Re: FH V7

John Hanson

I always run the “search for orphans” query periodically to check that someone has not become detached


I have a custom copy but the basic version is in Queries/relatives and relationships/search for orphans


The result shows the “relationship pool” that each person is in – if like Victor your tree is supposed to be in the same lot then they should all be group 1


The only way for Victor to ne certain would be to take the backup that he took before installing FH7 and put it back into an FH6 and run the orphan query

I certainly had no similar issues with any of the files that I have converted to FH7


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From: <> On Behalf Of Victor Markham via
Sent: 13 December 2020 08:22
Subject: Re: [family-historian] FH V7



very name I have used are attached to other names. This has been confirmed when I check them on FTM which I copy from FH tyo FTM now and again. I am able to re attach the names after checking FTM. Thes must have become detached when I upgraded to F7

As you say I can look at the images in FH but these are small sizes and when it comec to census images I have rotated them to a vertical position whiuch is hard to read on the FH viewer. Much better on my photo software as I can totate it back to horizontal. The reason I rotate these is so that when I prnt a narative report they are printed from top to bottom of the page giving it a full view rather than horizonatally across a page in smaller size.


On 12/12/2020 11:20 pm, Lorna Craig via wrote:

Victor, if you have found some 'detached' children they must have been detached in V6 before the upgrade.  V7 definitely does not remove any family links!   (I say this in case anyone reading this is worried about upgrading having read Victor's post).

Secondly, it is still possible to view images in your own default photo software.  The process is the same as it was in V6, using the green circle icon with the black triangle in it.  That hasn't changed.


On 12/12/2020 22:56, Victor Markham via wrote:

I have been checking the V7 uograde and have found a number of names have become detached from the family tree links.

I did get a validation report and it listed 7 names of children detached from their parents.

But I have discovered many names are now stand alone that is not on a tree with no oter names to connect it.

Fortunately I have FTM and the names are on there showing the connections. I then put the names it is linked to. This is going to be a lot of work to restore things.

For the record I use FTM to give links to ancestry via the hints. I don't subscribe to either of the hints shown on FH.

I have also found a change oin viewing the images. In V6 when I prompt the images they appear of my photo software and I can view them at any size I want. On V7 that doesn't happen and I can only view them on the FH viewer at a small size


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