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by dewilkinson
24 Jun 2019 16:42
Forum: General
Topic: 1939 Register
Replies: 13
Views: 622

Re: 1939 Register

Out of interest I cite my 1939 register entries like "class:RG101 piece:6610B page:18 line:32 letter code:TVOJ". Ancestry I believe didn't access the originals, gaining their images from elsewhere, hence they were probably reliant on someone else's way of citing. There are several differen...
by dewilkinson
24 Jun 2019 12:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Advice about my own FT
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Re: Advice about my own FT

I would also recommend one tree. FH can handle very large trees without difficulty. As has been said reports can produce sub-trees as required. I also think if you went the way of separate trees you will have many problems in the future and be unable to produce proper ancestor diagrams.
by dewilkinson
22 Jun 2019 20:05
Forum: General Usage
Topic: ‘Information Fact’
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: ‘Information Fact’

"He experienced" is a general way FH reports when no sentence structure exists. I had this for several bespoke Facts when I imported from TMG. What you need to do is go to Tools->Fact Types->Information and amend the sentence template to say {note} if you just want your text to appear. Cap...
by dewilkinson
21 Jun 2019 17:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Items to include in boxes
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: Items to include in boxes

If you right click on a diagram and select Diagram Options , then select the Text tab in the dialogue box you will see a whole range of predefined options, which you can edit or even create your own. You can see in the image I am using one I have customised which shows Birth, Marriage, Death and Occ...
by dewilkinson
03 Jun 2019 06:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change census date from Year to full date
Replies: 25
Views: 817

Re: Change census date from Year to full date

Thank you all for your help, filtering on census records and using LUA pattern matching (which I was not familiar with) with ^1841 etc. did the trick perfectly. Only issue was with a few 1911 Canadian census records which were easily fixed.
by dewilkinson
02 Jun 2019 05:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change census date from Year to full date
Replies: 25
Views: 817

Re: Change census date from Year to full date

I thought this would be a useful way of correcting incomplete census date entries where historically we have only entered the year. But as we now have 000s with the full date this doesn't help. See attached image. Is it possible to add to the search criteria "ignore 6th June 1841"? Capture...
by dewilkinson
31 May 2019 19:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Is it possible to add a new Source Type
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: Is it possible to add a new Source Type

As simple as that, and I was thinking there should be an Add New button, silly me!

Many thanks Mike for the prompt help.
by dewilkinson
31 May 2019 17:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Is it possible to add a new Source Type
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Is it possible to add a new Source Type

I can see how to edit a Source Type, but not how to create a new Source Type, is this possible? I have tried searching for this but the forum search engine ignores the word Source and doesn't seem to allow phrases.
by dewilkinson
25 May 2019 12:09
Forum: Research
Topic: The Theory of Eight
Replies: 22
Views: 919

Re: The Theory of Eight

My eight are Wilkinson, Palmer, Bowtle Oakley, Gillingham, Boulter, Edwards and Payne.- two photos, one reliable the other possibly dodgy.

My wife's eight are Ransome, Hines, Butcher, Norman, Overett, Stevens, Simpson and Green - three photos all reliable
by dewilkinson
19 May 2019 06:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Creating a website options
Replies: 21
Views: 2079

Re: Creating a website options

I already tried removing the spans and the vertical dividers disappear. I am am happy with what I have and thats that, end of discussion.
by dewilkinson
18 May 2019 19:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Creating a website options
Replies: 21
Views: 2079

Re: Creating a website options

The spans put a nice dividing line in the menu bar in between each item (see image), so they are not redundant, they are also in fact the default that FH generates. I could use padding in the CCS file but just haven't bothered to do it.

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by dewilkinson
18 May 2019 05:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Creating a website options
Replies: 21
Views: 2079

Re: Creating a website options

In case it is any help I use Notepad++ to replace lines of html to tidy up my menu bar. As long as the following is done in order it works fine and only takes a few minutes for 1800+ files. I have to do each line replacement separately. Original <li><span><a href="index.html">Home</a></spa...
by dewilkinson
15 May 2019 16:17
Forum: General
Topic: Living "over the brush!"
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: Living "over the brush!"

I have had exactly this situation several times and I agree with Helen, enter as a spouse and set the marriage status to Never Married. When children have a temporary surname I record it as an alternative name with the census citation and include in the census text something like "unmarried son...
by dewilkinson
01 May 2019 12:08
Forum: General
Topic: What will we do with our research?
Replies: 6
Views: 616

Re: What will we do with our research?

