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by DavidNewton
02 Jan 2018 19:16
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Number of individuals in each pool
Replies: 18
Views: 4506

Re: Number of individuals in each pool

First of all save the csv with some suitable name. I think it defaults into your project Public folder but it might be easier to find if you save it in your Documents folder and don't open it for viewing. I am using Excel 2007 so you may need to take that into account. There is more than one way of ...
by DavidNewton
02 Jan 2018 17:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Number of individuals in each pool
Replies: 18
Views: 4506

Re: Number of individuals in each pool

Following up on Mike Tates suggestion of exporting as csv. Save the result set of the Search Orphans Query as a csv ensuring that column headings are included. Open the csv using Excel setting the delimiter for the csv as a comma. Then make a pivot table (in a new worksheet) making sure that Individ...
by DavidNewton
09 Dec 2017 21:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Adopted Line in Focus Window and Reports
Replies: 4
Views: 1192

Re: Adopted Line in Focus Window and Reports

Yeah! my wife is always complaining I don't know left from right.

David
by DavidNewton
09 Dec 2017 15:59
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Adopted Line in Focus Window and Reports
Replies: 4
Views: 1192

Re: Adopted Line in Focus Window and Reports

You need to manually change the order of the parent families in the All tab listing. Select a set of parents and use the up/down arrows at the top left of the tab to change the order. The first on the list is treated as the 'primary' set of parents and their details appear in the Ancestors Tab. Note...
by DavidNewton
09 Dec 2017 13:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Records Window
Replies: 15
Views: 3172

Re: Records Window

In the edit custom item screen click the Select button at the right end of the field box.

David
by DavidNewton
09 Dec 2017 11:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Records Window
Replies: 15
Views: 3172

Re: Records Window

I'll try to answer the customization question.First click the cog menu at the top right of the property box SettingsMenu.JPG Selecting Customize data entry leads to CustomisePropertyBox.JPG I have already added a custom item "Numbers". If you want to add a new one yourself then uncheck 'Show most co...
by DavidNewton
09 Dec 2017 08:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Records Window
Replies: 15
Views: 3172

Re: Records Window

I think there is some confusion here with AFN = LDS Ancestral File Number and RIN = Automated Record Number. Either or both can be added via the All tab as long as there is not an occurrence there already and either can be edited in the All tab by right clicking and editing the field that shows up. ...
by DavidNewton
06 Dec 2017 19:10
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: @NOTEPOINTER@
Replies: 3
Views: 1350

Re: @NOTEPOINTER@

If I have understood correctly. Your note records are on the note tab in the records window. If you select a note then using the View menu select Record Links, you will get a list of all records linked to the selected note. If there is more than one then probably the best way to deal with them is to...
by DavidNewton
04 Dec 2017 11:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Help modifying a query re 1939 register
Replies: 4
Views: 1216

Re: Help modifying a query re 1939 register

If you record the 1939 Register as a census event and assuming it is the only census event in 1939 then a final line Exclude unless %INDI.CENS[year=1939]% is null should remove all those with a 1939 census entry. It is worth noting that the 1939 Register included people born outside England so you m...
by DavidNewton
03 Dec 2017 09:20
Forum: General
Topic: Pat on the back for Simon Orde
Replies: 9
Views: 3375

Pat on the back for Simon Orde

After trash talk regarding software that uses GEDCOM as database Tamura Jones gave a very positive review for Family HIstorian and Simon Orde https://www.tamurajones.net/ARealDatabase.xhtml In the case of Family Historian, the use of GEDCOM as a database isn't a mistake, but a conscious choice by a ...
by DavidNewton
29 Nov 2017 20:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media Display Sort Sequence
Replies: 4
Views: 1456

Re: Media Display Sort Sequence

Although not the same situation this does sound like the discussion in Media preferences (14503).
David

[ COMMENT by Mike Tate ~ Yes, correct. ]
by DavidNewton
29 Nov 2017 17:39
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Vol no and Page no
Replies: 11
Views: 2977

Re: Vol no and Page no

An example of two entries for the same birth event, note that this is how I record them and the data may not be in the same order as the original transcripts.. The frst is a transcript by the Derbyshire FHS of the Derbyshire Registrars Index, available via FMP. The second is the FreeBMD transcript o...
by DavidNewton
21 Nov 2017 10:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Select Source
Replies: 6
Views: 1790

Re: Select Source

The order seems to be is based on the order of the sources in the listing in the record window. So you should go to that window and change the order to the one you want.

