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Building a New Project from Scratch
A video tutorial on how to create a new project.
Correcting Duplicate Spouses/Families
How to correct problems where the same spouse appears twice
Customising V7 Display for Generic Sources to Resemble V6
Some people who upgrade to Family Historian 7 to take advantage of some of its new features (such as formatted text) will prefer to continue using Generic Sources rather than adopting Templated Sources, perhaps to maintain consistency with data previously entered, or because they do not want to learn a new way of working, […]
Delete a Custom Diagram, Fact Set, Plugin, Query, Record Flag, Report, etc
Family Historian offers many customisations, most of which can be removed as easily as they are created, but there are some exceptions
Delete One or Many Records
There are numerous techniques for doing this
Finding Where Records are Used
There are many ways that the various can be linked together as illustrated in the Formal Database Structure
Focus Window Introduction, Printout and Customisation (Video tutorials)
A video introduction to the Focus Window features, and how to print the detail it presents
Formal Database Structure
Family Historian uses the GEDCOM data structure for its records, which is similar to many other genealogy products
Handling Renumbered Record IDs after Import
Sometimes when importing GEDCOM from other programs the Record IDs get renumbered sequentially from 1, but you may wish that they are retained unchanged
How to Customise or Print Records Window or Named List Columns
The columns in the Records Window (and Named Lists) can be customised to suit the user’s preferences
How to Turn Off the Splash Screen
When Family Historian starts up it displays a Splash screen
Introducing the Property Box (A Visual Tutorial)
This is an overview of the Property Box features, customisations, and preference settings as they were in Family Historian V4 so any later features are missing
Keyboard and Mouse Shortcuts
Family Historian supports a number of Keyboard shortcuts
Merge/Compare Records and Branches
There will inevitably be times during your research when you suspect or realize you have (for example) two records for the same individual
Multimedia Window and Report (Video Tutorial)
This illustrates the features of the Multimedia Window and Multimedia Report.
Names, Name Parts and Name Structures
This article attempts to highlight some of the pit-falls involved in recording Names of Individuals – particularly when trying to handle names that deviate from the Anglo-Saxon practice of Given Names followed by Surname, such as: Jo Doe, Mark C
Narrative Report Fact Sentence Templates
These specify the wording for facts in Narrative Reports and elsewhere
Overview of Getting Around Family Historian
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
Record Identifiers
Every Record in Family Historian has a numeric Record Identifier which is unique within its type of record
Records Window
The is an excellent vehicle for Intermediate and Advanced users to quickly access all the information held within a Family Historian Project in a compact format, although it can be a little daunting for New Users
Remember Current Record(s)
It is a common requirement to be able to remember which records you are working on between sessions of using Family Historian
Silence Deletion Sound
Silence Deletion Sound To mute the sound associated with many deletions, follow these steps: Open the Sound control panel using one of these methods: Use Windows 10 > Start > Settings > System > Sound > Sound control panel In Windows 10 search for and then open Change system sounds control panel In earlier Windows […]
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
Starting Family Historian With a Specified Project or Record
This page describes an undocumented option to start Family Historian with any specified Individual or Family Record in the Focus Window
Understanding Projects
  If you are new to using Family Historian an/or migrating from another product, it is advisable to read and understand what projects are and why they are useful
Understanding the Scope of Features
Knowing where Family Historian stores its data and settings on your PC greatly aids routine processes such as backup or future migration/upgrade to a new or additional PC