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by NickWalker
19 Sep 2016 10:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Have I lost everything?
Replies: 28
Views: 4720

Re: Have I lost everything?

I'd suggest a combination of backup onto an external hard drive and also backup to cloud storage. If you do lose everything it is a pain to have to spend potentially hours downloading it all from cloud storage. So in a disaster you should be able to get it off the external drive more quickly, but if...
by NickWalker
17 Sep 2016 11:38
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Verdana Pro font
Replies: 9
Views: 3884

Re: Verdana Pro font

Apparently the following fonts are now optional installs and are part of the 'Pan-European Supplemental Fonts': Arial Nova, Georgia Pro, Gill Sans Nova, Neue Haas Grotesk, Rockwell Nova, Verdana Pro I don't have any of those on my Windows 10 PC. As Mike Indicated in his post, the Pan European Fonts ...
by NickWalker
15 Sep 2016 19:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Have I lost everything?
Replies: 28
Views: 4720

Re: Have I lost everything?

You may already have tried this but run File Explorer, click on 'This PC' from the list on the left and then in the search box enter *.ged and see what the search finds.
by NickWalker
15 Sep 2016 19:38
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Have I lost everything?
Replies: 28
Views: 4720

Re: Have I lost everything?

A lot of Family Historian users use my Ancestral Sources software to enter census and other source information. I don't know if you ever used Ancestral Sources but if you did there would probably be a copy of your GEDCOM file in a folder in your documents folder called Ancestral Sources.
by NickWalker
13 Sep 2016 21:10
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Auto source title for death / burial of married woman
Replies: 1
Views: 1278

Re: Auto source title for death / burial of married woman

Funnily enough I'd never noticed or thought about that, despite adding many burial records myself with Ancestral Sources! I don't think this can be done currently but it is clearly something that needs to be added as an option in a future version.

Best wishes

Nick
by NickWalker
10 Sep 2016 15:06
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Automatically add a keyword to a source image?
Replies: 2
Views: 1761

Re: Automatically add a keyword to a source image?

Yes you can. When you add an image there is a place where you can select keywords just above the save button. These are remembered on a source-type basis I think so you'll need to remember to do it the first time you add a marriage, the first time you add a census entry, etc. but these should be ret...
by NickWalker
28 Aug 2016 21:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Italics, bold & underlining
Replies: 8
Views: 2081

Re: Italics, bold & underlining

This (including table formatting) has been my number one wish list item for 12 years now. I've expected it in every major version since and been very disappointed each time. So I'm not holding my breath :)
by NickWalker
18 Aug 2016 19:20
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Snippets
Replies: 4
Views: 3459

Re: Snippets

If you use Ancestral Sources to enter your census/birth/baptism/marriage/death/burial records then you should find a lot of this repetitive stuff is no longer required. If you choose to not use AS then the ability to copy and paste facts between individuals can again make this requirement less of an...
by NickWalker
31 Jul 2016 17:53
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Amended AS plug in
Replies: 4
Views: 2145

Re: Amended AS plug in

Sorry to be pedantic, but just to avoid any confusion for others reading the thread, AS isn't a plugin, it's a separate application that is used alongside Family Historian. There is an AS plugin, but that just runs AS from within FH. When you say you can't enter marriage type, what do you mean? I ju...
by NickWalker
28 Jul 2016 21:17
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Recording Certificate No and doc references in AS
Replies: 3
Views: 2176

Re: Recording Certificate No and doc references in AS

Can an option be added to drop the AS Ref ID into the FH Source record Custom ID field (as described in Where to Record It). If this were possible, any pitfalls? Thank you Kevin Anything is possible, but it won't be in the near future. I assume by 'Where to record it' you mean the book by William C...
by NickWalker
28 Jul 2016 20:52
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Recording Source Author, Type & Publication Informatio in AS
Replies: 10
Views: 2712

Re: Recording Source Author, Type & Publication Informatio i

Hi, we've been having a discussion regarding recording repositories, author and publication information on the FH Forum 14023|Key Repositories? . Acknowledging that the author, publication information and repository are not always known at the time of keying in on AS, where they are, it would be ni...
by NickWalker
28 Jul 2016 20:41
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Ancestral Sources v5.2.0 (Beta)
Replies: 13
Views: 3469

Re: Ancestral Sources v5.2.0 (Beta)

I'd updated one of those references to 8.1 earlier today but I'd not spotted this one.

