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by Tony Jones
17 Mar 2018 12:25
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Show Project Statistics question
Replies: 6
Views: 1337

Show Project Statistics question

So, while I've had FH for some years, I've only recently come back to my tree and started looking into plugins. I've run Show Project Statistics, and while I understand most of the reasons why records are identified, I get an error with the first dozen or so people in my tree: Event has Link to Pare...
by Tony Jones
14 Mar 2018 19:22
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Advice needed with handling fields on importing
Replies: 18
Views: 3163

Re: Advice needed with handling fields on importing

Thanks Mike. I have read a number of things on the site, but I'm one of those who needs to fiddle with software to get the hang of it, as well as just reading.
by Tony Jones
13 Mar 2018 17:08
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Advice needed with handling fields on importing
Replies: 18
Views: 3163

Re: Advice needed with handling fields on importing

I did, indeed use %s%s to match two white spaces! Coming from MS Word, I was used to %s just meaning the space character, so I originally tried to swap %s%s for %s!

I'm just beginning to scratch the surface of what FH can do under the hood, so expect lots of questions!
by Tony Jones
13 Mar 2018 09:36
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Advice needed with handling fields on importing
Replies: 18
Views: 3163

Re: Advice needed with handling fields on importing

I found I had a few dozen date fields in quotes from an old import and recently use the Search and Replace plugin to sort them out. I'm sure there's a clever way to do it, but I just did it in several simple stages. The hardest was converting double space to single space - I figured out %s meant any...
by Tony Jones
13 Mar 2018 09:01
Forum: General
Topic: How we are all descended from Royalty
Replies: 17
Views: 5057

Re: How we are all descended from Royalty

I was given the Adam Rutherford book for Christmas; an interesting read but he does spend a lot of time debunking various myths. He seems very scathing of DNA tests for family history, and I got the impression he wasn't too impressed with genealogy at all. I suspect he is used to thinking in 10s of ...
by Tony Jones
29 Apr 2017 14:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Upgrading FH to 6.2.3 on a MAC with wine
Replies: 35
Views: 8929

Re: Upgrading FH to 6.2.3 on a MAC with wine

Thanks Tony, but exactly what Wine / Crossover / PlayOnMac /etc, configuration are you running on your Mac ? I've never heard of Crossover or Play on Mac. I installed last October by following the instructions on this forum and paid no attention beyond 'install wine and do x/y/z'. It worked first t...
by Tony Jones
29 Apr 2017 10:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Upgrading FH to 6.2.3 on a MAC with wine
Replies: 35
Views: 8929

Re: Upgrading FH to 6.2.3 on a MAC with wine

Tony, could you be more explicit than: " just ran the process inside the application ". What process and what application ? Please specify explicitly what commands and programs you used. Do you mean you ran an earlier version of the FH application program and used its Help > Check for Updates proce...
by Tony Jones
02 Apr 2017 10:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Upgrading FH to 6.2.3 on a MAC with wine
Replies: 35
Views: 8929

Re: Upgrading FH to 6.2.3 on a MAC with wine

I would be interested to find what @Tony did. I have a test version of FH under Wine and could not do the install from within the FH bottle with FH running. Doing the upgrade in Crossover works without issue. As somebody else said I just ran the process inside the application. As it happens my enti...
by Tony Jones
04 Mar 2017 15:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Upgrading FH to 6.2.3 on a MAC with wine
Replies: 35
Views: 8929

Re: Upgrading FH to 6.2.3 on a MAC with wine

I just saw this and thought I'd fire up my Mac version (I happen to have just upgraded my wine installation). I was on version 6.2.2; it asked about an upgrade, downloaded and installed. It all worked, no issues and I am now on 6.2.3. I think 6.2.2 was the first version I installed, following instru...
by Tony Jones
14 Oct 2016 17:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: MEDIA upgrade from FH v5.0 to v6.2
Replies: 2
Views: 905

Re: MEDIA upgrade from FH v5.0 to v6.2

I currently used version 5 and have a lot of media added to my tree, pictures of ancestors and copies of certificates and dowload,s from other web pages such as Ancestry. I am thinking of upgrading to version 6.2, there has been upgrades to the media section how will 6.2 deal with my current media ...
by Tony Jones
14 Oct 2016 17:28
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Free Findmypast and Family Historian Webinar
Replies: 30
Views: 13578

Re: Free Findmypast and Family Historian Webinar

Thanks Jane, I've registered