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by mjashby
20 Jun 2018 13:39
Forum: General
Topic: Ancestry search hints
Replies: 14
Views: 2722

Re: Ancestry search hints

I believe the reason for this behaviour is simply the USA Centric nature of Ancestry's place matching/mapping, especially when no country name has been specified by whoever input the place details. I have tested this in Family Tree Maker in the past and the 'preference' for USA locations is identica...
by mjashby
12 Jun 2018 09:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Running FH 6.2 on Linux, Help needed.
Replies: 7
Views: 1289

Re: Running FH 6.2 on Linux, Help needed.

@Toonalook, Two comments: - Make sure you have Microsoft Fonts installed in the PlayOnMac package you've created. - .Net Framework 3.5 isn't required by Family Historian, but is required if you intend to install the Ancestral Sources companion program in the same package. Crossover installation is, ...
by mjashby
10 Jun 2018 10:38
Forum: Research
Topic: Probate Records
Replies: 4
Views: 1292

Re: Probate Records

I believe the 'reference number' you mention is the Folio Number allocated by the Court Service when a request is made for Probate. It is only likely to be of use to the Court Service in finding the documentation. As far as greater detail is concerned, you would have to purchase a copy of the Probat...
by mjashby
03 Jun 2018 21:28
Forum: Research
Topic: London - districts, parishes,wards etc
Replies: 13
Views: 2279

Re: London - districts, parishes,wards etc

Mike, Whilst I haven't lived in 'London', a lot of my 19th century paternal research is based on the Islington and St Pancras areas and yes, looking at what those areas are like now, it's difficult to get a clear grasp of the fact that in the first half of the 1800's Islington was still a largely ru...
by mjashby
03 Jun 2018 11:17
Forum: Research
Topic: London - districts, parishes,wards etc
Replies: 13
Views: 2279

Re: London - districts, parishes,wards etc

There are some useful London boundary maps on this Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_London which can be helpful in providing a Guide to what people traditionally meant (and in some cases still mean) by 'London', i.e. the City of London. Note that the 1805 Map shows an already ex...
by mjashby
01 Jun 2018 15:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Insert PDF or Doc into Publish-Book
Replies: 23
Views: 3326

Re: Insert PDF or Doc into Publish-Book

I believe there is a lot of misunderstanding about the nature of PDF documents, the main one being that a PDF is just another 'simple' method of presenting 'images', i.e. similar to jpg, png etc., but, in reality, the format is far more complex; and is essentially, uneditable in its final production...
by mjashby
29 May 2018 11:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Female Married Name
Replies: 15
Views: 2464

Re: Female Married Name

Back to the OP's original question; and as no-one appears to have mentioned it, there is a prepared Change of Name Fact set in the Knowledge Base see: fhugdownloads:contents:name_change_fact_set|> Fact Set ~ Name Changes which can be used and this reduces the amount of thought/effort needed in creat...
by mjashby
29 May 2018 09:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Insert PDF or Doc into Publish-Book
Replies: 23
Views: 3326

Re: Insert PDF or Doc into Publish-Book

It's worth mentioning that the PDF viewing feature mentioned only works directly in the Mac's 'Finder' (File Manager) application and is not automatically available to other native Mac applications, which simply launch the Mac's 'Preview' application (or whatever default PDF App is set) to view and ...
by mjashby
21 May 2018 16:24
Forum: General
Topic: General Data Protection Regulation
Replies: 8
Views: 1509

Re: General Data Protection Regulation

There's a not so subtle "get-out" for family historians from the provisions of the GDPR; in that the guidance issued by the Information Commissioner's Office clearly states: "The GDPR applies to processing carried out by organisations operating within the EU. It also applies to organisations outside...
by mjashby
25 Apr 2018 09:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Getting rid of Parallels. What do you use?
Replies: 15
Views: 2440

Re: Getting rid of Parallels. What do you use?

I'm sure Jim will reply, but the costs are detailed here: https://www.codeweavers.com/store As you will see the license, although perpetual, only entitles the user to direct support and updates for a year, so, in effect, there is an annual cost to users if there are significant/necessary updates aft...
by mjashby
24 Apr 2018 15:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Getting rid of Parallels. What do you use?
Replies: 15
Views: 2440

Re: Getting rid of Parallels. What do you use?

I have used VirtualBox (with Windows 7/Windows 10) as a direct replacement for Parallels for the last 5 years. Also use WINE to create a "standalone" Mac version of FH, with Wineskin or PlayOnMac as a 'front end' to manage WINE, both OpenSource apps. There's also the commercial option of Crossover i...
by mjashby
14 Apr 2018 10:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Still struggling with help
Replies: 2
Views: 772

Re: Still struggling with help

The search function is just behaving like any WIKI Page type search function and is picking out all references to the individual words used in your search term, which is not the result you want/need. It would probably be easier for someone to answer/advise on what is possible and where to find any g...
by mjashby
07 Apr 2018 13:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: viewing reports within FH always defaults to page width
Replies: 4
Views: 1016

Re: viewing reports within FH always defaults to page width

Jim, I believe that you are probably dealing with a limitation of the OEM Developer Version of novaPDF that is licensed for use in Family Historian. Commercial versions of novaPDF do include an added ability to build and save multiple Private Profiles, containing print preferences, page sizes etc. s...
by mjashby
05 Apr 2018 08:53
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Why Census fact again?
Replies: 4
Views: 781

Re: Why Census fact again?

