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by dewilkinson
10 Nov 2019 12:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Pop-up boxes font size
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Pop-up boxes font size

Thank you, that is what I thought.
by dewilkinson
10 Nov 2019 10:30
Forum: Research
Topic: Find My Past
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: Find My Past

Having said that, it seems the above technique works with census records but not WWI service records, very annoying.
by dewilkinson
10 Nov 2019 07:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Pop-up boxes font size
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Pop-up boxes font size

I have had to increase screen font sizes as I am finding smaller fonts increasingly difficult to read. The only thing I cannot seem to adjust is the font size for pop-up boxes such as Edit Place Name, is this possible?
by dewilkinson
09 Nov 2019 12:59
Forum: Research
Topic: Find My Past
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: Find My Past

You can recover the download button by moving to the next, or previous image, then returning, and it works fine. Also, the number of items returned under each heading has gone. Chat seems to have gone as well, probably got fed up with complaints. I reported the major issue to them yesterday and FMP ...
by dewilkinson
03 Nov 2019 10:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Catholic nuns
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Catholic nuns

I agree that nickname is the wrong choice, I would enter Sister Bernadette as an Alternative Name . I believe people should be recorded by their birth name then if the name changes that becomes an Alternative Name , I reserve Known As for such as "John George X" always appearing as "George X". Hope ...
by dewilkinson
08 Oct 2019 14:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Occupation - Date
Replies: 13
Views: 606

Re: Occupation - Date

I think that what to record depends upon your objective. If you are transcribing, then exact replication is critical. But if you are interpreting to make sense or to 'make a story', then some flexibility is essential, which is down to personal choice.
by dewilkinson
08 Oct 2019 13:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Occupation - Date
Replies: 13
Views: 606

Re: Occupation - Date

I am with Mike in that I standardise occupations wherever possible, but sometimes you can't and have to go with what the source documents say. There is no right or wrong way to record occupations, there is a 'best practice' but at the end of the day it is whatever suits your purpose. This applies to...
by dewilkinson
06 Oct 2019 07:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Occupation - Date
Replies: 13
Views: 606

Re: Occupation - Date

My personal choice is to use the occupation fact without a date to record that they were an x, y then z, and record in the note associated with the event whatever it says on the source document. I think that gives a nice summary of a person at the beginning of a report and in diagrams, and keeps the...
by dewilkinson
05 Oct 2019 16:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Family Fact - Residence
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: Family Fact - Residence

I don't bother with Residence Facts for census data etc. as the details of the address are contained within the census etc fact itself, it seems pointless duplication to me. Others may disagree though.
by dewilkinson
29 Sep 2019 05:43
Forum: Research
Topic: National Library of Scotland Map Images
Replies: 5
Views: 451

Re: National Library of Scotland Map Images

Mike,

Just had a look at this, a very helpful resource. Another free map service I use all the time is the OS old map service which can be found at https://www.old-maps.co.uk/index.html#/. When you want to change places just click on the blue Old-Maps.co.uk on top left.
by dewilkinson
24 Jun 2019 16:42
Forum: General
Topic: 1939 Register
Replies: 13
Views: 1223

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 different examples...
by dewilkinson
24 Jun 2019 12:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Advice about my own FT
Replies: 7
Views: 655

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: 551

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. Capture.JPG
by dewilkinson
21 Jun 2019 17:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Items to include in boxes
Replies: 9
Views: 597

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: 1627

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: 1627

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"?
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by dewilkinson
31 May 2019 19:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Is it possible to add a new Source Type
Replies: 2
Views: 355

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: 355

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: 1762

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: 2696

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: 2696

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: 2696

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></span></li> <l...
by dewilkinson
15 May 2019 16:17
Forum: General
Topic: Living "over the brush!"
Replies: 4
Views: 579

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 as J...
by dewilkinson
01 May 2019 12:08
Forum: General
Topic: What will we do with our research?
Replies: 6
Views: 940

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: 1737

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).