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by fhtess65
15 Apr 2024 14:48
Forum: Plugin Technical Support & Development
Topic: Simple Marriage Certificate Plugin
Replies: 10
Views: 405

Re: Simple Marriage Certificate Plugin

Hi Norman, Thanks for the update. I'll test it again soon :) Teresa <SNIP> Thanks for trying this out. I knew the help screen would be too large, hence I put it in a scrolled text box; I should have thought this may be too large as well. Hopefully this will work for you. Calico Pie have already post...
by fhtess65
14 Apr 2024 15:59
Forum: Plugin Technical Support & Development
Topic: Simple Marriage Certificate Plugin
Replies: 10
Views: 405

Re: Simple Marriage Certificate Plugin

Oops - forgot I could have tried Alt-F4. I look forward to testing the version with the scroll bar. I'm helping someone I know to move her tree to FH and might consider suggesting the plug-in to her. <SNIP> Apologies for this - I tend to use ALT F4 to kill the top most window. In this case it may ha...
by fhtess65
13 Apr 2024 17:01
Forum: Plugin Technical Support & Development
Topic: Simple Marriage Certificate Plugin
Replies: 10
Views: 405

Re: Simple Marriage Certificate Plugin

Hi Normie, While I generally prefer and use Ancestral Sources, I decided to give your plugin a test. Alas, it failed for me. I use a 17" Win10 Pro laptop, yet the display on your plugin ran off the top and bottom of the page and effectively froze FH for me, forcing me to kill it using Task Mana...
by fhtess65
12 Apr 2024 04:15
Forum: Sources, Citations & Repositories
Topic: filling out a source template
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: filling out a source template

I agree with everything Gary said. One note of caution - over the years I've discovered that Ancestry doesn't always get the Reference number correct in some of its Source of source listings - sometimes they lead to an entirely different church register. I now routinely check the catalogue of the ho...
by fhtess65
11 Apr 2024 15:10
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: For citation nerds
Replies: 13
Views: 792

Re: For citation nerds

Given we share a border, it's criminal how much it costs to send stuff across it. Helen Osborn is one UK author who writes good genealogy books - Genealogy: Essential Research Methods (2012) and Our Village Ancestors (2021). I have the former and am hoping to get the latter sometime this year. Helen...
by fhtess65
11 Apr 2024 02:18
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: For citation nerds
Replies: 13
Views: 792

Re: For citation nerds

The publisher REFUSES to ship outside the US. Says it has had bad experiences, so just have a copy shipped to an American friend/relative and get them to forward it to you :roll: Offered the ebook, but it costs $70 Cdn...um, no. I love ebooks and do buy them (I have a Kobo), but I'm NOT paying that ...
by fhtess65
06 Apr 2024 17:55
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Monumental Inscriptions - thoughts?
Replies: 33
Views: 1170

Re: Monumental Inscriptions - thoughts?

I should also add that I have real trouble with abstract thinking, so I can't really provide much input until a new version is published and I can try it out. Thoughts on all of the above would be much appreciated. Of course as always AS will be very flexible and allow for the user to format these a...
by fhtess65
06 Apr 2024 17:34
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Monumental Inscriptions - thoughts?
Replies: 33
Views: 1170

Re: Monumental Inscriptions - thoughts?

Yep, you're right. It was early in the morning when I answered - clearly wasn't thinking with all neurons firing... :oops: For women, it's tricky as I want it to link to her main record, which has her birth surname, but also need to note her married name. I would likely use my own edited source temp...
by fhtess65
05 Apr 2024 15:17
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Monumental Inscriptions - thoughts?
Replies: 33
Views: 1170

Re: Monumental Inscriptions - thoughts?

I'm fine with Monumental inscription. I guess for instances where two people share a headstone, but died on different dates (generally the case), I would just enter each separately and just link the same media image. For women, it's tricky as I want it to link to her main record, which has her birth...
by fhtess65
30 Mar 2024 15:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Deleting living people before exporting GEDcom
Replies: 10
Views: 335

Re: Deleting living people before exporting GEDcom

Screenshots might prove helpful in this situation, so Jane and Mike can see what you're doing. I have clicked on the cog wheel and selected add row. All that happens is it asks me to select a name, then tells me that name doesn’t exist to select a new one, when I do I just get a big plus sign, and t...
by fhtess65
28 Mar 2024 18:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Deleting extraneous fact types
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Deleting extraneous fact types

Thanks, Mike - that's very useful. I have run the query and will work those. As always, I appreciate your help. <SNIP> I think all the Attribute Fact Type definitions you want to delete start with Page... So you might find it useful to use my Download Query All Facts Filter by Label with the Fact La...
by fhtess65
28 Mar 2024 16:39
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Deleting extraneous fact types
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Deleting extraneous fact types

Thanks, Mike... At this point, going through and updating all those profiles is a work in progress, so no, they haven't all been deleted in the Individual records at this point. I've deleted a couple from the Fact Type list with no discernible harm to the Individual records (for individuals at the o...
by fhtess65
28 Mar 2024 16:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Deleting extraneous fact types
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Deleting extraneous fact types

