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by LornaCraig
01 Jan 2013 15:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Recording various facts with linked media
Replies: 5
Views: 961

Recording various facts with linked media

Hi Tim, I have a case similar to your item no.1.  Rather than create a custom fact I used the standard Occupation fact for each individual (the father and each of the sons), entering the occupation as 'Proprietor of XXX business'.  In the note field for the occupation I recorded that it was a family...
by LornaCraig
31 Dec 2012 18:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: individual narrative report
Replies: 5
Views: 820

individual narrative report

From your original post I gather your main question is why the report is displaying images for some sources but not for others. You mentioned censuses as an example of sources for which no image is displayed. Have you perhaps used a different technique for linking images to these sources? Do you lin...
by LornaCraig
06 Dec 2012 17:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Deleting a lot of orphans
Replies: 4
Views: 979

Deleting a lot of orphans

First make a COPY of your Gedcom file. Then rename the copy 'WIP file', or whatever. Then open this new WIP file and use File > Split Tree Helper Select the option to 'Delete all Individual records NOT found by the Individual query below'. Then select the query called 'Named List Members'. When you ...
by LornaCraig
03 Dec 2012 20:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Problems with Custom Colour palette
Replies: 7
Views: 1407

Problems with Custom Colour palette

Thanks for your comments. I have raised a Wish List request for all custom colours/colors to use a single custom colour palette which can be saved or, failing that, for the two separate custom palettes both to be savable.
by LornaCraig
03 Dec 2012 20:09
Forum: Closed Wish List Requests
Topic: All Custom Colours to use a single savable palette
Replies: 3
Views: 1304

All Custom Colours to use a single savable palette

I would like all Custom Colours to use a single custom colour palette which can be saved or, failing that, for the two separate palettes both to be savable. As discussed in a recent thread, at present the only Custom Colours that can be saved permanently in a custom colour palette are those used in:...
by LornaCraig
02 Dec 2012 20:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Problems with Custom Colour palette
Replies: 7
Views: 1407

Problems with Custom Colour palette

That's an ingenious suggestion, Mike, but sadly... I had already looked at the Custom colours in Diagram Options > General tab > Sundry Colours > Custom Colours, but the custom colour palette there only seems to relate to colours used for items in the list on the left in that box. It is possible to ...
by LornaCraig
02 Dec 2012 18:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Problems with Custom Colour palette
Replies: 7
Views: 1407

Problems with Custom Colour palette

Ah, yes, that solves the second problem.  Thanks Mike.

I can live with the first problem although it does seem a bit odd that custom colours can't be retained in the palette from one session to the next.
by LornaCraig
02 Dec 2012 17:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Problems with Custom Colour palette
Replies: 7
Views: 1407

Problems with Custom Colour palette

I am having a couple of problems with saving colours in the Custom Colour palette. First problem: With a diagram open, use Insert into Diagram > Rectangle. Draw the rectangle, right click and choose Format. On the Line and Fill tab click on the fill colour, then click Define Custom Colours. Select a...
by LornaCraig
17 Nov 2012 17:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: 'Entry Date' in citations
Replies: 9
Views: 2295

'Entry Date' in citations

As others have said, consistency is the main thing.  But it is worth considering why the GEDCOM standard specifies that the field is to be used for the date of the original source entry.  GEDCOM is so named because its purpose is to enable GEnealogical Data COMmunication.  If you receive a GEDCOM fi...
by LornaCraig
02 Nov 2012 17:28
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Copying and pasting facts
Replies: 6
Views: 1248

Copying and pasting facts

I have asked Calico Pie about this and they are aware of the inconsistency within FH.  This is their reply:   There are 2 paradigms in Windows for copy-and-paste: either the copied item can be a copy of the original as it was when the copy occurred, or the copied item can be a copy of the original a...
by LornaCraig
01 Nov 2012 22:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Copying and pasting facts
Replies: 6
Views: 1248

Copying and pasting facts

Thank you both for your comments.  I will ask Calico Pie about this inconsistency.
by LornaCraig
01 Nov 2012 20:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Copying and pasting facts
Replies: 6
Views: 1248

Copying and pasting facts

When copying and pasting a source citation I sometimes copy the citation before all the fields have been completed (for example before ‘Where within source’ or ‘date’ have been entered), then complete the data entry for the citation in the current individual’s property box before switching to a seco...
by LornaCraig
18 Jul 2012 20:50
Forum: Research
Topic: Help With Latin Translation
Replies: 4
Views: 1087

Help With Latin Translation

I agree with Gerry, I think the middle word is probably NATURAMQUE.  I think it might mean something like 'In skill and through natural quality a nurturing mother.'  (Nutrix can mean foster mother as well as wet nurse).  Or perhaps 'A professional and natural carer'. It doesn't sound very military t...
by LornaCraig
18 Jul 2012 20:23
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Find Duplicate Individuals Version 1.5+
Replies: 96
Views: 12138

