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by NickWalker
05 Apr 2024 17:33
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Monumental Inscriptions - thoughts?
Replies: 40
Views: 1936

Re: Monumental Inscriptions - thoughts?

Yes. It would be easy to create a duplicate entry in the Source_Citation when creating the events associated with the source. I do this for any source be it a census, church record, newspaper article, etc. To help with keeping the actual information from the source together I usually generate a sha...
by NickWalker
05 Apr 2024 16:39
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Monumental Inscriptions - thoughts?
Replies: 40
Views: 1936

Re: Monumental Inscriptions - thoughts?

Just as a follow up Nick on my 'Memorial' fact - this came about because I found that there are occasions when a person is mentioned on a Gravestone but there is no 'proof' that the person is actually buried in that cemetery, or I actually know that the person is buried elsewhere (a prime example h...
by NickWalker
05 Apr 2024 16:08
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Monumental Inscriptions - thoughts?
Replies: 40
Views: 1936

Re: Monumental Inscriptions - thoughts?

Thanks for the responses so far. It appears that Monumental Inscription is a generally acceptable name. There are a number of different opinions regarding the Date field on the source template but I am inclined to go with the idea of the date being filled in by default only if there is just one pers...
by NickWalker
05 Apr 2024 15:03
Forum: Programming Technicalities
Topic: Plugin Author Guidelines in KB
Replies: 28
Views: 700

Re: Plugin Author Guidelines in KB

ADC65 wrote: 05 Apr 2024 11:26 I believe Ancestral Sources also does version checks that can't be switched off, but my point was general and I didn't want to start picking out people or plugins for criticism.
Ancestral Sources isn't a plugin
by NickWalker
04 Apr 2024 19:34
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Monumental Inscriptions - thoughts?
Replies: 40
Views: 1936

Monumental Inscriptions - thoughts?

Dear all I'm working on the next source type to be supported by Ancestral Sources - Monumental Inscriptions and had some points I'd appreciate opinions on. Firstly I've currently decided to call the source type 'Monumental Inscriptions'. They are often referred to as MIs in family history books and ...
by NickWalker
04 Apr 2024 10:55
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Marriage record id
Replies: 12
Views: 459

Re: Marriage record id

The way I see it is that there are effectively 4 views of your data available in FH, not counting queries and reports. In the initial versions of Family Historian the records view was the main view and this allows access to all fields, all the data. However, this wasn't a very friendly interface for...
by NickWalker
02 Apr 2024 20:13
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Source type issue
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: Source type issue

Hi Colin

AS has always by default created 1939 register sources with type 'Register'. There was a post last October that explained how to get AS to change the source type to be 1939 Register so I expect you must have used a setting like that.

Cheers

Nick
by NickWalker
27 Mar 2024 15:50
Forum: Plugin Technical Support & Development
Topic: Potential Probate Plugin
Replies: 61
Views: 6329

Re: Potential Probate Plugin

Just to mention that I am actively working on the two source types for Ancestral Sources: gravestones (MIs) and probate and making good progress now (particularly gravestones) but it will be much later in the year before these are likely to appear I think.
by NickWalker
26 Mar 2024 20:52
Forum: Plugin Technical Support & Development
Topic: Potential Probate Plugin
Replies: 61
Views: 6329

Re: Potential Probate Plugin

I've not really had much experience with calendar entries. Most of the wills I've used have been full original hand-written ones.
by NickWalker
26 Mar 2024 20:43
Forum: Diagrams & Charts
Topic: Importing charts into a word document
Replies: 13
Views: 781

Re: Importing charts into a word document

HeatherARobertson wrote: 26 Mar 2024 20:19 This was a fantastic tip from the above poster! Never thought of doing this, just tried it and it works perfectly. So glad I came across this post.
Yes I agree, this was a very helpful and interesting post from Mark.
by NickWalker
26 Mar 2024 20:38
Forum: Media
Topic: Adding Media files.
Replies: 63
Views: 1897

Re: Adding Media files.

I agree Adrian, the terminology doesn't really matter at all. However in case you find it of interest.... The reason why I believe Ancestral Sources is a 'source driven' approach is that you are entering the details of the source, effectively transcribing the source in AS, and from that all the fac...
by NickWalker
26 Mar 2024 20:28
Forum: Media
Topic: Adding Media files.
Replies: 63
Views: 1897

Re: Adding Media files.

Can I ask BillH and Nick when they developed the muscle memory for fact driven data entry in FH? Also was there no alternative when they did? The key point is that 99% of the sources I enter are birth, baptism, marriage, death, burial and Census and I enter those with AS. I could turn this round an...
by NickWalker
26 Mar 2024 17:05
Forum: Media
Topic: Adding Media files.
Replies: 63
Views: 1897

Re: Adding Media files.

