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by jmurphy
29 Sep 2007 18:15
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: need help with file nbsp;record merging ONS etc
Replies: 5
Views: 1099

need help with file nbsp;record merging ONS etc

For an update on the saga of 'Jan's search of the IGI by batch': I decided to start over and download all the marriages in one file and all the christenings in another file, and then to merge the two files into one 'Knowles-IGI' file. (These are only the records extracted from marriage or christenin...
by jmurphy
29 Sep 2007 17:58
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Date Format - U.S. Customary
Replies: 17
Views: 2603

Date Format - U.S. Customary

After I had read most of the entries in this thread but not the one immediately above, I did a little testing with my copy of FTM 2006, and looked about in FH, and confirmed that while you can warn FH you will be entering dates in US mm/dd/yyyy format, on screen FH will show you the date as dd month...
by jmurphy
28 Sep 2007 09:54
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: FH other uses?
Replies: 18
Views: 2631

FH other uses?

My husband has a book on the famous (or infamous) New England Lowells which has a family tree in the back. We are trying to figure out if his branch of the Lowells meets up with theirs. I had started to put the family tree into my previous genealogy program but it proved to be too cumbersome. I shou...
by jmurphy
27 Sep 2007 18:59
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: need help with file nbsp;record merging ONS etc
Replies: 5
Views: 1099

need help with file nbsp;record merging ONS etc

Every now and again when I get stuck while doing research methodically, I do some wider 'one-name-study' searches to see what I can turn up. I am looking for ideas on how I can keep this information organized in case I need it later. (I usually keep it in a separate file until I have more evidence.)...
by jmurphy
20 Sep 2007 18:08
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: anyone have experience with FTM for Mac?
Replies: 7
Views: 2092

anyone have experience with FTM for Mac?

Certainly it would be better to ask on a Mac site, and I'm sure my friend will do so.

Thanks to everyone for their suggestions.
by jmurphy
19 Sep 2007 16:09
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: anyone have experience with FTM for Mac?
Replies: 7
Views: 2092

anyone have experience with FTM for Mac?

Apparently installing the old program on the new computer is not an option -- as of OS X the operating system is quite different, and while some Macs had the ability to run the older programs, I'm told that the newest ones no longer have that feature. I suppose Reunion might be able to read his fath...
by jmurphy
18 Sep 2007 23:28
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: anyone have experience with FTM for Mac?
Replies: 7
Views: 2092

anyone have experience with FTM for Mac?

A friend of mine is preparing to help his dad move his files from FTM for Mac to a new computer, and is asking for advice. Presumably he is thinking he would export a GEDCOM which would then be read / imported by a more modern program such as Reunion. However, he is concerned about how much data mig...
by jmurphy
15 Jul 2007 21:54
Forum: General
Topic: What other software do you use for Family History?
Replies: 61
Views: 19742

What other software do you use for Family History?

Just wanted to post my latest mis-adventure in collecting software for use in doing Family History. A local newsstand carries the UK magazine Your Family Tree -- the copies sold here in the US all say Your Family History on the cover instead, but if one goes to the website and compares the content a...
by jmurphy
11 Jul 2007 00:43
Forum: Gedcom Census (closed)
Topic: trouble linking images with Gedcom Census
Replies: 3
Views: 1045

trouble linking images with Gedcom Census

The stats: 192 Megabytes Installed Memory I tend to work in several small files, with only the information I'm sure of kept in the 'master' file. My biggest FH file is 1763 KB, has fewer than 300 individuals, 110 sources. The biggest census JPEG is 1551KB and if the family is split across 2 pages I ...
by jmurphy
10 Jul 2007 21:54
Forum: General
Topic: Wesleyan Chapel
Replies: 9
Views: 2184

Wesleyan Chapel

In Peter Christian's book The Genealogist's Internet he mentioned one of the pay sites would let you search for all births registered by the same parents. I haven't tried this yet so I can't remember if it was FindMyPast.com or one of the others. If I can find my copy of the book I'll come back and ...
by jmurphy
10 Jul 2007 21:27
Forum: General
Topic: What other software do you use for Family History?
Replies: 61
Views: 19742

What other software do you use for Family History?

The other program I use that I would recommend to people is GenSmarts, which reads your GEDCOM file and looks for missing data, makes suggestions about what you might do to fill in the gaps and suggests places where that information might be found. It will sort your suggestions by Research Location ...
by jmurphy
10 Jul 2007 20:45
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Help me get started with limited info - please!
Replies: 15
Views: 2021

Help me get started with limited info - please!

I'm in the same boat -- part of the territory, I think, when one is the youngest child. Most of the work I have done so far has been with researching my husband's family because that has been easier. On my father's side, both grandparents were dead before I was born, and it was only recently, when t...
by jmurphy
10 Jul 2007 19:56
Forum: Gedcom Census (closed)
Topic: trouble linking images with Gedcom Census
Replies: 3
Views: 1045

trouble linking images with Gedcom Census

Just wanted to report this one small glitch I am having while using Gedcom Census. Every now and again, when I attempt to link in images, I manage to lock up the whole works and lose all the data I have just entered. I suspect the problem is that I am trying to run too many things at once and I am r...
by jmurphy
26 Jun 2007 16:11
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: keeping census information organized for dum
Replies: 12
Views: 2337

keeping census information organized for dum

Very amusing reply, Nick! I should hope the default naming conventions of Gedcom Census suit you. :D Thanks to all for your comments. I would like to clarify a couple of points. The first is that the US Census sheets may have more families on them than the UK pages do, not to mention a large variety...
by jmurphy
26 Jun 2007 15:40
Forum: Research
Topic: Problem opening photos sent by email
Replies: 10
Views: 2149

Problem opening photos sent by email

While at his sister's house, my husband scanned and saved a group of family photos with the program Paint Shop Pro in a format PSP called 'lossless jpeg'. He did this because we do not have Paint Shop Pro and he did not want to get stuck with a bunch of photos in a proprietary format. (We were takin...
by jmurphy
25 Jun 2007 18:18
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: keeping census information organized for dum
Replies: 12
Views: 2337

keeping census information organized for dum

Greetings all -- now that I have settled on Family Historian on my main program and discovered Nick Walker's superb Gedcom Census, I am reviewing my haphazardly-collected census images and looking for gaps in the collection. The Census spreadsheet downloads have also been very useful for sorting thi...