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by dewilkinson
10 Mar 2020 06:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Recording a death at sea
Replies: 3
Views: 738

Re: Recording a death at sea

I agree completely with Mike's points, but what works for you is important. To have the actual co-ordinates is unusual. Here are a few examples of how I have done this for "approximate locations".

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by dewilkinson
26 Feb 2020 15:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Emigration Fact witness age
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: Emigration Fact witness age

Mike,

Many thanks, that is what I thought. I have on some occasions used the witness note field but as you say the limitations of Fact Witnesses precludes common usage.
by dewilkinson
26 Feb 2020 13:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Emigration Fact witness age
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Emigration Fact witness age

I have used the Emigration Fact with a witness as a fellow traveling companion, but in the witness's sentence the age is that of the principal, which is clearly wrong. The sentence picks up the principal persons name correctly though. This is the sentence construct. Capture.JPG and this is the sente...
by dewilkinson
26 Feb 2020 09:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Relocating Census Image files
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: Relocating Census Image files

I have a folder for every individual and I store the census image under the head of the household with a shortcut in all other family members present folders (I use the suffix 'and family' in the file name to indicate there are shortcuts elsewhere). In order to save disk space I use the snip tool to...
by dewilkinson
25 Feb 2020 15:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: pictures import into report
Replies: 8
Views: 471

Re: pictures import into report

For each report there is an option to specify the number of images to show under options for the root of the report, spouses and others.

Hope that helps.
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by dewilkinson
13 Feb 2020 17:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to notate missing first name
Replies: 8
Views: 526

Re: How to notate missing first name

I must confess that I enter unknown full names as Unknown /Surname/ or Firstname /Unknown/. This works well for me and enables easy output from queries and ordering in lists. I'm not aware on any downsides to this approach. Down to personal preference.
by dewilkinson
31 Jan 2020 07:43
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: TMG Import into FH 6.2.7
Replies: 17
Views: 1092

Re: TMG Import into FH 6.2.7

I moved from TMG to FH about four years ago now and never regretted it. The import was 99% perfect I just needed to use the PlugIns Change Any Fact Tag and Search and Replace for a few things, particularly bespoke Facts , and amending sentences to how I wanted them. The hardest part was getting my h...
by dewilkinson
19 Jan 2020 08:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Use of Correct tense in Property box sentence for living person.
Replies: 3
Views: 665

Re: Use of Correct tense in Property box sentence for living person.

The flexibility to edit sentence templates in FH is pretty good and I have made changes to most to get them to read the way I prefer. Automatically generated sentences will have limitations and can appear repetitive. As the vast majority of people in a family history will be deceased, most things sh...
by dewilkinson
19 Jan 2020 08:23
Forum: Research
Topic: GRO web site birth index extended
Replies: 0
Views: 946

GRO web site birth index extended

Noticed this morning that the GROs web site birth index has some additional years available now, 1919 and 1984 to 2004. However, 1984-2004 doesn't include the mother's maiden name which makes it of less value. GRO are certainly improving their web site which is most welcome.
by dewilkinson
12 Jan 2020 13:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Whole record source question
Replies: 6
Views: 934

Re: Whole record source question

I do exactly what Mike says. I have created a source "David Wilkinson Memory" with Personal Communication Type and cite that for each fact with Secondary or Questionable Assessment then supplement that with actual documentary evidence later on. I also do this when someone else tells me something, an...
by dewilkinson
21 Dec 2019 07:38
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to add Nicknames & Suffix to the names in this view
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Re: How to add Nicknames & Suffix to the names in this view

You can add Nickname . Right click on the column headings, select Configure Columns and a popup will appear, go to the bottom of the list and select <Other...> a pop up will appear, give it a heading then use Insert Data Ref and find Nickname (or enter %INDI.NAME[1].NICK% as the expression). You can...
by dewilkinson
17 Dec 2019 16:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Engaged couples
Replies: 4
Views: 708

