To get the most out of the Family Historian program and this Knowledge Base, it’s important that you make yourself familiar with the program’s user interface (and its terminology) and the way it structures the information it holds.
Most of what you need to know is in the ƒh help file, but if you’re new to ƒh you should also review the Quick Start guide to get an overview of the most important things. For your convenience, we’ll provide links to the important sections of the Help file here.
Menus and Toolbars
Workspace Windows and Dialog Boxesƒh calls its main application windows ‘Workspace Windows’. See Workspace Windows for an overview and links to detail about each window, and also links to information about the main dialog boxes you will encounter.
Recordsƒh has up to twelve different record types. See Record Types (V6) or Record Types (V7) for detail.
Note: According to GEDCOM, a Place should hold “The jurisdictional name of the place where the event took place…” were introduced in ƒh version 6. Research Family Historian version 6 and below supports two types of Notes: Local notes (associated with a single person, record, or fact); and Shared Notes or Note Records, that can be linked to multiple records and/or facts. Version 7 introduced Research Notes. and Family Historian Version 7 introduced the ability to define sources using ‘Source Templates’ to aid precision and consistency in entering source-identifying information. Records were introduced in Version 7.