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by Simonides
17 Apr 2019 12:09
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Entering wife's maiden name and citation in Ancestral Sources
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: Entering wife's maiden name and citation in Ancestral Sources

Thanks all. I revisited the ancestralsources:ancestral_sources_tutorial_entering_census_facts|> Ancestral Sources Tutorial ~ Enter Census Facts and see how Rupert Childs' wife, listed in the census as Janet Childs was actually entered under her maiden name of Janet Hodges. The suggestions to enter h...
by Simonides
16 Apr 2019 11:21
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Entering wife's maiden name and citation in Ancestral Sources
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Entering wife's maiden name and citation in Ancestral Sources

A couple of questions on Ancestral Sources, 1. When entering a family group, is it best practise to enter the wife's name as per census (generally her husband's surname) or, as I believe would be preferable, her maiden name where known. If not known, or not certain, should it be left blank or marked...
by Simonides
20 Feb 2019 13:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Evidence Explained citations and Evidentia
Replies: 36
Views: 4203

Re: Evidence Explained citations and Evidentia

Thank you Jan. Mike Hait's blogs look interesting and I'll work through them in more detail later. I take your point that much of what's in Evidence! is also in the first two chapters of EE so I'll probably stick with that! I've downloaded Working with Historical Evidence:Genealogical Principles and...
by Simonides
23 Jan 2019 18:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Evidence Explained citations and Evidentia
Replies: 36
Views: 4203

Re: Evidence Explained citations and Evidentia

Thanks, Jan, for the comments. I did buy the EE as e-book in the end, and can view on Kindle for PC but have to admit I've not made much inroads into it yet. I'm sure I'll understand more once I've finished the first two chapters. I'll check out your other suggestions when I have a moment :- - Evide...
by Simonides
05 Jan 2019 15:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Evidence Explained citations and Evidentia
Replies: 36
Views: 4203

Re: Evidence Explained citations and Evidentia

Yes, I see that the contents are summarized under the Book Content tab, and a small number of sample pages are available. I may get the whole book at some point but for now it might just be overkill. At least I've managed to get kindle for PC working. It's a shame that the ESM book and Quicksheets a...
by Simonides
05 Jan 2019 15:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Evidence Explained citations and Evidentia
Replies: 36
Views: 4203

Re: Evidence Explained citations and Evidentia

Yes, I thought I'd check out the Quicksheet first!
by Simonides
05 Jan 2019 14:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Evidence Explained citations and Evidentia
Replies: 36
Views: 4203

Re: Evidence Explained citations and Evidentia

thanks, I tried again with Kindle for PC and now have "QuickSheet: Citing Ancestry Databases & Images, Evidence Style" on my PC! Not sure what went wrong last time.
by Simonides
04 Jan 2019 18:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Evidence Explained citations and Evidentia
Replies: 36
Views: 4203

Re: Evidence Explained citations and Evidentia

What sort of Kindle do you have? According to https://www.amazon.co.uk/Evidence-Explained-History-Artifacts-Cyberspace-ebook/dp/B074S4RJRF/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1546624887&sr=8-1&keywords=evidence+explained it's a print replica, only available on a short list of Kindle Fire Tablets and ...
by Simonides
04 Jan 2019 17:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Evidence Explained citations and Evidentia
Replies: 36
Views: 4203

Re: Evidence Explained citations and Evidentia

The Evidence Explained website https://www.evidenceexplained.com/ is currently being redone. It's back up now. I'd love to take a look at the book but it doesn't seem to be available for a standard Kindle and neither Amazon nor I were able to get Kindle for PC to work. It's very expensive in paper ...
by Simonides
20 Sep 2018 15:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Colour coded pedigree chart
Replies: 10
Views: 1187

Re: Colour coded pedigree chart

I have it all working now, Mike - thanks so much for your help.
by Simonides
20 Sep 2018 13:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Colour coded pedigree chart
Replies: 10
Views: 1187

Re: Colour coded pedigree chart

Sorry, but you will have to get into habit of giving more details. OK - I'll try! :D How have you customised Diagram > Options > General > Background ? Presumably, One colour and used the Options... to choose pure White? I'd not customised it before, but when I did, I was able to see the Pedigree C...
by Simonides
19 Sep 2018 18:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Colour coded pedigree chart
Replies: 10
Views: 1187

Re: Colour coded pedigree chart

I suspect you have the Conditions in reverse Priority order Yes Mike - I corrected the order and it looks good. To print it I selected File Save As. I could save it as a .tif or a .jpg but when trying to save as a .pdf FH just consistently crashed. Any thoughts on why that might have happened, or h...
by Simonides
19 Sep 2018 15:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Colour coded pedigree chart
Replies: 10
Views: 1187

