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Problem transferring custom query from on pc to another

Mike Shingleton
 

I have a custom query name No Date of Death which I wish to transfer from my old pc to my new one.

I have copied it to the query folder. When I double click on it gives the message ""Install No Date of Death" as a custom query?".  Jowever on clicking ok I get the message "An error has occurred.  Cannot install "No Date of Death" as a custom Query.

Can anyone suggest what I am doing wrong?

Thanks in advance


Mike S


Re: urgent help needed

Mike Tate
 

P.S. Have you any backups?

If yes, are they FH Backup ZIP files or something else?

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Tate
Sent: 05 July 2020 21:35
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] urgent help needed

 

To help you we need much more detailed information.

Please provide a screenshot of the error message.

 

Are they Projects or standalone GEDCOM files?

What is the file path to those Projects/GEDCOM?

Do they use cloud storage such as OneDrive, Dropbox, or Google Drive?

If you use Windows File Explorer can you see the ‘missing’ GEDCOM files?

The fact that all three have gone missing suggests some common factor.

So what significant change have you made since yesterday?

Please answer as many of those questions as possible.

 

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of james o'kelly
Sent: 05 July 2020 19:29
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: [family-historian] urgent help needed

 

I have downloaded three different family trees weeks ago and been adding and changing them since, but now today when I try to open them, I am getting a message saying unable to open, files not found, any ideas please,I was looking at them only yesterday,  

 

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Re: urgent help needed

peter@...
 

James

Just a thought, I assume you're using Windows? If you know which folder the GEDCOM files are stored in open Windows Explorer, drill down to the Folder (don't open it) that would have held it, right click with the mouse and go to "Properties" at the foot of the menu that appears.  Have you got a tab that says "Previous Versions".  If you have, try restoring an earlier version of the folder. somewhere else.  If you haven't got "Previous Versions" then its not configured and I advise you Google it and turn it on.  I have mine set to 06:00 and 13:00.  I would set it at least 2x per day.

When you have lost valuable data that took hours to put together a few times you will learn to have your own backup strategy.  There is a free version of SyncbackPro and if you can master ORA (which I'm currently struggling very hard with) you can certainly handle setting up SyncbackPro to the Cloud.
--
Peter Williams


Re: urgent help needed

Mike Tate
 

To help you we need much more detailed information.

Please provide a screenshot of the error message.

 

Are they Projects or standalone GEDCOM files?

What is the file path to those Projects/GEDCOM?

Do they use cloud storage such as OneDrive, Dropbox, or Google Drive?

If you use Windows File Explorer can you see the ‘missing’ GEDCOM files?

The fact that all three have gone missing suggests some common factor.

So what significant change have you made since yesterday?

Please answer as many of those questions as possible.

 

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of james o'kelly
Sent: 05 July 2020 19:29
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: [family-historian] urgent help needed

 

I have downloaded three different family trees weeks ago and been adding and changing them since, but now today when I try to open them, I am getting a message saying unable to open, files not found, any ideas please,I was looking at them only yesterday,  


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urgent help needed

james o'kelly
 

I have downloaded three different family trees weeks ago and been adding and changing them since, but now today when I try to open them, I am getting a message saying unable to open, files not found, any ideas please,I was looking at them only yesterday,  


Re: Problems after unlinking

Mike Tate
 

As long as you make a note of the Individual records involved (ideally their Record Id) then it is safe to Unlink Record and subsequently relink them where needed if necessary.

That can be used for Children and Husband and Wife wherever needed.

See the FHUG Knowledge Base ~ Removing Unwanted Relations:

https://www.fhug.org.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=how_to:removing_unwanted_relations

 

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Jorge Planas Campos
Sent: 05 July 2020 15:19
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Problems after unlinking

 

Thanks Mike, I was afraid to do that in case I had to start this particular group all over again.

Jorge


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Re: Problems after unlinking

Jorge Planas Campos
 

Thanks Mike, I was afraid to do that in case I had to start this particular group all over again.

Jorge


Re: Problems after unlinking

Mike Tate
 

Display Joanot ROSSICH in the Focus Window and he should have two entries, one for Eulalia and one with no spouse.

Under the entry with no spouse click right-each Child in turn and choose Unlink Record.

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Jorge Planas Campos
Sent: 05 July 2020 10:45
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: [family-historian] Problems after unlinking

 

After finding out that I had confused two XVI century ancestors I was finally able to set their descendants apart. But somewhere along the line I must have made a mistake and now I have the individual with the same children under a spouse ("Eulalia", see the screenshot) and a "no spouse". How can I get rid of the "no spouse" group? Thanks for your help. 

Jorge


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Re: Problems after unlinking

Mike Tate
 

Display Joanot ROSSICH in the Focus Window and he should have two entries, one for Eulalia and one with no spouse.

Under the entry with no spouse click right-each Child in turn and choose Unlink Record.

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Jorge Planas Campos
Sent: 05 July 2020 10:45
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: [family-historian] Problems after unlinking

 

After finding out that I had confused two XVI century ancestors I was finally able to set their descendants apart. But somewhere along the line I must have made a mistake and now I have the individual with the same children under a spouse ("Eulalia", see the screenshot) and a "no spouse". How can I get rid of the "no spouse" group? Thanks for your help. 


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Problems after unlinking

Jorge Planas Campos
 

After finding out that I had confused two XVI century ancestors I was finally able to set their descendants apart. But somewhere along the line I must have made a mistake and now I have the individual with the same children under a spouse ("Eulalia", see the screenshot) and a "no spouse". How can I get rid of the "no spouse" group? Thanks for your help. 

