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by Gowermick
21 May 2019 12:16
Forum: General Usage
Topic: When to stop with Sources
Replies: 10
Views: 171

Re: When to stop with Sources

I tend to add a source for the name, whenever I come across it. (Birth, Christening, Marriage, census, burial etc). Not to prove I have correct name, more to confirm I have correct event! I originally placed the sources in the order I encountered them, but have recently been sorting them into chrono...
by Gowermick
15 May 2019 20:22
Forum: General
Topic: How should we use the internet as a genealogy data source.
Replies: 12
Views: 333

Re: How should we use the internet as a genealogy data source.

David, We have similar problems with some of the main genealogy sites as well. When I got details of a Baptism from Findmypast, I quoted the recordset in which I found the information as the source. When re-tracing this research recently to get as many images of the parish register as I could, I dis...
by Gowermick
15 May 2019 13:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census entry - Individual v Family
Replies: 14
Views: 446

Re: Census entry - Individual v Family

IMHO, all events should be recorded, no matter how trivial we think they are today. The individual is more than the sum of their parts, which, when added together, helps us create a broader picture of our ancestors lives. It could be that it is that trivial event, which later on, helps knock down a ...
by Gowermick
15 May 2019 10:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census entry - Individual v Family
Replies: 14
Views: 446

Re: Census entry - Individual v Family

Helen, A lot of people forget it is just a snapshot of one night! I’ve seen TV programs fall into that trap, where they make some fantastic assumptions, just because someone wasn’t with their family for that night :D e.g. Children staying with grandparents, so they assume they’ve been abandoned by t...
by Gowermick
14 May 2019 16:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census entry - Individual v Family
Replies: 14
Views: 446

Re: Census entry - Individual v Family

Helen & Lorna,
Thanks for your comments. By the look of it, it seems to be a pretty useless thing to have in the Gedcom spec, although I daresay at some point, someone somewhere thought it a good idea :D
by Gowermick
14 May 2019 11:59
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census entry - Individual v Family
Replies: 14
Views: 446

Census entry - Individual v Family

Whilst editing the Birth and Death fact types, I noticed that there are 2 Census facts types, one for Individuals and one for Families. As I have only ever used the Individual version, I wonder if anyone has used the Family version, and can explain what the difference is. (I enter the fact details f...
by Gowermick
14 May 2019 10:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 34
Views: 682

Re: Source help

Miketate & Mervyn, I think we will have to agree to disagree on this one, but would like to make one comment about Mervyn's contention that a stillborn child has a true age of 0 at birth, and that is that ALL children have a true age of 0 at birth! The difference being that this poor child had a...
by Gowermick
14 May 2019 06:59
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 34
Views: 682

Re: Source help

The reason Birth Events have an Age field is revealed if you click to get the drop-list of options that includes Stillborn . Sorry Mike, but I strongly disagree. Stillborn may be an appropriate age for death, as is Child and Infant but never for a Birth. How can you be born an Infant ? Age is defin...
by Gowermick
13 May 2019 22:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 34
Views: 682

Re: Source help

The existence of an age field in the Birth event does suggest that the Fact definition has been altered. Have a look at the Tools>Fact Types. Select Birth from the list and then Edit from the right hand list of buttons. The Fields required near the bottom will probably include a check against Age, ...
by Gowermick
13 May 2019 22:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 34
Views: 682

Re: Source help

Lorna,
My mistake, it was the List all Citations for a source plugin I was referring too (memory fail, I thought it was a query :D ). I use it so often, that I have it linked to a menu item for quick access.
by Gowermick
13 May 2019 20:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 34
Views: 682

Re: Source help

There is standard query (not on my PC at the moment, so can’t give you its name) which can list all uses of a citation. Which is exactly what you’re after. Run the query, select your citation and the results list will list everybody who have used the citation and why. If the citation has been used m...
by Gowermick
10 May 2019 17:16
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Direct Ancestors
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Re: Direct Ancestors

A slightly better solution, is to add them to a named list. Run the direct ancestor query, select all the people in the result list, then add them to a named list. Whenever you need to create a query to run on direct ancestors only, you just select those in the named list. Sadly I can’t help with Ca...
by Gowermick
09 May 2019 15:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Unable to sort Note Records
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Unable to sort Note Records

