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by David2416
31 Oct 2018 07:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Naturalisation
Replies: 13
Views: 1800

Re: Naturalisation

Marriage to a British Citizen does not automatically convey British Citizenship today.

There are some hoops to jump through: see https://www.gov.uk/apply-citizenship-spouse
by David2416
24 Oct 2018 06:40
Forum: Research
Topic: Wildcards on GRO website
Replies: 15
Views: 2401

Re: Wildcards on GRO website

The indexes available at http://www.gro.gov.uk for births to 1916 and deaths to 1957 are new transcriptions from digital copies of the relevant certificates. The indexes available elsewhere are from transcriptions of the original indexes.
by David2416
23 Oct 2018 11:12
Forum: Research
Topic: Wildcards on GRO website
Replies: 15
Views: 2401

Re: Wildcards on GRO website

Gave this a quick try:
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by David2416
07 Oct 2018 11:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Customize Property Box puzzle
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Re: Customize Property Box puzzle

Thanks Lorna, that has worked nicely.
by David2416
07 Oct 2018 09:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Customize Property Box puzzle
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Customize Property Box puzzle

Customize Property Box.jpg I wish to edit the Electoral Register Entry ; it is highlighted (in grey) in the above screenshot and yet the Edit Custom Item ... is unexpectedly greyed out. When I started editing this property box tab yesterday this button was enabled when I added this item. Can anyone...
by David2416
23 Sep 2018 07:16
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: External subscription sites
Replies: 4
Views: 1383

Re: External subscription sites

Remember to check the member's benefits of societies/sites you have a subscription to. Often there are range of discounts available.

Also try picking up the phone and haggling.
by David2416
18 Sep 2018 06:37
Forum: Research
Topic: Mary E. V. Hill's FamilyRoots Organizer Color-coding filing system
Replies: 11
Views: 1799

Re: Mary E. V. Hill's FamilyRoots Organizer Color-coding filing system

I've added fhugdownloads:contents:utility_folder_marker|> Utility ~ Folder Marker . Does it provide a reasonable description? Hi Mike that looks good to me. Whilst Foldermarker changes the original folders, this is not carried through to the Quick Access shortcuts! To get quick access to certain fo...
by David2416
17 Sep 2018 08:30
Forum: Research
Topic: Mary E. V. Hill's FamilyRoots Organizer Color-coding filing system
Replies: 11
Views: 1799

Re: Mary E. V. Hill's FamilyRoots Organizer Color-coding filing system

I find colour coding excellent. (There is a little program called "Folder Marker" not sure if it is available but it is brilliant as in "My Documents" I can go to the correct folder straight away. It's available at http://foldermarker.com/en/download/ Have just downloaded it, virus scanned and run....
by David2416
16 Sep 2018 14:23
Forum: Research
Topic: Mary E. V. Hill's FamilyRoots Organizer Color-coding filing system
Replies: 11
Views: 1799

Re: Mary E. V. Hill's FamilyRoots Organizer Color-coding filing system

I have four coloured ring folders, one for each of my grandparents for the paper files and photos. I scan everything I can and keep in nested directories. One branch has folders for record types (census, baptisms, births etc) another has folders for each surname with subfolders for forenames. Those ...
by David2416
14 Sep 2018 15:39
Forum: General
Topic: findmypast Promotional Offer to end Sept 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 852

Re: findmypast Promotional Offer to end Sept 2018

Is that for new subscribers only?
by David2416
07 Sep 2018 06:48
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Reporting Issues
Replies: 11
Views: 1528

Re: Reporting Issues

The idea is good but the responses raise some issues. Perhaps an additional Forum called perhaps Expert Advice on FH. The guidelines don't seem entirely appropriate to questions like "Which pdf" or "Start over?" where the poster may be seeking other's opinions, they are appropriate with issues with ...
by David2416
28 Aug 2018 07:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source which provides evidence for sibling relationship
Replies: 7
Views: 1033

Re: Source which provides evidence for sibling relationship

No other ideas myself, that is what I do though.
by David2416
19 Aug 2018 07:34
Forum: Research
Topic: Deciphering please!
Replies: 4
Views: 1066

Re: Deciphering please!

