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Re: Duplication

joan Chopping
 

Mike 
I have a similar problem One Drive in that I have two duplicate projects, of the original project on my PC, with the laptop name included in the title. I have just tried to delete one of the duplicates from the project window but nothing happened. How can I get rid of them please?
Joan Chopping 


Re: Duplication

Mike Tate
 

The small Projects can be deleted by selecting one at a time and using the More Tasks > Delete Project option.

 

The duplicate names are due to OneDrive sync problems and that is why they have your PC name suffix.

They may not actually be separate Projects, but just ‘duplicated’ files with the suffix.

Check the contents of the Project folders using Windows File Explorer and manually delete just the ‘duplicated’ files with the suffix.

 


Duplication

Sheena Harling
 

I opened my Project window recently to find that each of my projects had duplicated. I have several small projects that I have done for friends as well as my own family.  One title is the correct project and opens normally  but the other with the same name, has the name followed by the model of my laptop and can't be opened( or may be empty?) It mentions One Drive and says that the path is not valid.  I think the problem may be because I have unsubscribed from OneDrive as I found it difficult to use but had used it for a temporary back up for Projects. I also back up to memory sticks that I keep in different places. 
What I would like to know is- can I delete the one  with the laptop reference without deleting the genuine one?  I would also like to remove the small projects from the list in any case as I no longer need to keep them. Is it possible to do this?
Sheena Harling

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Sheena


Re: Adding Flags to all individuals in a project

johnfirr@...
 

Thanks everyone. Very quick and accurate advice as usual.
Much appreciated
John


Re: Adding Flags to all individuals in a project

Mike Tate
 

I think it is easier to use option 2. with an empty Named List.

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of colevalleygirl@...
Sent: 28 August 2020 16:35
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Adding Flags to all individuals in a project

 

Look at Tools > Named Lists and Record Flags. If you add all the individuals you want to flag to a named list, you can then set a flag on all individuals in that list.

 


Re: Adding Flags to all individuals in a project

Mike Tate
 

You can use the Tools > Named Lists and Flags command options.

 

BTW: Do you know that when merging there is an option to automatically add a Source Citation to every new entry from the imported GEDCOM?

 


Re: Can I view a family as shown in a Census? (ex TMG user)

mvilla108
 

Thanks very much to Mike, Peter and Lorna. You have given me a lot of information and ideas on how to progress.


Yes Lorna, in TMG I was able to see each person in the same census household. In TMG, the basic medium for recording information was the tag. In the Census tag, I recorded one or two principals (Head of family and maybe spouse) and then Witnesses for children and other relations. The tag also held date, residence details, etc.

My first impression of FH is that it is light years ahead of TMG. I like the idea of attaching images to the source.


I realise that I have a lot of learning to do and am looking forward to getting to grips with the new software.

This weekend, I intend to work through all of your suggestions and hopefully make some good progress.


Thanks again to you all.

Regards,

Rob


On Thu, 27 Aug 2020 at 23:38, Mike Tate <post@...> wrote:

If you can see the Census fact in the Facts tab then select it and click the Show Media image button in the centre of the toolbar below.

You may need to tick the Include Citation Media or Include Source Record Media to see the 1881 Census page.

Also try clicking the Show Sources yellow scroll icon in toolbar top right to reveal the yellow Source Citations pane.

That shows Source Citations and the large blue arrow Go To Source Record button.


Re: Adding Flags to all individuals in a project

Jane Taubman
 

I you want to flag all the records in a project is to View>Standard Query>All Individuals then use the Gear Wheel options icon to Set Flag on all row records

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Re: Adding Flags to all individuals in a project

Lorna Craig
 

An alternative approach would be to treat the file being merged in as a source, instead of using a flag.  To quote the FH help file:

"In File Merging you can also treat the file being merged in as a source and create a record for it. New, updated or confirmed data can be given source citations which link it to this source record."     I can't remember exactly where that option is displayed but it is available when doing a file merge.