Jorge


Re: Diagram not showing familial link

Michele Sinclair
 

Thank you!

Regards,
Michele Sinclair.

On 4 Jul 2020, at 19:05, Mike Tate <post@...> wrote:

Yes, families of spouses of direct ancestors are not currently included even in an All Relatives Diagram.

It is rumoured that will be improved in FH V7.

 

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Michele Sinclair
Sent: 04 July 2020 18:39
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Diagram not showing familial link

 

Thank you for your response.  Both of those issues are dealt with!  I'm trying to add parents and siblings to a husband who is not a direct antecedent - his wife is.  Does that make a difference?  

Regards,

Michele Sinclair.


On 4 Jul 2020, at 14:48, Lorna Craig via groups.io <l.m.craig@...> wrote:

You may need to click the small expansion button (circle) in the diagram above the individual whose parents you have added.

Another thing to check is Diagram Options > General tab > Generations Up and make sure this is set to enough generations up from the diagram root to display them all.

Lorna




Re: Diagram not showing familial link

Mike Tate
 

Yes, families of spouses of direct ancestors are not currently included even in an All Relatives Diagram.

It is rumoured that will be improved in FH V7.

 

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Michele Sinclair
Sent: 04 July 2020 18:39
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Diagram not showing familial link

 

Thank you for your response.  Both of those issues are dealt with!  I'm trying to add parents and siblings to a husband who is not a direct antecedent - his wife is.  Does that make a difference?  

Regards,

Michele Sinclair.


On 4 Jul 2020, at 14:48, Lorna Craig via groups.io <l.m.craig@...> wrote:

You may need to click the small expansion button (circle) in the diagram above the individual whose parents you have added.

Another thing to check is Diagram Options > General tab > Generations Up and make sure this is set to enough generations up from the diagram root to display them all.

Lorna




Re: Diagram not showing familial link

Michele Sinclair
 

Thank you for your response.  Both of those issues are dealt with!  I'm trying to add parents and siblings to a husband who is not a direct antecedent - his wife is.  Does that make a difference?  

Regards,
Michele Sinclair.

On 4 Jul 2020, at 14:48, Lorna Craig via groups.io <l.m.craig@...> wrote:

You may need to click the small expansion button (circle) in the diagram above the individual whose parents you have added.

Another thing to check is Diagram Options > General tab > Generations Up and make sure this is set to enough generations up from the diagram root to display them all.

Lorna


Re: Diagram not showing familial link

Lorna Craig
 

You may need to click the small expansion button (circle) in the diagram above the individual whose parents you have added.

Another thing to check is Diagram Options > General tab > Generations Up and make sure this is set to enough generations up from the diagram root to display them all.

Lorna


Diagram not showing familial link

Michele Sinclair
 

Hi,
I have opened a parent window, entered the parent, but it is not showing on the diagram!  It's the first time that this has ever happened!  Anyone any ideas please?  I've deleted and re-entered and still the same. Michele


Re: User Defined shortcuts

ioforum@...
 

If you are frequently working on a small set of individuals then why not create a named list and add them to that list.
You could create named lists for all individuals from a particualr town or city, other named lists for individuals grouped by period, endless possibilities.

They will always be on hand and easy to locate the individuals you want.


Re: Repository Records - Sources

Robert
 

On Friday, July 3, 2020, 07:36, colevalleygirl@... <colevalleygirl@...> wrote:

Select the Repository, then use View > Record Links... from the menu.

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert via groups.io
Sent: 03 July 2020 07:26
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: [family-historian] Repository Records - Sources

 

I have these Repositories, and the source counts are listed. How do I view the sources for a particular Repository, for instance, I have have 64 sources against my Ancestry Repository, and would like to list them. Clicking on the Show Sources tab in the repository property box reveals "not applicable"


Re: Repository Records - Sources

colevalleygirl@colevalleygirl.co.uk
 

Select the Repository, then use View > Record Links... from the menu.

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert via groups.io
Sent: 03 July 2020 07:26
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: [family-historian] Repository Records - Sources

 

I have these Repositories, and the source counts are listed. How do I view the sources for a particular Repository, for instance, I have have 64 sources against my Ancestry Repository, and would like to list them. Clicking on the Show Sources tab in the repository property box reveals "not applicable"


Repository Records - Sources

Robert
 

I have these Repositories, and the source counts are listed. How do I view the sources for a particular Repository, for instance, I have have 64 sources against my Ancestry Repository, and would like to list them. Clicking on the Show Sources tab in the repository property box reveals "not applicable"


Re: User Defined shortcuts

John Hanson
 

John

Interestingly in a survey a couple of years ago within the Guild of One-name studies Family Historian was the most popular program

 

Regards
John Hanson - researching the Halstead/Holstead/Alstead names
Researcher, the Halsted Trust - https://www.halsted.org.uk
Research website - https://www.halstedresearch.org.uk

2021 Family History Conference - https://www.elizabethanancestors.org.uk

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of johnfirr via groups.io
Sent: 02 July 2020 17:59
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] User Defined shortcuts

 

Thanks everyone for the help.

Yes the issue is not getting to the individual record entry but getting that individual into the focus window when they are unlinked to any family. John ( Hanson) thanks that is exactly the method I have discovered I just wondered if there was a slightly quicker way.
I have been using FH for quite a while but probably tend to stick with the easy stuff and adapting it to a One name study where initially at least I have quite a lot of unlinked individuals is taking a bit of thinking about but having said that its my favourite bit of genealogy software as it seems so much more intuitive tan some of the competition.

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