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by GeneSniper
07 Jun 2019 20:38
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Step child entry
Replies: 13
Views: 1416

Re: Step child entry

Mike I think that is the solution I would use for that family, but I have quite a few scenario's like this in my family and I am quite sure if I did put them all through as step kids I would end up missing one when I printed it out and have a rude message on my phone before the ink dried. I will hav...
by GeneSniper
07 Jun 2019 20:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Step child entry
Replies: 13
Views: 1416

Re: Step child entry

This is a matter of personal choice and (you know what I'm going to say) depends on how you want the output to look. thought you were going to say use AS :lol: . I also just add them to birth parents for simplicity, but I noticed a topic about step children in the Census and that got me thinking th...
by GeneSniper
07 Jun 2019 19:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Step child entry
Replies: 13
Views: 1416

Re: Step child entry

They are the same person Mike I had already checked that. Here is a screenshot from the diagram, I had removed their child to check if that made any difference but it didn't. When the child was there the only difference it made was on one side she was showing and on the other side the expansion butt...
by GeneSniper
07 Jun 2019 18:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Step child entry
Replies: 13
Views: 1416

Re: Step child entry

Checked again, my step sister, husband and child showed up once when I did a diagram for my dad but if I did the same diagram for my step mum they all showed up twice. One for each marriage. There is something (not sure how to best describe it) that kind of shows that both of the families are one an...
by GeneSniper
07 Jun 2019 13:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Step child entry
Replies: 13
Views: 1416

Step child entry

Hi all, Just a question about step children entry. My scenario is, My mother and father divorced, both remarried divorcees who both have children from their first marriages as well. I know all information about the other families, so when I have entered the information into FH and then look at it in...
by GeneSniper
06 Jun 2019 11:59
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Data Entry, Tools & Guides
Replies: 24
Views: 1962

Re: Data Entry, Tools & Guides

Bold and underlined, that's very ominous sounding. Sounds like advice from someone who may have forgot once :D
by GeneSniper
06 Jun 2019 11:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Data Entry, Tools & Guides
Replies: 24
Views: 1962

Re: Data Entry, Tools & Guides

You click on each one in turn and read about their characteristics, which tells you about Witnesses (in first sentence), etc, etc. Also just experiment with them in FH . :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Mike I had clicked on quite a few of them while having a quick look and as luck would have it all the one...
by GeneSniper
06 Jun 2019 11:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Data Entry, Tools & Guides
Replies: 24
Views: 1962

Re: Data Entry, Tools & Guides

Mike T, Thanks for the advice, I have a few further questions below. Reports- other limitations in Reports such as omitting some of the less popular and rarely used Note and Citation entries What ones (is there a way around it) and is this something I should worry about just now as I input the data?...
by GeneSniper
06 Jun 2019 10:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Data Entry, Tools & Guides
Replies: 24
Views: 1962

Re: Data Entry, Tools & Guides

Helen

You gave me a link to The Standard Report Types, what am I supposed to look for as I read them that tells me if they use witnesses?
by GeneSniper
06 Jun 2019 08:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Stopping Age Count
Replies: 14
Views: 1377

Re: Stopping Age Count

Perfect Jane, that pretty much solves all the problems with two words
by GeneSniper
06 Jun 2019 06:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Stopping Age Count
Replies: 14
Views: 1377

Re: Stopping Age Count

Thanks for that Lorna, Probably not much worse than "He died" as a sentence but I will remember to change the narrative sentence (and then change it back once I eventually find the date :D )
by GeneSniper
05 Jun 2019 22:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Stopping Age Count
Replies: 14
Views: 1377

Re: Stopping Age Count

Hi Lorna I totally agree about having a calculated age displayed can be confusing. I only plan on using this on people I know for sure are dead and as I am redoing my tree adding DECEASED to the field as I input all of the other information isn't going to be an issue. I do like the calculated age fe...
by GeneSniper
05 Jun 2019 20:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Stopping Age Count
Replies: 14
Views: 1377

