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Re: Cookies for MyHeritage lookup

Fruitbat
 

On Wed, Oct 7, 2020 at 10:05 AM, Fruitbat wrote:
When you review a hint in Family Historian it is removed from the outstanding hints on FH, but if you've uploaded your tree to MyHeritage, the site will do a separate search within that tree and the results will stay at pending until you review them on the site.
Sorry, where I said "review", I should have said "accept or reject".  Simply opening, looking at and closing the hint will leave it at pending in both scenarios.


Re: Cookies for MyHeritage lookup

Fruitbat
 

When you review a hint in Family Historian it is removed from the outstanding hints on FH, but if you've uploaded your tree to MyHeritage, the site will do a separate search within that tree and the results will stay at pending until you review them on the site.


Re: User Defined Fields In Custom Fact

Mike Tate
 

Hi Chris,

No, it is not possible to create custom user-defined fields in any type of fact.

The FHUG Knowledge Base it explains all about ‘Custom Fact Fields’ at:

https://www.fhug.org.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=how_to:narrative_report_fact_sentence_templates#custom_fact_fields

 

However, in the case of the ‘1939 UK Register’ it should really be handled the same as a Census event.

The Date of Birth, Condition and Occupation should be recorded in the Source Citation just like a Census.

Then separate Birth and Occupation and Census facts should invoke that Source Citation.

 

It is also advisable to use the standard Census event for the ‘1939 UK Register’ as it is virtually the 1941 Census with a few tweaks.

The FHGU Knowledge Base explains all about ‘Family Historian Census Event for UK 1939 Register’ at:

https://www.fhug.org.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=ancestralsources:family_historian_census_event_for_uk_1939_register

That includes adjusting the narrative sentence so it says ‘1939 register’ instead of ‘census’.

 

There are many benefits in using the Census event instead of a custom fact as explained above.

 

If anything is not clear after reading those articles then please ask again.

 

Regards, Mike Tate

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Wake
Sent: 06 October 2020 20:10
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: [family-historian] User Defined Fields In Custom Fact

 

Is it possible to create user defined fields in a Custom Fact rather than just ticking some or all of the 5 fields required? As an example, I have created a custom fact for the 1939 UK Register and would like to have fields for Date of Birth, Condition and Occupation rather than having them in the NOTES field. If this is possible is it also possible to add fields to a Standard Fact?
Thanks
Chris


User Defined Fields In Custom Fact

Chris Wake
 

Is it possible to create user defined fields in a Custom Fact rather than just ticking some or all of the 5 fields required? As an example, I have created a custom fact for the 1939 UK Register and would like to have fields for Date of Birth, Condition and Occupation rather than having them in the NOTES field. If this is possible is it also possible to add fields to a Standard Fact?
Thanks
Chris


Re: Diagram Spouse Display Options

Ken
 

Mike,
 
Thanks for replying.
 
To put it simply, it would be nice if each individual in a diagram had their own spouse option, rather than one option for the whole diagram. But I realise that this would entail substantial changes to the program.
However, as you suggest, I think I can achieve what I want with some judicious Moving and Hiding.
 
Thanks again
 
Ken Holloway


Re: Cookies for MyHeritage lookup

Mark Lewis <marklewis56@...>
 

OK thanks, done that.
Why does MyHeritage still say pending in internet data matches?


Re: Cookies for MyHeritage lookup

colevalleygirl@colevalleygirl.co.uk
 

You either have to use the external browser, or

 

Use Internet > Search the Internet..., select MyHeritage SuperSearch, click Go To Site, and Log in to MyHeritage.
While that log in is active the Internet Data Matches ~ Web Search window is automatically logged in." (Hat-tip to Mike Tate at https://www.fhug.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=18105&p=103285#p103285
)

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Lewis
Sent: 06 October 2020 14:16
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: [family-historian] Cookies for MyHeritage lookup

 

I'm getting this message when I try to do a look up on my heritage (after signing up)

Cookies must be enabled. Please enable your browser's cookies functionality and try again.

Where can I enable cookies without using the external browser?

