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by dewilkinson
19 May 2019 06:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Creating a website options
Replies: 21
Views: 1797

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: 1797

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: 1797

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></spa...
by dewilkinson
15 May 2019 16:17
Forum: General
Topic: Living "over the brush!"
Replies: 4
Views: 247

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...
by dewilkinson
01 May 2019 12:08
Forum: General
Topic: What will we do with our research?
Replies: 6
Views: 515

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: 935

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).
by dewilkinson
26 Apr 2019 07:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Adding Media Dialogue Box
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Adding Media Dialogue Box

For what it is worth I agree with Mike.
by dewilkinson
15 Apr 2019 15:38
Forum: General
Topic: I Quit FH for TMG
Replies: 30
Views: 1416

Re: I Quit FH for TMG

I too am of a higher age and came to FH from TMG . Whilst there are a few things that were better in TMG , such as a structured places and relational citations, I think FH offers much more and I have no intention of going back. I agree with everything that Gowermick says and endorse that perseveranc...
by dewilkinson
19 Mar 2019 17:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change map locator symbol
Replies: 21
Views: 847

Re: Change map locator symbol

Mike, I agree with you, the cross at the center of the screen can be very difficult to see especially if the background map has a lot of detail. In addition it would be nice when FH auto- geocodes it places the marker in line the cross as well, it does when the co-ordinates are present, so why not a...
by dewilkinson
13 Mar 2019 18:57
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Mapping Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 393

Re: Mapping Issue

I make extensive use of the mapping facility and find it gives mixed results. Sometimes it finds the place down to street level and close to the house number on occasions (that might just be luck though). On about 10% of occasions it is way off, sometimes in a completely different part of the countr...
by dewilkinson
11 Feb 2019 07:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Advice Needed from TMG Users Who Switched to FH
Replies: 17
Views: 1158

Re: Advice Needed from TMG Users Who Switched to FH

Don, We are all free to choose what software we prefer. I used to think that nothing was better than TMG, which was the market leader in its day. FH isn't perfect, but no package is. I think a few statements in your last post are incorrect:- in FH you can create what ever Fact tags you require you h...
by dewilkinson
08 Feb 2019 17:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Advice Needed from TMG Users Who Switched to FH
Replies: 17
Views: 1158

Re: Advice Needed from TMG Users Who Switched to FH

I switch from TMG nearly two years ago. Regarding your specific point about citations (and other reports options) FH is very flexible and I place my citations at the end of each person. It might be that in the trial version all the options possible are not present. I think overall FH is better than ...
by dewilkinson
01 Feb 2019 14:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Is there a simple way to incorporate BMD data?
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: Is there a simple way to incorporate BMD data?

As you will find from reading around this forum there are many different ways of doing this. It is a matter of personal choice. My way is to use a 'lumped' source such as 'EW Birth Index 1837-2007' then record the date of data entry in the Entry Date field, set an Assessment , input the reference in...
by dewilkinson
24 Jan 2019 17:16
Forum: General
Topic: Apostrophes
Replies: 11
Views: 1039

Re: Apostrophes

I think this is a non-definitive subject as you will always find variations, even within official body documentation. Also, some place names have changed over time. For example the Isles of Scilly Registration District was called Scilly Islands until 1903 becoming Isles of Scilly thereafter. Persona...
by dewilkinson
23 Jan 2019 06:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: database engine
Replies: 10
Views: 2161

Re: database engine

I migrated from TMG about 2 years ago and I think FH was the best choice. Whilst FH doesn't have a few features that TMG had, it has much more and I don't miss those features. You do have to get used a different way of working though, for example in TMG places/addresses are stored in a structured wa...
by dewilkinson
06 Jan 2019 17:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: harmonizing TMG9 tag types with FH6 fact types
Replies: 17
Views: 1098

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: 801

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: 801

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: 535

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: 535

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: 535

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: 876

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: 2525

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: 2525

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: 1562

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...

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