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Re: Hints/tips when moving to Family Historian 7 (and Ancestral Sources 7)

Lorna Craig
 

Nick Walker (author of Ancestral Sources) has removed support for creating and maintaining Flags because, as he said, "In early versions of Family Historian, Flags were the only way to have icons appear on diagrams. But since 2010 it has been more effective to use expressions to achieve this. The changes to the way that census templates work would have meant substantial work on the flag support..."

If you still wish to add the flags in FH, this can be done in either the Records window or the All tab of the individual's Property box. In either of those places right-click on the individual's name and choose Set Flag.  You can then choose from a list of your existing flags or create a new one.

On 09/12/2020 16:47, Robert Jordan wrote:
Having installed version 7 and the compatible ancestral sources app I find that the census flags do not show for new census records. Could someone please advise how this can be achieved from within FH
Thanks



Re: Hints/tips when moving to Family Historian 7 (and Ancestral Sources 7)

David Potter
 

I think I'm right in saying With AS7 the Census Flags are no longer available when creating Census records.


On Wed, 9 Dec 2020, 16:47 Robert Jordan, <robacis1@...> wrote:
Having installed version 7 and the compatible ancestral sources app I find that the census flags do not show for new census records. Could someone please advise how this can be achieved from within FH
Thanks

On Wed, 9 Dec 2020, 15:10 calicata, <calicata@...> wrote:

Thanks Mike!

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Tate
Sent: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 8:41 AM
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Hints/tips when moving to Family Historian 7 (and Ancestral Sources 7)

 

I’m not sure how far through the installation process you have got and how much FH V7 may have changed.

FH V7 radically changes the Project GEDCOM and customisations.

If you have backups of your Projects and all your customisations (you did use the Backup and Restore Family Historian Settings plugin I hope) then you may be able to revert to FH V6 and restore the backups.

Otherwise, you will just have to be patient.

Regards, Mike Tate

 

 


Re: Hints/tips when moving to Family Historian 7 (and Ancestral Sources 7)

Mike Tate
 

Hi Robert,

Yes, AS v7.0 has removed the Census Flags feature as discussed in the FHUG Forum for Ancestral Sources earlier in the year.

See https://ancestral.fhug.org.uk/webhelp/hh_start.htm#html/hs10.htm under Flag Support.

 

Do you use those Record Flags to trigger Diagram Box Icons for Census events?

If not then how do you use them?

 

Most users have moved on to using Diagram Box Condition Expressions instead of Record Flags.

The main advantage is that once created they automatically trigger Icons as soon as a Census event is added by whatever method and no Record Flags are needed.

See FHUG Knowledge Base article on Using Icons:

https://fhug.org.uk/kb/kb-article/using-icons/

There are two Worked Examples for INDI.CENS events for a chosen year.

e.g. %INDI.CENS[year=1901]% could be used to trigger your 1901 Census Icon.

 

Regards, Mike Tate


Add text from source to citation FH7

Derek Kain
 

Hello readers,
I have created a citation England and Wales Death Registration Index by cloning from BDM Registration index.
When I get to add text from source there are two choices - 'Add to source Record' or 'Add to Citation'.
Both have a arrow. Clicking on that arrow I get a list of choices. Clicking on UK I get a list of census years.
How do I correct this to reflect the correct choices.
Derek


Re: Hints/tips when moving to Family Historian 7 (and Ancestral Sources 7)

Robert Jordan
 

Having installed version 7 and the compatible ancestral sources app I find that the census flags do not show for new census records. Could someone please advise how this can be achieved from within FH
Thanks

On Wed, 9 Dec 2020, 15:10 calicata, <calicata@...> wrote:

Thanks Mike!

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Tate
Sent: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 8:41 AM
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Hints/tips when moving to Family Historian 7 (and Ancestral Sources 7)

 

I’m not sure how far through the installation process you have got and how much FH V7 may have changed.

FH V7 radically changes the Project GEDCOM and customisations.

If you have backups of your Projects and all your customisations (you did use the Backup and Restore Family Historian Settings plugin I hope) then you may be able to revert to FH V6 and restore the backups.

Otherwise, you will just have to be patient.

Regards, Mike Tate

 

 


Re: Hints/tips when moving to Family Historian 7 (and Ancestral Sources 7)

calicata
 

Thanks Mike!

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Tate
Sent: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 8:41 AM
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Hints/tips when moving to Family Historian 7 (and Ancestral Sources 7)

 

I’m not sure how far through the installation process you have got and how much FH V7 may have changed.