Thanks

 


Cookies for MyHeritage lookup

Mark Lewis <marklewis56@...>
 

I'm getting this message when I try to do a look up on my heritage (after signing up)

Cookies must be enabled. Please enable your browser's cookies functionality and try again.

Where can I enable cookies without using the external browser?

Thanks
 


Re: Media Links

Mike Tate
 

What we have forgotten to mention is the Media records that are imported from the FindMyPast GEDCOM include URL web links to the online media files, but FH does not support such web links and requires local PC based media files that you must download from FindMyPast.

The explanation is that those web links are conditional on your subscription to FindMyPast and they cannot be shared around as that would infringe copyright.

You can upload the GEDCOM file back to your FindMyPast account and the web links will then work online.

But importing that GEDCOM file to FH is a different scenario.

 

Mike Tate

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of suepetyt via groups.io
Sent: 06 October 2020 10:47
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Media Links

 

Thanks Mike, I'll take a look as you suggest.


Re: Media Links

Susan Petyt
 

Thanks Mike, I'll take a look as you suggest.


Re: Media Links

Susan Petyt
 

Thanks Jane, it seems a bit odd that they appear to be there, but aren't, however I shall go through and do as you suggest.


Re: Media Links

Mike Tate
 

Welcome Sue,

Yes, the general rule is that migrating GEDCOM to & from online trees such as FindMyPast does NOT include the Media.

Also, the ‘hints’ do not add anything automatically even if you Review and Accept them.

As a newcomer, I would strongly recommend you spend time discovering how Family Historian works.

Start with the Help guides and tutorials, etc.

Please join the FHUG website at https://www.fhug.org.uk/forum/ which is free and has a Knowledge Base of guides.

They include specific advice for importing and handling media, plus lots more…

The Forums allow screenshots that can be very helpful.

 

Regards, Mike Tate

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of suepetyt via groups.io
Sent: 05 October 2020 17:09
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: [family-historian] Media Links

 

I am new to Family Historian and have imported my tree from Find My Past.  None of the links in the 'media' tab work for any of the members of my tree, I have tried adding them again as new documents (which came up in the hints) but they still don't work - any ideas please.
Thanks in advance, Sue


Re: Media Links

Jane Taubman
 

It's not possible to get media down from FMP in that way so you need to download the media using the download option and them add it in.


On Mon, 5 Oct 2020 at 17:08, suepetyt via groups.io <suepetyt=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
I am new to Family Historian and have imported my tree from Find My Past.  None of the links in the 'media' tab work for any of the members of my tree, I have tried adding them again as new documents (which came up in the hints) but they still don't work - any ideas please.
Thanks in advance, Sue



Media Links

Susan Petyt
 

I am new to Family Historian and have imported my tree from Find My Past.  None of the links in the 'media' tab work for any of the members of my tree, I have tried adding them again as new documents (which came up in the hints) but they still don't work - any ideas please.
Thanks in advance, Sue


Re: Evaluating Family Historian

Victor Markham
 

In addition just make sure all the place names are inputted the same way otherwise you will end up with a number of places even though they are all the same. If this happens not to worry you can merge them all and choose the correct one. An example is place name, county, country against place name, county. The country name is omitted this will end up with two separate place names. Just remember to include the county names (for UK) as there are similar place names in different counties
Victor

On 5 Oct 2020, at 12:47, Mike Tate <post@...> wrote:

Hi Mark,

 

Family Historian has many ways to answer those kinds of questions and is used by many Place Name Study users.

 

1)

Use the View > Record Links method as suggested by Helen.

2)

First use the Tools > Work with Data > Places command.

Select the place name interested in and click the ‘Where Used…’ button on the right to list all records using that place.

3)

Alternatively, select as many place names as you like and click the ‘View in Map’ button to obtain a plotted Map view.

Click on each ‘pin’ on the map to obtain a list of all facts for people that occurred there.

4)

You can also write Queries to produce custom reports of who lived where.

5)

Not available in the trial version of FH, but there is also a plugin to list the fact details of as many Place names as you choose to select.

 

Regards, Mike Tate

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Lewis
Sent: 05 October 2020 10:36
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: [family-historian] Evaluating Family Historian

 

I like the look of the family historian software, just trying to find the right one for me.

