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by victor
09 Jan 2017 22:26
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Reliance on subscription sites FMP, Ancestry etc.
Replies: 35
Views: 10145

Re: Reliance on subscription sites FMP, Ancestry etc.

Sadly the excellent Hugh Wallis site is not as it used to be due to the LDS changing things. I used to download details directly onto the software which converted the details to an Excel sheet. This was no longer possible. Well it was no longer possible years ago when I found things didn't work anym...
by victor
09 Jan 2017 22:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Map window crashes
Replies: 7
Views: 1817

Re: Map window crashes

I downloaded directly by the link you provided. The message appeared when I tried to install it
by victor
09 Jan 2017 18:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Map window crashes
Replies: 7
Views: 1817

Re: Map window crashes

I have just checked Snail Driver and downloaded it but got a warning message telling me 'this type of file can harm you computer' it then asked if I want to keep it or delete it.

Should one ignore the warning?

Victor
by victor
05 Jan 2017 22:26
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Reviewing census data
Replies: 5
Views: 1732

Re: Reviewing census data

If you have entered census data before using AS just use AS and when you work that way it will tell you there is a census record on your FH and asks if you want to replace it. You can check if both are the same person and say yes to replacing what you had added before. So there is no need to go thro...
by victor
21 Dec 2016 22:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Backup & Restore - not a new database
Replies: 9
Views: 2669

Re: Backup & Restore - not a new database

I have just had a look at the Knowledge base for One Drive. This states that the max load is 10GB. A message popped up on my PC the other day telling me the max is 2GB! I have no idea why this popped up as my previous uploads were 10Gb. My latest back up exceeded this so I moved if off One Drive Vic...
by victor
28 Nov 2016 22:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Multiple Source Images
Replies: 23
Views: 6131

Re: Multiple Source Images

Following comments here I decided to combine 10 pages into one. Each page was about half an A4 size. In other words 5 x A4 size pages. I added them below each other and they all worked splendidly. I have Corel Paint shop Pro 9. I have been using this for years and had just upgraded it to the latest ...
by victor
24 Nov 2016 21:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Map window address bar
Replies: 9
Views: 2782

Re: Map window address bar

I haven't used the map place. What I do is put the address i my search browser and it will take you to where the location is. I discovered this by accident when I prompted a contact address on my mobile and it went straight to the address. Since then I have simply put an address on my browser and it...
by victor
22 Nov 2016 19:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Copy/Paste in the Property Box
Replies: 15
Views: 2637

Re: Copy/Paste in the Property Box

Yes windows screen capture does as you say but it captures the whole screen and you have to edit it to what you want in FH Snap My Screen capture just part of the area on your screen which you can either prompt copy or save in a folder. I ormally prompt copy then go to FH and copy and paste it ther ...
by victor
22 Nov 2016 18:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Copy/Paste in the Property Box
Replies: 15
Views: 2637

Re: Copy/Paste in the Property Box

I use snap my screen to copy an area from the web site. I then paste this in FH using the copy and paste in the Project folder. It is simple and straightforward. I have mentioned this in another thread. Alternatively I can paste the copy into my photo software, enhance it. Copy it again and paste it...
by victor
18 Nov 2016 08:53
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Family Historian 6 on a second device
Replies: 7
Views: 2999

Re: Family Historian 6 on a second device

Your mini lap top may not have a CD drive but you can buy and attachment CD drive which you plug in. Your comment reminded me that I have such an attachment but haven't used it for years. May be this is no longer available due to the growth of flash drives. You should be able to add FH to a flash dr...
by victor
17 Nov 2016 16:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Printing Whole Tree
Replies: 4
Views: 1804

Re: Printing Whole Tree

I have had some trees printed by a printer. I first sent them the tree and they replied suggesting I make it small by (say) 75% . It was the same tree but reduced in size. The reason they suggested that was to make it cheaper for me to buy and easier to handle It is a few years since I used them the...
by victor
15 Nov 2016 18:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to Handle People With Multiple Names
Replies: 18
Views: 3883

Re: How to Handle People With Multiple Names

If I don't know the wife's maiden name I always use her husbands name inside brackets. like say Sally (Markham). If is a second or third marriage I still use the first marriage surname because subsequent marriage will be her last husbands name. Only by finding details of the first marriage will you ...
by victor
14 Nov 2016 08:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Lookup Ancestry BMD Records
Replies: 8
Views: 2368

Re: Lookup Ancestry BMD Records

Thanks Colin
I have no wish to edit the text it is all fine as it is so an image will do.
If I ever decide to edit it I could type what it said and then delete the image though it is unlikely that I will do.

