Re: Error children

John Hanson

Whilst it shouldn’t have been changed it is always useful to check the preferences – Tools / Preferences

And make sure that the first box is checked


John Hanson - researching the Halstead/Holstead/Alstead names
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From: <> On Behalf Of Mike Tate
Sent: 15 March 2020 11:21
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Error children



If you have imported a GEDCOM or imported directly from another product then there is useful advice in the FHUG Knowledge Base.

Some advice is specific to the originating product, but other advice is generic and applies to most imports.

That advice includes the Show Project Statistics Plugin and checks for Uncategorised Data Fields (UDF) and unusual Date fields not handled by FH.

See the FHUG Knowledge Base ~ Importing to Family Historian and follow all the tips:


Regards, Mike Tate


From: <> On Behalf Of Lorna Craig via Groups.Io
Sent: 14 March 2020 22:59
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Error children


When you first enter a birth date in FH it will warn you if the date is too early (or too late).  But if you have created a project by importing a Gedcom file which had been created elsewhere and it already contained those errors it will not issue a warning. 

However there is a Plugin written by Mike Tate called Show Project Statistics which can check for many kinds of errors and produces an exception report. It would pick up those impossible dates.

On 14/03/2020 22:31, kiwipete wrote:

Does FH not warn you when you have children that's birth date is earlier than the mothers birthdate.
Was working on my project this morning and found two CHILDREN who was born before the mother was??

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