However, the seems to be one major failing for me

I want to base my research on the locations in my family

The places list does not allow you to link back directly to the people

It shows the number of links but not the people link to that place

Is there any way around this?

 

Thanks

 

 


Re: Evaluating Family Historian

Mike Tate
 

Hi Mark,

 

Family Historian has many ways to answer those kinds of questions and is used by many Place Name Study users.

 

1)

Use the View > Record Links method as suggested by Helen.

2)

First use the Tools > Work with Data > Places command.

Select the place name interested in and click the ‘Where Used…’ button on the right to list all records using that place.

3)

Alternatively, select as many place names as you like and click the ‘View in Map’ button to obtain a plotted Map view.

Click on each ‘pin’ on the map to obtain a list of all facts for people that occurred there.

4)

You can also write Queries to produce custom reports of who lived where.

5)

Not available in the trial version of FH, but there is also a plugin to list the fact details of as many Place names as you choose to select.

 

Regards, Mike Tate

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Lewis
Sent: 05 October 2020 10:36
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: [family-historian] Evaluating Family Historian

 

I like the look of the family historian software, just trying to find the right one for me.

However, the seems to be one major failing for me

I want to base my research on the locations in my family

The places list does not allow you to link back directly to the people

It shows the number of links but not the people link to that place

Is there any way around this?

 

Thanks

 

 


Re: Evaluating Family Historian

Mark Lewis <marklewis56@...>
 

Thank you 
I was instinctively looking for this by double click on the place

On 5 Oct 2020, 12:03 +0100, colevalleygirl@... <colevalleygirl@...>, wrote:

Select a place in the place records list ( menu sequence View > Record Lists > Places )

 

Then select View > Record Links from the menu.

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Lewis
Sent: 05 October 2020 10:36
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: [family-historian] Evaluating Family Historian

 

I like the look of the family historian software, just trying to find the right one for me.

However, the seems to be one major failing for me

I want to base my research on the locations in my family

The places list does not allow you to link back directly to the people

It shows the number of links but not the people link to that place

Is there any way around this?

 

Thanks


Re: Evaluating Family Historian

colevalleygirl@colevalleygirl.co.uk
 

Select a place in the place records list ( menu sequence View > Record Lists > Places )

 

Then select View > Record Links from the menu.

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Lewis
Sent: 05 October 2020 10:36
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: [family-historian] Evaluating Family Historian

 

I like the look of the family historian software, just trying to find the right one for me.

However, the seems to be one major failing for me

I want to base my research on the locations in my family

The places list does not allow you to link back directly to the people

It shows the number of links but not the people link to that place

Is there any way around this?

 

Thanks


Evaluating Family Historian

marklewis56@...
 

I like the look of the family historian software, just trying to find the right one for me.
However, the seems to be one major failing for me
I want to base my research on the locations in my family
The places list does not allow you to link back directly to the people
It shows the number of links but not the people link to that place
Is there any way around this?

Thanks



Re: Media dates

Lorna Craig
 

Graham, 

If you have used AS  'Method 1' (one source per census household)  the images will be linked to the Source records created by AS, not directly to the census facts.  So for consistency when you go through your 'old' census facts it would be best to link the images to Sources rather than each individual's census fact.  This means that the image for the census household is linked just once, to the Source record, rather than separately to each person's census fact.   If you originally created the old census facts without any Source records it might be worth using AS to re-enter those censuses from scratch.

Lorna

On 04/10/2020 22:03, Graham Neilson via groups.io wrote:

Hi Lorna,

Oh! You're absolutely correct in terms of how I'm linking all photos to an individual. Although I've used FH for some time I've never really got into putting in individual facts. I do use AS for putting in census data so I assume the images go to the correct  place. I'll enter some facts for photos I've entered and change the links.

I must get the book out and read about in-putting photos to facts. 

I've just checked and certainly some census facts, prior to using AS, don't have any media attached so I now have to go through and link to existing media and then remove any links to individuals.

Thanks so much for putting me on to the correct path.



 


 


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