Re: Colour coded pedigree chart

Yes, you need to use the Diagram > Options > Boxes tab << Add Condition > Expression feature. You will need one Condition Expression for each ancestral colour. e.g. 1st =IsTrue(IsAncestorOf(%INDI%,%CUR_TREE_ROOT.~MOTH>~MOTH>%) or IsSameItem(%INDI%,%CUR_TREE_ROOT.~MOTH>~MOTH>%)) ......etc. Set the T...
by Simonides
17 Sep 2018 10:42
Forum: Research
Topic: Mary E. V. Hill's FamilyRoots Organizer Color-coding filing system
Replies: 11
Views: 1435

Re: Mary E. V. Hill's FamilyRoots Organizer Color-coding filing system

If it is the Organization Course I found that very interesting and came to the conclusion that there were as many ways as there were students. Yes, that's the one! Organizing your Genealogy (202) There is a little program called "Folder Marker" not sure if it is available but it is brilli...
by Simonides
16 Sep 2018 17:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Colour coded pedigree chart
Replies: 10
Views: 1187

Re: Colour coded pedigree chart

thanks, Mike - not as straightforward as I'd hoped but I'll work through it asap!
by Simonides
16 Sep 2018 12:12
Forum: Research
Topic: Mary E. V. Hill's FamilyRoots Organizer Color-coding filing system
Replies: 11
Views: 1435

Mary E. V. Hill's FamilyRoots Organizer Color-coding filing system

Does anyone use a colour coded filing system for their paper files and if so, do you recommend it? Or is it better to keep digital where possible? This question was prompted by a lesson in a Pharos course that I'm taking at the moment. Here are a couple of links to show what I had in mind: Mary Hill...
by Simonides
16 Sep 2018 12:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Colour coded pedigree chart
Replies: 10
Views: 1187

Colour coded pedigree chart

Inspired by a recent course that mentioned Mary Hill's Family Roots Organizer Color-coding (sic) system , (and see also - http://www.mygenshare.com I wondered how to create a simple colour coded five generation pedigree chart in Family Historian. The idea is to colour code ancestors of your: father’...
by Simonides
26 Aug 2018 13:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Potential problem report or query
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: Potential problem report or query

tatewise wrote:Apart from the first two, all the others and much more are reported by the Show Project Statistics Plugin Exception Reports
Yes, just what I wanted. I was initially confused until I clicked 'Close & Report' and then all became clear!
Thanks Mike!!
by Simonides
26 Aug 2018 13:00
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Using Clooz with Family Historian (Legacy import)
Replies: 14
Views: 5396

Re: Using Clooz with Family Historian (Legacy import)

So much software, so little time. So true! One of the things I haven't really worked out yet is whether I want to send information from Clooz to FH, or carry on as I was, using Ancestral Sources. And what was the conclusion? thanks, Simonides (currently watching Clooz and AS webinars and wondering ...
by Simonides
26 Aug 2018 12:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Potential problem report or query
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Potential problem report or query

Is there a way to list entries with potentially incorrect data? I'm thinking of a potential problem report or query to flag possible inconsistencies eg. - husband and wife with the same surname - parent and child with the same first name - married when less than 16 years old - age at death > 100 yea...
by Simonides
24 Aug 2018 17:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Find Census Information to enter into Ancestral Sources
Replies: 21
Views: 1938

Re: Find Census Information to enter into Ancestral Sources

Try this for some introductory guidance on UK Census Forms etc. http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/census-records/#6-places-in-the-census Mervyn Mervyn - thanks for the link and other tips. ... the Folio numbers are only stamped on alternate pages. So if the ...
by Simonides
23 Aug 2018 07:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Find Census Information to enter into Ancestral Sources
Replies: 21
Views: 1938

Find Census Information to enter into Ancestral Sources

The excellent material at Census Information (Ancestral Sources Tutorial ~ Enter Census ~ (1) Enter Census Information) shows a fictitious transcript of the UK 1901 Census Return and how to enter it, specifically RG Number: RG13 Piece : 603 Folio : 52 Page : 10 Schedule : 79 Registration District Gu...
by Simonides
03 Aug 2018 05:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Internet Data Match hints from FamilySearch?
Replies: 4
Views: 671

Re: Internet Data Match hints from FamilySearch?

Many thanks to Mick, Mike and Helen for your prompt replies! Mick : I'd not realised that Ancestry would charge Calico for providing hints: I thought their business model would be to attract subscriptions from as many sources as possible. Mike: Yes, I'm starting to look at the plugins for FamilySear...
by Simonides
02 Aug 2018 17:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Internet Data Match hints from FamilySearch?
Replies: 4
Views: 671

Internet Data Match hints from FamilySearch?

FH can provide Internet Data Match hints from FindMyPast and MyHeritage which I find very helpful, but other family history products provide matches with Ancestry and FamilySearch. Hints from FS, in particular, would be very welcome as it's a free to use.

I'm using FH 6.2.7

thanks,
Simonides
by Simonides
02 Jul 2018 16:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to add images containing multiple individual details to FH6
Replies: 4
Views: 695

Re: How to add images containing multiple individual details to FH6

Many thanks to Jane, Lorna and Mike for so much fantastic advice in such a short time. I'll be looking through the links and come back to you if any more questions.

Simonides

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