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by dewilkinson
06 Jan 2019 17:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: harmonizing TMG9 tag types with FH6 fact types
Replies: 17
Views: 609

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...
by dewilkinson
16 Nov 2018 14:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Reducing the size of the source list in reports
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: Reducing the size of the source list in reports

Mike, My database goes back many years and contains many old citations that do not conform to my current standards, and I am slowly tidying them up. The duplicate 1901 census has now gone in this example and I do prefer lumping for things like census, birth index, death index records where you can c...
by dewilkinson
16 Nov 2018 07:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Reducing the size of the source list in reports
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: Reducing the size of the source list in reports

I felt the same and I have reduced the settings to what I think is the minimum needed, see attached image. You need to be diligent to ensure a single reference used multiple times for a person/family are identical, if not you get multiple entries. I do this using the Copy Citation button. Enabling A...
by dewilkinson
15 Nov 2018 16:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Show Place Tentative Status
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: Show Place Tentative Status

Reported to Calico Pie and it has been passed on to the developers.
by dewilkinson
14 Nov 2018 15:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Show Place Tentative Status
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: Show Place Tentative Status

Mike,

Many thanks, I have it included now. Strange it doesn't appear in the Data Reference Assistant.
by dewilkinson
14 Nov 2018 14:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Show Place Tentative Status
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Show Place Tentative Status

This may be a silly question, but is it possible to show the status of a Place in the Places Window ? It seems very hidden and long winded to have to open the map, select the place in the Places window , then goto Map on the menu bar, then select Geocoding . Configure columns doesn't seem to give yo...
by dewilkinson
21 Oct 2018 18:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: New to the program....
Replies: 9
Views: 563

Re: New to the program....

Select yourself so you appear in the main window, then go Edit -> File Root -> Set as Root. FH will then open with you as the selected person and all relationships will be as relative to yourself. You will see various threads on this particularly about always opening with the last selected person. F...
by dewilkinson
11 Oct 2018 05:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census, 1939 Register, Electoral Roll
Replies: 30
Views: 1590

Re: Census, 1939 Register, Electoral Roll

FMP have opened a few records for me and I have never been charged. We already pay a significant subscription so I would consider a charge to be out of order. The only problem I have had is when they refuse to open a record saying the details don't match, I argued and they then agreed to open them. ...
by dewilkinson
09 Oct 2018 08:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census, 1939 Register, Electoral Roll
Replies: 30
Views: 1590

Re: Census, 1939 Register, Electoral Roll

Regarding your point about what to call this. Although it is technically a 'Register' I decided I would record details as a 'Census' Fact as this is what it is closest/akin to. Regarding addresses, transcriptions give the Road and Borough Council (which is mis-leading), so it is sometimes helpful to...
by dewilkinson
03 Sep 2018 12:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Start over?
Replies: 14
Views: 1071

Re: Start over?

I am in the process of going through all of my entries (>24,000 individuals) which is going to take about four years. We started entering in TMG before transferring to FH and many sources were not properly cited. I have attached two images to demonstrate the standards I have set my self. The FH is s...
by dewilkinson
27 Aug 2018 12:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sentence template age attribute vs fact age
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: Sentence template age attribute vs fact age

Lorna, Mike, Many thanks, both work but I have gone with the CombineText version. I primarily wanted this for death records as many ancient burial records didn't record an age. My death sentence now reads <para>{%CUR_PRIN.NAME[1]:FIRST%} died< of {cause}>< on {%FACT.DATE:DAY_OF_WEEK%}>< {date}>< at ...
by dewilkinson
27 Aug 2018 07:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sentence template age attribute vs fact age
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Sentence template age attribute vs fact age

I have tried without success to locate how to include in a Fact sentence template use the age attribute if present else use the calculated age i.e. use {age} if not present use {%FACT.AGE%}. Is such an IF / OR possible in a sentence template?
by dewilkinson
27 Aug 2018 05:26
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to Present the Family Tree?
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: How to Present the Family Tree?

