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Re: Backup

Andrew Braid
 

Mike

Thanks. I had thought of that but the problem is I can't see how to automate it, as the other processes are, and I will forget about it.

Andrew Braid.

On Tue, Dec 22, 2020, 16:30 Mike Tate <post@...> wrote:

Yes, and not just the C: drive files but also the Windows Registry, etc.

Please use the ‘Backup and Restore FH Settings’ plugin from the Plugin Store.

 

That is also one way to sync settings across two PC via Dropbox.

 

Mike Tate

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Andrew Braid
Sent: 22 December 2020 16:00
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: [family-historian] Backup

 

I have recently got a new desktop computer and I have successfully loaded FH6 and upgraded to FH7. The new machine has a 1Tb hard drive partitioned into C: and a much larger D: drive. 
I have loaded the project files to the D: drive and, as recommended, the program files are in the C: drive.

I regularly backup the project files to
Dropbox and an external harddrive. Are there any files/folders in the C: drive that should also be regularly backed up?


Re: Backup

Mike Tate
 

Yes, and not just the C: drive files but also the Windows Registry, etc.

Please use the ‘Backup and Restore FH Settings’ plugin from the Plugin Store.

 

That is also one way to sync settings across two PC via Dropbox.

 

Mike Tate

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Andrew Braid
Sent: 22 December 2020 16:00
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: [family-historian] Backup

 

I have recently got a new desktop computer and I have successfully loaded FH6 and upgraded to FH7. The new machine has a 1Tb hard drive partitioned into C: and a much larger D: drive. 
I have loaded the project files to the D: drive and, as recommended, the program files are in the C: drive.

I regularly backup the project files to
Dropbox and an external harddrive. Are there any files/folders in the C: drive that should also be regularly backed up?


Backup

Andrew Braid
 

I have recently got a new desktop computer and I have successfully loaded FH6 and upgraded to FH7. The new machine has a 1Tb hard drive partitioned into C: and a much larger D: drive. 
I have loaded the project files to the D: drive and, as recommended, the program files are in the C: drive.

I regularly backup the project files to
Dropbox and an external harddrive. Are there any files/folders in the C: drive that should also be regularly backed up?


Re: Ancestral Sources Boarders

Brian Bottomley
 

No problem Sheila, glad it's helped someone.


On 22/12/2020 15:56, Sheila Bryant wrote:
Thank you Brian - I've been typing it in each time.........

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On Tue, 22 Dec 2020 at 14:53, Brian Bottomley via groups.io <bpb87=tiscali.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:
Scrub the request I've found it myself.
AS Tools>Census Templates>Edit Columns

Apologies
Brian


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Re: Ancestral Sources Boarders

Sheila Bryant
 

Thank you Brian - I've been typing it in each time.........

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On Tue, 22 Dec 2020 at 14:53, Brian Bottomley via groups.io <bpb87=tiscali.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:
Scrub the request I've found it myself.
AS Tools>Census Templates>Edit Columns

Apologies
Brian



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Removing unlinked Place records

Robert Jordan
 

During a conversation on a differnt topic I raised the following issue and was advised to create a new topic so here it is.

The issue is that I had deleted Record facts from particular people in the belief that the whole fact would be deleted . This wa a wrong assumption on my part as I have now been informed that if a fact record is deleted the place record remains in the system and unlinked from any record.

Many years ago long before FH introduced a facility for research I developed a very simple and effective method of recording research. It involved setting up a new fact “Research” which was pre-birth. So if I came across a document on which I needed to do more research on before entering the information in the record I would add the research fact to the Individual record and enter for example the research required “1871 census” and the full address in the place field together with any note in the note field.

A simple query would then produce a list of all the people who had a research fact. When the research was completed for an individual I would delete the research fact. What I had not realised is that the whole fact was not deleted but the place record was still retained even though it was unlinked.

Recent events have prompted me to look at the place records and I find 100s of unlinked place records. Some of them have map coordinates but most do not. It will take me a long time to go through them deleting those with no map coordinates as it is not possible to list them as no link and no map coordinates and creating a query would not work as there seems to be no column for number of links.

I do not wish to get involved in an argument about whether these unlinked records should be automatically be deleted however if the map coordinates field causes a problem the algorithm could be along the lines

Delete places record IF no of links is 0 AND map coordinates field is empty.

Alternatively for those of us who do not want the clutter of unwanted place records would it be possible to introduce a function in working with place records to delete unlinked records along the lines described above so that Users are at least given a choice and any unlinked place record with map coordinates is retained. It would be possible to add other fields to the algorithm such as media and notes

Regards

Robert Jordan


Re: Ancestral Sources Boarders

Brian Bottomley
 

Scrub the request I've found it myself.
AS Tools>Census Templates>Edit Columns

Apologies
Brian


Ancestral Sources Boarders

Brian Bottomley
 

Using Ancestral Sources v7 census entry, there are many options in the Relation drop down but "Boarder" is not one of them. Lodger and boarder are slightly different entities and whether this was recognised by the enumerator and recorded as such is a mute point.
Is there a way to add this option or do I have to retype this manually each time?
Thanks
Brian.


