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by rfj1001
27 Sep 2012 10:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Incorrect Number of Multimedia Links Shown
Replies: 6
Views: 1861

Incorrect Number of Multimedia Links Shown

I was checking the multimedia screen for records that weren't linked to individuals. There are about twenty records that show no links, but in fact they are all linked. I can resolve things individually by going go to the multimedia tab of the person record, unlink the record and relink it - problem...
by rfj1001
15 Jun 2012 11:55
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Handling Cross Adopted Children
Replies: 5
Views: 2230

Handling Cross Adopted Children

Thanks Tatewise,

That was the solution I was looking for :)

The proxy ribbon works fine with the unmarried son; with the married son, the proxy ribbon is also picking up the wife. But I can easily live with that.

Regards
by rfj1001
14 Jun 2012 16:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Handling Cross Adopted Children
Replies: 5
Views: 2230

Handling Cross Adopted Children

I'm looking for ideas in terms of how best to handle this complex relationship issue in FH. John and Ann Smith adopted a baby boy at birth whose name was David Smith. Arthur and Henrietta Jameson also adopted a baby boy at birth called Harold Jameson. Ann Smith and Arthur Jameson both died. John Smi...
by rfj1001
14 Apr 2012 13:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Setting surname of wives to maiden name (v5)
Replies: 6
Views: 2220

Setting surname of wives to maiden name (v5)

Thanks Jane - works a treat :)
by rfj1001
14 Apr 2012 11:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Setting surname of wives to maiden name (v5)
Replies: 6
Views: 2220

Setting surname of wives to maiden name (v5)

Hi Jane, There's another query you wrote looking for surname pairs. If I set both surnames the same, the result set gives me records I know I need to change (albeit I get two records returned for each marriage, which is no big deal). However, if I used this way for the rest, I'd have to run the quer...
by rfj1001
10 Apr 2012 17:57
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Setting surname of wives to maiden name (v5)
Replies: 6
Views: 2220

Setting surname of wives to maiden name (v5)

I've got about 6500 people in my tree and I record all variant spellings of names together with their sources. Over time, the visible (ie primary) surname of a wife may have drifted from a (variant) of her maiden name to (a variant of) the husband's surname. Has anyone got any thoughts how I might t...
by rfj1001
05 Apr 2012 17:50
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Working with External File Links
Replies: 1
Views: 528

Working with External File Links

I've noticed two things : - after I hit the OK button after the edit, it takes between 4 and 5 seconds for the link to be refreshed as good and I get mouse control back. - after hitting this OK button, the External File Links window disappears behind the main FH screen (in my case I have a tree show...
by rfj1001
28 Mar 2012 10:50
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: V5 Exception Report
Replies: 7
Views: 2405

V5 Exception Report

Also happened to me. I just took a backup of my files (just in case) and then used a text editor (which showed line numbers to make things easier - such as Notepad++) to delete the problem lines in the gedcom file. Issue for me was completely resolved with no adverse effects to data. (That being sai...
by rfj1001
01 Jun 2011 11:58
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Query to search on multiple names
Replies: 4
Views: 1135

Query to search on multiple names

Thanks Jane - the best I could get was to set up a query on the surnames and create a gedcom file from that; then set up another query on that gedcom file that worked on first names. I just ended up with too many gedcom files :(
by rfj1001
31 May 2011 16:10
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Query to search on multiple names
Replies: 4
Views: 1135

Query to search on multiple names

I want to search my FH database to find people that match a particular first name and surname.

My problem is that some of the people in my dataset have up to eight variant first names spellings and twelve variant surname spellings.

Any thoughts on how I might approach this?

Thanks

ID:5119
by rfj1001
19 May 2011 12:52
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Using a second monitor
Replies: 3
Views: 914

Using a second monitor

At the moment if I move an FH window (eg multimedia) to the right for it to be displayed in my second monitor, it moves part way but does not display.

Can it be displayed or is it a software limitation?