Note that v.5.2.0 has now been released and so this is no longer considered beta.
by NickWalker
28 Jul 2016 09:36
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Ancestral Sources v5.2
Replies: 6
Views: 10605

Ancestral Sources v5.2

Ancestral Sources version 5.2.0 is now available for download from this website . http://ancestral.fhug.org.uk/Census1939s.png Introduction: What is Ancestral Sources? (Text from ancestralsources:about|:Ancestral Sources ) Ancestral Sources is an application, designed by Nick Walker, to be used in ...
by NickWalker
22 Jul 2016 21:36
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Ancestral Sources v5.2.0 (Beta)
Replies: 13
Views: 3469

Re: Ancestral Sources v5.2.0 (Beta)

No reported problems so far (I'm currently assuming the error reported by Hugh isn't related to this update and more likely to be caused by a network issue as it was being run on a Virtual Machine on a Mac with files on a network server). Unless there are any issues reported I'll aim to release it f...
by NickWalker
20 Jul 2016 12:06
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Ancestral Sources v5.2.0 (Beta)
Replies: 13
Views: 3469

Re: Ancestral Sources v5.2.0 (Beta)

Might this be related to 13941|Records saved in AS but not appearing in FH ? Either Auto-save or Snapshots were considered as culprits. That doesn't seem like the same issue to me. That thread was discussing FH continuing to save and therefore AS triggering a reload, whereas Hugh says there was a f...
by NickWalker
20 Jul 2016 07:26
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Ancestral Sources v5.2.0 (Beta)
Replies: 13
Views: 3469

Re: Ancestral Sources v5.2.0 (Beta)

Hi Hugh I don't think the file saving routines were touched as part of this update so I think it is unlikely to be a 5.2 issue that caused this (but not impossible of course). If AS fails during a file save it should display an error which may be useful to me at least so if you get any repeats let m...
by NickWalker
18 Jul 2016 20:33
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Ancestral Sources v5.2.0 (Beta)
Replies: 13
Views: 3469

Re: Ancestral Sources v5.2.0 (Beta)

Just bumping this up the recent posts list so it doesn't get missed!
by NickWalker
17 Jul 2016 21:35
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Ancestral Sources v5.2.0 (Beta)
Replies: 13
Views: 3469

Ancestral Sources v5.2.0 (Beta)

I've decided to release another minor update to Ancestral Sources. I'm hopeful this will be OK for everyone to use, but for now I'll class it as a 'beta' version as it hasn't been fully tested. If any issues arise I'll fix them quickly and all being well I'll take the 'beta' tag off it and update th...
by NickWalker
16 Jul 2016 12:13
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: A little marriage entry bug possibly?
Replies: 3
Views: 1938

Re: A little marriage entry bug possibly?

Thanks for reporting that Colin. The same problem applied if religion of individual or spouse needed to be retained. This is fixed in the next version.

Best wishes

Nick
by NickWalker
29 Jun 2016 20:46
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Records saved in AS but not appearing in FH
Replies: 10
Views: 3266

Re: Records saved in AS but not appearing in FH

AS is checking the timestamp on the GEDCOM file. If the date/time changes this indicates the file has been updated and AS reloads the file. If FH is updating the file in the background following a save then this would mean that AS could only be safely used if FH was closed. I've not seen evidence of...
by NickWalker
29 Jun 2016 17:55
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Records saved in AS but not appearing in FH
Replies: 10
Views: 3266

Re: Records saved in AS but not appearing in FH

AS wasn't really meant to be used for entering from BMD indexes but actually I did add support for Quarter Dates to AS (for all source types except Census) a couple of months ago - I just haven't released it yet because I wanted to add another feature before I did but then haven't had any time for d...
by NickWalker
13 Jun 2016 18:39
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census images how to link correctly to families
Replies: 10
Views: 3582

Re: Census images how to link correctly to families

Hi Roger

I really wasn't in any way taking your suggestion as being a swipe at AS, I totally agree that it is essential to understand the mechanics behind what AS is doing but wanted K17 to be aware that it will probably be the best option.

All the best

Nick
by NickWalker
13 Jun 2016 14:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census images how to link correctly to families
Replies: 10
Views: 3582

Re: Census images how to link correctly to families

Please note that Roger has explained how to manually create link the entries as an alternative to using Ancestral Sources but really Ancestral Sources is the best way to do this as it will save you a great deal of time and help you to maintain a consistent way of recording your data.
by NickWalker
17 May 2016 08:24
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Update issue
Replies: 6
Views: 2589

Re: Update issue

That's OK Colin, I know you're a very active supporter of AS :). I agree that the name should update after a reload although this is only a display issue as AS is aware of the data change internally.
by NickWalker
16 May 2016 20:22
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Update issue
Replies: 6
Views: 2589

Re: Update issue

Thanks Mike I will check that out, just used to editing in place not having to click a link to get an edit window. The delete is a pita if there are a lot of entries to move the re-entered entry up the pile. Using the up/down arrows on the toolbar it takes about 10 seconds to move an entry from the...