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by DavidNewton
16 Apr 2014 20:59
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Showing CustomID in the Focus Window
Replies: 17
Views: 3838

Re: Showing CustomID in the Focus Window

Good idea Jane. This is a good learning experience for me as so far I am working on a "need to know" basis with plugins and I didn't know about the function to get the current selected records. I will work on that one. It occurs to me that if I can get the custon Id onto the clipboard then...
by DavidNewton
16 Apr 2014 19:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Showing CustomID in the Focus Window
Replies: 17
Views: 3838

Re: Showing CustomID in the Focus Window

Jane Perhaps "digging around" was the wrong expression and possibly I am not doing things the right way. During changing a Method 2 to a Method 1 source I select the main person involved in the focus window and the source I want to change and copy the source citation text into a notepad wi...
by DavidNewton
16 Apr 2014 17:28
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Showing CustomID in the Focus Window
Replies: 17
Views: 3838

Re: Showing CustomID in the Focus Window

I hope it is OK to revisit old posts. Although the existing property box status and main tab of the property box do a good job of showing the custom ID I still find myself having to "dig aorund" to find it and am still missing having the ID showing in front of the name. I have therefore wr...
by DavidNewton
15 Apr 2014 18:16
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Showing images attached to events/citations
Replies: 17
Views: 4128

Re: Showing images attached to events/citations

Sorry to keep coming back to this topic but moving to Method 1 is taking up so much of my time that I haven't really left it. Following all the suggestions from Mike and others I learned a little bit about plugins and have written a plugin which searches out the source media (1 specific fact type an...
by DavidNewton
09 Apr 2014 11:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Showing images attached to events/citations
Replies: 17
Views: 4128

Re: Showing images attached to events/citations

It's an aid to organization. I know that every census fact that I have entered comes from a source image in my source images folder. However, when I began this journey I did not work out in advance how to label these images and I didn't think to link them to citations. I now have thousands of images...
by DavidNewton
09 Apr 2014 10:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Showing images attached to events/citations
Replies: 17
Views: 4128

Re: Showing images attached to events/citations

It is more than a week since I started this thread and since then I have been entering method 1 sources for census events. Adding an image to that source is simple using the multimedia tab in the source property box and showing the source image thumbnail in reports is equally simple, when you check ...
by DavidNewton
05 Apr 2014 08:16
Forum: General
Topic: One or more sources for an event?
Replies: 10
Views: 3379

Re: One or more sources for an event?

I voted for it depends because I always source where every piece of information arises, even if the source is an implication from another source (e.g. a census entry). Later when the information is firmed up I will remove this initial suggestion as I feel under no obligation to explain all the route...
by DavidNewton
04 Apr 2014 12:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Same Date Sorting
Replies: 7
Views: 2076

Re: Same Date Sorting

Mike
Sorry my edit crossed your post post. The manual ordering I was referring to was as described in the help file namely click the List in Record Order button which then brings the up and down buttons into operation (even more tedious)

David
by DavidNewton
04 Apr 2014 12:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Same Date Sorting
Replies: 7
Views: 2076

Re: Same Date Sorting

I have found a method of changing the order of facts within a date on a one-by-one basis - I do not know why it works, not even if it always works. If I change the occupation date to the day after the census click the date heading then of course it is listed the day after the census. If I now change...
by DavidNewton
04 Apr 2014 09:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Same Date Sorting
Replies: 7
Views: 2076

Same Date Sorting

When a census contains occupation information then I enter both Census & Occupation facts. The order in which these events turn up in the fact list, sorted by date, appears to be random, i.e., sometimes occupation first, sometimes census first. I understand that one solution is to re-order the l...
by DavidNewton
03 Apr 2014 11:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Somewhere between Method 1 and Method 2 Sourcing?
Replies: 5
Views: 1880

Re: Somewhere between Method 1 and Method 2 Sourcing?

Many thanks to you both for your responses. I hadn't foreseen the extra editing involved in using note links so I will stick with changing to method 1 and converting my existing citations when the occasion arises..

David
by DavidNewton
03 Apr 2014 09:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Somewhere between Method 1 and Method 2 Sourcing?
Replies: 5
Views: 1880

Re: Somewhere between Method 1 and Method 2 Sourcing?

That's pretty much the situation I find myself in. When you decided to make the switch did you convert your older method 2 citations to method 1? or did you simply leave them as is and use method 1 for new citations of the type you mentioned?

David
by DavidNewton
02 Apr 2014 22:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Somewhere between Method 1 and Method 2 Sourcing?
Replies: 5
Views: 1880

Somewhere between Method 1 and Method 2 Sourcing?