Thanks

ID:5105
by rfj1001
25 Jan 2011 11:21
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Renaming Living People as ';Living Person'
Replies: 9
Views: 2018

Renaming Living People as ';Living Person'

Thanks tatewise and PeterR - I've got to where I want to be, so many thanks. Thought I'd give a bit of feedback in terms of loose ends. - It doesn't seem essential to add additional field names in the query to pick up multiple name instances. After I deleted all the names I was left with a much smal...
by rfj1001
24 Jan 2011 16:30
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Renaming Living People as ';Living Person'
Replies: 9
Views: 2018

Renaming Living People as ';Living Person'

With some great help from tatewise I've now got a gedcom file where all events, etc. for people who are flagged as Living has been deleted. I need now to rename each of those 300+ people 'Living Person'. Is there a way I can globally change a name in FH, or alternatively globally add a birth date of...
by rfj1001
24 Jan 2011 15:56
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Deleting data for Living Persons
Replies: 11
Views: 2710

Deleting data for Living Persons

Thanks tatewise, It worked a dream[grin] so many thanks for both the general solution and the detailed instructions. For anyone else interested, although the instructions look complex, the whole process took just a couple of minutes Is there a way this can be put into the Knowledge Base as the solut...
by rfj1001
20 Jan 2011 13:58
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Deleting data for Living Persons
Replies: 11
Views: 2710

Deleting data for Living Persons

Hi Peter, thanks for the suggestion Yes, I'd started with resprivata. Understandably, it gave a rather messy interpretation of who was/was not living when my data was incomplete so that was why I went over to FH queries and flags with a manual tidy up at the end. Additionally, and I did not realise ...
by rfj1001
19 Jan 2011 10:35
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Deleting data for Living Persons
Replies: 11
Views: 2710

Deleting data for Living Persons

Thanks, I've now got all my records with a 'Living' or 'Deceased' flag against them - partly done through queries and then manually adjusting where the query was obviously giving the wrong answer. I'm not clear on the next stage and that is how to delete the facts, multimedia, etc. for records where...
by rfj1001
16 Jan 2011 12:41
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Deleting data for Living Persons
Replies: 11
Views: 2710

Deleting data for Living Persons

I'm wanting to create a gedcom file that I can upload onto a public website. I'm making good progress but need a bit of advice in two areas : - is there a particularly good query to use to identify living persons. (Working on date of birth and death doesn't seem to be sufficient as it will leave liv...
by rfj1001
18 Nov 2010 19:50
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Unhiding Hidden Facts
Replies: 2
Views: 566

Unhiding Hidden Facts

There are some events and attributes that I can only get to by clicking the 'Show Hidden' option on the Event/Attribute list window and adding them to a person record from there. Is there a way I can copy them over to the standard fact set (ie the list that opens when you click the 'Add Fact' button...
by rfj1001
26 Jul 2010 19:19
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Query to Find Maden Name from Married Name
Replies: 3
Views: 692

Query to Find Maden Name from Married Name

Thanks Jane - I don't remember that query name but it certainly does what I want :)
by rfj1001
17 Jul 2010 15:32
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Query to Find Maden Name from Married Name
Replies: 3
Views: 692

Query to Find Maden Name from Married Name

I've had to reinstall FH and can't seem to find a query that I'd previously downloaded. Essentially you typed in the first name and married name of the wife and, it returned the matching maiden name, etc..

Can anyone help with it

Tx

ID:4672
by rfj1001
15 Apr 2010 17:35
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Res Privata amp; 64 bit Windows
Replies: 10
Views: 2355

Res Privata amp; 64 bit Windows

I've got v2.4.1 running quite happily on a Win7-64bit PC.

The exe file is called Rpriv32.exe
by rfj1001
07 Feb 2010 15:55
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Tidying Up Sources
Replies: 4
Views: 869

Tidying Up Sources

Thanks Irene and Peter for pointing me in the right direction.

I notice if I control click on two records in the source pane, I'm taken straight to the merge window.
by rfj1001
06 Feb 2010 16:48
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Tidying Up Sources
Replies: 4
Views: 869

Tidying Up Sources

Over the years I've been using FH, I'm now in the situation that I have over 800 sources that can tidied up quite a lot. Is there any facility (or way of achieving it differently) along the lines of Tools/Work with Data/Place List. I need to be able to (1) merge sources (2) tidy up typos in others (...
by rfj1001
06 Feb 2010 16:36
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Ancestral Sources: Beta Testers Required
Replies: 25
Views: 4499

Ancestral Sources: Beta Testers Required

Nick - happy to offer help in beta testing. Just has to be around the weekends

Regards,


Robin

OS: Windows 7 64 bit
Recording Method: 2
Census Transcripts: No
Census Images: No
Countries: Primarily UK

Data file storage is on a NAS
by rfj1001
11 Nov 2009 17:29
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: v3 to v4 Upgrade fails on new Win7 PC
Replies: 1
Views: 398

v3 to v4 Upgrade fails on new Win7 PC

I've managed to instal v2 , then the V3 upgrade but am getting the following message when I try to instal the V4 upgrade Setup was unable to create the directory 'C:Windowssystem32'C:' I see there is another thread on this forum with a message going back to April saying that a new upgrade exe file w...