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by dewilkinson
30 Jun 2020 09:45
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Search and Replace Plugin
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Search and Replace Plugin

Mike,

That sounds the sort of solution I was looking for. I think an explicit warning would need to be visible about the potential consequences of repeat runs if you haven't taken a GEDCOM file backup first, which I always do as it takes seconds before using this plugin.
by dewilkinson
30 Jun 2020 07:16
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Search and Replace Plugin
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Search and Replace Plugin

I make extensive use of this very helpful plugin, particularly because I use a number of unique abbreviations to speed up data entry and convert them at the end of each month before I update my website. A couple of examples are v: = volume: mmn = mother's maiden name. A very useful enhancement would...
by dewilkinson
09 Jun 2020 05:47
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Insert today's date
Replies: 9
Views: 888

Re: Insert today's date

I use Entry Date to record the date I entered or last updated details about a Fact . This because the Updated date is not fixed until you next manually update something to do with that record. For example I use the plugin Format Dates in Sentences and in order for records to get any updates I make t...
by dewilkinson
12 May 2020 06:22
Forum: Research
Topic: My Father in 1939 register
Replies: 7
Views: 610

Re: My Father in 1939 register

I think you should do as Lorna suggests and submit a copy of the death certificate. 1939 register entries are not automatically opened following a death, although FMP have been doing some. I have successfully had several records opened even with evidence other than a death certificate.
by dewilkinson
11 May 2020 19:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sentence construct dilemma
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Re: Sentence construct dilemma

Lots of promises regarding FH V7, all we can do is wait and see, but I look forward to it whatever improvements it brings.
by dewilkinson
11 May 2020 17:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sentence construct dilemma
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Re: Sentence construct dilemma

Mike, Thank you, I am aware of the different reports but it just struck me as odd that the Family Group presentation, which I prefer for the web site, didn't pick up linked witnesses. I understand why and will just have to live with it as I only produce a few narrative reports for specific purposes....
by dewilkinson
11 May 2020 15:26
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sentence construct dilemma
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Sentence construct dilemma

I have just noticed a difference in how a sentence is displayed between a report and a web site created by FH . (I have a funny feeling I may have mentioned something similar before.) This is a marriage and the sentence template includes a bit about witness roles. Capture.jpg The text in the note fi...
by dewilkinson
10 May 2020 15:17
Forum: General
Topic: Who should you add to your tree?
Replies: 13
Views: 1024

Re: Who should you add to your tree?

I also went through this torment. We used to add everyone including possibles and found that our 'tree' was getting far too unwieldy and the maintenance overhead was too great. So I made a decision to cull ancestors of people who marry into the family i.e. not blood related (unless siblings marry in...
by dewilkinson
30 Apr 2020 06:26
Forum: General Usage
Topic: fresh start (ish)
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: fresh start (ish)

I am in the process of doing something similar and one thing I found very useful was to add a Flag which I called "Of Interest" and added this to the Individuals record view. I populate this using the All Relatives query for any branch(pool) I am interested in as I am collating data for a number of ...
by dewilkinson
09 Apr 2020 12:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sentence for a still birth
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Re: Sentence for a still birth

Mike,

Many thanks, I didn't think I'd missed anything obvious.
by dewilkinson
09 Apr 2020 09:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sentence for a still birth
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Sentence for a still birth

I have used the Stillborn option on the Death Fact but I don't like the way it just adds aged Stillborn to the end of the sentence. I can't see a way of improving this sentence using the Fact Type editor. A steer would be most welcome in case I have missed something simple. Is the only option to cus...
by dewilkinson
07 Apr 2020 07:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Duplicated Source Text in Ancestor Report Footnote
Replies: 33
Views: 1902

Re: Duplicated Source Text in Ancestor Report Footnote

A cause of this can be as simple as one letter different, I note the top one has double quotes, the lower one doesn't. Whilst the source record may be unique, if there is a difference in the text in Where Within Source or Text From Source fields apparent duplication will happen.
by dewilkinson
10 Mar 2020 06:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Recording a death at sea
Replies: 3
Views: 951

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: 474

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: 474

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: 797

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: 763

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: 902

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: 1661

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: 889

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: 1479

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: 1171

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: 816

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: 930

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: 915

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...