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    Add Media to a Fact
    Adding media to a fact by selecting a file
    Add Witnesses
    How to use the Witnesses feature to record special roles of participants in events
    Baptism or Christening
    The GEDCOM Standard supports both Baptism and Christening and so does Family Historian, additionally it also may show both the Baptism and Christening fields on the detail tab of the Property Box Dialogue, and this can lead to some confusion as to which to use
    Copy & Paste and Drag & Drop
    Right-click Copy & Paste and left/right-click Drag & Drop are standard features in all current versions of Windows, but are supported to varying degrees in different versions of Family Historian ()
    Entering Ages
    When you are entering the information from a source, you may find you have an Age to record; this will be the age of the Individual at the time the Event happened or the Attribute was true, according to the information in the Source(s) that you have
    Entering Dates
    When you enter a Fact, you’ll almost always have the option to enter a Date for the Fact
    Entering Standard and Custom Fields for Facts
    When using most Facts, the standard Fields of Age, Date, Place, Address & Note are usually sufficient but sometimes extra fields are desirable
    Fact Flags
    Family Historian version 7 introduces the ability to set flags on Facts
    Family Historian Census Event for UK 1939 Register
    At the outbreak of World War II, the British people were required to register in order to obtain identity cards, ration books, etc
    Historical Date Formats
    At various periods of time and in different places, dates have been expressed in a format other than the day-month-year or month-day-year format we’re all accustomed to; nor has the calendar always flowed smoothly and steadily — there are instances where a number of days were ‘skipped’ when a country adjusted its calendar
    How to Enter a Cremation
    On the Details/Main tab of the Property Box Dialogue Burials are shown, but Cremations are not
    How to Handle People With Multiple Names
    Sooner or later you will come across people known by different names at different times of their lives
    Internet Data Matches
    For details see the V6 book “Getting the Most From Family Historian” Chapter 13 Web Search, Web Hints & Web Clipping and also Automatic Internet Data Matching plus What is Automatic Internet Data Matching and FH V6
    Narrative Report Fact Sentence Templates
    These specify the wording for facts in Narrative Reports and elsewhere
    Occupation
    An Occupation fact can contain all the standard fields for an attribute; normally it will contain the title or description of a person’s employment
    Performing Basic Tasks
    In this video, I enter three generations, including birth date, death date, and marriage date
    Recording a Civil Partnership
    In some respects, recording a Civil partnership is similar to recording a marriage and you should consult that article first; however this article discusses some of the issues involved in recording Civil Partnerships which are a relatively new phenomenon, and need some ingenuity to handle
    Recording a Marriage
    You may have a Marriage Certificate or a Marriage Register Entry from a Church, Chapel, Synagogue or other religious venue, and want to understand how you record information from that Source
    Recording Data from Civil Registration Sources
    Civil Registration is undertaken by governments to keep track of births, deaths, marriages, civil partnerships and divorces
    Recording from a Census Record
    Census records are key events that are just as significant as Birth, Baptism, Marriage, Death and Burial events, so capturing Census record details is important
    Recording from a UK Birth Certificate
    Demonstrates how to record the information from a UK Birth Certificate
    Some Simple Customisations for Working with Facts
    As you work with Family Historian, you will come to realise exactly how customisable it is, and Facts are no exception; here are four very simple ways to make it easier to work with Facts
    Sort Dates
    The Help File introduces Sort Dates as “Family Historian now supports sort dates, which are an optional mechanism for specifying how different dates should be sorted, relative to one another, where this is not determined by the date on its own or by other methods
    Sorting Children, Spouses & Facts into Date Order
    When you enter children of a marriage, Family Historian  will retain the order of entry unless you tell it different; it does not automatically adjust the order, if each child Birth or Marriage is entered with a Date
    Using the Julian and Gregorian Calendars
    Use of the Julian and Gregorian calendars is a very complex topic and this article deliberately tries to simplify the topic by missing out a lot of the details
    Witness Facts
    Family Historian V6 introduced Fact Witnesses, in recognition that there were often more people than just the Principal(s) involved in a Fact
    Work with Data
    The Work with Data Dialog is used to display and manipulate lists of Places, Addresses, Occupations, Religions, Groups/Castes, National or Tribal Origins, and Source Types
    Working with Facts for New Users
    Facts are one of the key concepts at the heart of Family Historian; they are how you record the things that happened to, or described, each ancestor (Individual)