Have you tried flipping the image to see if it's part of the leaching?
by David2416
27 Jul 2018 20:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Error on saving or backing up small gedcom
Replies: 17
Views: 1849

Re: Error on saving or backing up small gedcom

A couple of days, it came to light when I tried to exit FH having made changes. FH opened as usual. Remembering that I had changed the setting led me to the solution. It should have been my first port of call.
by David2416
27 Jul 2018 18:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Error on saving or backing up small gedcom
Replies: 17
Views: 1849

Re: Error on saving or backing up small gedcom

tatewise wrote:so David, did you enable it some time in the past?
Yes I did.
tatewise wrote:You should have got an Unauthorized changes blocked Notification (bottom right of Windows toolbar).
That should have lead to the Controlled folder access settings.
I didn't notice such a message ;)
by David2416
27 Jul 2018 16:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Error on saving or backing up small gedcom
Replies: 17
Views: 1849

Re: Error on saving or backing up small gedcom

My understanding is that the protect folder option was turned on, this means it's up to the user to specify which programs other than operating system level ones can write to the folder. I use Windows defender and have no problems with FH and it's backups so I suspect that it's an option you need t...
by David2416
27 Jul 2018 14:39
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Error on saving or backing up small gedcom
Replies: 17
Views: 1849

Re: Error on saving or backing up small gedcom

tatewise wrote:There are two key points to ponder.
I understand your points and read through that article. I am satisfied with the precautions I currently take. Hopefully I won't have to eat my words ;)

Latest WhatsApp scam is offering a £75 voucher clebrating Costa's 50th birthday.
by David2416
27 Jul 2018 14:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Error on saving or backing up small gedcom
Replies: 17
Views: 1849

Re: Error on saving or backing up small gedcom

Response from Calico Pie: To: David Cooper Thanks for letting us know it's another one we can now advise on. It would make sense if you lock the folder down then you need to allow each program in to access it. Unfortunately for obvious reasons, it's not possible to set access from the programs which...
by David2416
27 Jul 2018 14:08
Forum: General
Topic: Blacksheep
Replies: 2
Views: 1066

Re: Blacksheep

:roll: :lol:
by David2416
27 Jul 2018 11:38
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Error on saving or backing up small gedcom
Replies: 17
Views: 1849

Re: Error on saving or backing up small gedcom

You are quite right I am relying on Windows Defender, I believe the built in protection it offers has improved immensely since the early days. I know there a lot of reviews out there but here's one https://www.technadu.com/windows-defender-review/17527/ This also has links to reviews of other produc...
by David2416
27 Jul 2018 11:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Error on saving or backing up small gedcom
Replies: 17
Views: 1849

Re: Error on saving or backing up small gedcom

Reported as requested: This email confirms that your inquiry (#108208) is in our customer support queue. A real person will be in touch as soon as possible. We reply to all inquiries in the order in which they are received. You can review the status of your request and add additional comments by vis...
by David2416
27 Jul 2018 10:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Error on saving or backing up small gedcom
Replies: 17
Views: 1849

Re: Error on saving or backing up small gedcom

I wonder if it is a file access permissions problem. HI Mike, thanks for your reply - it is indeed a file access problem, but not I have found in the properties section!!! It seems to be a new setting in Windows security. I have full access in the security tab as I first checked. I have set .ged to...
by David2416
27 Jul 2018 09:57
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Error on saving or backing up small gedcom
Replies: 17
Views: 1849

Re: Error on saving or backing up small gedcom

PROBLEM SOLVED There is a setting in Windows Settings > Update & Security > Windows Security > Windows Defender Security Centre > Virus & threat protection > Ransomware protection If Controlled folder access is set to On both Family Historian and Ancestral Sources need to be added as allowed apps as...
by David2416
27 Jul 2018 06:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Error on saving or backing up small gedcom
Replies: 17
Views: 1849

Re: Error on saving or backing up small gedcom

Error 1.jpg Error 2.jpg Dir.jpg Can anyone shed light on this and how to clear please. Has been running quite ok till tried to close down just now. Update this morning: Project opens normally but behaviour as reported above, also Project Window empty! I'm thinking this is a registry problem -- so a...
by David2416
26 Jul 2018 21:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Error on saving or backing up small gedcom
Replies: 17
Views: 1849

Error on saving or backing up small gedcom

Error 2.jpg
Error 2.jpg (23.07 KiB) Viewed 1849 times
Error 1.jpg
Error 1.jpg (17.54 KiB) Viewed 1849 times
Dir.jpg
Dir.jpg (70.98 KiB) Viewed 1849 times
Can anyone shed light on this and how to clear please.

Has been running quite ok till tried to close down just now.

Update this morning: Project opens normally but behaviour as reported above, also Project Window empty!