Victor
by victor
13 Nov 2016 23:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Lookup Ancestry BMD Records
Replies: 8
Views: 2368

Re: Lookup Ancestry BMD Records

When I talk about screen capture that is only what has been transcribed on ancestry. This includes baptisms where there is no image available. How you regards the GRO index is fine. I think of it as secondary simply because it is not an image. The image itself is primary. There are errors and omissi...
by victor
13 Nov 2016 19:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Lookup Ancestry BMD Records
Replies: 8
Views: 2368

Re: Lookup Ancestry BMD Records

Apologise for including this in the other thread I was just thinking in terms of BMD and also to show an alternative which others may not be aware of. As to the source record I don't regard the GRO index as a real source record. I treat these as secondary or even questionable information (depending ...
by victor
13 Nov 2016 18:05
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Lookup Ancestry BMD Records
Replies: 8
Views: 2368

Lookup Ancestry BMD Records

Talking about BMD records Ancestry have been transcribing these and the results are shown in a 'panel'. I have been using Snap my screen over the area of the 'panel'. I then go to the person on FH and under birth use the media to copy and paste what I have saved on snap my screen. I don't have to ty...
by victor
21 Mar 2014 07:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Back up options
Replies: 25
Views: 6835

Re: Back up options

Mike Thinking about all the files with an X it just means the images are no longer in my computer. Most of them are census images. So I have a choice of either deleting them all or downloading the images from Ancestry. Fortunately I wont have to do a systematic search as I have FTM. As you probably ...
by victor
20 Mar 2014 22:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Back up options
Replies: 25
Views: 6835

Re: Back up options

That is a shame, but probably not a disaster, and warrants an explanation, some advice, and a few more questions - Sorry! (1) Explanation: (1.1) The File Links list shows the full folder path & filename recorded in each FH Multimedia Record. So the first one is: C:\Documents and Settings\Administrat...
by victor
20 Mar 2014 08:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Back up options
Replies: 25
Views: 6835

Re: Back up options

Thanks again Mike. I have saved and renamed my Project as Markham 2d Everything has worked until I came to Check the Project Media - work with external files (3) Check the Project Media. In FH use Tools > Work with External File Links. Check the File Links listing is headed by Project Data Folder & ...
by victor
19 Mar 2014 15:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Back up options
Replies: 25
Views: 6835

Re: Back up options

(3) Create the Family Historian Sample Project. In FH use File > Project Window > More Tasks > Samples > Reset Sample Project. The Family Historian Sample Project should now be listed in the Project Window. Select Family Historian Sample Project and use More Tasks > Default Project. Now close & ope...
by victor
19 Mar 2014 12:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Back up options
Replies: 25
Views: 6835

Re: Back up options

Sorry, but a few more questions to establish the best recovery technique: I only have myself to blame for this cock up What method do you use to open your Markham Project in SkyDrive\Family Historian Projects ? I used to simply prompt the ikon on my desk top and that opened things in full. But since...
by victor
18 Mar 2014 21:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Back up options
Replies: 25
Views: 6835

Re: Back up options

Also, if I ask more than one question, PLEASE ANSWER THEM ALL, otherwise this could take a very long time to fix. Use the FH command File > Project Window then PLEASE ANSWER ALL THESE: What Projects are listed under Family Historian Projects in this Project Window? Family Historian Sample Project Wh...
by victor
18 Mar 2014 16:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Back up options
Replies: 25
Views: 6835

Re: Back up options

Just checked this and it says File Name: C:\Users\Victor\Documents\Family Historian Projects\Family Historian Sample Project\Family Historian Sample Project.fh_data\Family Historian Sample Project.ged Sorry I actually thought it included Sky Drive and not Documents. Must have miss read the long thre...
by victor
17 Mar 2014 22:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Back up options
Replies: 25
Views: 6835

Re: Back up options

Hi Mike I have been working on this. But am stuck here (3) In FH use File > Project Window and check you can open the Markham 2c Project. It will NOT display your Project details yet, but will still display the FH Sample Project details. I am unable to see Markham 2c Project in the Project Window. L...
by victor
17 Mar 2014 11:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Back up options
Replies: 25
Views: 6835

Re: Back up options

Thanks Mike

I will print out your detailed instructions and spend the day working in it. Hopefully I will get everything right.

Victor