Re: Create New Reports
Keith McGraw <lesmac@...>
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Started to work through your 3 very useful FHUG Knowledge Base links.
I think I will download and install Ancestral Sources 5.2.0 64 bit version into my FH v6.2 onto my laptop using Windows 10. It looks very useful and saves a lot of work
I notice it ‘highly recommends that I work with a ‘copy’ of my project/file to help me find out how to use Ancestral Sources and decide on what settings I require’.
Do I just retain a copy of all of my current projects or select one to copy in FH?
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Mike Tate
Sent: 25 May 2020 10:22
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Create New Reports
For advice on all those topics, I strongly advise you to join the FHUG.
It is entirely free, has discussion Forums on all related topics, many useful free Downloads, and a Knowledge Base wiki with a wealth of advice, which includes all the topics you are asking about and much more.
https://www.fhug.org.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=glossary:merge_compare_files for Merge/Compare Files
https://www.fhug.org.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=glossary:sources for managing Source Citations
https://www.fhug.org.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=ancestralsources:index the free companion program Ancestral Sources for capturing Census & BMD sources.
I look forward to meeting you there.
Regards, Mike Tate
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of Keith McGraw
Newbie, who has been using FH6 for many years mainly for storing primary source information from BMD and census records. Now in lockdown, I find that I have now have time to start finding out the best practise for creating new secondary source records which I have been putting off until now.
I would welcome advise on the best ways to start going about this daunting task. I must admit that my first task will be make sure that I update my recent BMD and census records before I start on any records. One topic that I would also welcome advise on is the best practise for correct citation of all primary and secondary sources. Finally, I have never attempted to start to try to merge family trees projects, again is there advise on best practise? Thank you