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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: 189

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: 158

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: 664

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: 408

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: 478

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: 521

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: 939

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: 939

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: 939

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: 939

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: 939

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: 427

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: 427

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: 922

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: 922

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: 499

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: 1118

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: 499

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: 1118

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: 641

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: 1037

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: 1037

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: 1037

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: 514

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: 889

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.