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by ColinMc
18 Apr 2019 13:20
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Create a Fact stating the 'Condition' of the Married Couple
Replies: 7
Views: 2337

Re: Create a Fact stating the 'Condition' of the Married Couple

Not quite sure that my question is exactly the same as this one, but this was the nearest I could find on searching the forum I'm looking for a way to mark a person as a bachelor (or a spinster) at death. This is a distinction from not knowing if they were married, in this case I know (as best as on...
by ColinMc
17 Apr 2019 12:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sort Dates with no Links
Replies: 10
Views: 321

Re: Sort Dates with no Links

Good question Or are they all a complete mystery and no longer required? I do try and read articles for myself, so I'm pretty sure I would have read about them first, and I've re-read about them. So they are not a Complete Mystery, but almost certainly a Partial Mystery. I am now ready to delete the...
by ColinMc
17 Apr 2019 11:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sort Dates with no Links
Replies: 10
Views: 321

Re: Sort Dates with no Links

Sorry Mike, I didn't fully understand the implication of the question. I believe I have used the Sort Date Plug-in in the past when experimenting. I uninstalled it, as I did not see any use for it at the time. It was part of a process to look at several plug-ins to see if they were of use/interest t...
by ColinMc
17 Apr 2019 11:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sort Dates with no Links
Replies: 10
Views: 321

Re: Sort Dates with no Links

Thanks Helen for your input too.

I've done a Filter on the Media Window with the word "Sort" which seems to have done the same as your Custom Query. Or is there a reason to do a Custom Query.

I now have all of my filtered Media records in a new Named List.
by ColinMc
17 Apr 2019 10:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sort Dates with no Links
Replies: 10
Views: 321

Re: Sort Dates with no Links

Morning Mike and thanks for the help. I assume you have used the Order Facts by Sort Date Plugin and wish to employ Sort Dates in some way? In fact I had simply sorted the Media Records window by Links . I had spotted that I had a single jpg Media Record entered twice, once with a link to a person, ...
by ColinMc
17 Apr 2019 09:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sort Dates with no Links
Replies: 10
Views: 321

Sort Dates with no Links

I have approx. 40 Sort Dates in my Media List with no links sort.jpg All the others have links, but these ones seem to be "orphaned". Should I delete them? I have tried a File> Validate but it reports 0 errors. So are they valid records? I've tried searching the forum, but the search ignor...
by ColinMc
11 Mar 2019 14:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Fact type for Newspaper Articles and other assorted media
Replies: 5
Views: 365

Re: Fact type for Newspaper Articles and other assorted media

Thanks for responses. My research will be mostly in diagrams and reports for sharing with family. No plans for websites or any wider distribution. Tying them in with existing facts such as BMD or occupation does therefore seem to be attractive, with the catch-all "Newspaper Article" fact t...
by ColinMc
11 Mar 2019 13:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Fact type for Newspaper Articles and other assorted media
Replies: 5
Views: 365

Fact type for Newspaper Articles and other assorted media

I have a number of press articles (and other media) to be included, but no obvious fact type to enter them under. In one case I have a story about a train driver's 25 years in the role. That could possibly be entered as an occupation fact? A house fire destroying the whole property - could that be r...
by ColinMc
06 Mar 2019 09:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Multiple evidence of event
Replies: 51
Views: 1885

Re: Multiple evidence of event

You've taken that single statement out of context from the whole discussion. It was you that raised the whole topic of "best genealogical practice" My point is I want best practice within FH so that I try to minimise because of painful experience with doing things in other ways. Such as di...
by ColinMc
05 Mar 2019 22:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Multiple evidence of event
Replies: 51
Views: 1885

Re: Multiple evidence of event

Thanks, I've had a quick read through . Ill read it in more detail tomorrow night.

