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by Tony Jones
16 Aug 2018 09:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Multiple copies of Family Historian - caution!
Replies: 10
Views: 1587

Re: Multiple copies of Family Historian - caution!

OneDrive is a little opaque about its rules. I do use it, though for Family Historian I sync to my own Cloud hosted on my NAS and available over the internet. I like this way of working as my sync client is a bit noisy and makes it clear when it is syncing. I do find it helps to power up my laptop b...
by Tony Jones
06 Aug 2018 07:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: registration key
Replies: 2
Views: 724

Re: registration key

FH is windows only, unless you want to try the Wine environment. You may struggle. Have you tried to install?
by Tony Jones
04 Aug 2018 07:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Running on 2 PCs
Replies: 2
Views: 687

Re: Running on 2 PCs

As long as you don’t use simultaneously. I do it all the time. There are guides on synchronisation here, I use cloud storage, there are other options.
by Tony Jones
21 May 2018 08:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: One Drive and Family Historian
Replies: 16
Views: 2689

Re: One Drive and Family Historian

All of my backups go to 3 external hard drives. My working copy of my Project file resides on my computer’s hard drive, and, gets backed up to my external hard drives on a nearly daily basis. I would never trust an Internet storage site for keeping my working copy of my FH project file, or, as a ba...
by Tony Jones
10 May 2018 14:37
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Lookup Missing Census Facts question
Replies: 19
Views: 3895

Re: Lookup Missing Census Facts question

I had spotted similar problems running, which now seem fixed (on a quick comparison with a report from yesterday). Thanks very much!
by Tony Jones
25 Apr 2018 11:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Getting rid of Parallels. What do you use?
Replies: 15
Views: 2767

Re: Getting rid of Parallels. What do you use?

I use WIne on my Macbook to get FH and AS - it's a near perfect solution for me, though I have some oddities as much down to screen size (13inch) as the implementation. I have found it breaks sometimes if wine falls out of sync with other changes (eg to xcode) when MacOs changes happen. This may all...
by Tony Jones
22 Apr 2018 08:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Warning Message During Full Backup
Replies: 5
Views: 1445

Re: Warning Message During Full Backup

Windows was possibly updating the thumbs database at the exact same moment
by Tony Jones
14 Apr 2018 09:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Findmypast hints
Replies: 25
Views: 6434

Re: Findmypast hints

Might this be similar to a (minor) problem I have? I have a local cloud holding my FH project and am running FH and AS at the same time as I enter several sets of data. Whenever I make and update in FH, AS always seems to spot, whereas sometimes when I update in AS, Fh doesn't realise and I have to ...
by Tony Jones
12 Apr 2018 11:58
Forum: General
Topic: Demise of who do you think you are magazine?
Replies: 9
Views: 2129

Re: Demise of who do you think you are magazine?

They did put a few updates on their twitter feed - these things happen all the time!
by Tony Jones
12 Apr 2018 07:30
Forum: General
Topic: Demise of who do you think you are magazine?
Replies: 9
Views: 2129

Re: Demise of who do you think you are magazine?

I’ve sent them a tweet. No news on their feed
by Tony Jones
12 Apr 2018 07:28
Forum: General
Topic: Demise of who do you think you are magazine?
Replies: 9
Views: 2129

Re: Demise of who do you think you are magazine?

There was a new post on their FaceBook page in the last day, and no mention if any problems. You get lots of warnings before DNS expires, I suspect this is a technical issue somewhere
by Tony Jones
06 Apr 2018 16:30
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Chrome says "not secure" web site
Replies: 7
Views: 1994

Re: Chrome says "not secure" web site

And WordPress do the same for sites as well, I found, though only on the site I pay slightly more for!
by Tony Jones
06 Apr 2018 15:57
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Chrome says "not secure" web site
Replies: 7
Views: 1994

Re: Chrome says "not secure" web site

There's plenty of information on the web about this - from this article https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/08/google-chrome-68-http-sites-not-secure-label/ in February 2018 it seems Google decided to increase pressure on sites to migrate, and started putting out more warnings. I read it may get even n...
by Tony Jones
30 Mar 2018 18:36
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Issue importing GEDCOM file to FH
Replies: 3
Views: 1189