FH V7 radically changes the Project GEDCOM and customisations.

If you have backups of your Projects and all your customisations (you did use the Backup and Restore Family Historian Settings plugin I hope) then you may be able to revert to FH V6 and restore the backups.

Otherwise, you will just have to be patient.

Regards, Mike Tate

 

 


Re: Undelivered email digest

Ros
 

Did you check your spam folder?  I find odd emails sometimes end up in there, or it may have  been your mail server was down when it was sent.

You can always check all the posts at https://groups.io/g/family-historian


Re: Hints/tips when moving to Family Historian 7 (and Ancestral Sources 7)

Mike Tate
 

I’m not sure how far through the installation process you have got and how much FH V7 may have changed.

FH V7 radically changes the Project GEDCOM and customisations.

If you have backups of your Projects and all your customisations (you did use the Backup and Restore Family Historian Settings plugin I hope) then you may be able to revert to FH V6 and restore the backups.

Otherwise, you will just have to be patient.

Regards, Mike Tate

 

 


Re: We're having email problems on the Family Historian website!

Neil Grantham
 

If it's Windows 10 and Edge browser, you can click the dots to allow the download.

Best Wishes


Neil.





------ Original Message ------
From: "Mike Tate" <post@...>
To: family-historian@groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, 9 Dec, 2020 At 12:05
Subject: Re: [family-historian] We're having email problems on the Family Historian website!

It is quite common for low-usage new programs to be considered a virus threat.

There is often a way round that but the option is sometimes hidden in the small print.

Alternatively, temporarily disable the anti-virus package or add an exception for FH.exe.

That and related advice is available in the FHUG Knowledge Base.

Regards, Mike Tate


Re: We're having email problems on the Family Historian website!

calicata
 

Hi ttjones,

How did you get it resolved?





-------- Original message --------
From: ttjones@...
Date: 12/9/20 7:54 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] We're having email problems on the Family Historian website!

I, too, had that problem and got round it and installed V7 successfully.


Re: We're having email problems on the Family Historian website!

ttjones@...
 

I, too, had that problem and got round it and installed V7 successfully.


Re: Hints/tips when moving to Family Historian 7 (and Ancestral Sources 7)

calicata
 

Hi Mike,

 

I bought FH6 from S&N Genealogy Supplies back in May.  I am supposed to get the free upgrade

to FH7.  I downloaded the upgrade from FH6 and now it is asking for an activation code.  I spoke

with the technical team at S&N and they told me that they are still waiting for the codes from

Family Historian and they will send it to me as soon as they receive it.  But, now I cannot use

FH because I cannot access it without the code.  Can I uninstall FH7 so I can use the software until

I get my activation code?  Thanks!


Re: Hints/tips when moving to Family Historian 7 (and Ancestral Sources 7)

Lorna Craig
 

Your customisations don't need to "move" because V7 installs over the top of V6.  So most of your customisations will be retained.  There are a few exceptions, notably customisations to the Property Box, where you are advised to study the new features before deciding whether to restore to previous settings, keep the new defaults, or customise the new styles.  When you first open V7 you will be shown a page from the Help file titled "Notes on Upgrading to Version 7" which explains this and some other important points.  Read that carefully and you will be OK.


Re: Hints/tips when moving to Family Historian 7 (and Ancestral Sources 7)

Mike Tate
 

It is advisable to review all the new features of FH V7 because once you have upgraded there will be no going back to FH V6 as the GEDCOM and customisation settings are radically changed.

 

Some customisations may not be fully operational in FH V7 and will need fixing.

Plugins from FH V6 will not run in FH V7 without some adjustments.

There is a growing wealth of advice in the new FHUG Knowledge Base.

https://fhug.org.uk/kb/

 

Regards, Mike Tate

 

 


Re: We're having email problems on the Family Historian website!

Mike Tate
 

It is quite common for low-usage new programs to be considered a virus threat.

There is often a way round that but the option is sometimes hidden in the small print.

Alternatively, temporarily disable the anti-virus package or add an exception for FH.exe.

That and related advice is available in the FHUG Knowledge Base.

Regards, Mike Tate


Re: We're having email problems on the Family Historian website!

Mike Tate
 

The snag with a CD is that many PC these days don’t come with a CD/DVD optical drive.

We regularly get users asking how to install FH on a laptop with no CD drive.

Maybe the S&N physical package is a USB memory stick which would be much better.

Regards, Mike Tate

 


Re: We're having email problems on the Family Historian website!