Two years ago, when I permanently switched from RM8 to FH7, I imported my RM database and began the Herculean task of cleaning it up, "corrupted" as it was by junk from years of TreeShare with Ancestry. While the initial TreeShare saved me years of work and weeks of downloading individual ...
by fhtess65
27 Mar 2024 16:17
Forum: Sources, Citations & Repositories
Topic: Essentials Templates Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: Essentials Templates Advice

I do indeed clone and edit some of the Essentials templates. The flexibility of the template editor is one of the big advantages of FH. Like Gary, I work with a modified Strathclyde style, taking into account also some of the elements illustrated by Mcdonald in his book. Whenever a new Referencing G...
by fhtess65
26 Mar 2024 02:30
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Electoral Register Settings...
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Re: Electoral Register Settings...

Absolutely no worries! Just happy to have the solution :)
NickWalker wrote: 25 Mar 2024 21:23 Thanks John, sorry Teresa - wrong template. I could see the census template editor in my head when I was writing my response but wrote autotext template editor instead. As I've commented before, there are too many templates in AS :)
by fhtess65
25 Mar 2024 20:35
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Electoral Register Settings...
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Re: Electoral Register Settings...

Thanks, John - I made that change (though chose Residence, rather than Custom Fact)...Will give that a go and see if I like it.

Eventually I'll get to know all the ins and outs of this process.
jelv wrote: 25 Mar 2024 20:23 Teresa, try looking in Tools, Census Templates...

Then Fact, Use custom event
by fhtess65
25 Mar 2024 20:13
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Electoral Register Settings...
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Re: Electoral Register Settings...

Hi Nick, Yes, it's the Fact created I would like to change so it doesn't appear in the Property Box as a Census. Feeling a bit dim, here, but where would I do that? All I see is the option for Census and can't figure out in the code to do anything at all with Electoral Registers. ElectoralRegisterTe...
by fhtess65
25 Mar 2024 18:27
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Electoral Register Settings...
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Electoral Register Settings...

First, I did go to the KB this time, but what I found there didn't match what I'm seeing on my screen. I'd like to set up the Electoral Register option to appear as such in FH, instead of as Census and though I tried to follow the KB instructions, it's not working. I get as for as Tools>Options>Gene...
by fhtess65
21 Mar 2024 15:37
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Copying on 1921 Census
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: Copying on 1921 Census

I do the same as Chris - if you use a Windows computer, Ctrl-Shift-v is the keyboard shortcut to paste as plain text. When I copy from a web page (FMP mostly) I tend to use Copy as Plain Text (not sure now if thats from a copy paste addon). The reason being it avoids copying some invisible formating...
by fhtess65
20 Mar 2024 15:01
Forum: Media
Topic: Adding Media files.
Replies: 63
Views: 1546

Re: Adding Media files.

Hi Rosina, I had similar issues to you. Nick very kindly provided a typed AS workflow https://www.fhug.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=21046&p=129140#p128788 for me and it helped immensely. When you're ready, have a look. Alongside the videos, I hope it will help you as much as it helped m...
by fhtess65
17 Mar 2024 15:37
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: For citation nerds
Replies: 13
Views: 792

Re: For citation nerds

Jenny and Andy at CiteBuilder have added their versions of EE 4th ed templates to their site and they're not behind the paywall. https://cite-builder.com/basic/# . Just click on the first option. I haven't tried any yet, but at least it's good to get an idea. Great they made it available for everyon...
by fhtess65
17 Mar 2024 15:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Generate an exportable list of Source Templates
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: Generate an exportable list of Source Templates

Good idea to copy into a separate collection. Thanks for the suggestion! But, no, not importing to a new project, though I may end up creating a new one after cleaning up my templates. <SNIP> I copy all of my 'settled' source templates into a separate collection with a different name. When you impor...
by fhtess65
17 Mar 2024 15:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Generate an exportable list of Source Templates
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: Generate an exportable list of Source Templates

Thanks, Mike - that did seem to work, though oddly, I was sure that's how I had them sorted before...Either way, at least now I know for the future :) Teresa, some techniques avoid you needing a separate list. If you sort the Source Template records in the Records Window the way you want them then t...
by fhtess65
17 Mar 2024 15:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Generate an exportable list of Source Templates
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: Generate an exportable list of Source Templates

Thanks, Helen - I tried, but couldn't figure out how to do it. Thought I had it, but could only select one template at a time...

Queries remind me of math and my brain freezes.
ColeValleyGirl wrote: 16 Mar 2024 18:51 Try creating a custom Source Template Query.

Use =LastUpdated() for the Updated column.
by fhtess65
16 Mar 2024 18:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Generate an exportable list of Source Templates
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Generate an exportable list of Source Templates

I would like to export a list of my Source Templates as sorted by Update date. I know how to view the list, but can't figure out how to export it - is there a way? Why would I like to do this? Because I find it frustrating when adding a new source that the list of templates doesn't appear in update ...