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by WilliamFrier
05 Jul 2019 14:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source 'Type' field
Replies: 6
Views: 306

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: 921

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.
by WilliamFrier
05 Jul 2019 09:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source 'Type' field
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: Source 'Type' field

I agree Mike about originals, although the original to me is the first copy you get from the registrar. I had to send for a copy BC of my mothers from National Records of Scotland and it looks nothing like the original she had. That was why I was asking. What Type would you put that under? Certifica...
by WilliamFrier
05 Jul 2019 07:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media folder
Replies: 26
Views: 921

Re: Media folder

Well screen size issue solved. Because my Dell laptop is a 13.3" screen, the display settings are set to 125% by Dell for better viewing on that screen size, so I set it back to 100% and got the view I was looking for although with slightly smaller (but perfectly useable) text . That means it i...
by WilliamFrier
04 Jul 2019 22:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source 'Type' field
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Source 'Type' field

When entering a source, how exact should you be about the Type ? I know you don't have to use it, but I want to for filtering. What I am really asking is should you use Birth Certificate for all variants eg Original, copy or copy of original or is it best to split them up. I think BC is good enough ...
by WilliamFrier
04 Jul 2019 06:23
Forum: General
Topic: Best way to capture images
Replies: 19
Views: 729

Re: Best way to capture images

Very Interesting Bill, I was just commenting that most relatives I have visited, keep their photo's and certificates in a tin box (Christmas biscuits) or younger ones a plastic box in a cupboard and the Certificates at best are stored in a card wallet supplied by the register office folded in half t...
by WilliamFrier
03 Jul 2019 11:50
Forum: General
Topic: Best way to capture images
Replies: 19
Views: 729

Re: Best way to capture images

I had read your suggestion E and had already had a look for them, I was just having a bit of a laugh about the ironing (although can't speak for others) and it was more a quick fix for when I was visiting relatives I was looking for, so your suggestion was obviously just what I was looking for. I am...
by WilliamFrier
03 Jul 2019 11:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media folder
Replies: 26
Views: 921

Re: Media folder

Well that answers my question Helen. Looks like I will make sure I get a wide screen monitor when I get a new PC.
by WilliamFrier
03 Jul 2019 07:02
Forum: General
Topic: Best way to capture images
Replies: 19
Views: 729

Re: Best way to capture images

Would be easier taking a scanner than an ironing board and iron :lol:
by WilliamFrier
02 Jul 2019 22:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media folder
Replies: 26
Views: 921

Re: Media folder

If that screen was a bit wider Mike, then side by side would be just about perfect for me, but it is still better that way for inputting data using the Focus Window.
by WilliamFrier
02 Jul 2019 21:32
Forum: General
Topic: Best way to capture images
Replies: 19
Views: 729

Re: Best way to capture images

No definitely Office Lens for me, phone is always in my pocket, quality is very good (Way better than the scans I have downloaded from ScotlandsPeople) partially due to good camera on the phone, auto cropping/straightening and obviously the auto back up to Onedrive. It was more the best way of getti...
by WilliamFrier
02 Jul 2019 20:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media folder
Replies: 26
Views: 921

Re: Media folder

Mike L, my laptop is at it's max 1920 x 1080 and I did add a second screen as you had suggested, but it was a bit weird moving from a 13.3" screen to a 42" screen ;) . One question I do have for anyone with a larger screen than mine say 2,560 x 1,440, does FH show more information on the s...
by WilliamFrier
02 Jul 2019 12:45
Forum: General
Topic: Best way to capture images
Replies: 19
Views: 729

Re: Best way to capture images

Great advice Mike, so simple. Although A couple of the certificates I have been given including the original of my Great Gran's is looking a bit worse for wear and took about a week under a sheet of glass and some books to get it flat and all lined up again. But off to the shops for some Blu Tack as...
by WilliamFrier
02 Jul 2019 12:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media folder
Replies: 26
Views: 921

Re: Media folder

Mike, Yes I did have a quick look last night and I will be making some changes. But better than that I have now got a Word document that I copy and paste any advice into that I have either to look at or have looked at and want to use at a later date to make changes to FH. That way I have all the wis...
by WilliamFrier
02 Jul 2019 11:59
Forum: General
Topic: Best way to capture images
Replies: 19
Views: 729