Re: Issue importing GEDCOM file to FH

At least you're sorted, which is the main thing! Welcome to FH!
by Tony Jones
29 Mar 2018 06:55
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Plugins/macros
Replies: 11
Views: 2153

Re: Plugins/macros

Can't you make a series of short codes, eg |Fr| for Francois then use the search and replace plugin? It's not perfect and macros would be great for lots of repetitive data entry problems (eg clicking multiple menu keys).
by Tony Jones
25 Mar 2018 09:58
Forum: Research
Topic: need help finding Nicholas Henshaw
Replies: 10
Views: 2281

Re: need help finding Nicholas Henshaw

I assume you're also tied into the Hinshaw family research, who are covering similar ground?

http://www.rawbw.com/~hinshaw/nicholas2.htm
by Tony Jones
24 Mar 2018 07:27
Forum: Research
Topic: need help finding Nicholas Henshaw
Replies: 10
Views: 2281

Re: need help finding Nicholas Henshaw

Have you seen the entry on Find A Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/14591907?

It looks like Spalding Nicholas died age 81 in West Virginia. It's from somebody's research, with some references, but obviously I've not checked the details
by Tony Jones
21 Mar 2018 18:41
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Getting The Most from Family Historian 6 now available
Replies: 14
Views: 12867

Re: Getting The Most from Family Historian 6 now available

That's a good call on the v5 edition - I've only ever used the most obvious data entry features, am only now looking at queries and plugins, and have no (immediate) need to make a website or a book from my tree. These things may change of course!
by Tony Jones
21 Mar 2018 15:36
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Getting The Most from Family Historian 6 now available
Replies: 14
Views: 12867

Re: Getting The Most from Family Historian 6 now available

I just saw this book on Amazon - I see there was a flurry of interest here when it came out, I wondered if, now time has passed, people would recommend it to someone with some experience of FH but still only scraping the surface, or is FHUG enough for me to learn from?
by Tony Jones
21 Mar 2018 07:40
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Problem with Lookup Missing Census Facts
Replies: 74
Views: 12309

Re: Problem with Lookup Missing Census Facts

Likewise - it runs like greased lightning for me
by Tony Jones
20 Mar 2018 22:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to Enter Place Data for England?
Replies: 26
Views: 4716

Re: How to Enter Place Data for England?

A parish is the relevant smallest unit of place, with parishes being collected into hundreds (something to do with area I seem to remember) and hundreds make up a county. In general in the UK, a place is city/town/village , county, country, so Reading (where I live) is Reading, Bershire, England. In...
by Tony Jones
19 Mar 2018 16:52
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Internal server error
Replies: 3
Views: 1365

Re: Internal server error

I've seen that sort of error on hosted blogs when they crash and reboot for reasons known only to themselves, or when a cloud provider needs to flex capacity too quickly. If they go away I tend to put them down to serendipity
by Tony Jones
18 Mar 2018 12:09
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Show Project Statistics question
Replies: 6
Views: 1474

Re: Show Project Statistics question

So, it turns out the delete option from the menu doesn't work but if I use Fn + Delete on my keyboard it does the trick. I'll put that mostly down to user inability to use their Macbook keyboard, but also a confusing interface - there's no obvious way to (eg click right in the all tab) to delete an ...
by Tony Jones
18 Mar 2018 09:30
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Show Project Statistics question
Replies: 6
Views: 1474

Re: Show Project Statistics question

That's what I thought I'd tried and got the error message about nothing to delete! It's as though the focus hasn't moved into the property/ all tab. I'm using Wine on a Macbook, I'll try later under Windows 10 / Parallels / iMac.

I'm sure it's something really obvious I'm missing!
by Tony Jones
18 Mar 2018 08:32
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Show Project Statistics question
Replies: 6
Views: 1474

Re: Show Project Statistics question

Mike, I should have said I have read the help, looked on the All Tab and that's why I posted. When I select the item on the All Tab it has a Birth item and when I expand the + the exception is with the last line "Parents Family". When I select the line highlighted (Parents Family) and try delete fro...