Lorna

On 28/08/2020 16:28, johnfirr via groups.io wrote:

I am on the point of merging two projects which share about 20% of individuals. I want to flag every individual in the smaller project with an indicator flag that they originate in that particular project. I have created the flag but cant work out how to apply it to every individual without having to do so one individual at a time. I,m sure there will be a way to a "add flag to all individuals in project" and I,m sure its dead simple when you know how, but I cant see it at the moment? Could anyone illuminate me?
thanks in advance
John


Re: Adding Flags to all individuals in a project

Frances Atherton
 

I’m not entirely sure but I think you can do it by adding everyone to a list and then adding a flag to everyone on that list. 

On Fri, 28 Aug 2020 at 16:28, johnfirr via groups.io <johnfirr=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:
I am on the point of merging two projects which share about 20% of individuals. I want to flag every individual in the smaller project with an indicator flag that they originate in that particular project. I have created the flag but cant work out how to apply it to every individual without having to do so one individual at a time. I,m sure there will be a way to a "add flag to all individuals in project" and I,m sure its dead simple when you know how, but I cant see it at the moment? Could anyone illuminate me?
thanks in advance
John








Re: Adding Flags to all individuals in a project

colevalleygirl@colevalleygirl.co.uk
 

Look at Tools > Named Lists and Record Flags. If you add all the individuals you want to flag to a named list, you can then set a flag on all individuals in that list.

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of johnfirr via groups.io
Sent: 28 August 2020 16:28
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: [family-historian] Adding Flags to all individuals in a project

 

I am on the point of merging two projects which share about 20% of individuals. I want to flag every individual in the smaller project with an indicator flag that they originate in that particular project. I have created the flag but cant work out how to apply it to every individual without having to do so one individual at a time. I,m sure there will be a way to a "add flag to all individuals in project" and I,m sure its dead simple when you know how, but I cant see it at the moment? Could anyone illuminate me?
thanks in advance
John


Adding Flags to all individuals in a project

johnfirr@...
 

I am on the point of merging two projects which share about 20% of individuals. I want to flag every individual in the smaller project with an indicator flag that they originate in that particular project. I have created the flag but cant work out how to apply it to every individual without having to do so one individual at a time. I,m sure there will be a way to a "add flag to all individuals in project" and I,m sure its dead simple when you know how, but I cant see it at the moment? Could anyone illuminate me?
thanks in advance
John


Re: Changing source names

Mike Tate
 

A very useful free tool for maintaining consistent Source Citation conventions is Ancestral Sources.

See https://www.fhug.org.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=ancestralsources:index

It is highly customisable just like FH and designed to work with FH.

 


Re: Changing source names

Geoff Johnson
 

Like Maureen my Citation and Sourcing had become a real rag-bag.  So, a few years back, I thought the whole thing through and adopted the following practice: 

Managing Images for Sources & Citations

Personal factors come in here.  Some researchers seem to not worry about sources at all, or if they do, their system is often inconsistent.  That’s the way I started too!

Sources are meant to be where the information came from, whereas Citations should define how and in what way the source is relevant to the topic in question.

Commonly a source might be Find My Past Census records.  The Citation might be HO 107 Piece 7 Bk1 Fol 3 p2

But that’s hard work!

You know what you’ve found is available in one of several sources of census data.  But the key thing is who it is you’re interested in.  In this case my combined Citation AND Source is `Joseph Peacock b1742 1841 Bolnhurst HO 107 Piece 7 Bk1 Fol 3 p2

 

So, to that end I prefer to keep both Citation and Source stuff; both information and images, the same.  Occasionally a less frequent type of source may be a bit unusual.  Typically:

·         a gravestone or graveyard book entry

·         Letter dd/mm/yy from `Aunty Florence’

·         TNA WW2 Officers record

Obviously, such Sources need to be more specific.  However, I don’t believe in `sourcing’ what is bog-standard data from Parish records or Censuses.  I just cite what I need to know, and keep it the same for the source.