Colin
by ColinMc
05 Mar 2019 20:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Multiple evidence of event
Replies: 51
Views: 1885

Re: Multiple evidence of event

I take what you are saying, But I couldn't care less about best genealogical practice. I made my choice to work with FH, and that's what I want to learn to use to the best of my ability. If some of that goes against best genealogical practice, I have no problems with that. So I care what terms mean ...
by ColinMc
05 Mar 2019 18:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Multiple evidence of event
Replies: 51
Views: 1885

Re: Multiple evidence of event

This discussion has grown a bit. It does strike me that we (and here I mean new/ less experienced users) all need a single document with clear definitions of what is a repository, what is a source, a citation etc etc. Many of the help files and the Calico book contain bits of this, but nowhere that ...
by ColinMc
05 Mar 2019 13:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Multiple evidence of event
Replies: 51
Views: 1885

Re: Multiple evidence of event

Thanks to both of you. As it happens, I only have a small number (about 8) of these cases at the moment, and I had created 2 entries for each. I was beginning to think that combining them was the right way to go. But as I said earlier, I'd rather try and avoid issues in the future, so if keeping the...
by ColinMc
05 Mar 2019 12:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Multiple evidence of event
Replies: 51
Views: 1885

Re: Multiple evidence of event

Thanks Mike for that additional help. This is what I love (and hate) about genealogy and FH. I do understand there is no "best" way and that what works for an individual is the best in practice. But there does seem to be a lot of variation as to what best should be. The problem is that wit...
by ColinMc
05 Mar 2019 11:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Multiple evidence of event
Replies: 51
Views: 1885

Re: Multiple evidence of event

OK thanks for that prompt help.

Colin
by ColinMc
05 Mar 2019 11:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Multiple evidence of event
Replies: 51
Views: 1885

Multiple evidence of event

If I have for example, an image of an extract from Scotlands people of a birth entry and a birth certificate, what is the optimal way to handle it. I'm thinking that a single source should be created and the two media items should be attached to the single source. The alternative presumably is to cr...
by ColinMc
01 Mar 2019 11:58
Forum: Research
Topic: Country of Intended Permanent Future Residence
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: Country of Intended Permanent Future Residence

Excellent. Thanks so much to both of you, and so quick too.

I never thought of a next page check.

Colin
by ColinMc
01 Mar 2019 11:10
Forum: Research
Topic: Country of Intended Permanent Future Residence
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: Country of Intended Permanent Future Residence

Sorry, didn't attach the image
Imm 1922 09 02 Winnifred J Barrie.jpg
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by ColinMc
01 Mar 2019 11:07
Forum: Research
Topic: Country of Intended Permanent Future Residence
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Country of Intended Permanent Future Residence

Does anyone have any idea what may be hidden by the folded paper in the attached image. My interest is Winnifred Barrie, who has an entry in the last column, but I cannot see the heading. I've googled the phrase in the title, I've googled images but so far not found any like this with headings, most...
by ColinMc
17 Jan 2019 13:15
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Census Templates Back-Up
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: Census Templates Back-Up

Thanks, but don't worry I do have plenty of cover.

My OneDrive is set up to permanently be saved locally to a physically separate local data drive which is itself then backed up daily to two separate disks one of which is 1 off site.

OneDrive copies are also saved locally on 2 laptops.

Colin
by ColinMc
17 Jan 2019 12:51
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Edit Countries & Places
Replies: 3
Views: 370

Re: Edit Countries & Places

Thanks

there was a big Win 10 update a couple of days ago, so you may well be right.

Thanks I have mailed him. I did look at that page , but missed the email address when I looked at it.


Colin
by ColinMc
17 Jan 2019 12:27
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Census Templates Back-Up
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: Census Templates Back-Up

Thanks. That is what I do already, and they're also on OneDrive as well, but I just wanted to check. Particularly as the options set up features the three folders together, as.jpg I had made the assumption (perhaps understandably) that the backup would include the other two folders. To be on the saf...
by ColinMc
17 Jan 2019 12:07
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Edit Countries & Places
Replies: 3
Views: 370

Edit Countries & Places

Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I couldn't see any alternative. Trying to add an entry in Census\Countries and places, I get an error every time. AS- Countries error.jpg The details section then contains this text See the end of this message for details on invoking just-in-time...

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