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by LornaCraig
29 Jun 2012 12:35
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Re-use of subwindows
Replies: 2
Views: 812

Re-use of subwindows

Calico have confirmed this error and say it will be fixed in the next upgrade.
by LornaCraig
28 Jun 2012 23:18
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Pool Numbers
Replies: 27
Views: 4206

Pool Numbers

Yes, it was fixed in V5.0.4.  (And we are now up to 5.0.6!)
See http://www.family-historian.co.uk/downl ... ee-upgrade

Edit: Bill's reply arrived as I was typing mine!
by LornaCraig
27 Jun 2012 21:38
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Messed up Relationship
Replies: 5
Views: 1340

Messed up Relationship

You should be able to use the 'View Report' option in conjunction with the 'Display Graphically' option to help you follow the line of connection.   The report sets out the connection between two people one step at a time.
by LornaCraig
27 Jun 2012 17:56
Forum: V3 Usage
Topic: Died (in error)
Replies: 3
Views: 1510

Died (in error)

David, when you say you 'just delete the date', do you mean you just delete it from the death-date box on the main tab of the property box?  Unfortunately entering a date in the first place caused FH to create a death EVENT, which does not get deleted when you simply remove the date.  If you look at...
by LornaCraig
27 Jun 2012 00:43
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Re-use of subwindows
Replies: 2
Views: 812

Re-use of subwindows

Using Tools > Preferences  > Navigation tab, I have set the ‘Re-Use of Subwindows’ options to ‘Never’ for Diagram windows, Multimedia windows and Report/Book windows. This works as expected for Diagram windows, i.e. multiple windows can be opened one after the other without the need to lock them usi...
by LornaCraig
19 Jun 2012 23:30
Forum: V4 Usage
Topic: selecting records for diagram
Replies: 9
Views: 1827

selecting records for diagram

John Owen said: This suggests to me that the Families tab should be showing by default when Historian is installed, as that preference is not obvious to a new user. I think I agree, John. There is still a way of selecting the couple from the individual tab of the Records window, though: expand the ...
by LornaCraig
19 Jun 2012 20:40
Forum: V4 Usage
Topic: selecting records for diagram
Replies: 9
Views: 1827

selecting records for diagram

I would suggest using an 'All Relatives' diagram where the diagram 'root' are the couple who are the parents of your grandchildren (i.e. your son/daughter and his/her spouse). There are various ways to select the couple as the diagram root: perhaps the best (because it may be useful in the future) i...
by LornaCraig
13 Jun 2012 19:17
Forum: V4 Usage
Topic: FH can't find my file
Replies: 20
Views: 2925

FH can't find my file

'When I navigate to the Family Historian Projects folder, and open the folder for the default project, I see a Public Folder and a folder called Project Name.fh_data,...' The .ged file should be INSIDE the Project Name.fh_data folder.  Can you confirm that you have looked INSIDE this folder? The Pr...
by LornaCraig
08 Jun 2012 14:56
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Data not going accross to Family Historian
Replies: 17
Views: 3110

Data not going accross to Family Historian

OK, if FH is using the project on D drive you don't need to change that (assuming that's still the place you want your project to be). You can double-check this again in FH by clicking File> File Statistics. If it is pointing to the wrong one, use File > Project Window, click on 'Browse for Projects...
by LornaCraig
08 Jun 2012 13:09
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Data not going accross to Family Historian
Replies: 17
Views: 3110

Data not going accross to Family Historian

First you need to check whether you have two complete copies of your project, or just one copy of the project (in C:my documents) and one copy of the Gedcom alone (on D drive). It may be that although your original gedcom file was on D drive the project was ceated by default in My Documents. The pro...
by LornaCraig
07 Jun 2012 13:19
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Branch Merge / Compare- How?
Replies: 6
Views: 1636

Branch Merge / Compare- How?

Hi Colin, I do urge you to stick with FH if you can: it is a very sophisticated program but unfortunately that is what makes it a bit daunting at first. I have always used FH, but I do know that many of its current users have switched from other programs and sometimes found the transition difficult,...
by LornaCraig
07 Jun 2012 10:36
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Branch Merge / Compare- How?
Replies: 6
Views: 1636

Branch Merge / Compare- How?

Hi Colin I have not done a branch merge myself and I agree the instructions are a bit hard to follow but I think you need to start by selecting the two Family Records you want to merge.  You can set up the Records Window to display a tab for Family Records by using Tools > Preferences > Records Wind...
by LornaCraig
05 Jun 2012 21:12
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Data not going accross to Family Historian
Replies: 17
Views: 3110

Data not going accross to Family Historian

There is only one gedcom file within each project so if you told AS to open the correct FH project file then it must be editing the right gedcom. Can you confirm that when you run FH you are opening the same project (from the project window) and not opening your original version of the gedcom in sta...
by LornaCraig
05 Jun 2012 20:54
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Find duplicate individuals?
Replies: 6
Views: 1542

Find duplicate individuals?

