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by themoudie
21 May 2018 22:13
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: AS failure to recognise a jpg file to link as a new image to an entry.
Replies: 11
Views: 2871

AS failure to recognise a jpg file to link as a new image to an entry.

Does anybody have a possible explanation for AS not being able to recognise a jpg file to link as a new image to a new entry? I suspect, knowing my capabilities, that there is something relatively simple behind the problem. Having re-arranged my folders in my 'Family History' files, NOT IN THE 'FH P...
by themoudie
04 May 2018 21:05
Forum: Research
Topic: Marriage Certificate
Replies: 33
Views: 5919

Re: Marriage Certificate

Aye Adrian, The 2 references I quoted in my sentence: "The information I required was in "British India Ecclesiastical Returns, Births and Baptisms" and "solemnised at the Presidency of Bombay and registered in St. Andrew's Church"." "British India Ecclesiastical Returns, Births and Baptisms" these ...
by themoudie
04 May 2018 14:47
Forum: Research
Topic: Marriage Certificate
Replies: 33
Views: 5919

Re: Marriage Certificate

Aye Savanna, There is also this link via the "FindMyPast" website that the British Library advises may provide more documents than they have listed online at present. Connection_to_FindMyPast_British_Library_link_for_British_India_Office_collection Document images may be downloaded from this link. M...
by themoudie
04 May 2018 14:32
Forum: Research
Topic: Marriage Certificate
Replies: 33
Views: 5919

Re: Marriage Certificate

My pleasure Savanna.

Bill
by themoudie
04 May 2018 14:06
Forum: Research
Topic: Marriage Certificate
Replies: 33
Views: 5919

Re: Marriage Certificate

Aye Savanna, My wife has relatives, both Scots, who went to India, were married in India and had children there before the husband was killed; the family then returned to England and thence to Scotland. I spent a long time hunting for information and was able to find it by searching on the British L...
by themoudie
20 Apr 2018 10:28
Forum: Research
Topic: Interpretation of 'Legal' italic writing in Wills etc?
Replies: 7
Views: 2187

Re: Interpretation of 'Legal' italic writing in Wills etc?

Dear NickiP, That is marvellous, thank you very much indeed, for your time and effort to decipher the text. :D I shall now use it to have a crack at the other Wills that I have to decipher. Yes, I had to reduce the image size so that I might post it on the forum as an attachment to my post. For thos...
by themoudie
19 Apr 2018 23:51
Forum: Research
Topic: Interpretation of 'Legal' italic writing in Wills etc?
Replies: 7
Views: 2187

Re: Interpretation of 'Legal' italic writing in Wills etc?

Thank you All for your suggestions and Mike for having a stab at the interpretation. I wasn't expecting a full translation by anybody, after all it is part of the 'fun' of this crazy pastime, or business, if you choose to make it so. I like the idea of the pencil and paper and leaving spaces that yo...
by themoudie
19 Apr 2018 13:48
Forum: Research
Topic: Interpretation of 'Legal' italic writing in Wills etc?
Replies: 7
Views: 2187

Interpretation of 'Legal' italic writing in Wills etc?

I have recently had cause to try and unravel several 18th and 19th Century legal documents written in the 'Legal italic' style! :? Does anybody have any 'Hints' or 'Tips' to try and ease this process, or is it a case of sheer persistance and 'bloody mindedness', with a degree of interpretation? I ha...
by themoudie
02 Apr 2018 17:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: My tree is not in the project form on FamilyHistorian. How can I get it into the PROJECT format?
Replies: 11
Views: 2351

Re: My tree is not in the project form on FamilyHistorian. How can I get it into the PROJECT format?

Aye Jan, Whilst I am unable to answer your query, welcome and I am sure Mike (Tatewise) will be able to assist you, as will others. You should also note that they may move your message to the 'General Use' forum rather than in this 'Research' forum, as that appears more appropriate to you query. My ...
by themoudie
21 Mar 2018 15:51
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Getting The Most from Family Historian 6 now available
Replies: 14
Views: 13634

Re: Getting The Most from Family Historian 6 now available

Aye Tony, Appears to be very comprehensive, but written in a style that personally induces 'brain fog'! See my other posts on loosing the way with using FH! However, if you can cope with, or have, a brain wired for these things, it is very handy to have the written page, rather than flicking between...
by themoudie
17 Mar 2018 11:59
Forum: Research
Topic: To enter or not to enter
Replies: 9
Views: 2560

Re: To enter or not to enter

Aye Ann, I had similar thoughts, about my research and also when entering the results of my Mother's notes and research (all paper) into FH. As Mike suggests, I use "The Source Citation Assessment field". I also use Jane's suggested option of " In some cases I use a possible parents fact with the Pa...
by themoudie
16 Mar 2018 23:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Problems with Books and Diagrams
Replies: 6
Views: 1647

Re: Problems with Books and Diagrams

tatewise wrote:The first problem is with Publish > Books > New button.
Enter a Name for New Book then press Create and NOTHING happens!