Ian Thirlwell
 

I managed to get to the update & pay for it, so that’s working ok. Only trouble now is the download is getting stopped as a virus threat!
 
Ian Thirlwell
 

From: Neil Grantham via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 8:20 AM
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] We're having email problems on the Family Historian website!
 
Yes, but they had a warning about their email system on the Store page, hence my decision to wait.

 

That seems to have gone now, so it must be resolved.


Best Wishes

 

Neil.





------ Original Message ------
From: "Nicola Byrnes" <nicola.byrnes1966@...>
To: family-historian@groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, 9 Dec, 2020 At 08:08
Subject: Re: [family-historian] We're having email problems on the Family Historian website!

Neil
 
The code is in the email they sent you with the download.
 
I’m hoping they bring out a new book of instructions too!
 
Nicola

On 9 Dec 2020, at 08:00, Neil Grantham via groups.io <neil40@...> wrote:
 

Yes they got inundated with new requests I think.
They are excellent at resolving issues like this. I lost my code a few years ago.
Mine worked on the site last night and applied the discount but I’ve kept it on my basket for now due to the email issues they have. I figured I might not get my new code.
I’ll wait till the warning disappears from the site.

Best Wishes
Neil

Sent via BT Email App


From: Robert Jordan
Sent: Dec 9, 2020 at 7:55 AM
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] We're having email problems on the Family Historian website!

Unfortunately Neil your post is not wholly accurate. Having finally managed to open an account I put my licence name and number in and received a message that the number could not be found. I then contacted FH who admitted that not all numbers were in system. This despite my still having the original email from 2016 containing the number. I was told to wait 48 hours to try again! Something seems to be seriously wrong
 
On Wed, 9 Dec 2020, 05:13 Mike Tate, <post@...> wrote:

Victor,

I have also been a user since FH V2, and upgraded every version as a download from Calico Pie, but that does not need an account.

Accounts a relatively new, and are not numerical, so like me, you will probably need to create one.

Mike Tate

 
 
 
 
 


Hints/tips when moving to Family Historian 7 (and Ancestral Sources 7)

Paul Terrill
 

Hi all,

Does anyone have any hints or tips when upgrading to FM7 and AS 7 please? I am currently using FH 6.2.7 and AS 5.2.0.

For example, will be settings and preferences and expressions etc automatically move or do I need to do something extra. I would rather not try to remember what defaults I have changed in the current version.

I have bought FH7 and downloaded both FH7 and AS7. I am excited to start using them but am nervous to install!

Thanks in advance.

Paul


Re: We're having email problems on the Family Historian website!

Fruitbat
 

Roy,

S&N Genealogy are selling a "physical" package, by which I presume they mean a CD version, but you might want to check before ordering.

Family Historian V7 + Free Regional Research Guidebook & Online Subscription worth over £48 - S&N Genealogy Supplies


Re: We're having email problems on the Family Historian website!

Neil Grantham
 

Yes, but they had a warning about their email system on the Store page, hence my decision to wait.


That seems to have gone now, so it must be resolved.


Best Wishes


Neil.





------ Original Message ------
From: "Nicola Byrnes" <nicola.byrnes1966@...>
To: family-historian@groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, 9 Dec, 2020 At 08:08
Subject: Re: [family-historian] We're having email problems on the Family Historian website!

Neil

The code is in the email they sent you with the download.

I’m hoping they bring out a new book of instructions too!

Nicola

On 9 Dec 2020, at 08:00, Neil Grantham via groups.io <neil40@...> wrote:

Yes they got inundated with new requests I think.
They are excellent at resolving issues like this. I lost my code a few years ago.
Mine worked on the site last night and applied the discount but I’ve kept it on my basket for now due to the email issues they have. I figured I might not get my new code.
I’ll wait till the warning disappears from the site.

Best Wishes
Neil

Sent via BT Email App


From: Robert Jordan
Sent: Dec 9, 2020 at 7:55 AM
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] We're having email problems on the Family Historian website!

Unfortunately Neil your post is not wholly accurate. Having finally managed to open an account I put my licence name and number in and received a message that the number could not be found. I then contacted FH who admitted that not all numbers were in system. This despite my still having the original email from 2016 containing the number. I was told to wait 48 hours to try again! Something seems to be seriously wrong

On Wed, 9 Dec 2020, 05:13 Mike Tate, <post@...> wrote:

Victor,

I have also been a user since FH V2, and upgraded every version as a download from Calico Pie, but that does not need an account.

Accounts a relatively new, and are not numerical, so like me, you will probably need to create one.

Mike Tate






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