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by WilliamFrier
11 Sep 2019 16:40
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: FHUG on the move
Replies: 95
Views: 4616

Re: FHUG on the move

davidf wrote:
10 Sep 2019 14:29
Never suffered from premature logout before - must be getting old (which I suppose is inevitable)
I think you can get a wee blue tablet from the doctor for that :lol:
by WilliamFrier
06 Sep 2019 07:20
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: FHUG on the move
Replies: 95
Views: 4616

Re: FHUG on the move

Couldn't agree more Helen, this is the first forum I have ever been on where you have ever had a choice of themes. I have never left any forum because it is the wrong colour or has a line under a hyperlink or for that matter thought about complaining about it. I am on a forum to give or get advice o...
by WilliamFrier
03 Sep 2019 09:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Everyone v All Relatives chart
Replies: 12
Views: 921

Re: Everyone v All Relatives chart

Just a couple of second cousins then, Jane
by WilliamFrier
03 Sep 2019 09:05
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: FHUG on the move
Replies: 95
Views: 4616

Re: FHUG on the move

I have no real problem with any of the skins, silly as it seems the only thing I dislike is phpBB logo at the top of Prosilver. It is larger and more prominent than the FHUG part and I always have a double check to see if I am on the right forum. It is the main reason I am now using Metrolike and th...
by WilliamFrier
01 Sep 2019 01:01
Forum: General
Topic: Ancestry, Find My Past or My Heritage?
Replies: 8
Views: 739

Re: Ancestry, Find My Past or My Heritage?

I agree Anne, I use ScotlandsPeople a lot. There are just a few things that can be hard to get past without a little luck or a hint. When doing a part of my wife's family (only 2 generations back) , I was stuck at one part for about 8 months and then Ancestry came up with a census hint for McGaddia ...
by WilliamFrier
31 Aug 2019 19:55
Forum: General
Topic: Ancestry, Find My Past or My Heritage?
Replies: 8
Views: 739

Re: Ancestry, Find My Past or My Heritage?

Forgot about Ancestry at my local library, Mike. From what I remember you could only search for individual information on Ancestry at the library, you couldn't use it to get hints by uploading a Gedcom or hints from other users trees. But good call. I downloaded your plugins and will try them out. I...
by WilliamFrier
31 Aug 2019 12:30
Forum: General
Topic: Ancestry, Find My Past or My Heritage?
Replies: 8
Views: 739

Ancestry, Find My Past or My Heritage?

Hi All, I am not at the stage in my re-do of the tree that I need some inspiration, but it won't be too long. My question to you is, are any of the above sites (or any others for that matter) worth paying a subscription for? I did have a subscription for Ancestry many years ago when I had FTM, but I...
by WilliamFrier
30 Aug 2019 08:16
Forum: General
Topic: View PDF
Replies: 11
Views: 620

Re: View PDF

Learn something new every day, the time is very common on Scottish Birth Certificates as is parents date of marriage, so I never thought anything of it. He was a twin, when I told his children about it they were all surprised. His twin died when she was 6 and he obviously never spoke of it.
by WilliamFrier
29 Aug 2019 23:21
Forum: General
Topic: View PDF
Replies: 11
Views: 620

Re: View PDF

Will keep a look out for these Mike, although not sure I will come across many. My family going back is mainly Scottish with a little Irish to mix up the gene pool.
by WilliamFrier
29 Aug 2019 20:41
Forum: General
Topic: View PDF
Replies: 11
Views: 620

Re: View PDF

I had read that Mike, I just didn't see the importance of it being added to When and Where Born. It just seemed like a small town council. I would have thought Corporation Road, Birkenhead in the county of Birkenhead would suffice without adding those two letters.
by WilliamFrier
29 Aug 2019 19:57
Forum: General
Topic: View PDF
Replies: 11
Views: 620

Re: View PDF

Not wanting to seem stupid, but what was an Urban District? The Certificate says Birkenhead as the Registration District, Sub District and County and when I checked the street it is in Birkenhead (amazingly). I just wondered what the significance of an Urban District was.
by WilliamFrier
29 Aug 2019 19:12
Forum: General
Topic: View PDF
Replies: 11
Views: 620