Perhaps turn the original question around, as it may be influenced by the gross/sweeping misuse of Residence Facts by Ancestry.com If you record a Census fact, which includes details of the address and place the a person was located on Census night, do you really need to record a (possibly incorrect...
by mjashby
29 Mar 2018 07:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Plugins/macros
Replies: 11
Views: 1804

Re: Plugins/macros

Mike, What you probably need is a Windows Clipboard Extender. There are many offerings e.g. Ditto, CopyQ, Clip Diary, PhraseExpress etc and many are 'freeware'. See https://alternativeto.net/software/copyq/ for some options. Family Historian, in common with most software, doesn't have an extended cl...
by mjashby
21 Mar 2018 10:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to Enter Place Data for England?
Replies: 26
Views: 4043

Re: How to Enter Place Data for England?

@edmacke, The term 'Hundred' as a sub-division of a County is/was not unique to Britain (UK) and although now only really of historic interest 'over here' it is still in use (or was in recent use) in some parts of the USA. A few links to while away the hours, if you get really distracted by such thi...
by mjashby
18 Feb 2018 13:04
Forum: General
Topic: Which pdf reader?
Replies: 24
Views: 3900

Re: Which pdf reader?

There are many options for Windows but, personally, I would avoid Adobe Reader at all costs! it's simply Bloatware. Some options to consider (in no particular order): - FoxitReader (Freeware Version) - PDF Exchange Viewer/PDF Exchange Editor (Freeware Versions) - Sumatra PDF (Open Source - Free to u...
by mjashby
07 Feb 2018 22:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Using OS Map refernces in Map
Replies: 29
Views: 4473

Re: Using OS Map refernces in Map

@Gowermick Sorry, but I'm really struggling trying to understand how you envisage applying/using 'Parish Locations', especially as there is no single map reference system that can reasonably define a geographic area; and certainly not areas that have changed significantly over time. The main reason ...
by mjashby
07 Feb 2018 19:48
Forum: General
Topic: Ancestry tree problem
Replies: 12
Views: 2228

Re: Ancestry tree problem

Back to the OP which relates to accessing Ancestry Tree on a Mac. Virtually every MacOS Application that makes use of names and personal information which of, course, includes any Web Browser in use, requests permission to access to the User's Address Book when it is initially used. If the User give...
by mjashby
28 Jan 2018 22:19
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Importing double dates
Replies: 4
Views: 1187

Re: Importing double dates

Kim, I believe the New Year in 1752 started on 1 January in England & Wales, so the last year for 'double-dating' would be 1750/51. FH is flagging up the error by altering it to a 'date phrase'. Edit: Missed the point that double-dating also uses xxxx/xx not xxxx/x as used by some software which mig...
by mjashby
12 Jan 2018 15:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Family Historian won't load
Replies: 48
Views: 10101

Re: Family Historian won't load

The fact is that all installed Anti-Virus/Malware software injects code directly into the Operating System (OS); and Windows 10 Updates, especially the major 6-monthly version jumps, continually fight against most applications that work in that way, as the OS is totally replaced by the new version u...
by mjashby
30 Dec 2017 16:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Copy & Paste from Onenote into Family Historian notes
Replies: 20
Views: 4482

Re: Copy & Paste from Onenote into Family Historian notes

I believe this has come up before; and the problem is usually connected with attempting to copy and paste formatted text entries from Word-processing applications into applications that can only accept plain text. One workaround with Microsoft Word/OneNote is either save a copy of the document as Pl...
by mjashby
15 Dec 2017 15:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Synchronization to FamilySearch Tree
Replies: 8
Views: 2720

Re: Synchronization to FamilySearch Tree

Mike, My point that implementing the FindMyPast and MyHeritage APIs are probably more 'straightforward' is that the APIs for both are publicly documented and open to any developer. There is no licensing test procedure invoked by either organisation as far as I can determine, although any software pr...
by mjashby
15 Dec 2017 10:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Synchronization to FamilySearch Tree
Replies: 8
Views: 2720

Re: Synchronization to FamilySearch Tree

Not an expert on this by any means, but the process for providing a Web Hints feature that links to FamilySearch is unlikely to be as 'straightforward' as it is for FindMyPast and MyHeritage, i.e. only software that is FamilySearch Certified can provide Web Hints service and the process for gaining ...
by mjashby
04 Dec 2017 14:08
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Exporting to FTM
Replies: 7
Views: 1989

Re: Exporting to FTM

Mike,

Mac Computers don't have "C: Drives" and don't understand the concept of MS Windows allocated Drive letters. They only use named drives.

Typically the User Directory structure will be: Macintosh HD/Users/"UserName"/

Mervyn