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Re: Sending a tree as a file

ShaneB
 

WeTrransfer.com has quite a low limit on the number of files, regardless of file size, as I tried to use it on my tree of 1000 people and failed.
Fair enough. I've never tried to transfer more than about 10.

Maybe zipping the files into a single file would work?


Re: Sending a tree as a file

Mike Tate
 

Robin, what are you trying to send?

The original request was for a single PDF file for a Diagram.

A multi-person GEDCOM is only one file.

So what are you sending?


Re: Sending a tree as a file

Robin
 

WeTrransfer.com has quite a low limit on the number of files, regardless of file size, as I tried to use it on my tree of 1000 people and failed.

Robin

 

From: family-historian@groups.io [mailto:family-historian@groups.io] On Behalf Of ShaneB
Sent: 25 January 2021 22:46
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Sending a tree as a file

 

For large files, and as an alternative to Dropbox, Google Drive, etc have a look at WeTransfer.com.

Essentially, you upload a file or files (up to 2G, I think) to WeTransfer and then it can either email the recipient(s) directly, or can provide a link to the file(s) to use in your own email.

The only catch is that if you are using WeTransfer for free (as do I), the file remains on the server for seven days only.

I've used it to move around quite large image files and IMHO, it works a treat.

Stay safe.

Shane


Re: Reassign Addresses to Place Names plugin.

Adrian Bruce
 

Errm. Those US genealogists who worry about place name formats tend to stick to the GEDCOM idea that the place name is a jurisdiction. Therefore the township (assuming that you mean the level of local government) is the first element of their place names. 
 
As a result, an event can have a place name starting with "Springfield" (say) even though the settlement of Springfield isn't the settlement nearest to the event - instead the event is in the jurisdiction of Springfield township or whatever it's called in that state. (New York State calls them towns I believe, which can lead to even more confusion over what's meant.) 
 
If I have misrepresented the practices of any of our American colleagues here, my apologies!
 
 


Re: Plugins: Generations Pre-Load Source Clean & Generations Post Edit

Jane Taubman
 

The plugins might need tweaking if you are using FH7.

I found with Generations the "state" of the Gedcom varied considerably with the version of Generations used.  So I recommend the first attempt is simply to import it directly and see what gets excluded which you need to retain.


Re: Reassign Addresses to Place Names plugin.

Rexarino
 

It appears that no one adds the "township" to the place fields for USA records. Therefore I presume it is included in the address, not the place?
Regards,
Rex


On Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 12:54 AM Mike Tate <post@...> wrote:

DO NOT USE the ‘Find and Replace’ command to modify Place fields. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

I have lost count of how many time I have given that warning.

Don’t come asking me to fix the resulting multiple Place records.

Mike Tate

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of David Wilkinson
Sent: 24 January 2021 09:58
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Reassign Addresses to Place Names plugin.

 


Just a thought, have you tried using the Find and Replace option under the Edit menu, you can limit changes to just Places, or Addresses as you wish. I have successfully used this many times as well as the Search and Replace plugin. You would need to be careful if a place refers to more than one location though, i.e. Amsterdam and New Amsterdam. Just make a back up first though just in case and inspect the results output.

David Wilkinson

On 24/01/2021 08:16, UK kris wrote:

Thanks for that Victor,

When I started FH the vast majority of the family was based in Norfolk, and I thought “I know where Norfolk is”.  As time went on I found “foreigners”, and thought I know where Amsterdam is, etc., etc.,

It was only upgrading to 7 that I thought I really should tidy all the Addresses, Places and get consistency.  Hence my thinking “Oh, that plugin will do it easy.” Not so easy when I started looking at how many times I’ve changed adding in commas for blanks etc., ……

 

I saw Working with Places and Addresses for New Users and realised it’s a major revamp but as I am being asked by family  members for info I want to spend the time getting everything neat and tidy.

Kristeen

 

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Victor Markham via groups.io
Sent: 24 January 2021 15:57
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Reassign Addresses to Place Names plugin.

