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by Gowermick
23 Mar 2019 10:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change map locator symbol
Replies: 21
Views: 434

Re: Change map locator symbol

To add to all the confusion, I have noticed that on the odd occasion, the slider goes missing from the screen, and on these rare occasions, the mouse scroll wheel acts like the slider - go figure! :D
by Gowermick
21 Mar 2019 17:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Map Window Location search field question
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: Map Window Location search field question

Bill,
This isn’t a new problem, I’ve experienced it many times over the past few months. For example I got it yesterday, but it’s back to normal today. I’m sure it is to do with congestion on their server :)
by Gowermick
21 Mar 2019 08:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Map Window Location search field question
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: Map Window Location search field question

BillH, Just spotted your question about meaning of Array . Put simply, an Array is a computer term to describe a list of items. A single dimension Array could hold a simple list, like days of the week A 2 dimension Array could hold a Spreadsheet, where data is reference by Row and Column A 3 dimensi...
by Gowermick
21 Mar 2019 06:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Map Window Location search field question
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: Map Window Location search field question

Me too!
But it doesn’t happen every time, it comes and goes. I think it might be something to do with how busy the Openstreet server is.(my guess)
by Gowermick
21 Mar 2019 05:59
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change map locator symbol
Replies: 21
Views: 434

Re: Change map locator symbol

Guys, I think we are confusing ourselves. The Cross Hairs are Always there, centred on the map, it is a permanent feature of the map and they never move! The real question is whether the location stays there when using the Slider versus the Scroll Wheel. I say location wanders when using the Scroll ...
by Gowermick
20 Mar 2019 15:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change map locator symbol
Replies: 21
Views: 434

Re: Change map locator symbol

Bob, That must have been a coincidence! I just tried it and map moves all over the place when I use scroll wheel! What I didn't realise however (because cross is so insignificant) is that the Cross is a permanent feature of the map. I thought it only appeared when searching for a location, just goes...
by Gowermick
20 Mar 2019 06:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change map locator symbol
Replies: 21
Views: 434

Re: Change map locator symbol

I’ve been caught out by that before! It only stays static if you zoom in/out using the slider bar, but not if you use the mouse scroll wheel!
What were you using?
by Gowermick
19 Mar 2019 10:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change map locator symbol
Replies: 21
Views: 434

Change map locator symbol

After typing a location into the map search bar, and selecting one of the choices, the map centres the choice on the screen and indicates it with a Very Thin Cross which is barely visible. Is there anyway of making the symbol more prominent, so it is more easily seen, or is this more suited to the w...
by Gowermick
16 Mar 2019 13:41
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Using address and place fields
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: Using address and place fields

Yes. When you work with Addresses, they are listed in alphabtical order, so it is easy to spot houses and potential neighbours in same street. (common street names may not be in same town, but can still be a useful clue).

If they were listed in house number order, not so helpful :D
by Gowermick
16 Mar 2019 07:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Using address and place fields
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: Using address and place fields

The main advantages of separating Place and Address tables is: 1. geocoding is made much simpler. The mapping system uses geocoding to insert the Lattitude and Longitude of a place, so that it can be located accurately on the map. Whilst it may know where Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales is, I doubt i...
by Gowermick
06 Mar 2019 06:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Newbie to FH6, Improper location on map question
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: Newbie to FH6, Improper location on map question

If you upload your tree to Ancestry ( for example), Ancestry will provide you with Hints , in much the same way as FH does. Not all these hints will be correct, especially from other peoples trees. My advice, as a newcomer, is to treat all these tree hints as suspect until you’ve verified them for y...
by Gowermick
05 Mar 2019 09:19
Forum: General
Topic: Genesis.gedmatch.com and DNA one-to-one comparison
Replies: 0
Views: 167

Genesis.gedmatch.com and DNA one-to-one comparison

Found a gotcha on this site that users need to be aware of:- Kit Numbers are Case Sensitive ! I entered my Kit as a932104 and top of the results list was a near 100% match to me. It didn't make sense, until I spotted the kit number being compared (shown at top of results table) was NOT a932104, but ...
by Gowermick
05 Mar 2019 06:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Newbie to FH6, Improper location on map question
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: Newbie to FH6, Improper location on map question