Consistency

Since I started a couple of decades ago my source referencing had been totally inconsistent!    So, a couple of years ago I changed my ways.  Now, pinned to wall in front of my desk, I have, a standard aide-memoir that reads:

File Entry Format - for Family History Sources

 Name > Birth Year > Type > Location > Event Date

 

Types used:

                    Baptism

                    Birth

                    Marriage

                    Death

                    Burial

                    Other Docs

I’ve been following that practice as religiously as possible for new entries, but as I’m continually making those amendments to the `old stuff’ life, is getting more consistent.

 

The practice definitely helps.

I also keep the citation text the same as the file name for the image.

 

For example:  suppose I obtain a baptism image.  I give it a filename as per format above.  e.g. Elizabeth Johnson b1839 Baptism Wilden13-12-1839.  I select and copy that same filename to clipboard.  Move to the right place in FH and create the `fact’ entry as a baptism entry.  Then create the source by pasting the same filename.  I can then `Add media for the Citation’ by the following process.

Adding Images

In Family Historian, if you add an image in the Citation area it doesn’t appear in the Source area.  I advise that you always add images to the `lower’ Source box first: they then automatically appear as a Citation.
Geoff Johnson


Re: Can I view a family as shown in a Census? (ex TMG user)

Mike Tate
 

If you can see the Census fact in the Facts tab then select it and click the Show Media image button in the centre of the toolbar below.

You may need to tick the Include Citation Media or Include Source Record Media to see the 1881 Census page.

Also try clicking the Show Sources yellow scroll icon in toolbar top right to reveal the yellow Source Citations pane.

That shows Source Citations and the large blue arrow Go To Source Record button.


Re: Can I view a family as shown in a Census? (ex TMG user)

Lorna Craig
 

Rob,

Do you mean that each family member has a census fact for 1881 but you want to be able to see who else was in the same census household?

Did you use 'family' census facts in TMG?  Were the censuses recorded with one principal and other household members as witnesses?  In FH the usual way to record census details is to create a source record for the census household, with a transcription of the details in the 'text from source' field,  and attach an image of the census page to the source.  Each individual's census fact is linked to that source record, and by going to the source record you can see who else was in the household.

If you can give some details of how your census events were recorded I'm sure someone will be able to explain the options for viewing, or converting, your data in FH.   It's a well-trodden path - there are many former TMG users who now use FH.

Lorna

On 27/08/2020 19:26, mvilla108 wrote:
Hi,

I'm brand new to Family Historian. I've managed to transfer my project from TMG but am now struggling with FH.
I am trying to view a family, as a family, in the 1881 Census as I could in TMG.
The family members all seem to have a Fact but I can't see how to view them as a family.
Is this possible in FH?


Re: Can I view a family as shown in a Census? (ex TMG user)

Peter Henderson
 

I am not familiar with TMG but I am guessing that Rob wants to see the census record showing all those present at the census. When you select the fact for the census in question, the source for that fact appears in a pane on the right. Right click on the census fact shown there and then select "Go to source record". This shows the census record as you entered it when recording the fact - if, indeed, you did transcribe the census data. The best way to record census events, and others, is to install Ancestral Sources by Nick Walker. (https://store.family-historian.co.uk/product/ancestral-sources/) This utility will automatically create the Text from Source that will show up in the source record.

Peter

On 27/08/2020 21:51, Mike Tate wrote:

Welcome to the FH community Rob.

There are various family-focussed views but inevitably may be different from TMG.

 

When you start FH it shows the Focus Window which focusses on three generations.

So select a member of the family and click the Show in Focus Window magnifying glass icon.

In the Focus Window there are several tabs to give different family perspectives Spouses & Children, Parents & Siblings, Ancestors, Descendants.

 

You can view a family tree Diagram for the family.

Select one of the parents of the family and click the right-hand of the four tree diagram icons in the main toolbar.

