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by arthurk
01 Dec 2022 19:21
Forum: Closed Wish List Requests
Topic: Sort order for Place Records
Replies: 27
Views: 4312

Re: Sort order for Place Records

... When the church is an ancient parish church I usually don't bother to specify its dedication. Interesting - personally, I prefer to have the dedication there just for interest. If you were following my method with the brackets, there'd be nothing to stop you adding the dedication like that for ...
by arthurk
01 Dec 2022 16:01
Forum: Closed Wish List Requests
Topic: Sort order for Place Records
Replies: 27
Views: 4312

Re: Sort order for Place Records

I've rarely needed to enter US states, and the difficult to spell ones even more rarely, so I don't feel I can offer much in relation to the workflow in the cases you identify. However, based on the way I (mostly) do things, does the following help for English villages, churches and other places of ...
by arthurk
01 Dec 2022 11:46
Forum: Closed Wish List Requests
Topic: Sort order for Place Records
Replies: 27
Views: 4312

Re: Sort order for Place Records

But I'm unsure if a matching anywhere might not bring up too many. Imagine typing "Cheshire..." and getting all the partial matches to "Cheshire". Having what I had called a "Sort Order Name" as well as the ordinary name might suffice by providing just two options. Exc...
by arthurk
30 Nov 2022 16:57
Forum: Closed Wish List Requests
Topic: Sort order for Place Records
Replies: 27
Views: 4312

Re: Sort order for Place Records

Proposal: Place Records should be provided with an optional "sort order name". (I would enter "the Haslington Chapel..." as the Place Name, so it is used in narrative sentences and enter "Haslington Chapel..." as the sort name). Then the Places tab should show the plac...
by arthurk
15 Nov 2022 15:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH Start Ups
Replies: 10
Views: 1544

Re: FH Start Ups

There's also Jane's Create Individual Shortcut plugin, which you can use to make shortcuts to any number of individuals in any number of projects.
by arthurk
28 Oct 2022 09:45
Forum: Research
Topic: FamilySearch Id
Replies: 32
Views: 3575

Re: FamilySearch Id

(2) The FS Family Tree (FSFT) is becoming the definitive family tree of all mankind, as its many initial data errors are being eliminated. :lol: :lol: :lol: Not trying to be cruel, but my wife has spent many many hours at FSFT correcting entries relating to members of her family, only for the error...
by arthurk
27 Oct 2022 15:37
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: New FindMyPast Premium Subscription
Replies: 36
Views: 7059

Re: New FindMyPast Premium Subscription

My sub was supposedly due to renew in the middle of last night, and I'd arranged to get it upgraded to Premium at the same time for a cost of £199.99 less 15% = £169.99. It didn't actually go through their system until this afternoon, but otherwise it happened as planned and I now have the full Prem...
by arthurk
25 Oct 2022 14:59
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Flag in chart
Replies: 11
Views: 1091

Re: Flag in chart

I hadn't thought of copying and pasting - and that works with Webdings and other fonts. In the text scheme, change the font to the one you're using, adjust the size and colour, then just copy and paste the character in the Template field. See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emoticons_(Unicode_blo...
by arthurk
25 Oct 2022 13:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Flag in chart
Replies: 11
Views: 1091

Re: Flag in chart

8-) :D
by arthurk
25 Oct 2022 13:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Flag in chart
Replies: 11
Views: 1091

Re: Flag in chart

It’s possible to display a word in the text box to indicate the existence of a flag, but it’s not possible to show icons inside the box. For example to indicate the presence of an ‘Adopted’ flag, you can add a <custom item> to the Text scheme, enter ‘Adopted’ in the Template field and tick Flag Con...
by arthurk
24 Oct 2022 21:43
Forum: Research
Topic: Lincs to the Past
Replies: 26
Views: 5313

Re: Lincs to the Past

I'm not on Facebook either, but like so many other organisations, Lincolnshire Archives use that and other social media to give news and updates. Fortunately they use a public page that anyone can see.
by arthurk
24 Oct 2022 18:58
Forum: Research
Topic: Lincs to the Past
Replies: 26
Views: 5313

Re: Lincs to the Past

There's a message pinned at the top of the Archives' Facebook page saying that they're planning to bring the images back, but I didn't notice anything that looked like a firm timescale.
by arthurk
13 Oct 2022 13:31
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: New FindMyPast Premium Subscription
Replies: 36
Views: 7059

Re: New FindMyPast Premium Subscription

Hi all, I spoke to FindMyPast just now as my pro subscription expires 26 October 2022. They could not upgrade the renewal to a Premium subscription - the advice I received was to allow the renewal to go through as usual with the 15% loyalty discount, then upgrade at the rate of £19.99 - they could ...
by arthurk
13 Oct 2022 10:18
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: New FindMyPast Premium Subscription
Replies: 36
Views: 7059

