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by WilliamFrier
29 Aug 2019 23:21
Forum: General
Topic: View PDF
Replies: 11
Views: 1113

Re: View PDF

Will keep a look out for these Mike, although not sure I will come across many. My family going back is mainly Scottish with a little Irish to mix up the gene pool.
by WilliamFrier
29 Aug 2019 20:41
Forum: General
Topic: View PDF
Replies: 11
Views: 1113

Re: View PDF

I had read that Mike, I just didn't see the importance of it being added to When and Where Born. It just seemed like a small town council. I would have thought Corporation Road, Birkenhead in the county of Birkenhead would suffice without adding those two letters.
by WilliamFrier
29 Aug 2019 19:57
Forum: General
Topic: View PDF
Replies: 11
Views: 1113

Re: View PDF

Not wanting to seem stupid, but what was an Urban District? The Certificate says Birkenhead as the Registration District, Sub District and County and when I checked the street it is in Birkenhead (amazingly). I just wondered what the significance of an Urban District was.
by WilliamFrier
29 Aug 2019 19:12
Forum: General
Topic: View PDF
Replies: 11
Views: 1113

Re: View PDF

Helen, I had added it as a PDF Media record and as you say if you double click it opens in my browser. I was just asking in case there was an option somewhere in the settings to allow me to view a PDF in the Media Window and I couldn't see it. I am sure there are no multi page PDF's but I will check...
by WilliamFrier
29 Aug 2019 17:53
Forum: General
Topic: View PDF
Replies: 11
Views: 1113

View PDF

Hi All, Two quick (I hope) questions. While adding my wife's grandfather I realised I didn't and no one else had a copy of his Birth Certificate, so I ordered a digital copy from GRO and It arrived today in a PDF format. Is there a way to view a PDF in the Media section the same way as I can an imag...
by WilliamFrier
26 Aug 2019 11:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Best way to input information
Replies: 18
Views: 1492

Re: Best way to input information

Remember Adrian I had did most of the research in FTM, I am just re inputting it into FH as the import never went as well as expected :roll:. I thought that a redo would be better than going through all the entries individually and re doing everything I found in the wrong place, it was also going to...
by WilliamFrier
26 Aug 2019 11:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Best way to input information
Replies: 18
Views: 1492

Re: Best way to input information

Mike, There is no difference to inputting the information. It is more about ease and not adding the information to the wrong person, especially when you have a lot of the same names. It is quite easy adding a birth then marriage cert you may have, it was because I had 15 birth certs with the same na...
by WilliamFrier
26 Aug 2019 08:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Best way to input information
Replies: 18
Views: 1492

Re: Best way to input information

Hi Colin, I am coming round to that way of thinking, as I believe that just dealing with one person at a time and adding all the information I have on them would probably be a bit easier as I would only be dealing with mainly 3 people with the same name at a time (unless of course there was a birthd...
by WilliamFrier
25 Aug 2019 23:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Best way to input information
Replies: 18
Views: 1492

Re: Best way to input information

Adrian I have put the birth records in for my family back to early 1700's, but now that I have went back to input marriages, divorces, deaths and pad out the family with the census returns I have etc, it can get a bit confusing at some points (Lots of people with the same name) 6 generations in a ro...
by WilliamFrier
25 Aug 2019 17:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Best way to input information
Replies: 18
Views: 1492

Re: Best way to input information

Looks like a retype Helen. As you both have said probably just moved at the same time as you posted and nowhere for post to go.
by WilliamFrier
25 Aug 2019 13:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Best way to input information
Replies: 18
Views: 1492

Re: Best way to input information

Maybe too many swear words in it Helen :D. I did wonder where it was best to put it Mike, as it was kind of a FH question but could really apply to any genealogy software.
by WilliamFrier
25 Aug 2019 11:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Best way to input information
Replies: 18
Views: 1492