David
by DavidNewton
21 Nov 2017 09:52
Forum: General
Topic: How we are all descended from Royalty
Replies: 17
Views: 4955

Re: How we are all descended from Royalty

The dodgy bit of logic in his reasoning is You have two parents, and they had two parents and so on, two by two, so the number of ancestors doubles each generation working up your family tree, meaning that by 1600, one person should have 32,768 ancestors. This assumes full outbreeding, which is ver...
by DavidNewton
20 Nov 2017 18:02
Forum: General
Topic: How we are all descended from Royalty
Replies: 17
Views: 4955

Re: How we are all descended from Royalty

More years ago than I care to remember I read and thoroughly enjoyed a book by Darrell Huff entitled "How to lie with Statistics". It was published in 1954 so it may seem a bit dated now but the principles remain the same and the advertising industry was then and still is the expert on the misleadin...
by DavidNewton
03 Nov 2017 12:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Splitting Records
Replies: 3
Views: 1239

Re: Splitting Records

I don't particularly like the "me too" type of response but I have to agree with Lorna and MIke and say that whatever problem you think you have now will pale into insignificance if you do wholesale deletion of individual files based purely on record number. You really need to hand out some details ...
by DavidNewton
07 Sep 2017 13:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Seeing the Named Lists?
Replies: 6
Views: 2381

Re: Seeing the Named Lists?

The focus window and the records/named list window can be shown side-by-side (but not synchronized) by using the Windows>Tile.. menu option. The property box if open will also show. The toolbar buttons still work as expected and it is necessary to use the Focus button to align the focus window to th...
by DavidNewton
28 Aug 2017 08:41
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: New search for the Forums
Replies: 44
Views: 8451

Re: New search for the Forums

To use Google search on FHUG you need to add site:www.fhug.org.uk to the beginning of the search. I use Chrome with the extension toolbar button "search the current site" which does that prefix for you (and of course works in the same way for any other site you wish to search) For example the search...
by DavidNewton
03 Apr 2017 10:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Newbie Help
Replies: 3
Views: 1321

Re: Newbie Help

I suspect a terminology problem due to the labelling of the "Go To File Root" button as "Home". Searching for "home individual" yields nothing in the help file or the knowledge base, "root individual" shows this terminology being used in report options but no indication how to choose such an individ...
by DavidNewton
25 Mar 2017 23:34
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Child wrongly identified in census
Replies: 4
Views: 2378

Re: Child wrongly identified in census

It is also worth remembering that in the 1841 census relationships to the first named person in the household are not given and hence even identifying Frances as a child of your great great grandfather is an assumption and may be false. I agree with Mike that the source should be entered as is and I...
by DavidNewton
17 Feb 2017 11:59
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to Handle Probate information
Replies: 12
Views: 3019

Re: How to Handle Probate information

Just having a further look at the sentences. If you add ",executor and beneficiary" after each role = of executor and beneficiary in the main probate sentence then the individual will be in the list of beneficiaries and in the list of executors. I admit that I use witnesses very sparcely so my exper...
by DavidNewton
17 Feb 2017 10:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to Handle Probate information
Replies: 12
Views: 3019

Re: How to Handle Probate information

A naive suggestion: create a role of "Beneficiary & Executor" and construct appropriate sentences.

David
by DavidNewton
12 Feb 2017 17:43
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Changing a source citation
Replies: 8
Views: 2079

Re: Changing a source citation

e.g. In the Sources For pane, a Citation can be deleted using the X Delete Citation button and replaced by using the + Add Citation button. True, but that also removes all the citation details doesn't it? Whereas switching the linked source in the All tab retains the citation details and only switc...
by DavidNewton
12 Feb 2017 13:14
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Changing a source citation
Replies: 8
Views: 2079

Re: Changing a source citation

Not sure whether or not this is relevant here but I found out recently (I have no idea how long it has been available) that changing a single source link is available via the All tab of the property box. Select the name of the source and right-click, one of the options is "Replace Link With.." a new...
by DavidNewton
30 Jan 2017 13:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source Record with Place Data?
Replies: 12
Views: 1854

Re: Source Record with Place Data?

I have no sources with these fields but a look at the GEDCOM specification suggests that they describe what might be called the scope of the source, i.e, the types of events covered (which should be a list of tags separated by commas, so CENS not Census I think), the date range and the place of juri...