One tip to aid geo-coding you may not be aware of:
In the map window, you can ‘drag’ a name from the list and ‘drop’ it on the correct spot on the map for greater accuracy. :D
by Gowermick
04 Mar 2019 08:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Place Merging
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: Place Merging

In the map window, click on a place from the left hand list, to put a marker on the map, then click the marker and a drop-down box will list all facts associated with the place. Sadly, addresses are not so easy, as same address (e.g. High Street) can be associated with many places. Places and Addres...
by Gowermick
03 Mar 2019 22:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Place Merging
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: Place Merging

You don’t need to keep the one with links to it. Keep the one that is nearest to what you wish the final result to look like. In the above examples, you have included part of the address in the placename Bradenham Manor . In this example, I’d create a new one called Bradenham, Buckinghamshire, Engla...
by Gowermick
03 Mar 2019 17:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Is there a simple way to incorporate BMD data?
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Re: Is there a simple way to incorporate BMD data?

As Miketate suggested, this is where source infomation is useful. As a ‘splitter’, I add the GRO ref as a source, with titles such as GRO B 1867 Q1 Stepney 1C 567 or GRO M 1892 Q1 Newington 1D 523 or GRO D 1925 Q3 Poplar 1c 312 For births, this is used as a source for year, and location of birth, an...
by Gowermick
03 Mar 2019 12:50
Forum: Research
Topic: Findmypast new search interface
Replies: 0
Views: 140

Findmypast new search interface

Findmypast has added a useful feature to their search engine, which I found extremely useful.

When searching for results in a particular locality, one can now specify a search radius.
e.g. searching for a baptism in Brewood, Staffordshire, one can now specify the search within 2-20 miles of Brewood.
by Gowermick
02 Mar 2019 06:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Latest GEDCOM file changes
Replies: 19
Views: 635

Re: Latest GEDCOM file changes

Mike,
As you say in your second point, I am using the query to identify other things, not just Lastupdated!
by Gowermick
01 Mar 2019 22:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Latest GEDCOM file changes
Replies: 19
Views: 635

Re: Latest GEDCOM file changes

I am fully aware you don’t need a query! :D However, I felt it would be handy if a query included an indication in the resultset of when each individual was last updated. It would help to direct my research to those I hadn’t visited for a long while. With updates to on-line databases, it pays to rev...
by Gowermick
01 Mar 2019 12:16
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Latest GEDCOM file changes
Replies: 19
Views: 635

Re: Latest GEDCOM file changes

Is it possible to access the 'Updated' field for an Individual in a query?
It would so useful to see at a glance when individual was last changed.

DUH, didn't see Janes last post :oops:
by Gowermick
18 Feb 2019 21:53
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Double entry of an Individual
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Double entry of an Individual

Thanks, Glad it worked out ok.
by Gowermick
18 Feb 2019 16:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Double entry of an Individual
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Double entry of an Individual

Are you talking about his appearances in the focus window? He is shown as many times as he has marriages, but if he is shown more than he should, go to the All tab on his property box. You will see his marriages listed, with an indication of who the spouse was for each marriage. In this particular c...
by Gowermick
12 Feb 2019 06:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Advice on adding sources to entire project
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: Advice on adding sources to entire project

There are many ways to skin this particular cat, and I offer some alternative methods for you to consider: 1.Reverse your thinking and assume evryone has no source, and as you check through them one at a time, add a flag to say they’ve been checked. You can create a query, and exclude those you’ve a...
by Gowermick
11 Feb 2019 18:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: DNA Descent through the male line
Replies: 22
Views: 644

Re: DNA Descent through the male line

Lorna, The whole point of the exercise was to prove/disprove a link to Sir Ralph and solve the dispute. . Unless you have his DNA, as Mike said, this exrcise will prove nothing. Yes, you can find more recent common ancestors, thiat is normal DNA research, but it will NOT help proving the link back t...
by Gowermick
11 Feb 2019 13:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: DNA Descent through the male line
Replies: 22
Views: 644

Re: DNA Descent through the male line

Having read the other post, original poster disputes the link to Sir Ralph, so it stands to reason he won’t have Sir Ralph in his tree, so any query would be useless. If he has put Sir Ralph in the tree, any other individuals relationship to Sir Ralph can quickly be checked using the ‘How Related’ m...

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