Re: Stopping Age Count

UPDATE: Just realised that just making a blank Death event doesn't fully solve the problem. When looking at the Focus window (Spouses & Children), if you set Person A with the blank Death event's father or mother as the Focus Person . Person A is now showing as a child in the Focus Window and when y...
by GeneSniper
04 Jun 2019 23:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Data Entry, Tools & Guides
Replies: 24
Views: 1962

Re: Data Entry, Tools & Guides

Right folks get your answering and shooting down caps on, as I have a few questions from your suggestions. Helen 1 Geocoding- Don't think that will be happening any time soon, most of my family over the spread of 100 years were miners who were born and lived at collieries that no longer exist, house...
by GeneSniper
04 Jun 2019 15:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Data Entry, Tools & Guides
Replies: 24
Views: 1962

Re: Stopping Age Count

For instance Mike?
by GeneSniper
04 Jun 2019 14:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Data Entry, Tools & Guides
Replies: 24
Views: 1962

Re: Stopping Age Count

Actually Jane I did, but admittedly I was more focusing (No pun intended) on the 'how to', rather than the 'what's it called'. Me Bad? I have a copy of How To Get The Most...… as well, but again used it as a find out how to do something, if I couldn't work it out, rather than as I should have worked...
by GeneSniper
04 Jun 2019 12:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 6568

Re: Source help

Thanks for that Lorna, I never checked I just presumed that clicking once would sort it one way and clicking again would reverse it. So to Jane I say, thanks to Lorna I now know what the hang you were talking about :lol: . Thanks again
by GeneSniper
04 Jun 2019 12:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Data Entry, Tools & Guides
Replies: 24
Views: 1962

Re: Stopping Age Count

Point taken and will be actioned Mike. To be honest I am still getting used to the names of all the different sections of FH. I would have called the Focus window the Main Page if I was asking a question, as that is the first page I see when I open FH and as the Property Box is there as well I didn'...
by GeneSniper
04 Jun 2019 11:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 6568

Re: Source help

No disrespect here Jane, but what the hang do you mean by 'reference Alt-Clicking', as it makes absolutely no sense to me. But someone saying 'Simply' probably means I should know what it is and its uses.
by GeneSniper
04 Jun 2019 10:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 6568

Re: Source help

Mike , I never thought of doing that (although I had just discovered I could use the same method for sorting my titles out alphabetically) so no excuse for not thinking of that, trying to find a solution to something that is already solved. Thanks again for more Tatewise perils of wisdom and everyon...
by GeneSniper
04 Jun 2019 10:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Stopping Age Count
Replies: 14
Views: 1377

Re: Stopping Age Count

You both describe and solved my problem perfectly, the same as in my post starting Problem Solved. As I had said, in FTM I just added died into the Died: date field and that stopped it showing ages of people who were dead as if they were still alive today. As you both say to get the same result in F...
by GeneSniper
04 Jun 2019 08:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 6568

Re: Source help

Hi Helen, I had a quick look at Named Lists and will be using them, you and a few others had suggested them when I had been suggesting a simple to-do list in another topic. I had just been asking about the use of short titles when the thought about using it for a marker more than anything came to me...
by GeneSniper
03 Jun 2019 23:05
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Stopping Age Count
Replies: 14
Views: 1377

Re: Stopping Age Count

Mike It doesn't make any changes to previous ages, I was just looking for a way to stop FH showing the age of someone today, that was already dead. I had noticed my mother was showing as 82 yrs old (she died at 49), this was due to me still not having added her date of death, which would have been f...
by GeneSniper
03 Jun 2019 22:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Stopping Age Count
Replies: 14
Views: 1377

Re: Stopping Age Count

Problem solved. Thought I had read all the bits I could find in Getting The Most...… but I had missed a bit. I looked through them again and found I could add anything in the Died date field by putting the word in double inverted commas. So if I add "Dead" in to the field, it adds dead in the died f...
by GeneSniper
03 Jun 2019 22:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Stopping Age Count
Replies: 14
Views: 1377

Stopping Age Count

Me again, Started back at the tree and have just realised something that I don't know how to stop (No smart comments about there being lots of things :D). while entering some data I realised that a couple of the individuals I had entered had ages older than they actually were at death. With FTM I ju...