are you serious that FH does not use a relational dB? It really uses a flat file? That is scary! So performance degraded with size exponentially? How does the software do with large trees? As someone with 18 K ancestors in my tree, I can only say that it handles the data extremely well. Starting FH...
by Gowermick
05 Jul 2019 12:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media folder
Replies: 26
Views: 3008

Re: Media folder

Sky!
What’s that? Haha

Freeview and Freesat suit me fine, I certainly won’t waste my money paying for it anytime soon!
Sorry, a bit off topic, but I couldn’t resist :D
by Gowermick
05 Jul 2019 11:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to send info to relatives
Replies: 9
Views: 1576

Re: How to send info to relatives

tatewise wrote:Alternatively, you could treat your relatives to a copy of FH and send them your whole Project :D
Not a bad idea Mike, might get them interested in Genealogy too! :D
by Gowermick
05 Jul 2019 11:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media folder
Replies: 26
Views: 3008

Re: Media folder

Well that answers my question Helen. Looks like I will make sure I get a wide screen monitor when I get a new PC. Remember, you’ll pay a lot more for a dedicated PC “Monitor” than you would for a similar size Digital TV which works just as well. Also you can’t use a monitor to watch TV (without a T...
by Gowermick
04 Jul 2019 10:58
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Problem with notifications
Replies: 10
Views: 2043

Re: Problem with notifications

Victor, that is my problem. When I do the same thing, I often find I have no topics that I haven’t read, which is contrary to what e-mail is telling me! :roll: