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Re: My Heritage links

Alsatia
 

Found it - great

Thanks very much
Stuart

On 26/01/2022 18:29, Mike Tate wrote:

I’m not talking about the FH toolbar that you have described but the MyHeritage toolbar on the dark gey line below.

You may have to expand the FH Web Search Window by closing the docked Property Box or scroll it left to reveal the righthand end of the MyHeritage toolbar.

It has options such as Go Premium, your Name, Help, and then Francais.

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Alsatia
Sent: 26 January 2022 16:19
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] My Heritage links

 

Hello Mike

No I am in Somerset in the UK.  I'm sorry to say I am having a bit of difficulty identifying where the option you mention is located.  In the corner of the window there are 3 icons. 

1 a star, which is to add a bookmark
2 three horizontal lines with a dot, has a list of websites
3 three dots in a horizontal line. This has various options including one called options.  This options has a long list, the last one which might be relevant is International.  This has all the options set to English but I still have the same problem.

Maybe I am looking in the wrong place

Many thanks for your help

Stuart



Re: My Heritage links

Mike Tate
 

I’m not talking about the FH toolbar that you have described but the MyHeritage toolbar on the dark gey line below.

You may have to expand the FH Web Search Window by closing the docked Property Box or scroll it left to reveal the righthand end of the MyHeritage toolbar.

It has options such as Go Premium, your Name, Help, and then Francais.

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Alsatia
Sent: 26 January 2022 16:19
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] My Heritage links

 

Hello Mike

No I am in Somerset in the UK.  I'm sorry to say I am having a bit of difficulty identifying where the option you mention is located.  In the corner of the window there are 3 icons. 

1 a star, which is to add a bookmark
2 three horizontal lines with a dot, has a list of websites
3 three dots in a horizontal line. This has various options including one called options.  This options has a long list, the last one which might be relevant is International.  This has all the options set to English but I still have the same problem.

Maybe I am looking in the wrong place

Many thanks for your help

Stuart


Re: My Heritage links

Alsatia
 

Hello Mike

No I am in Somerset in the UK.  I'm sorry to say I am having a bit of difficulty identifying where the option you mention is located.  In the corner of the window there are 3 icons. 

1 a star, which is to add a bookmark
2 three horizontal lines with a dot, has a list of websites
3 three dots in a horizontal line. This has various options including one called options.  This options has a long list, the last one which might be relevant is International.  This has all the options set to English but I still have the same problem.

Maybe I am looking in the wrong place

Many thanks for your help

Stuart



On 26/01/2022 14:50, Mike Tate wrote:

Hi Stuart,

I guess you may be based in Alsace?

MyHeritage is probably setting the language based on your location.

In the top right corner, there is an option to set the language.

Does that solve the problem for you?

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Alsatia
Sent: 26 January 2022 12:49
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: [family-historian] My Heritage links

 

Hi

When I hover the cursor over the link associated with an individual  (the small green icon) I get the Find my Past and My Heritage web search matches.  The Find my Past links work fine showing the information in the Family Historian window.   The My Heritage links also work fine - the only snag is that they are all in French.  How can I see these in English please?

Many thanks
Stuart Barker



Re: My Heritage links

Mike Tate
 

Hi Stuart,

I guess you may be based in Alsace?

MyHeritage is probably setting the language based on your location.

In the top right corner, there is an option to set the language.

Does that solve the problem for you?

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Alsatia
Sent: 26 January 2022 12:49
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: [family-historian] My Heritage links

 

Hi

When I hover the cursor over the link associated with an individual  (the small green icon) I get the Find my Past and My Heritage web search matches.  The Find my Past links work fine showing the information in the Family Historian window.   The My Heritage links also work fine - the only snag is that they are all in French.  How can I see these in English please?

Many thanks
Stuart Barker


My Heritage links

Alsatia
 

Hi

When I hover the cursor over the link associated with an individual  (the small green icon) I get the Find my Past and My Heritage web search matches.  The Find my Past links work fine showing the information in the Family Historian window.   The My Heritage links also work fine - the only snag is that they are all in French.  How can I see these in English please?

Many thanks
Stuart Barker


Re: New Computer and operating system

clark_william2@...
 

Good morning Mike and thank you so much for the information and advice. The problem is now fixed and I am up and running correctly. really great to know specialist is available. Thanks
Bill 


Re: New Computer and operating system

Mike Tate
 

The problem with hints is due to reverting to FH V6.2 ~ DO NOT USE THIS VERSION WITH YOUR FH V7 PROJECTS!

I suspect you have used an installation file named such as install_fh6.2.7_dl.exe

Whereas you should use an installation file named such as install_fh7.0.9.0.exe that was downloaded last year when you got the free upgrade.

Alternatively, download it from https://www.family-historian.co.uk/install7

You must use the FH account and activation code provided last year with FH V7.

 

Once you have FH V7 installed you need to migrate your Projects and your custom setting from the old PC to the new PC.

