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by David2416
12 Apr 2018 09:46
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Electoral Rolls
Replies: 33
Views: 5898

Re: Electoral Rolls

This looks to be a very useful idea. Thanks. Telephone directories can also provide residence info (and a phone number!)
by David2416
12 Apr 2018 08:32
Forum: General
Topic: Demise of who do you think you are magazine?
Replies: 9
Views: 2299

Re: Demise of who do you think you are magazine?

Tried the mobile site just now m.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com seems to be working but some links are broken? Maybe a server issue.☹
by David2416
08 Apr 2018 14:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Alternative Surnames
Replies: 5
Views: 1248

Re: Alternative Surnames

This looks like a useful technique for handling people in the 1939 Register who are part of a household but whose records are redacted. Naming them as /[head of household surname]/ helps to identify where they belong. (They are also associated by the Method 1 source citation created by AS.)
by David2416
24 Feb 2018 18:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Full Backup per project several times a day.
Replies: 7
Views: 1774

Re: Full Backup per project several times a day.

I would never overwrite a previous backup in case file corruption has crept in meanwhile.
by David2416
18 Feb 2018 20:19
Forum: General
Topic: Which pdf reader?
Replies: 24
Views: 4937

Re: Which pdf reader?

Thank you for these replies. I will have a look these, in particular PDF Xchange Editor and Nitro PDF.
by David2416
18 Feb 2018 12:46
Forum: General
Topic: Which pdf reader?
Replies: 24
Views: 4937

Which pdf reader?

I have been using Microsoft Reader to open pdfs, this has now been unilaterally discontinued by Microsoft and replaced with MS Edge. I am looking for alternatives.

Does anyone on the Forum use pdf readers they would recommend?
by David2416
12 Feb 2018 14:28
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Help resources in TMG and fh
Replies: 8
Views: 2523

Re: Help resources in TMG and fh

Point taken Mike, will look at the indexing thread. The dynamism of this forum is one of the things that attracted me to FH. I do recognise that an awful lot of voluntary work has, and is, going into it. I am grateful for that.
by David2416
12 Feb 2018 07:40
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Help resources in TMG and fh
Replies: 8
Views: 2523

Re: Help resources in TMG and fh

As a new user of FH from version 6, I don't need to learn about what happened in older versions. The KB sometimes takes me through a historical journey. Not what I need really.
by David2416
12 Feb 2018 07:36
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Help resources in TMG and fh
Replies: 8
Views: 2523

Re: Help resources in TMG and fh

E Wilcock said "Once they have started using the software, what new users really need is to find clear succinct answers to questions". Not only new users I suspect. There are two sides to this 1. How do I as a user construct a search phrase that leads me to the answer? Experience, understanding the ...
by David2416
12 Feb 2018 07:12
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Problem with Preview option when posting
Replies: 4
Views: 1803

Re: Problem with Preview option when posting

Yes I experienced that. Could not see any phrases that might have triggered that though. Happened with this message!? Lol.
by David2416
09 Feb 2018 17:02
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Death certificate
Replies: 24
Views: 6036

Re: Death certificate

Thank you Mike, so true. At least gedcom exists and is accessible. Deaths and the registration thereof are separate events. I like to separate them and identify the relevant individuals and their relationships. I have a death on 24, inquest and registration on 28 and burial on 31 all in December. I ...
by David2416
09 Feb 2018 15:36
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Death certificate
Replies: 24
Views: 6036

Re: Death certificate

This discussion is interesting and instructive while showing both the strengths and issues with FH (and perhaps with other software). As a family historian I want to be conducting research, which I can record and evidence. Then to print out the results as a tree or a report showing who the players a...
by David2416
07 Feb 2018 17:38
Forum: General
Topic: Ancestry tree problem
Replies: 12
Views: 2848

Re: Ancestry tree problem

The dialogue works as expected for me, Windows 10, chrome both fully updated. Add child for Catherine Smith, selecting from tree, I type in Sar and get a list of all Sarahs as I would expect.
by David2416
04 Feb 2018 14:59
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Ancestral Sources needs .NET Framework 3.5 ( includes NET 2.0 and 3.0)
Replies: 5
Views: 2754