As has been pointed out each of these methods of sourcing has advantages and disadvantages. I am inclined towards method 1 for census citations since method 2 generally leads to multiple copies of the same source transcript. However, it doesn't have to, if you put the transcript into a note record a...
by DavidNewton
30 Mar 2014 20:41
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Showing images attached to events/citations
Replies: 17
Views: 4128

Re: Showing images attached to events/citations

.... it is going to be clogging up my source list .... Putting my tongue in my cheek - do you regard the relatives that you documented last year as "clogging up" your list of individuals? Adrian We're into deep questions here. Approximately 20% of the individuals in my file are related to...
by DavidNewton
30 Mar 2014 19:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Showing images attached to events/citations
Replies: 17
Views: 4128

Re: Showing images attached to events/citations

Mike I can see your point and I have decided to make the transition once or twice - I am famous for my indecision. At the moment in a fairly small file I have about 2000 citations for the 8 England & Wales census sources and about a thousand census images on my computer which have not yet been p...
by DavidNewton
30 Mar 2014 17:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Showing images attached to events/citations
Replies: 17
Views: 4128

Re: Showing images attached to events/citations

OK I missed a setting in the Source tab of the Report Options where I can choose a Location "Below Each Citation" for the citation pictures It looks a bit odd since I have both a map and a census image and they are shown in a vertical list but it occurs to me I can get round that easily by...
by DavidNewton
30 Mar 2014 17:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Showing images attached to events/citations
Replies: 17
Views: 4128

Re: Showing images attached to events/citations

Thank you Jane I am using the wrong terminology. What you are showing me is what I did and that is what I meant by editing the GEDCOM. So I will have to use more descriptive captions. Not a problem. I have learned from previous experience not to go blundering on without checking with the experts, pa...
by DavidNewton
30 Mar 2014 16:28
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Showing images attached to events/citations
Replies: 17
Views: 4128

Showing images attached to events/citations

I wonder if someone could offer me some enlightenment. I have an image from a piece of an old map showing the street where my grandmother lived in 1881, as mentioned in her 1881 census. I have attached the map to the census event and ticked the show event pictures box in the individual summary repor...
by DavidNewton
30 Mar 2014 01:12
Forum: Research
Topic: GRO index predicts a marriage
Replies: 3
Views: 1833

Re: GRO index predicts a marriage

That could be Michael Whitfield Foster's books "A Comedy of Errors" and "A Comedy of Errors Act 2" - not funny if you are relying on GRO indexes.

David
by DavidNewton
26 Mar 2014 23:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Showing CustomID in the Focus Window
Replies: 17
Views: 3838

Re: Showing CustomID in the Focus Window

As you guessed there are duplicate records one related and one not. I have deleted the one not related and that resolves that problem. The duplication probably crept in when I merged two trees so I will be checking the root ends of my tree to see if there are any more.

David
by DavidNewton
26 Mar 2014 21:05
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Showing CustomID in the Focus Window
Replies: 17
Views: 3838

Re: Showing CustomID in the Focus Window

Mike With my limited knowledge of FH I think I am getting in over my head. I tried running the query that you mentioned with some surprising results, e.g., my eldest son was put into a pool on his own and I am pretty sure he is related to me. But I really don't want to get into this just now. I have...
by DavidNewton
26 Mar 2014 19:39
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Showing CustomID in the Focus Window
Replies: 17
Views: 3838

Re: Showing CustomID in the Focus Window

Yes I am using something similar to Terry Cole's variation, that was my starting point. The variations I have made are fairly minor; choosing symbols which would be acceptable to the Windows file system was the first main step and I set it up from the start to deal with a collection of trees each wi...
by DavidNewton
26 Mar 2014 17:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Showing CustomID in the Focus Window
Replies: 17
Views: 3838

Re: Showing CustomID in the Focus Window

As well as using the Property Box Caption to show the Custom Id you can customise the Main tab to show the Custom Id. Either way, one click on any Individual in the Focus Window shows their Custom Id in the Property Box docked to the right. Mike, thanks for pointing that out, sometimes I'm blind to...
by DavidNewton
26 Mar 2014 16:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Showing CustomID in the Focus Window
Replies: 17
Views: 3838

Re: Showing CustomID in the Focus Window

Many thanks for your rapid responses. I use the CustomID as a unique identifier (a variation of Dollarhide numbering) so that I can tell at a glance which subtree an individual belongs to , how close to the main ancestral trunk they are, whether they are directly related or related by marriage and h...
by DavidNewton
26 Mar 2014 15:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Showing CustomID in the Focus Window
Replies: 17
Views: 3838

Showing CustomID in the Focus Window

First of all let me state that I am a rank beginner with FH - I started to use it in earnest yesterday - so please forgive me if I use the incorrect terminology. An important part of my family history file is the CustomID and I really would like it to be visible wherever I am editing records. I have...

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