Can anyone else reproduce those symptoms?
Works fine for me Mike. I haven't tried the second "problem", so cannot comment.

My regards, Bill
by themoudie
04 Mar 2018 16:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: I'm struggling!
Replies: 16
Views: 3351

Re: I'm struggling!

Aye dilgerburton, You may have seen my posts elsewhere on this forum and the AS forum, please stick with entering you data into FH and you will find that practise makes better. ;) I have been researching since the mid 1990's, using FH since 2002 and just using it to link people and families, to illu...
by themoudie
11 Feb 2018 01:37
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Death certificate
Replies: 24
Views: 6059

Re: Death certificate

Aye Lorna and Mike, Thank you both for your continued support and advice. Having used FH badly since ~2000 to hold basic data on 600+ individuals and to draw outline family trees; now with a mountain of paper (inhereted from family), photographs, newspaper cuttings, digital data and grey matter data...
by themoudie
10 Feb 2018 00:42
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Death certificate
Replies: 24
Views: 6059

Re: Death certificate

Thank you Mike for your further advice and to everybody else who has chipped in their pennysworth. After my last night/early this morning session, I went to ground today and have only just turned on the 'box'! Having been for 2 long walks in the winter sunshine, frost and cold air. I have been havin...
by themoudie
09 Feb 2018 01:57
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Death certificate
Replies: 24
Views: 6059

Re: Death certificate

Aye Mike, "In FH you must create the Birth Informed and Death Informed custom events (or whatever you want to call them). " Now becomes: "Your screenshot shows you creating a Property Box Custom Item but that only works for existing data items. You must use Tools Fact Types and create a New custom F...
by themoudie
08 Feb 2018 21:56
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Death certificate
Replies: 24
Views: 6059

Re: Death certificate

Aye Mike, I have failed at the first hurdle! :oops: Hi Bill, There are several aspects to this process (that Ann may also want to study). I have assumed Method 1 Source Citations . In FH you must create the Birth Informed and Death Informed custom events (or whatever you want to call them). In AS yo...
by themoudie
31 Jan 2018 16:25
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Death certificate
Replies: 24
Views: 6059

Re: Death certificate

Thank you Mike.

My regards, Bill
by themoudie
31 Jan 2018 16:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Usability of FH with/without the Book
Replies: 9
Views: 2485

Re: Usability of FH with/without the Book

Aye Mike, No need to apologise about moving the post and deleting the original, thank you for sorting it to suit the forum. Thank you also to the other respondents to my late night "download", it had been a along evening, with the FH Book and software and my brain hurt! :( Knowing your goal before s...
by themoudie
31 Jan 2018 15:35
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Death certificate
Replies: 24
Views: 6059

Re: Death certificate

Aye Mike,

Thank you very much for the 'blow by blow' instructions in answer to my request. You were correct to assume Method 1 Source Citations. I will use the instructions and then report back in the near future.

Good health and my regards, Bill
by themoudie
31 Jan 2018 01:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Usability of FH with/without the Book
Replies: 9
Views: 2485

Usability of FH with/without the Book

Aye Adrian and Mike, Mike Gordon wrote: "However, when the programme package is advertised for sale, I think there should be a note to say that the buyer may find the programme difficult to use without also buying the book." Adrian Bruce wrote: "Absolutely not intending any criticism of anyone, but ...
by themoudie
30 Jan 2018 22:45
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Death certificate
Replies: 24
Views: 6059

Re: Death certificate

Aye Mike, I was plucking up courage to have another try at entering data into FH v6.2 using AS v5.2.0 and then read this thread and the link that you provided: ancestralsources:family_historian_birth_death_informant_witness_role|> Family Historian Birth & Death Informant Witness Role . After reading...
by themoudie
31 Dec 2017 00:30
Forum: Research
Topic: Broodbank
Replies: 11
Views: 3767

Re: Broodbank

Dear jsphillips,
Thank you, but there is no need to apologies, as I haven't taken umbrage! :)
I hope that you are able to disentangle the mystery that has been posed, sometimes these can be like a worm niggling at the back of your mind. ;)
Good health for 2018.
My regards, Bill
by themoudie
28 Dec 2017 23:31
Forum: Research
Topic: Broodbank
Replies: 11
Views: 3767

Re: Broodbank

Good evening jsphillips, There is nothing "spoof" about the private emails that you have received from me. I intentionaly sent them using the "Contact link" given in your "Profile" on this forum. I apologise if this has caused you concern and upset you or possible relatives that was not my intention...
by themoudie
27 Dec 2017 23:24
Forum: Research
Topic: Broodbank
Replies: 11
Views: 3767

Re: Broodbank

I had a similar problem with the legitamate birth of a son, whom later became a "rake" of the first order, specialising in using aliases. After 30+ years of criminality and prison sentences, he appeared (!) to lead a respectable life. BUT and it is a BIG BUT, he married, had a child and was then reg...