Re: Finding Specific Dates

Brian Horridge
 

Jane

Thanks for an alternative way of doing things.

I've no real aversion to using Functions it's just that it's a problem getting the syntax right first time (after that I simply copy it from one to another).

Merry Christmas to everyone

Brian

On 21/12/2020 16:20, Jane Taubman wrote:
Out of interest another way to do this without using functions on a Fact Query is to simply add a filters on the DAY and MONTH_NUMBER qualifiers for the Date.  
e.g
Add if %FACT.DATE:DAY% = 25
Exclude Unless %FACT.DATE:MONTH_NUMBER% = 12
and of course you could tick the parameter option to get them to prompt you for the Day and Month you want.

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Re: New problem with MyHeritage service on Family Historian 7

Fruitbat
 

On Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 01:14 PM, <john@...> wrote:

...Fruitbat - if that really is their name...

John,

'Fruitbat' is a nickname that has stayed with me since my teens, thanks to a Monty Python sketch in which John Cleese's character tries to obtain a license for his pet fish.  As the scene plays out it is revealed that he has several pets, including a fruit bat, all called Eric.  It could have been so much worse, I could have ended up being called Eric the halibut.

I have the same username on the FHUG forum, where my real name is automatically inserted at the end of a post, but I keep forgetting that that doesn't happen on here, although I did remember to add it in my first reply way up the page.

Eric


Re: Source > Text from Source > Property Box - Can you fix the Box Sizes?

Adrian Bruce
 



On Tue, Dec 22, 2020, 09:50 colevalleygirl@... <colevalleygirl@...> wrote:

I’d argue it isn’t a waste of time to transcribe the census. It may take some time to puzzle it out, in which case you’ll only want to do it once rather than scowl at the image every time; 


If I were starting out now, with the ability to transcribe in proper tables, I'd possibly come to a different conclusion, but I ran into serious problems trying to legibly transcribe the later, many columned, US censuses and decided to simply attach the scan (to the Source Record, I hasten to add). I take exactly Helen's points though - any dodgy bits of text are individually transcribed by me into the Text From Source for that citation against that fact to avoid multiple reading attempts (note that I'm a Method 1 Splitter) while I hope that my working practices lead me to read every column on a census even without transcription prompting me. 

My usual caveat - for various reasons, some purely historical, I don't use AS.

Adrian


Re: Using Search & Replace causes Text from Source issues with Individual Links

Mike Tate
 

Sorry, to butt in. Robert, please start a new thread for this new topic.

Otherwise, it gets confusing for others to follow what is going on.

BTW: There are simple solutions to your quest by adding the appropriate columns.

I can answer in detail in your new posting.

Mike Tate


Re: Using Search & Replace causes Text from Source issues with Individual Links

Robert Jordan
 

Dear Lorna

 

I also apologise if I confused you so we will bring that matter to an end.

There is one matter I would like your views on.

Many years ago long before FH introduced a facility for research I developed a very simple and effective method of recording research. It involved setting up a new fact “Research” which was pre-birth. So if I came across a document on which I needed to do more research on before entering the information in the record I would add the research fact to the Individual record and enter for example the research required “1871 census” and the full address in the place field together with any note in the note field.

A simple query would then produce a list of all the people who had a research fact. When the research was completed for an individual I would delete the research fact. What I had not realised is that the whole fact was not deleted but the place record was still retained even though it was unlinked.

Recent events have prompted me to look at the place records and I find 100s of unlinked place records. Some of them have map coordinates but most do not. It will take me a long time to go through them deleting those with no map coordinates as it is not possible to list them as no link and no map coordinates and creating a query would not work as there seems to be no column for number of links.

I do not wish to get involved in an argument about whether these unlinked records should be automatically be deleted however if the map coordinates field causes a problem the algorithm could be along the lines

Delete places record IF no of links is 0 AND map coordinates field is empty.

Alternatively for those of us who do not want the clutter of unwanted place records would it be possible to introduce a function in working with place records to delete unlinked records along the lines described above so that Users are at least given a choice and any unlinked place record with map coordinates is retained. It would be possible to add other fields to the algorithm such as media and notes

Or even someone could develop a plug-in!!!

Regards

Robert Jordan


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Re: Location glitch in FH7 Maps

Mike Tate
 

Helen,

As you have found it is important to include the country for all Place names.

Otherwise, how do auto-geocoders know where to look?

 

The Map Window deliberately does not automatically geocode just because you have changed the Place name.

If you had carefully set the Lati/Longitude and then made a small Place name change you would be most upset if it geocoded the Lati/Longitude to somewhere else.

 

Right-click the Place/Event in left-hand pane of Map Window and choose Geocoding > Remove Geocoding and then repeat with Refresh Geocoding

 

Mike Tate

 

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Helen Dignum via groups.io
Sent: 21 December 2020 21:05
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: [family-historian] Location glitch in FH7 Maps

 

When using the new Maps function in FH7, it locates a number of my savided locations in the USA. Eg Chatham, Kent ,  or Holy Trinity Church, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire  locate to the USA.
If I edit the locations in FH, to add England at the end, the Map location does not automatically change, unless I delete the corresponding Latitude and Longitude , at which point it does update the map locator icon.