For the documents that AS doesn't handle for me - for example gravestones, obituaries, etc. - I create the fact first - let's say a burial fact based on an obituary. Then with that fact selected in the property box, I click the "Add Citation" in the sources box at the bottom of the screen...
by NickWalker
26 Mar 2024 15:03
Forum: Media
Topic: Adding Media files.
Replies: 63
Views: 1897

Re: Adding Media files.

I agree Adrian, the terminology doesn't really matter at all. However in case you find it of interest.... The reason why I believe Ancestral Sources is a 'source driven' approach is that you are entering the details of the source, effectively transcribing the source in AS, and from that all the fact...
by NickWalker
26 Mar 2024 09:48
Forum: Media
Topic: Adding Media files.
Replies: 63
Views: 1897

Re: Adding Media files.

Please could you explain what benefit you gain by linking a census image to the fact given that from the facts tab as it's only three clicks to select the fact, open the media pane on the citation and open the image in the Editor/player? Adrian explained in his answer to me that this was an experim...
by NickWalker
25 Mar 2024 21:36
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Question about lost notes
Replies: 7
Views: 547

Re: Question about lost notes

I just mean that when the rich-text is ready, just before you click save, you could highlight the text and copy it (Ctrl+C or right-click context menu) and then paste it into the rich text (Ctrl+V or right-click context menu).
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by NickWalker
25 Mar 2024 21:23
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Electoral Register Settings...
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Re: Electoral Register Settings...

Teresa, try looking in Tools, Census Templates... Then Fact, Use custom event Thanks John, sorry Teresa - wrong template. I could see the census template editor in my head when I was writing my response but wrote autotext template editor instead. As I've commented before, there are too many templat...
by NickWalker
25 Mar 2024 19:02
Forum: Media
Topic: Adding Media files.
Replies: 63
Views: 1897

Re: Adding Media files.

If I was to hypothetically decide to start linking images to Facts (keeping in mind I already link them to Sources), is there any way in AS to do this? Having had a good look around the options, I think probably not. I understand your moral objection to linking 'fact' images to people, but does tha...
by NickWalker
25 Mar 2024 18:48
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Electoral Register Settings...
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Re: Electoral Register Settings...

The answer to this really depends on what you're trying to achieve. If you use the electoral registers built into AS with generic sources then the source type will automatically change to be Electoral Register and the title too. But as you don't use generic sources I expect this isn't the issue. I e...
by NickWalker
24 Mar 2024 13:33
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Electoral Register Title
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: Electoral Register Title

Hi Mike It sounds like you are using FH v7 templated sources and are using a Family Historian Census template, presumably the 'Essentials Collection Civil Census Return'. The definition for the record title for this template is: image.png When you use Templated Sources the title for the source is co...
by NickWalker
24 Mar 2024 12:21
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Question about lost notes
Replies: 7
Views: 547

Re: Question about lost notes

Ah OK sorry I'd misunderstood what you were doing... The conversion process is trying to find a 'grid' of data within your original source text. It uses this to populate the grid above so that this can then be inserted into the rich-text using the selected auto-text template. It reports any text tha...
by NickWalker
23 Mar 2024 16:37
Forum: Diagrams & Charts
Topic: Record ID
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: Record ID

Thank you all for the help. I was looking at the Outline and Narrative reports. Haven't played with it too much yet. Also, what are Ahnentafel numbers? In the FH Help it says: Ahnentafel numbers are a common system for numbering a given person’s ancestors. The person themselves is numbered 1, their...
by NickWalker
23 Mar 2024 16:14
Forum: Sources, Citations & Repositories
Topic: Casting template data as a particular data-type
Replies: 23
Views: 675

Re: Casting template data as a particular data-type

I think the System Date was just something I added long ago following a request from a user, with the idea being it would be displayed in auto-text rather than being stored in a date field. I have already made changes to my development version of AS to allow formatting of the system date based on a...
by NickWalker
23 Mar 2024 14:40
Forum: Sources, Citations & Repositories
Topic: Casting template data as a particular data-type
Replies: 23
Views: 675

Re: Casting template data as a particular data-type

I know this isn't what you asked but in the current version of AS, if you use the SYSTEM.DATE it displays the date in the default 'Short Date' format set in Windows. So if I go into the windows settings and set the region to English (United States) it displays the date in this format: 3/23/2024. If ...
by NickWalker
23 Mar 2024 12:43
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Question about lost notes
Replies: 7
Views: 547

Re: Question about lost notes

I think you're looking in the wrong place in Family Historian. As an example I created a census source in Ancestral Sources with this in the Source Text and the Source Note: image.png And then if I look at the source in Family Historian the Source Text is shown under the Text from Source tab when I ...