 

You say 'sometimes' added country. You should always add country. When it comes to Yorkshire always add East, North, West and (these days) South. There are similar named places in each part of the county

Victor

On 24/01/2021 4:07 am, UK kris wrote:

Hi Mike, thanks for the prompt response. 

I have most place names as “parish, City, County “ sometimes I’ve added “Country”. 

In address it can be “Name of building/street number, street number, street name “.

So I want to add the address to the place beginning with building name/street # etc to the left of the place details, and presume the 2nd step will be to add the country to the enf/right of  place names. 

Also, in place have used “Regn District - “Name” for those GRO  B, M, D indices. 

 

Do I?

1) select all in input filter

2) open mapping options tab

3) select copy all address parts to all place parts

4) do I need to change the numbers ?

5) select erase place parts duplicating address parts ?

6) left justify all place parts to place 1

7) perform rearrangement of parts. 

Kristeen Simpkin


On 24 Jan 2021, at 1:34 am, Mike Tate <post@...> wrote:



Hi Kristeen,

It would be helpful if you could identify the plugin and exactly what you want to reassign.

I presume you are talking about the ‘Rearrange Address and Place Parts’ plugin.

Have you tried reading the guide via the ‘Help and Advice’ button?

 

The ‘Output Column Part’ rows identify all the Address and Place column parts you have allowed via Tools > Work with Data > Addresses/Places.

For each ‘Output Column Part’ choose the ‘Input Column Part’ you want to be assigned to that part.

If you want the current Address 1 part to move to the Place 1 part then in the droplist to the left of Place 1 choose Address 1.

If you want the Address 1 output to be cleared then select <blank> on its left.

 

The ‘Input Filter’ tab allows you to choose which Address & Place combinations you want to change.

 

Please explain how you want your Address fields to be reassigned to Place names and what you want to happen to the current Place name columns.

 

Mike Tate

 

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of kristeen.simpkin30@...
Sent: 23 January 2021 17:10
To: family-historian@groups.io; 'Mike Tate' <post@...>
Subject: [family-historian] Reassign Addresses to Place Names.

 

Hi Mike,

 

I have accessed the Plug In to reassign my addresses to Place Names but have absolutely no idea how to use it.

I clicked on the Input Filter Tab, and then had no idea what to do next.

Can you give me step by step instructions, please.

 

Regards

 

Kristeen Simpkin

 

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Re: New user place/address advice

michael fike
 

Thanks Adrian,  looks like I have some more options to weight.


Re: New user place/address advice

michael fike
 

Thank you Mike.  I have been going through many of those posts.  As a new user there is so much to learn and it is easy to chase that squirrel when you were after the rabbit.

I seem to gravitate here first as it was the first site I went to for help.  That can happen when there are more than one place to get help.

Thanks again.


Re: Sending a tree as a file

ShaneB
 

For large files, and as an alternative to Dropbox, Google Drive, etc have a look at WeTransfer.com.

Essentially, you upload a file or files (up to 2G, I think) to WeTransfer and then it can either email the recipient(s) directly, or can provide a link to the file(s) to use in your own email.

The only catch is that if you are using WeTransfer for free (as do I), the file remains on the server for seven days only.

I've used it to move around quite large image files and IMHO, it works a treat.

Stay safe.

Shane


Re: Plugins: Generations Pre-Load Source Clean & Generations Post Edit

dave@...
 

Thanks Mike


Re: Plugins: Generations Pre-Load Source Clean & Generations Post Edit

Mike Tate
 

They were attached to a FHUG Forum posting around 2014 that no longer exists.

However, a Google search has found them in https://github.com/jane-t/plugins which belongs to Jane Taubman who is the FHUG Forum admin.

So either download the scripts into a Plugin file or ask in the FHUG Forum and Jane might be able to help.

 

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of dave@...
Sent: 25 January 2021 19:28
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: [family-historian] Plugins: Generations Pre-Load Source Clean & Generations Post Edit

 

I'm looking at the possibility of having to import an old Generations gedcom into FH V6.
Reading the guidance, it lists a number of plugins that may be useful.
Unfortunately I can't find the two listed above.
Can anyone point me in the direction of copies please?
Many thanks

Dave


Plugins: Generations Pre-Load Source Clean & Generations Post Edit

dave@...
 