'I have been getting some records by gedcom from other researchers and it would be nice if there was a ready way for auto report on suspected duplicates' As mentioned previously, merging/comparing whole gedcoms is possible.  In this case the merge/compare dialog produces a full list of possible mat...
by LornaCraig
05 Jun 2012 19:12
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Data not going accross to Family Historian
Replies: 17
Views: 3110

Data not going accross to Family Historian

Did you have the FH program open while you were using Ancestral Sources? If so you will need to let FH re-load the gedcom file (you would have seen a messeage saying the file had been altered by another program and asking you if you want to re-load it). If this is not the case then AS must have been...
by LornaCraig
05 Jun 2012 17:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: deleting record.
Replies: 3
Views: 1035

deleting record.

You will need to delete the 'family' record for the duplicate spouse. Go to the All tab of the husband's property box (or expand his record in the records window) and scroll down to the two 'Spouse family' fields. Select the one which now has no spouse name and hit the delete key. (Do make sure firs...
by LornaCraig
05 Jun 2012 17:06
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Find duplicate individuals?
Replies: 6
Views: 1542

Find duplicate individuals?

The best way to look for potential duplicates is to display the records window for individual records, sorted on the first column (Surname followed by forenames) and look for similar dates and birthplaces in later columns. Once you have identified possible duplicates, use 'Merge/Compare records' fro...
by LornaCraig
05 Jun 2012 00:44
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Pool Numbers
Replies: 27
Views: 4206

Pool Numbers

I am using v 5.0.2 but I am still NOT finding any errors. The vast majority of my individuals are in Pool number 1 but I have 48 other small pools.  All appear to be correct and have not changed since 5.0.0.   I have experimented with adding some new individuals then closing and opening FH again but...
by LornaCraig
04 Jun 2012 17:38
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Pool Numbers
Replies: 27
Views: 4206

Pool Numbers

I have not been able to replicate the problem and pool numbers still seem to behave as I would expect.  
However a couple of people on the FH Mailing List have today reported issues with pool numbers so perhaps some new problem has crept in?  
by LornaCraig
01 Jun 2012 13:17
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: 'New!' Persists after Reading Postings
Replies: 10
Views: 1721

'New!' Persists after Reading Postings

This has just happened to me a couple of times, but not consistently.

Conversely, in an additional twist I've had some cases where the New Posts icon correctly appeared but the new posts in question were NOT marked with the New! suffix!

Using my usual Firefox browser.
by LornaCraig
29 May 2012 17:22
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Census place
Replies: 9
Views: 1788

Census place

johnmorrisoniom said:
Search in  Places for shire and replace with shire, England. Half the English counties done in one go.

Beware, John.  Many historic Scottish and Welsh counties also end in 'shire'!
by LornaCraig
16 May 2012 22:13
Forum: V4 Usage
Topic: Previous marriage of spouse with children
Replies: 10
Views: 1562

Previous marriage of spouse with children

You should be able to produce an All Relatives or Descendant diagram based in Katherine and Alan as a couple, which will include Alan's first wife and children. Can you confirm what kind of diagram you are using (e.g. All Relatives? Descendants? Ancestors and Descendants?) and who the diagram root i...
by LornaCraig
15 May 2012 23:00
Forum: V4 Usage
Topic: Previous marriage of spouse with children
Replies: 10
Views: 1562

Previous marriage of spouse with children

Beth, If the diagram root is Katherine or one of her blood relatives then Alan's first wife and children will not be included. This is because for the purposes of FH a 'relative' is any blood relative or spouse of a blood relative. Under this definition Alan's first wife and children don't count as ...
by LornaCraig
29 Apr 2012 19:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Reports
Replies: 5
Views: 1077

Reports

There is a 'Descendants Outline Report'. You can find this from the Publish menu on the main toolbar, under Outline Reports > Descendants Outline. For a narrative version use Narrative reports > 'Descendants by Generation'. This opens the Select Records dialog. Select the person you want as the star...
by LornaCraig
14 Apr 2012 22:34
Forum: Closed Wish List Requests
Topic: V5 Ancestor and Descendants diagram
Replies: 10
Views: 2071

V5 Ancestor and Descendants diagram

Dagwood said: The fact that the root's siblings are still shown I can live with but it still is not as described and I hope others who come along later will not have to go thro' this process to find a way round the problem. Don't forget you can hide the siblings and their spouses manually by right-...

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