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by ColinMc
17 Oct 2019 12:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Occupation/Voluntary roles
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Occupation/Voluntary roles

Thanks


Colin
by ColinMc
17 Oct 2019 09:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Occupation/Voluntary roles
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Occupation/Voluntary roles

Thanks. I'm quite happy to take that advice and keep it simple.

Colin
by ColinMc
17 Oct 2019 08:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Occupation/Voluntary roles
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Occupation/Voluntary roles

I have a gentleman whose Occupation was Minister. I also know that at various times during his Ministry he undertook various additional roles, for example Superintendent of the General Hospital & Head of the Associated Charities, now the Board of Public Welfare These are not "occupations" but I have...
by ColinMc
06 Oct 2019 07:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Occupation - Date
Replies: 13
Views: 407

Re: Occupation - Date

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll think about which is best for me
by ColinMc
05 Oct 2019 19:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Occupation - Date
Replies: 13
Views: 407

Re: Occupation - Date

Nice idea
by ColinMc
05 Oct 2019 18:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Occupation - Date
Replies: 13
Views: 407

Occupation - Date

Sorry to keep asking silly questions. I did try searching the Forum but didn't find anything relevant. How do other users capture an occupation, when the source is a death certificate. If we have for example a 75 year old person whose occupation is shown as say "Factory Worker", it does seem somewha...
by ColinMc
05 Oct 2019 16:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Family Fact - Residence
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Family Fact - Residence

OK I've had a look, I'll enter manually for husband and wife in this case
by ColinMc
05 Oct 2019 15:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Family Fact - Residence
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Family Fact - Residence

I can't work out how (assuming it is possible) to enter a Residence fact as a Family fact. I've got sources quoting where husband and wife lived.

I'm assuming it is possible to enter the fact as a family one, but how.

Ta

Colin
by ColinMc
05 Oct 2019 15:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source & media naming
Replies: 10
Views: 289

Re: Source & media naming

That looks similar to my method but with the order of the naming reversed.

Thanks for the comment
by ColinMc
05 Oct 2019 12:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source & media naming
Replies: 10
Views: 289

Re: Source & media naming

I like that idea,
This is distinct from the file name - which I tend to leave well alone - despite the temptation to make it descriptive.
Will think about that
by ColinMc
05 Oct 2019 12:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source & media naming
Replies: 10
Views: 289

Re: Source & media naming

I split my data, I took that decision on day 1, having read a bit of background, and it seems to suit me fine. As I was only giving examples for a different purpose, I did not fully explain the meanings of the naming plan. In my case, when Source Naming, the words "Birth", "Death" & "Marriage" are r...
by ColinMc
05 Oct 2019 11:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source & media naming
Replies: 10
Views: 289

Re: Source & media naming

Thanks
by ColinMc
05 Oct 2019 09:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source & media naming
Replies: 10
Views: 289

Re: Source & media naming

Maybe I'm not storing up probs then. Interestingly I see you do it in short title. I've never used it. What do you differentiate between full and short
by ColinMc
05 Oct 2019 07:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source & media naming
Replies: 10
Views: 289

Source & media naming

When I started, I decided to name sources like this below Marriage 1908 12 03 William McGillivray - Christina Bethune M Cert 1897 07 15 John Clunie - Anne McDonald Imm 1917 04 02 Howard G Barrie This keeps similar sources together, and sorts by date. However I've also used the same method for naming...
by ColinMc
04 Oct 2019 11:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Grandchildren with unknown parents
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: Grandchildren with unknown parents

Must admit I like this idea I tend to put in an unnamed child with a note saying this is one or more of XYZ (the known children) but I don't know which yet; and then attach the grandchildren to that unnamed person -- that way they show up as individuals and are less likely to get overlooked as candi...
by ColinMc
04 Oct 2019 08:39
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Grandchildren with unknown parents
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Grandchildren with unknown parents

I have a press article that tells me that a lady is survived by 5 daughters. It later adds that she has three grandsons and one grandaughter. I know the names and husbands of all 5 daughters, and I know the name and parents of one grandson. So all possible parents are in the tree already. How is it ...
by ColinMc
03 Oct 2019 14:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Template Codes
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: Template Codes

Thanks. Glad I asked tho. I'd assumed as there were scroll bars that the display would be OK.
by ColinMc
03 Oct 2019 13:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Note Record
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Note Record

Another idea I'd never thought of. Ta
by ColinMc
03 Oct 2019 13:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Press notices
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: Press notices

That is exactly what I'm about to do. I have a small number (less than 10) press articles to update). However I do it, I want it to be consistent.
by ColinMc
03 Oct 2019 13:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Note Record
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Note Record

Thanks, I'll read this shortly.
by ColinMc
03 Oct 2019 13:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Template Codes
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Template Codes

After spotting a typo in a Sentence, I've been editing a fact definition to correct it. However as part of the same sentence, I am getting two squares appearing in my "actual" sentence, in two separate positions, which indicates to me some kind of font problem. On checking the Fact Definition, (News...
by ColinMc
03 Oct 2019 13:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Note Record
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Note Record

I've just spotted a Note Record in the Sample Project. I understand how that would fit as an introduction a tree/report. It is more of an intro note really, and this note would be ideally suited almost as a subtitle to a Project name.
by ColinMc
03 Oct 2019 12:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Press notices
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: Press notices

That is a nice and very helpful addition to the topic. One of the problems of using this software is the massive flexibility and freedom as to how we capture and apply data. The drawback of that same flexibility is the fact that we all we all then can work in our own (probably in my case) weird & wo...
by ColinMc
03 Oct 2019 12:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Note Record
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Note Record

Can you help me with an example of when a Note Record might be considered instead of a family, individual or fact note. So far it is an option I have never used, but I'm wondering when it might be appropriate. To date, all my notes seem (to me at least) to have been covered by the three main types, ...
by ColinMc
03 Oct 2019 12:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Press notices
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: Press notices

Mike, many thanks for the help over the last couple of days.

I feel for the first time I have now started to understand A Source and a Citation much more clearly