Best way to capture images

What is the best way to make a copy of a certificate when you are out and about? I use Office Lens from Microsoft on my phone, which does a good job of taking a photo of the certificate, squaring it up if you take the photo from a bit of an angle and saves it straight to Onedrive for me. The problem...
by WilliamFrier
02 Jul 2019 11:26
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media folder
Replies: 26
Views: 921

Re: Media folder

Maybe time to invest in a pc with a bigger screen :D or hook up the laptop to the TV . Most digital TV’s make ideal PC monitors. I can’t recommend it highly enough. You wouldn’t believe what you can do with a 40” screen, just give it a try, you’ll be amazed! at the difference it makes! :D NB Check ...
by WilliamFrier
01 Jul 2019 18:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media folder
Replies: 26
Views: 921

Re: Media folder

Thanks Everyone, Adrian, I keep all of my images in the My Document folder in Windows in two separate folders for each eg Media and MediaFH and use it similar to yourself Media is all my certificates etc and MediaFH is an exact copy. I then remove the certificate copy from MediaFH and add it to my p...
by WilliamFrier
30 Jun 2019 23:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media folder
Replies: 26
Views: 921

Re: Media folder

Thanks Mike The edge of the media list was just sitting perfectly on the end of a column and I hadn't noticed the horizontal scroll bar at the bottom so I thought that the information showing was all that there was. Maybe time to invest in a pc with a bigger screen :D or hook up the laptop to the TV .
by WilliamFrier
30 Jun 2019 21:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media folder
Replies: 26
Views: 921

Re: Media folder

So does this mean yes the folders show in the Media Window or no they don't. In my eyes there is no point in filing them in separate folders if I can't view the folders in the Media Window, so I would be better just storing them all together. Just really want to know as the file naming I decided to ...
by WilliamFrier
30 Jun 2019 12:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media folder
Replies: 26
Views: 921

Media folder

Hi all Quick question, while watching a FH video about inputting information into FH and adding a media file, it was suggested putting the certificate into a new folder called Certificates in the Media folder. Now if I do this for say all the certificates and just leave the photos in the Media folde...
by WilliamFrier
28 Jun 2019 07:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Deceased/retired Occupation
Replies: 11
Views: 550

Re: Deceased/retired Occupation

Another question on transcribing/adding source citations. When I added a few entries using Automatic Source Citation I presumed that anything I added to text from source would be added to the source citation (Wrongfully as I found out), I later realised I had to add the information to Text from in t...
by WilliamFrier
27 Jun 2019 10:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Advice about my own FT
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: Advice about my own FT

It's another vote for one tree. The way I look at it is that I could do my tree and wife's separately but linking them would just be like my daughters doing their tree and I don't see the point of not finding out all the scandal on my wifes side to help cancel out all the scandal on mine :lol:
by WilliamFrier
25 Jun 2019 08:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Deceased/retired Occupation
Replies: 11
Views: 550

Re: Deceased/retired Occupation

Thanks all. On the point of transcribing. Is it best to list entry's eg Name: Joe Bloggs Born: 25 Dec 1962 Location: Glasgow or write it in a story format, like Joe Bloggs was Born on 25 Dec 1962 in Glasgow to father....? I know FH does this for each fact, but I saw both methods being used when I ha...
by WilliamFrier
23 Jun 2019 13:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Deceased/retired Occupation
Replies: 11
Views: 550

Re: Deceased/retired Occupation

Would you do the same for a retired entry Helen. On a totally other subject, to transcribe or not transcribe? Are there advantages to having the information in Text from Source if you have an image of the certificate in the source? Now no mention of Ancestral Sources putting it in automatically if I...
by WilliamFrier
23 Jun 2019 12:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Deceased/retired Occupation
Replies: 11
Views: 550

Deceased/retired Occupation

Hi Just a quick question, do you ignore the occupation of someone on say a wedding certificate, if it says plumber (Retired) or Plumber (Deceased). I ask because obviously you don't know when they did this job or where it fits into their timeline. At the same time it gives an in site into what they ...

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