Martin at CP has responded to say they have confirmed the problem exists, and have logged it to be investigated and fixed.
by Gowermick
09 May 2019 10:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Unable to sort Note Records
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Unable to sort Note Records

Mike, I covered your point about arrows being greyed out, but not the point you raised about Fact notes being shown in Notes Tab. I couldn't raise a note about that as I didn't know they should have been shown! Can one add to a raised ticket? (Covered in the accompanying e-mail from CP) I have added...
by Gowermick
09 May 2019 09:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Unable to sort Note Records
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Unable to sort Note Records

Ticket 245943 raised
by Gowermick
09 May 2019 09:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Unable to sort Note Records
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Unable to sort Note Records

Jane, Yes they sort on All tab, so another (better) workaround! Ah, not always! Despite changing order on the All Tab , they may still show wrong order on Notes Tab . If one shifts focus to another individual then back, the refresh mechanism seems to correct it. It would seem the Note Tab is not al...
by Gowermick
09 May 2019 09:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Unable to sort Note Records
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Unable to sort Note Records

My concern with putting it against the birth fact, is that it is not readily seen, which is why I am moving it from a flag to a Note Record in the first place! One has to be looking at the birth fact to see the note! Adding it as a Note Record, means it is always visible on the Notes Tab, and if so ...
by Gowermick
09 May 2019 08:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Unable to sort Note Records
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Unable to sort Note Records

Jane,
Yes they sort on All tab, so another (better) workaround!

But they should still sort on Notes tab, which they don't!

NB There isn't always a fact to associate them with. Where would you stick a note to say Individual is a twin?
by Gowermick
09 May 2019 08:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Unable to sort Note Records
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Unable to sort Note Records

I have added two Note Records to an individual, but once added, am unable to sort them in the order I want. It would seem the order they were added to the individual fixes their position. I found a workaround, by deleting the topmost Note Record , then re-adding it, so it becomes the bottom Note Rec...
by Gowermick
09 May 2019 05:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Brothers marrying sisters
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: Brothers marrying sisters

Offhand, the only way I can think of, is to create a common note explaining the circumstances, then link the note to each of the individuals concerned ,a simple query could then list everyone linked to this note. PS a similar solution could be applied to twins. Rather than set a “One of Twins” flag ...
by Gowermick
02 May 2019 17:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Occupation entries after burial
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Occupation entries after burial

Personally, I wouldn’t add the occupation for the father after his death ( he obviously wasn’t doing anything after he died :D ). What I do in these case is to add a note for his child, stating what their father’s occupations was stated to be at their marriage. This merely adds weight to the fact th...
by Gowermick
29 Apr 2019 14:46
Forum: Research
Topic: Find My Past appears to have the new GRO Index
Replies: 13
Views: 900

Re: Find My Past appears to have the new GRO Index

If, in that time, a woman wearing a wedding ring walked in to the office, and said that she was Hilda Ruth Joyson and she wanted to register the birth of her daughter Jane Elaine Joyson, and gave her maiden name as Jones, she would be believed without asking for any proof and would issue a birth ce...
by Gowermick
29 Apr 2019 11:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: New Version or update for modern Windows
Replies: 10
Views: 645

Re: New Version or update for modern Windows

One thing no-one has mentioned is that if FH is updated to 64 bit, what happens to those running it on old 32 bit machines. Perhaps CP is thinking of backward compatability. The only limitation I have encountered is the size limit for Ahnentafel numbering, but I think this is more to do with variabl...
by Gowermick
28 Apr 2019 19:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Saving marker sets
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Saving marker sets

HaHa - we were more polite, it was RBM for us :D
by Gowermick
28 Apr 2019 17:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Saving marker sets
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Saving marker sets

Just as well you don’t use Apple products then :D They seem to think they’re above manuals, because their products are so brilliant - Not

I do confess however, than in the ‘80’s, I could be found avidly reading DOS, Dbase, Supercalc and Wordstar manuals! :D happy memories

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