Re: Compound queries (join Place to Individual records)

Barbara Zanzig

I have found all those, and videos too, spent the weekend studying. I'll move the questions over to the FHUG.

All that geocoding I did is going to come in handy for this--I have 35 men with some form of "Johann" and/or "Friederich" in their name (in ONE of their names!) and I have to find out which one was in which place to figure out who a child belongs to at times from clues like occupation.Women are worse because sometimes you first have to figure out who their husband is. There are other one name studies using FH, aren't there? We must all have similar problems.

When I said the other day that exporting places was convoluted--I've been thinking about that. I don't have my head around FH's world view yet. When I understand its logic I will be able to figure out where to look for an operation.

I'm overwhelmed by the sheer amount of documentation--I love that the various helps explain what happens and why and don't just say "do this". It's marvelous but a lot to work through at the same time.

On Mon, Nov 22, 2021 at 1:15 PM Mike Tate <post@...> wrote:

Hi Barbara,

You didn’t mention the FH Help pages which are another useful resource.

There is also the FHUG Forum where it is sometimes possible to find answers.

It is often easier to enter into a dialogue there than it is here because sample Queries can be attached.


In the FHUG Knowledge Base have you found the many custom Queries in the Downloads?

Also, see ‘An Overview of Queries’:

That explores ‘Custom Query Types’ and I think Fact type Queries will work for your search.


They let your Rows filter test the %FACT.PLAC% of every Fact (Event & Attribute).

At the same time, they can test the Name of the Fact Owner.


It is similar to the FHUG Forum posting How to Exclude on Any Fact Place Contains:


Mike Tate


From: <> On Behalf Of Barbara Zanzig
Sent: 22 November 2021 20:34
Subject: [family-historian] Compound queries (join Place to Individual records)


I need help to formulate a query, please. With my one name study, in TMG I did a lot of filters of the sort
"find me everyone with xxx anywhere in their name and any event in a specified place". I've been playing with the Find Text query and the Events within a specified distance.

So far I can get the people or the place but haven't figured out how to join them together. I can see that I have two different types of records so I have to get them to cuddle up together somehow, but I haven't found the right combo yet and I don't think I'm quite ready for plugins.

I have found the knowledge base and the V5 Getting Started with FH book and I'm reading the help files--are there other resources I should know about?


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