If your FH file and associated documents are large (mine is ~25,000 individuals) then you cannot do it easily. I think you need to find out what he actually wants. I often get a question and people usually want to see their bit of the tree or how they are related to someone else, so you can just run...
by dewilkinson
19 Aug 2018 18:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Create dynamic website
Replies: 11
Views: 842

Re: Create dynamic website

I started using the FH web generator at the beginning of this year and I have set myself a task to update my website at the end of every month, and it doesn't take very long. When the generator is running and the upload is taking place you can be doing other things on your PC. I'm not convinced that...
by dewilkinson
03 Aug 2018 09:37
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: GEDCOM to HTML and RDF
Replies: 6
Views: 785

Re: GEDCOM to HTML and RDF

I use the create a web site in FH , take a look at http://www.wilkinsonransomefamilytree.co.uk/ I let FH create the pages but I have modified the main page and the CSS file, keeping them in a separate folder ready to copy in, and I replace a few lines of code in each file to tidy up the menu bar. I ...
by dewilkinson
27 Jul 2018 17:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Prisoner of War
Replies: 8
Views: 731

Re: Prisoner of War

I have made my own Custom Fact as I have quite a few people who were prisoners of war. I probably need to tinker with the words by changing "was" to "became a" but I'll think about that as it does for the moment. I'm also thinking do I need a captured one as well as a PoW Fact . ...
by dewilkinson
09 Jun 2018 06:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH 6.2.7
Replies: 7
Views: 923

Re: FH 6.2.7

I just ran the upgrade from FH->Help and it completed without an error.
by dewilkinson
07 Jun 2018 13:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Records Window - Individuals Tab
Replies: 8
Views: 742

Re: Records Window - Individuals Tab

I use the Name Search query which I have customised to suit me with this output:-

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I find it most helpful for more frequent names.
by dewilkinson
28 May 2018 18:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Creating a website options
Replies: 13
Views: 1260

Re: Creating a website options

Mike, I have experimented with the advanced button on step 8 of the wizard, but that just inserts code, unless I am missing a trick. What I am using Notepad++ for is replacing code thus to improve the cosmetic look of the menu bar. Default <li><span><a href="index.html">Home</a></span></li...
by dewilkinson
28 May 2018 16:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Creating a website options
Replies: 13
Views: 1260

Re: Creating a website options

I have been experimenting with the FH web site creator and my first attempt can be found at: http://www.wilkinsonransomefamilytree.co.uk/ . I have created a stand alone Home page (index.html) and css file which I have to copy into the FH Web Site folder. I have also customised the menu bar to make i...
by dewilkinson
28 May 2018 05:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Female Married Name
Replies: 15
Views: 1730

Re: Female Married Name

I always use the maiden name for the reasons given above and I think this is critical. I do however add the married name(s) as alternative name(s). If I want to make it clear the name used for an event I include "as <married name>" in the note. Like many aspects of FH there is 'best practi...
by dewilkinson
25 Apr 2018 15:39
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Website citations for Living People
Replies: 5
Views: 824

Re: Website citations for Living People

Thank you for your help, objective achieved using the Clean Living Persons plugin on a copy of my project file.
by dewilkinson
25 Apr 2018 06:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Website citations for Living People
Replies: 5
Views: 824

Website citations for Living People

I am ready to make my website live except for one small detail. When the Living Flag is set all details are suppressed as expected, however Citations for the persons Name are not. I have used the GRO birth index, GRO marriage index or parish baptism records as primary sources of the name. The issue ...
by dewilkinson
20 Apr 2018 13:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Recording a negative
Replies: 7
Views: 1160

Re: Recording a negative

I have created a Custom Fact called Census Absence which I find satisfactory. It also enables an appropriate sentence to appear in reports. An example is given below:

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by dewilkinson
13 Apr 2018 16:39
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Wild card in query parameter
Replies: 4
Views: 703

Re: Wild card in query parameter

Mike, Thank you very much for your effort and thoughts, much appreciated. The simplest solution for me is not to use a parameter and just leave the value field blank in the query window for the GIVEN NAME and use contains for part of a SURNAME when I want to retrieve all instances of that SURNAME .

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