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Ancestor calendar

Posted: 05 Mar 2019 01:45
by pfederici
Does anyone know of a program where you can export the data from Family Historian and create a calendar showing important dates for your ancestors? For example, March 1 may show 3 different birthdays, 2 death dates, etc.
Thanks
Paul

Re: Ancestor calendar

Posted: 05 Mar 2019 08:33
by Jane
You can get a list of all events for a day using a Query for example
Knowledge Base > Query:Fact ~ All Facts on Day Month
Lists all the facts for a specific Day and Month.

You could customise this to only include the events you think are important.

Re: Ancestor calendar

Posted: 05 Mar 2019 08:59
by jbtapscott
If you want a Calendar rather than a straight list, the website builder GedSite gives you that option. See my site at https://genealogy.tapscott.co.uk/up/Births.htm for an example - I have separate pages for each of Births, Marriages and Deaths, but these can be combined if you wanted.

Re: Ancestor calendar

Posted: 05 Mar 2019 10:16
by tatewise
Welcome to the FHUG Paul.

What exactly do you mean by a 'calendar'?

Do you want a 'pretty calendar' with a page for each Month, and every Date on those pages, but with a list of Ancestors who have important events on specific Dates.

Or do you just want a plain tabulated list in Month & Day order showing the Ancestors against their important dates.
For this style see the View > Standard Queries > Birthdays (all) that just lists Birth days, but could be easily modified to include other events such as Marriage and Death.

What 'important dates' do you wish to include?

Re: Ancestor calendar

Posted: 05 Mar 2019 12:39
by pfederici
Thank you for the replies. I am just learning Family Historian although I have been doing genealogy for years. I have used TMG before FH.

Mike...I was thinking more along the lines of the "pretty" calendar, but I will check out the other option. I was thinking of something I could give to my family to help them remember everyone.

Brent....I will check that out. Thank you

Paul

Re: Ancestor calendar

Posted: 05 Mar 2019 12:40
by pfederici
Oh and I forgot. I would like to include birth and death dates. I think much more than that may get confusing.

Paul

Re: Ancestor calendar

Posted: 05 Mar 2019 15:00
by tatewise
It looks like https://blog.myheritage.com/2012/03/new ... one-click/ might do what you want but that was back in 2012 and I could not find it MyHeritage now.

Alternatively https://www.mytrees.com/PrintCharts.html might do it but I haven't signed in to an account to find out more because it does not appear to be free.

Re: Ancestor calendar

Posted: 07 Mar 2019 09:17
by Jane
It would be fairly easy to write a plugin to output an HTML page (or 12 pages) for this which could be printed.

Re: Ancestor calendar

Posted: 08 Mar 2019 13:47
by Jane
I have written a simple plugin which prompts to select the records you want to include and currently shows
Birth, Baptism,Marriage, Death and Burial on a generated HTML page.

Edit: Script updated to fix problem with Ancestor Marriages and to sort by year with in the date

Re: Ancestor calendar

Posted: 09 Mar 2019 12:11
by David2416
That's neat, shows what a busy day 25 December was in my tree, nice visual representation of the family calendar

Re: Ancestor calendar

Posted: 09 Mar 2019 14:39
by tatewise
Yes, quite neat but it complained about being unable to handle accented Unicode characters.

It needs the usual:
if fhGetAppVersion() > 5 then fhSetStringEncoding("UTF-8") end

I tried to Print it using Firefox, but could not get a month per page.
So it does not quite satisfy the original brief of a 'pretty' calendar to print as a gift.

Re: Ancestor calendar

Posted: 09 Mar 2019 15:37
by Valkrider
@Jane

Thanks a very nice plugin.

Re: Ancestor calendar

Posted: 09 Mar 2019 16:35
by Jane
Interestingly if you print using IE, the layout is not too bad, but it looks like there is a limitation on the print option when using the Mozilla engine (which Edge also uses). The reason I used grids is that it does resize nicely when viewed on any device.

I suppose it would be possible to output direct to Word using OLE, but that presupposes the user has Word and as the original poster has not come back I am not intending to spend any more time on it at the moment.