See the FHUG Knowledge Base ‘Family Historian Copy and Migration Guide’ for details:

https://fhug.org.uk/kb/kb-article/family-historian-copy-and-migration-guide/

If you have questions about that then please ask again.

 

Mike Tate

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of clark_william2 via groups.io
Sent: 25 January 2022 10:01
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: [family-historian] New Computer and operating system

 

Hi I purchased Family Historian 6.2 and installed it on my desk top in 2021, I was subsequently allowed to update it for free to version 7. However since then I have obtained a new computer and changed my operating system to Windows 11. I have installed Family Historian to my new computer but is showing as Version 6.2. I also have a problem whereby hints to Find My Past and My Heritage, both of which I subscribe to, do not open the sites when I click on them. Is anyone able to help me, I am not a very competent computer user. Thanks.


New Computer and operating system

clark_william2@...
 

Hi I purchased Family Historian 6.2 and installed it on my desk top in 2021, I was subsequently allowed to update it for free to version 7. However since then I have obtained a new computer and changed my operating system to Windows 11. I have installed Family Historian to my new computer but is showing as Version 6.2. I also have a problem whereby hints to Find My Past and My Heritage, both of which I subscribe to, do not open the sites when I click on them. Is anyone able to help me, I am not a very competent computer user. Thanks.


Re: Creating Charts and Reports / Spreadsheets - Names, Birth Dates, Marriage Anniversary Dates, Death Dates

Dee
 

It works!

Thank you very much!


Re: Template Error in GedSite after TMG import

John Cardinal
 

Linda,

 

Forgot to include this: GedSite does support FH functions. However, it does not support all of them, just the more common ones. You can read about GedSite's support for FH data references and function on this help page: https://gedsite.com/en/familyhistorian.htm#data-references-and-functions

 

FH issues that are specific to GedSite should be posted directly to me or on the GS-L mailing list.

 

John Cardinal

 

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From: John Cardinal <jfcardinal@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2022 11:52 AM
To: 'family-historian@groups.io' <family-historian@groups.io>
Subject: RE: [family-historian] Template Error in GedSite after TMG import

 

Linda,

 

I have contacted Carl offline and I will report back here once we know what is happening.

 

John Cardinal

 

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From: Linda Reinfeld <linda.reinfeld@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2022 11:11 AM
To: family-historian@groups.io; John Cardinal <jfcardinal@...>
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Template Error in GedSite after TMG import

 

John - 

 

I am having the same problem as Carl. 

 

From the application log:

2022-01-18 22:33:14,204 ERROR JohnCardinal.Genealogy.FormatSourceWithTemplate - Error parsing Census US template '{%SOUR.TITL%}, {Town}, {County}, {State}, <{Citation_Detail}>': variable 'SOUR.TITL'

 

 

I hadn't posted yet because I wasn't sure which list to post on - GedSite or FH.

 

There are also errors with GedSite parsing sentence templates.

 

Linda Reinfeld

 

On 01/19/2022 10:57 AM John Cardinal <jfcardinal@...> wrote:

 

 

Carl,

I doubt anyone here can help you, and the screenshot doesn't help. We've already discussed in a direct email exchange, and I think we should continue the discussion that way. I'll contact you directly. _._,_._,_


Re: Template Error in GedSite after TMG import

John Cardinal
 

Linda,

 

I have contacted Carl offline and I will report back here once we know what is happening.

 

John Cardinal

 

Products: ORA, GedSite, Gedcom Publisher, Second Site, TMG Utility, TMG to GEDCOM

Web Hosting for Genealogists: Family History Hosting

ORA and GedSite recently won awards from GenSoftReviews: https://www.gensoftreviews.com/awards.php

 

From: Linda Reinfeld <linda.reinfeld@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2022 11:11 AM
To: family-historian@groups.io; John Cardinal <jfcardinal@...>
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Template Error in GedSite after TMG import

 

John - 

 

I am having the same problem as Carl. 

 

From the application log:

2022-01-18 22:33:14,204 ERROR JohnCardinal.Genealogy.FormatSourceWithTemplate - Error parsing Census US template '{%SOUR.TITL%}, {Town}, {County}, {State}, <{Citation_Detail}>': variable 'SOUR.TITL'

 

 

I hadn't posted yet because I wasn't sure which list to post on - GedSite or FH.

 

There are also errors with GedSite parsing sentence templates.

 

Linda Reinfeld

 

On 01/19/2022 10:57 AM John Cardinal <jfcardinal@...> wrote:

 

 

Carl,

I doubt anyone here can help you, and the screenshot doesn't help. We've already discussed in a direct email exchange, and I think we should continue the discussion that way. I'll contact you directly. _._,_._,_


Re: Template Error in GedSite after TMG import

John Cardinal
 

Carl,

I doubt anyone here can help you, and the screenshot doesn't help. We've already discussed in a direct email exchange, and I think we should continue the discussion that way. I'll contact you directly.