That will display the All Relatives Diagram in its default configuration, but it has many other custom variants.

 

You can obtain a family oriented Report for the family.

Select one of the parents and select Publish > Family Group Sheet then click OK to see the default Report.

There are other Reports that will show family groups.

 

Spend some time reviewing the documentation, video tutorials, help pages, etc.

See https://www.fhug.org.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=how_to:index and start with the Beginners Guide.

There review the https://www.fhug.org.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=how_to:key_features_for_newcomers especially the Documentation & Tutorials section.

 

Regards, Mike Tate

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of mvilla108
Sent: 27 August 2020 19:27
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: [family-historian] Can I view a family as shown in a Census? (ex TMG user)

 

Hi,

I'm brand new to Family Historian. I've managed to transfer my project from TMG but am now struggling with FH. 
I am trying to view a family, as a family, in the 1881 Census as I could in TMG.
The family members all seem to have a Fact but I can't see how to view them as a family.
Is this possible in FH? 

Thanks in advance
Rob

 


Re: Can I view a family as shown in a Census? (ex TMG user)

Mike Tate
 

Welcome to the FH community Rob.

There are various family-focussed views but inevitably may be different from TMG.

 

When you start FH it shows the Focus Window which focusses on three generations.

So select a member of the family and click the Show in Focus Window magnifying glass icon.

In the Focus Window there are several tabs to give different family perspectives Spouses & Children, Parents & Siblings, Ancestors, Descendants.

 

You can view a family tree Diagram for the family.

Select one of the parents of the family and click the right-hand of the four tree diagram icons in the main toolbar.

That will display the All Relatives Diagram in its default configuration, but it has many other custom variants.

 

You can obtain a family oriented Report for the family.

Select one of the parents and select Publish > Family Group Sheet then click OK to see the default Report.

There are other Reports that will show family groups.

 

Spend some time reviewing the documentation, video tutorials, help pages, etc.

See https://www.fhug.org.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=how_to:index and start with the Beginners Guide.

There review the https://www.fhug.org.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=how_to:key_features_for_newcomers especially the Documentation & Tutorials section.

 

Regards, Mike Tate

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of mvilla108
Sent: 27 August 2020 19:27
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: [family-historian] Can I view a family as shown in a Census? (ex TMG user)

 

Hi,

I'm brand new to Family Historian. I've managed to transfer my project from TMG but am now struggling with FH. 
I am trying to view a family, as a family, in the 1881 Census as I could in TMG.
The family members all seem to have a Fact but I can't see how to view them as a family.
Is this possible in FH? 

Thanks in advance
Rob

 


Can I view a family as shown in a Census? (ex TMG user)

mvilla108
 

Hi,

I'm brand new to Family Historian. I've managed to transfer my project from TMG but am now struggling with FH. 
I am trying to view a family, as a family, in the 1881 Census as I could in TMG.
The family members all seem to have a Fact but I can't see how to view them as a family.
Is this possible in FH? 

Thanks in advance
Rob


Re: Problems printing from Family Historian

Marion P
 

Hi Mike,

 

Thank you for your response.  I have managed to identify the problem, it was a faulty sensor on my printer which has now been resolved.

 

I am extremely happy with the product and shall be purchasing the program.

 

Thanks again.

 

Regards

 

Marion

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Mike Tate
Sent: 23 August 2020 22:10
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Problems printing from Family Historian

 

Marion, welcome to the Family Historian community.

You talk about Reports, but then describe boxes, so I wonder if you mean Diagrams.

You don’t say whether they look OK on screen, and only a problem when printed on paper.

Are you using the Family Historian Sample Project to produce the displays?

Exactly what commands are you using?

I am sure it is simply unfamiliarity with the product but screenshots of the problem would help us understand.

It is awkward to attach images to these Emails so I suggest you join the FHUG Forums where attachments are so much easier.

See https://www.fhug.org.uk/forum/ which is free to join and use with many other free resources such as Knowledge Base and Downloads.

 

 

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