Re: New FindMyPast Premium Subscription

Hi all, I spoke to FindMyPast just now as my pro subscription expires 26 October 2022. They could not upgrade the renewal to a Premium subscription - the advice I received was to allow the renewal to go through as usual with the 15% loyalty discount, then upgrade at the rate of £19.99 - they could ...
by arthurk
11 Oct 2022 13:20
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: New FindMyPast Premium Subscription
Replies: 36
Views: 7059

Re: New FindMyPast Premium Subscription

Edit - Caution, I have just tried to upgrade, and it tells me that I will be charged £19.99 today and then £199.99 less discount in 2 days' time - I think I will wait a couple of days!! I am now wondering whether the additional amount for the annual subscription is more than £19.99. If you qualify ...
by arthurk
23 Sep 2022 10:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Breaking a SOURCE into smaller elements
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

Re: Breaking a SOURCE into smaller elements

<t>Glad it was helpful. I'm not sure why I put 'demerge' as a more obvious word might have been 'split' - but then you'd have got all the discussions about splitting and lumping. I don't remember thinking about that when I started the thread.<br/> <br/> Anyway, the solution that I was offered worked...
by arthurk
22 Sep 2022 12:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Breaking a SOURCE into smaller elements
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

Re: Breaking a SOURCE into smaller elements

I don't think I can offer any detailed advice myself, but this sounds very similar to the issue I asked about in relation to the England & Wales GRO Index, in this thread: 20346|GRO & FreeBMD sources - how to demerge B, M & D The advice I received was very helpful, and there's a link to ...
by arthurk
01 Sep 2022 13:06
Forum: Maintaining the KnowledgeBase
Topic: Website Generators
Replies: 3
Views: 2305

Re: Website Generators

Bumping this as these issues might have been overlooked:

(a) whether some items should be moved from Gedcom Tools to Website Generators

(b) possible new link for Webtrees (if anyone has used it)
by arthurk
29 Aug 2022 14:28
Forum: Maintaining the KnowledgeBase
Topic: Website Generators
Replies: 3
Views: 2305

Re: Website Generators

Thanks, Helen - I'll await further comments from others.
by arthurk
29 Aug 2022 13:10
Forum: Maintaining the KnowledgeBase
Topic: Website Generators
Replies: 3
Views: 2305

Website Generators

I was taking a look at Services & Utilities > Website Generator tools, but discovered that some are listed under Services & Utilities > Gedcom Tools. Would it make more sense to move them? The ones which I think this would apply to are GedSite, GigaTrees, and PhpGedView. (Maybe also SVG Fami...
by arthurk
04 Jun 2022 09:53
Forum: Importing
Topic: Amazon Fire tablet - view GEDCOM data
Replies: 9
Views: 1875

Re: Amazon Fire tablet - view GEDCOM data

I use GED explorer as it works well with FH data, including media. Make sure you have FH set to save in UTF8 and you can simply copy the Project folder over. Thanks, I do have mine set to UTF-8, but does this mean there's an error in the KB article at GedExplorer , which states that GEDExplorer &qu...
by arthurk
04 Jun 2022 09:39
Forum: Importing
Topic: Amazon Fire tablet - view GEDCOM data
Replies: 9
Views: 1875

Re: Amazon Fire tablet - view GEDCOM data

I used an app called "Fire Toolbox" and it was very easy to install Google play onto the fire app so I can now run any of the apps I have paid for on my phone on my fire also. It is a free program: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/windows-tool-fire-toolbox-v28-1.3889604/ and there are d...
by arthurk
03 Jun 2022 12:32
Forum: Importing
Topic: Amazon Fire tablet - view GEDCOM data
Replies: 9
Views: 1875

Re: Amazon Fire tablet - view GEDCOM data

I don't use any app like this, but the KB section you were looking for is in Links > Gedcom Tools. It mentions GEDExplorer, GedFamilies, Heredis, and GedStar Pro. :oops: Thanks, Helen - I knew I'd seen a page like that once, but I was looking for it among the links in the main part of the KB home p...
by arthurk
03 Jun 2022 10:50
Forum: Importing
Topic: Amazon Fire tablet - view GEDCOM data
Replies: 9
Views: 1875

Amazon Fire tablet - view GEDCOM data

My iPad is getting long in the tooth, so for about a third of the price of a new one (and with the help of a special offer) I've just bought a Fire tablet. Can anyone recommend an app for viewing GEDCOM data on this, please? The Fire app store has 4 suggestions for apps for viewing GEDCOM files: Gen...
by arthurk
10 Apr 2022 12:20
Forum: Plugin Technical Support & Development
Topic: Amending Census dates
Replies: 5
Views: 1217

Re: Amending Census dates

The Search and Replace plugin should do it. Using the Major options, select Census (INDI.CENS) and Date fields, then work through one census at a time.

If you have Family census facts you probably do it differently, but this wasn't something I needed to explore.