My father started our research and he asked me to look after it when he was failing, which I did and became hooked. My younger son has said he would like to look after it when I get too old, but as that is a bit off yet (hopefully) who knows? With respect to alternatives, I did wonder about giving i...
by dewilkinson
26 Apr 2019 07:57
Forum: Research
Topic: Find My Past appears to have the new GRO Index
Replies: 13
Views: 1135

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

I too have noticed this and FMP is incomplete, I only record what is in the GRO entry as this is more likey to be accurate, but the FMP entry is helpful when searching as GRO indexing isn't 100% correct (but a fantastic free tool).
by dewilkinson
26 Apr 2019 07:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Adding Media Dialogue Box
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: Adding Media Dialogue Box

For what it is worth I agree with Mike.
by dewilkinson
15 Apr 2019 15:38
Forum: General
Topic: I Quit FH for TMG
Replies: 30
Views: 1774

Re: I Quit FH for TMG

I too am of a higher age and came to FH from TMG . Whilst there are a few things that were better in TMG , such as a structured places and relational citations, I think FH offers much more and I have no intention of going back. I agree with everything that Gowermick says and endorse that perseveranc...
by dewilkinson
19 Mar 2019 17:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change map locator symbol
Replies: 21
Views: 1127

Re: Change map locator symbol

Mike, I agree with you, the cross at the center of the screen can be very difficult to see especially if the background map has a lot of detail. In addition it would be nice when FH auto- geocodes it places the marker in line the cross as well, it does when the co-ordinates are present, so why not a...
by dewilkinson
13 Mar 2019 18:57
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Mapping Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 506

Re: Mapping Issue

I make extensive use of the mapping facility and find it gives mixed results. Sometimes it finds the place down to street level and close to the house number on occasions (that might just be luck though). On about 10% of occasions it is way off, sometimes in a completely different part of the countr...
by dewilkinson
11 Feb 2019 07:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Advice Needed from TMG Users Who Switched to FH
Replies: 17
Views: 1355

Re: Advice Needed from TMG Users Who Switched to FH

Don, We are all free to choose what software we prefer. I used to think that nothing was better than TMG, which was the market leader in its day. FH isn't perfect, but no package is. I think a few statements in your last post are incorrect:- in FH you can create what ever Fact tags you require you h...
by dewilkinson
08 Feb 2019 17:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Advice Needed from TMG Users Who Switched to FH
Replies: 17
Views: 1355

Re: Advice Needed from TMG Users Who Switched to FH

I switch from TMG nearly two years ago. Regarding your specific point about citations (and other reports options) FH is very flexible and I place my citations at the end of each person. It might be that in the trial version all the options possible are not present. I think overall FH is better than ...
by dewilkinson
01 Feb 2019 14:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Is there a simple way to incorporate BMD data?
Replies: 6
Views: 647

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

As you will find from reading around this forum there are many different ways of doing this. It is a matter of personal choice. My way is to use a 'lumped' source such as 'EW Birth Index 1837-2007' then record the date of data entry in the Entry Date field, set an Assessment , input the reference in...
by dewilkinson
24 Jan 2019 17:16
Forum: General
Topic: Apostrophes
Replies: 11
Views: 1181

Re: Apostrophes

I think this is a non-definitive subject as you will always find variations, even within official body documentation. Also, some place names have changed over time. For example the Isles of Scilly Registration District was called Scilly Islands until 1903 becoming Isles of Scilly thereafter. Persona...
by dewilkinson
23 Jan 2019 06:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: database engine
Replies: 10
Views: 2261

Re: database engine

I migrated from TMG about 2 years ago and I think FH was the best choice. Whilst FH doesn't have a few features that TMG had, it has much more and I don't miss those features. You do have to get used a different way of working though, for example in TMG places/addresses are stored in a structured wa...
by dewilkinson
06 Jan 2019 17:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: harmonizing TMG9 tag types with FH6 fact types
Replies: 17
Views: 1284

Re: harmonizing TMG9 tag types with FH6 fact types

I migrated from TMG about 28 months ago and made extensive use of "Change any Fact Tag", I ended up only having to manually 'redo'' a small number facts. The key of course is to take regular back ups during the process in case it goes horribly wrong. I have no regrets switching to FH , whi...

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