Find Duplicate Individuals Version 1.5+

Like Bill, I am seeing a number of individuals being matched because of identical pairs of forenames.  For example ‘Mary Ann’ was a very common combination, often used  if it were a single name (some Mary Anns are occasionally transcribed ‘Marianne’).   There is no obvious solution to this, as it is...
by LornaCraig
16 Jul 2012 20:08
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Find Duplicate Individuals Version 1.5+
Replies: 96
Views: 12138

Find Duplicate Individuals Version 1.5+

I am looking at making the Chronology Mismatch Deduction proportional to the discrepancy. So the more that Chronology Date Checks differ, then the greater the points deducted. Thus a discrepancy of up to 10 years would only deduct 1 point, whereas a discrepancy of 90 to 100 years would deduct 10 po...
by LornaCraig
15 Jul 2012 11:50
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Find Duplicate Individuals Version 1.5+
Replies: 96
Views: 12138

Find Duplicate Individuals Version 1.5+

Mike, V7 is looking good. The chronology checks are very sophisticated and you have obviously put a lot of work into it! The ability to customise the points scoring makes the plugin very versatile. Two comments: 1. I note from your reply to Bill that when comparing names of family members, points ar...
by LornaCraig
14 Jul 2012 14:16
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Custom ID's & Icons
Replies: 5
Views: 1227

Custom ID's & Icons

You can delete the custom IDs by creating a custom query listing all individuals, adding a column for Custom ID. (The expression is %INDI.REFN%). Then in the results set, highlight all cells in the Custom ID column and hit the delete key. The following info in the Help files may explain the problem ...
by LornaCraig
12 Jul 2012 13:04
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: government e-petition
Replies: 3
Views: 1035

government e-petition

Thanks Chris, that's interesting. I suppose there's nothing to stop people signing both petitions!
I agree that scanning and putting records online is probably the better way forward.
by LornaCraig
12 Jul 2012 12:24
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: government e-petition
Replies: 3
Views: 1035

government e-petition

I have been made aware of this e-petition requesting cheaper access to GRO information for research purposes.  
It might be of interest to FHUG members:

http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/1792

Closing date for signatures is 12 August.

ID:6391
by LornaCraig
08 Jul 2012 10:32
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Pool Numbers
Replies: 27
Views: 4573

Pool Numbers

The key is in the word 'direct'. Your How Related report says there is no direct relationship between the two individuals, but it does show an indirect relationship, via a marrige between Adelbert William NORTH and the great granddaughter of Elijah Washington SHERWOOD. Pool numbers are defined as fo...
by LornaCraig
07 Jul 2012 22:33
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Find Duplicate Individuals Version 1.5+
Replies: 96
Views: 12138

Find Duplicate Individuals Version 1.5+

I wonder whether a timespan of 11 years is enough for the BEFORE and AFTER dates? In your example, after 1660 is interpreted as 1 Jan 1660 to 31 Dec 1670. If it is known that someone was alive in 1660 his/her death might be recorded as 'after 1660', but they could have lived until 1680. Where dates ...
by LornaCraig
05 Jul 2012 22:29
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Find Duplicate Individuals Version 1.5+
Replies: 96
Views: 12138

Find Duplicate Individuals Version 1.5+

Mike, The chronology checks in V1.6 seem to be working fairly well but could probably still be extended. The plugin is still trying to match (admittedly with a low score) an individual whose children were baptised in the 1640s with an individual who was born in 1945. The date of baptism of the first...
by LornaCraig
04 Jul 2012 23:26
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Find Duplicate Individuals Version 1.5+
Replies: 96
Views: 12138

Find Duplicate Individuals Version 1.5+

Bill, My understanding is that the parents names are already being compared, and points deducted for a non-match as well as being added for a positive match. This is what the info says: 'The name matching is not only performed for the pair of Individuals, but also for their Father, Mother, Spouse, a...
by LornaCraig
04 Jul 2012 23:08
Forum: V3 Usage
Topic: Working With Queries
Replies: 13
Views: 3745

Working With Queries

David,
The link Jane gave in her post is a link to a .fhq file.  This is a Family Historian Query file, not a plugin.  
It looks as if she has written the query for you, so all you need to do is download and install it.
by LornaCraig
04 Jul 2012 22:00
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Find Duplicate Individuals Version 1.5+
Replies: 96
Views: 12138

Find Duplicate Individuals Version 1.5+

Mike, I've just seen your latest post and note that you have now included some more chronology checks using relations' dates.  Thank you for such a quick response!  I don't have time to look at the effects of the changes now but will try it tomorrow. Meanwhile, following on from one of the points in...

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