Re: Source > Text from Source > Property Box - Can you fix the Box Sizes?

David Potter
 

Will do thank you Mike.


Br
David

On Tue, 22 Dec 2020, 09:59 Mike Tate, <post@...> wrote:

No, that size adjustment is not saved as many others are.

Please report that problem to Calico Pie at

http://www.calico-pie.com/osticket/open.php

 

Mike Tate

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of David Potter via groups.io
Sent: 21 December 2020 19:19
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: [family-historian] Source > Text from Source > Property Box - Can you fix the Box Sizes?

 

Hi All

I think the answer will be No, but can you fix the size of the Property box windows such that the Table is the dominant view. I’m constantly having the resize the windows to view all Table entries.

 

Thank you.

 

Kind Regards

 

David Charles Potter

 


Re: Source > Text from Source > Property Box - Can you fix the Box Sizes?

Mike Tate
 

No, that size adjustment is not saved as many others are.

Please report that problem to Calico Pie at

http://www.calico-pie.com/osticket/open.php

 

Mike Tate

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of David Potter via groups.io
Sent: 21 December 2020 19:19
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: [family-historian] Source > Text from Source > Property Box - Can you fix the Box Sizes?

 

Hi All

I think the answer will be No, but can you fix the size of the Property box windows such that the Table is the dominant view. I’m constantly having the resize the windows to view all Table entries.

 

Thank you.

 

Kind Regards

 

David Charles Potter

 


Re: Location glitch in FH7 Maps

David Potter
 

Have you tried a right mouse click on the place and select Locate in Map after you have edited the Place details? You would be surprised how many UK place names are replicated in the US, Australia, Canada etc.


On Tue, 22 Dec 2020, 09:09 Helen Dignum via groups.io, <helen224=pm.me@groups.io> wrote:
When using the new Maps function in FH7, it locates a number of my savided locations in the USA. Eg Chatham, Kent ,  or Holy Trinity Church, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire  locate to the USA.
If I edit the locations in FH, to add England at the end, the Map location does not automatically change, unless I delete the corresponding Latitude and Longitude , at which point it does update the map locator icon.


Re: Source > Text from Source > Property Box - Can you fix the Box Sizes?

David Wilkinson
 


I completely agree, if you want reports, web pages, etc to tell the story you have to transcribe it.

On 22/12/2020 09:50, colevalleygirl@... wrote:

I’d argue it isn’t a waste of time to transcribe the census. It may take some time to puzzle it out, in which case you’ll only want to do it once rather than scowl at the image every time; you might want to publish the transcription in a report or on a website rather than the image (to save space, or because of copyright reasons); and most important of all transcribing the census means you’ve read every word of it and gleaned all the information it contains, rather than just “the bits you’re expecting”.

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Trevor Rix
Sent: 22 December 2020 09:37
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Source > Text from Source > Property Box - Can you fix the Box Sizes?

 

I am wondering -- why are you transcribing the census? If you download the census image and link that image to the individials concerned, all you have to do is Property Box > Media tab > select the census thumbnali > click the green circle to Open in Editor/Player to display the census image full screen. No time wasted in transcribing the census.



Re: Source > Text from Source > Property Box - Can you fix the Box Sizes?

David Potter
 

I couldn't agree more. Thank you Helen very good analogy.

David

On Tue, 22 Dec 2020, 09:50 colevalleygirl@..., <colevalleygirl@...> wrote:

I’d argue it isn’t a waste of time to transcribe the census. It may take some time to puzzle it out, in which case you’ll only want to do it once rather than scowl at the image every time; you might want to publish the transcription in a report or on a website rather than the image (to save space, or because of copyright reasons); and most important of all transcribing the census means you’ve read every word of it and gleaned all the information it contains, rather than just “the bits you’re expecting”.

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Trevor Rix
Sent: 22 December 2020 09:37
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Source > Text from Source > Property Box - Can you fix the Box Sizes?

 

I am wondering -- why are you transcribing the census? If you download the census image and link that image to the individials concerned, all you have to do is Property Box > Media tab > select the census thumbnali > click the green circle to Open in Editor/Player to display the census image full screen. No time wasted in transcribing the census.


Re: Source > Text from Source > Property Box - Can you fix the Box Sizes?

colevalleygirl@colevalleygirl.co.uk
 

I’d argue it isn’t a waste of time to transcribe the census. It may take some time to puzzle it out, in which case you’ll only want to do it once rather than scowl at the image every time; you might want to publish the transcription in a report or on a website rather than the image (to save space, or because of copyright reasons); and most important of all transcribing the census means you’ve read every word of it and gleaned all the information it contains, rather than just “the bits you’re expecting”.

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Trevor Rix
Sent: 22 December 2020 09:37
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Source > Text from Source > Property Box - Can you fix the Box Sizes?

 

I am wondering -- why are you transcribing the census? If you download the census image and link that image to the individials concerned, all you have to do is Property Box > Media tab > select the census thumbnali > click the green circle to Open in Editor/Player to display the census image full screen. No time wasted in transcribing the census.

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