Re: Ancestral Sources needs .NET Framework 3.5 ( includes NET 2.0 and 3.0)

It is good to learn that you did not experience a problem and AS installed successfully. Hopefully this will be the case for most.
by David2416
04 Feb 2018 14:57
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Ancestral Sources needs .NET Framework 3.5 ( includes NET 2.0 and 3.0)
Replies: 5
Views: 2754

Re: Ancestral Sources needs .NET Framework 3.5 ( includes NET 2.0 and 3.0)

I am sorry this caused you alarm. I suspect that as you started with Windows 8, .NET 3.5 was already installed. The problem I experienced was starting from Windows 10, where .NET 3.5 is optional in certain situations. In theory the installation of Ancestral Sources should have dealt with this. AS pr...
by David2416
03 Feb 2018 12:39
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Ancestral Sources needs .NET Framework 3.5 ( includes NET 2.0 and 3.0)
Replies: 5
Views: 2754

Re: Ancestral Sources needs .NET Framework 3.5 ( includes NET 2.0 and 3.0)

Hi tatewise, Thank you. I tried the enabling via control panel. It does not work at this component is not installed. The attempt to install via Windows Update also fails. Reinstalling AS failed to install .NET 3.5 Windows just fails to find the necessary files. I worked with Windows long enough to k...
by David2416
03 Feb 2018 11:02
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Ancestral Sources needs .NET Framework 3.5 ( includes NET 2.0 and 3.0)
Replies: 5
Views: 2754

Ancestral Sources needs .NET Framework 3.5 ( includes NET 2.0 and 3.0)

I have recently purchased a lightweight Lenovo notebook. It is running a fully updated Windows 10. I have successfully installed and run FH using the migration guides. However Ancestral Sources needs .NET Framework 3.5 ( includes NET 2.0 and 3.0). This is as Microsoft describes it a Features on Dema...
by David2416
31 Jan 2018 20:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Demo link for Family historian
Replies: 6
Views: 2239

Re: Demo link for Family historian

Happened to me a while back, emailed Calico Pie and they sent me a temporary licence key very quickly.
by David2416
16 Jan 2018 18:15
Forum: General
Topic: Find My Past
Replies: 4
Views: 1142

Re: Find My Past

:( Me too
by David2416
12 Jan 2018 17:26
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Rootsweb is still down
Replies: 19
Views: 5978

Re: Rootsweb is still down

There is an update on http://rootsweb.com/ posted Jan 9, 2018 which I have copied here for information:- RootsWeb is currently unavailable We have been in the process of improving the site throughout 2017, and as a result of an issue we recently became aware of, we have taken the site offline while ...
by David2416
12 Jan 2018 15:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Family Historian won't load
Replies: 48
Views: 12274

Re: Family Historian won't load

Sure it is a false positive?
by David2416
25 Dec 2017 10:07
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Christmas Everyone
Replies: 10
Views: 3346

Re: Merry Christmas Everyone

And happy researching for 2018
by David2416
18 Dec 2017 08:09
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: how to report a post
Replies: 4
Views: 1609

Re: how to report a post

Many thanks, I was looking for the triangle but it was merged with the icon on my mobile; I see it now.

Regards David
by David2416
18 Dec 2017 03:48
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: how to report a post
Replies: 4
Views: 1609

how to report a post

how does one 'report a post' an offensive one has appeared overnight
in the General forum?
by David2416
17 Dec 2017 09:26
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Microsoft SyncToy v2.1 for Windows 10
Replies: 2
Views: 1144

Re: Microsoft SyncToy v2.1 for Windows 10

Hi, Thanks for replying. I've backed up to Google Drive and set up SyncToy. I use the Desktop at home and the laptop when out and about, I don't want to rely on internet connections. From my tests it seems to work OK in both directions. Work on one machine, synchronise, and then carry on on the seco...