I'm looking at the possibility of having to import an old Generations gedcom into FH V6.
Reading the guidance, it lists a number of plugins that may be useful.
Unfortunately I can't find the two listed above.
Can anyone point me in the direction of copies please?
Many thanks

Dave


Re: Location for a death in WW1

Graham Kent
 

John,

I had the same issue, but resolved it when I found the Wikipedia article about the Battle - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Jutland.  That page records the location as
"North Sea, near Denmark", but it also provides an Easting-Northing that can be copied into FH7 (it automatically converts to your display method once entered).

Hope this helps


Re: Sending a tree as a file

Graham Kent
 

Hi Roger,

I sent an 'All Relatives' diagram of one of my cousins to her yesterday. It contained 950 people and was over 8.5Mbs in size.

I use Mozilla Thunderbird as my email program, and it recommended sending the file as a link using Dropbox. I clicked "Yes" and it sent the email a minute later. There was a second attachment (another diagram) but as that was less than 5Mb, that was included in the email as an attachment.

Hope this helps.


Re: Location for a death in WW1

Adrian Bruce
 

I think it depends on what reports and charts you want to see. If you're just going to produce basic, tabular reports (as distinct from narratives) then I'd suggest a place name of "Battle of Jutland, North Sea" and an address of "HMS Chester". That would allow you to gather all deaths from that battle because they'll all have the same place name. (Which might not be that useful of course!)

Not sure why David W adds Denmark to the place name unless it was in Danish territorial waters at the time?

If you want to run off a narrative report, the prepositions are all wrong, so maybe keep the values that I suggest but alter that single narrative sentence to replace (or suppress?) the "at" by "on board". 

Really, the decision about whether to put the ship into the place name or the address is just a personal preference when you only have one or two. 



Re: Source Records

Mike Tate
 

Thank you Trevor, but as has been commented many times before, your method is somewhat unconventional and for a new user could be confusing if you don’t say so.

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Trevor Rix
Sent: 25 January 2021 18:07
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Source Records

 

My method is to download images of original sources such as census and parish registers. I link these images to the people concerned. My only FH Sources are the census years as required by Ancestral Sources. The images are my sources. I do not transcribe them apart from names dates ages and places.


Re: Source Records

Trevor Rix
 

My method is to download images of original sources such as census and parish registers. I link these images to the people concerned. My only FH Sources are the census years as required by Ancestral Sources. The images are my sources. I do not transcribe them apart from names dates ages and places.


Re: Location for a death in WW1

David Wilkinson
 


I have the same and I have recorded the place as

HMS Invincible, Battle of Jutland,,, North Sea, Denmark

with a location of 57°14'29.74"N, 6°11'23.29"E  which was approximately the center of the battle area.

Hope that helps

David Wilkinson


On 25/01/2021 17:34, John Hanson wrote:

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Location for a death in WW1

John Hanson
 

One of my ancestor was killed on HMS Chester at the Battle of Jutland on 31st May 1916

What is the best way to record the place of death?

Army is easy – Navy not so sure of

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

 

 


Re: Source Records

colevalleygirl@colevalleygirl.co.uk
 

You will probably want to create more detailed titles than that or you will end up with a lot of courses with the same name 😊

 

Yes, you can link a Source record to a Media record that points in turn to a scanned image.

 

 

Have a look at this KnowledgeBase article https://fhug.org.uk/kb/kb-article/sources-and-citations-in-version-7-for-new-users/

 

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of David Merrington
Sent: 25 January 2021 15:41
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: [family-historian] Source Records

 

As a relatively new user I am not clear on how to record source material. It appears (to my dumb mind!) that I should just type in the source of my record e.g. 'Birth certificate' or '1911 census record'. I had hoped that I might be able to link to a scanned copy of such a record or even have a link. Please advise. NB I have just upgraded from V6 to V7

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