Re: View PDF

Helen, I had added it as a PDF Media record and as you say if you double click it opens in my browser. I was just asking in case there was an option somewhere in the settings to allow me to view a PDF in the Media Window and I couldn't see it. I am sure there are no multi page PDF's but I will check...
by WilliamFrier
29 Aug 2019 17:53
Forum: General
Topic: View PDF
Replies: 11
Views: 620

View PDF

Hi All, Two quick (I hope) questions. While adding my wife's grandfather I realised I didn't and no one else had a copy of his Birth Certificate, so I ordered a digital copy from GRO and It arrived today in a PDF format. Is there a way to view a PDF in the Media section the same way as I can an imag...
by WilliamFrier
26 Aug 2019 11:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Best way to input information
Replies: 18
Views: 1032

Re: Best way to input information

Remember Adrian I had did most of the research in FTM, I am just re inputting it into FH as the import never went as well as expected :roll:. I thought that a redo would be better than going through all the entries individually and re doing everything I found in the wrong place, it was also going to...
by WilliamFrier
26 Aug 2019 11:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Best way to input information
Replies: 18
Views: 1032

Re: Best way to input information

Mike, There is no difference to inputting the information. It is more about ease and not adding the information to the wrong person, especially when you have a lot of the same names. It is quite easy adding a birth then marriage cert you may have, it was because I had 15 birth certs with the same na...
by WilliamFrier
26 Aug 2019 08:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Best way to input information
Replies: 18
Views: 1032

Re: Best way to input information

Hi Colin, I am coming round to that way of thinking, as I believe that just dealing with one person at a time and adding all the information I have on them would probably be a bit easier as I would only be dealing with mainly 3 people with the same name at a time (unless of course there was a birthd...
by WilliamFrier
25 Aug 2019 23:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Best way to input information
Replies: 18
Views: 1032

Re: Best way to input information

Adrian I have put the birth records in for my family back to early 1700's, but now that I have went back to input marriages, divorces, deaths and pad out the family with the census returns I have etc, it can get a bit confusing at some points (Lots of people with the same name) 6 generations in a ro...
by WilliamFrier
25 Aug 2019 17:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Best way to input information
Replies: 18
Views: 1032

Re: Best way to input information

Looks like a retype Helen. As you both have said probably just moved at the same time as you posted and nowhere for post to go.
by WilliamFrier
25 Aug 2019 13:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Best way to input information
Replies: 18
Views: 1032

Re: Best way to input information

Maybe too many swear words in it Helen :D. I did wonder where it was best to put it Mike, as it was kind of a FH question but could really apply to any genealogy software.
by WilliamFrier
25 Aug 2019 11:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Best way to input information
Replies: 18
Views: 1032

Best way to input information

Hi all, I was just thinking while re-doing my tree, what is the best order to input my information? I ask this because I am putting in information that I have already researched and wondered starting from myself is it best to branch out in all directions (myself, wife, children, sisters, brothers an...
by WilliamFrier
30 Jul 2019 22:57
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Best way to put in Residence
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Re: Best way to put in Residence

Well that puts paid to my Tidiness Theorem, back to Chaos Theory for the moment.
by WilliamFrier
30 Jul 2019 22:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Best way to put in Residence
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Re: Best way to put in Residence

Thanks Mike, It just looked a bit neater having it all under a time span rather than individually. I was actually expecting someone to tell me that if I did it under a time span, I wouldn't be able to find them while filtering or something like that. It was my reason for asking. No point in losing f...
by WilliamFrier
30 Jul 2019 19:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Best way to put in Residence
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Best way to put in Residence

Quick question, what is the best way to put in a citation or three for the same address? Should I put in each residence citation individually or if for myself say, I know I stayed in the same house for 20 years and my children were born there and a few other things, is it better to have a residence ...
by WilliamFrier
05 Jul 2019 14:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source 'Type' field
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Re: Source 'Type' field

Oh trust me Mervyn I have seen more than enough different copies of Scottish birth certificates, yes you are right about what you get from ScotlandsPeople Mike T, my mothers certificate just got lost between her death and my step fathers death (I presume because he had remarried). By different I mea...
by WilliamFrier
05 Jul 2019 12:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media folder
Replies: 26
Views: 1422

Re: Media folder

The same way as bluray has done away with DVD :roll:. While Sky still charge for HD, 4K will just sit in the corner waiting.