Best way to input information

Hi all, I was just thinking while re-doing my tree, what is the best order to input my information? I ask this because I am putting in information that I have already researched and wondered starting from myself is it best to branch out in all directions (myself, wife, children, sisters, brothers an...
by WilliamFrier
30 Jul 2019 22:57
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Best way to put in Residence
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: Best way to put in Residence

Well that puts paid to my Tidiness Theorem, back to Chaos Theory for the moment.
by WilliamFrier
30 Jul 2019 22:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Best way to put in Residence
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: Best way to put in Residence

Thanks Mike, It just looked a bit neater having it all under a time span rather than individually. I was actually expecting someone to tell me that if I did it under a time span, I wouldn't be able to find them while filtering or something like that. It was my reason for asking. No point in losing f...
by WilliamFrier
30 Jul 2019 19:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Best way to put in Residence
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Best way to put in Residence

Quick question, what is the best way to put in a citation or three for the same address? Should I put in each residence citation individually or if for myself say, I know I stayed in the same house for 20 years and my children were born there and a few other things, is it better to have a residence ...
by WilliamFrier
05 Jul 2019 14:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source 'Type' field
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Re: Source 'Type' field

Oh trust me Mervyn I have seen more than enough different copies of Scottish birth certificates, yes you are right about what you get from ScotlandsPeople Mike T, my mothers certificate just got lost between her death and my step fathers death (I presume because he had remarried). By different I mea...
by WilliamFrier
05 Jul 2019 12:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media folder
Replies: 26
Views: 2043

Re: Media folder

The same way as bluray has done away with DVD :roll:. While Sky still charge for HD, 4K will just sit in the corner waiting.
by WilliamFrier
05 Jul 2019 09:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source 'Type' field
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Re: Source 'Type' field

I agree Mike about originals, although the original to me is the first copy you get from the registrar. I had to send for a copy BC of my mothers from National Records of Scotland and it looks nothing like the original she had. That was why I was asking. What Type would you put that under? Certifica...
by WilliamFrier
05 Jul 2019 07:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media folder
Replies: 26
Views: 2043

Re: Media folder

Well screen size issue solved. Because my Dell laptop is a 13.3" screen, the display settings are set to 125% by Dell for better viewing on that screen size, so I set it back to 100% and got the view I was looking for although with slightly smaller (but perfectly useable) text . That means it is fin...
by WilliamFrier
04 Jul 2019 22:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source 'Type' field
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Source 'Type' field

When entering a source, how exact should you be about the Type ? I know you don't have to use it, but I want to for filtering. What I am really asking is should you use Birth Certificate for all variants eg Original, copy or copy of original or is it best to split them up. I think BC is good enough ...
by WilliamFrier
04 Jul 2019 06:23
Forum: General
Topic: Best way to capture images
Replies: 19
Views: 2059

Re: Best way to capture images

Very Interesting Bill, I was just commenting that most relatives I have visited, keep their photo's and certificates in a tin box (Christmas biscuits) or younger ones a plastic box in a cupboard and the Certificates at best are stored in a card wallet supplied by the register office folded in half t...
by WilliamFrier
03 Jul 2019 11:50
Forum: General
Topic: Best way to capture images
Replies: 19
Views: 2059

Re: Best way to capture images

I had read your suggestion E and had already had a look for them, I was just having a bit of a laugh about the ironing (although can't speak for others) and it was more a quick fix for when I was visiting relatives I was looking for, so your suggestion was obviously just what I was looking for. I am...
by WilliamFrier
03 Jul 2019 11:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media folder
Replies: 26
Views: 2043

Re: Media folder

Well that answers my question Helen. Looks like I will make sure I get a wide screen monitor when I get a new PC.
by WilliamFrier
03 Jul 2019 07:02
Forum: General
Topic: Best way to capture images
Replies: 19
Views: 2059

Re: Best way to capture images

Would be easier taking a scanner than an ironing board and iron :lol:
by WilliamFrier
02 Jul 2019 22:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media folder
Replies: 26
Views: 2043

Re: Media folder

If that screen was a bit wider Mike, then side by side would be just about perfect for me, but it is still better that way for inputting data using the Focus Window.