Re: Engaged couples

Adrian is quite right, it is down to personal choice, and as he says there are consequences. The only time I have entered such a thing is when there was an entry in the parish banns and marriage registers, which were then crossed out indicating that the marriage was planned, but did not happen and m...
by dewilkinson
17 Dec 2019 09:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Family Historian Census Event for UK 1939 Register
Replies: 6
Views: 737

Re: Family Historian Census Event for UK 1939 Register

If it helps, I use a generic sentence for all census facts and my construct is <para>{individual} appeared in the census taken on< {%FACT.DATE:DAY_OF_WEEK%}>< {date}>< at {_place}>< {age}><, {note}>. I don't use witnesses for census entries as I wish the note to be specific to that person, an exampl...
by dewilkinson
13 Dec 2019 07:22
Forum: Research
Topic: GRO Death Index now upto 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1316

Re: GRO Death Index now upto 2017

Thank you, it is good to know the reason for this. Whilst these recent entries only have the year of birth it is very helpful to be able to identify a death up to earlier this year. One of the joys of family history research is using a variety of tools and piecing the evidence together.
by dewilkinson
12 Dec 2019 12:25
Forum: Research
Topic: GRO Death Index now upto 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1316

Re: GRO Death Index now upto 2017

A surprise this morning, GROs updated index does not include 1958-1983, no idea why. Already found the most recent years useful though.
by dewilkinson
08 Dec 2019 10:57
Forum: Research
Topic: GRO Death Index now upto 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1316

Re: GRO Death Index now upto 2017

FindMyPast has death records up to 2018, but they are not complete and seem to be newspaper or other extracts (Ancestry has similar). These are however very useful in that the actual date and place of death are given. FMP s actual death index records go up to 2007. I believe GRO stated sometime ago...
by dewilkinson
08 Dec 2019 09:17
Forum: Research
Topic: GRO Death Index now upto 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1316

Re: GRO Death Index now upto 2017

You are quite right, deaths go up to quarter 2 2019 which is amazing. Births have been up to 1918 since GROs on-line index was introduced.
by dewilkinson
08 Dec 2019 07:52
Forum: Research
Topic: GRO Death Index now upto 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1316

GRO Death Index now upto 2017

I don't know if it has been mentioned before, but I have just noticed that GRO's on line death index now goes up to 2017. This is a really helpful extension. It would be fantastic if they added to it every year from now on.
by dewilkinson
20 Nov 2019 18:11
Forum: Research
Topic: Help with birth place Evertondp'l
Replies: 4
Views: 663

Re: Help with birth place Evertondp'l

That was quick. I think you are right, just a question of why didn't I think of that!

Thank you very much.
by dewilkinson
20 Nov 2019 17:54
Forum: Research
Topic: Help with birth place Evertondp'l
Replies: 4
Views: 663

Help with birth place Evertondp'l

In the attached 1901 census entry the birth place appears to be Evertondp'l . I don't understand what this might mean. The 1891 census clearly says Everton for the mother which is what I have recorded, and Old Swan and Wavertree for the daughters. The 1911 census says Liverpool for all of them. If a...
by dewilkinson
15 Nov 2019 17:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Query on occupations
Replies: 8
Views: 1147

Re: Query on occupations

I know that approach doesn't work for other things like census that have to have dates. For multiple occupations I record them in the single record such that it forms a reasonable sentence in reports, which is my ultimate aim. I think having multiple entries for occupations (also separate Residence ...
by dewilkinson
15 Nov 2019 17:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Query on occupations
Replies: 8
Views: 1147

Re: Query on occupations

As a matter of interest I have chosen to avoid this complication for occupations by just having one undated Occupation Fact per individual e.g. "agricultural labourer then a yeoman". The dates for these entries will appear in the Fact note sentence that gave rise to them, e.g. census, marriage, bapt...
by dewilkinson
10 Nov 2019 12:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Pop-up boxes font size
Replies: 2
Views: 596

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: 1403

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: 596

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?