Template Error in GedSite after TMG import

Carl Jón Denbow
 

I recently used the FH direct TMG import routine to import my TMG database into FH.  Everything seemed to go fine.  However, once I exported using the plugin for GedSite and then made a site I find that I get multiple template errors.  See the screenshot below.  I've been struggling for the last week to figure out the root of this problem, and I'm completely stumped.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated  Thanks. -- Carl . 


Re: Creating Charts and Reports / Spreadsheets - Names, Birth Dates, Marriage Anniversary Dates, Death Dates

Mike Tate
 

To achieve those conditions for text in the Diagram Boxes you need to focus on the Diagram Text Scheme.

On the Diagram > Options > Text tab, choose a Text Scheme that is close to what you need.

The default Birth, Marr, Death is probably a good choice.

Use the Clone… button to create a copy that you can customise, and call it perhaps Deceased Birth & Death.

 

Now use Edit Text Scheme… so you can edit the Items you want to be displayed in the boxes.

The first thing to do is delete the Baptism, Marriage, Spouse Name & Burial items by clicking the X Delete button lower right.

The next step is to make the Birth item conditional on the person having died.

So select Birth and click Edit below, then change the Template to the following:

=TextIf( Exists(%INDI.DEAT%), FactText(%INDI.BIRT%,"CT","E_Born: _ in _"), )

In other words, only if a Death fact exists should the Birth fact be included.

 

Finally, click OK three times and that is your conditions

 

Whenever you want that box text select that custom Text Scheme named Deceased Birth & Death.

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Dee
Sent: 18 January 2022 19:16
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Creating Charts and Reports / Spreadsheets - Names, Birth Dates, Marriage Anniversary Dates, Death Dates

 

1) 1)  Is it possible to create and print in PDF a chart that has the following conditions:

·         Name of deceased

·         Death date of deceased

·         Birth date of deceased

·         Names of living people only (ie: no birth dates or marriage dates)

I have tried to create a chart in this way from the charts that are included in the software package but cannot find a chart like this. How do I go about doing this?


Hi,

Thank you for the information. I was able to do the last two spreadsheet style tables.

However, for number 1, I am looking to create a chart (Family Tree Diagram) with the above quoted conditions. How can I proceed with this?

Thank you and kind regards


Re: Creating Charts and Reports / Spreadsheets - Names, Birth Dates, Marriage Anniversary Dates, Death Dates

Dee
 

1) 1)  Is it possible to create and print in PDF a chart that has the following conditions:

·         Name of deceased

·         Death date of deceased

·         Birth date of deceased

·         Names of living people only (ie: no birth dates or marriage dates)

I have tried to create a chart in this way from the charts that are included in the software package but cannot find a chart like this. How do I go about doing this?

Hi,

Thank you for the information. I was able to do the last two spreadsheet style tables.

However, for number 1, I am looking to create a chart (Family Tree Diagram) with the above quoted conditions. How can I proceed with this?

Thank you and kind regards


Re: Surety of sources for a fact

Edward Sneithe
 

Yes I would  cite both the name and the birth event. The fact that the given name might be in question is obscure.

I can work with FH way of doing things and I have not seen anyone else having a different approach.

TMG came from a forensic background so value of evidence was very import hence the granularity and I rather liked that level of detail. However TMG is at least 8 years out of date at this point so not a real option.

On Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 01:27:52 PM EST, colevalleygirl@... <colevalleygirl@...> wrote:


Some people might say a fact is never proven... there’s always the chance that a new piece of information comes along to upend your belief.  Which may be why GEDCOM doesn’t define any way of marking a Fact as Proven.  You do have Fact Flags as I think Mike T mentioned earlier.  (Preferred, Rejected, Tentative or Private). You could mark the facts you don’t feel are ‘proven’ as Tentative.

 

In the case of the birth where the name is not available at registration, you only have evidence for the birth date/place/parents etc. Wouldn’t you cite a source for the name against the Name, not the birth fact?

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Edward Sneithe via groups.io
Sent: 18 January 2022 18:12
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Surety of sources for a fact

 

Thank you everyone,

 

I am using FH7. I don't see anywhere that I can say a fact is proven. It seems to be by default?. The values associated with evidence such as direct, indirect, primary, secondary, etc. I can only see if I open the citation itself?

 

Also in case of  birth where the given name was not available yet I should classify the entire record as ?

 

FH7 still does not seem to have the granularity that TMG did and therefore my ability to assess the data that I have is also more difficult to ascertain.

 

On Monday, January 17, 2022, 02:58:52 PM EST, Mike Tate <post@...> wrote:

 

 

Even if FH V6 every Citation has an Assessment setting exactly as defined in GEDCOM with four options.


Re: Surety of sources for a fact

colevalleygirl@colevalleygirl.co.uk
 

Some people might say a fact is never proven... there’s always the chance that a new piece of information comes along to upend your belief.  Which may be why GEDCOM doesn’t define any way of marking a Fact as Proven.  You do have Fact Flags as I think Mike T mentioned earlier.  (Preferred, Rejected, Tentative or Private). You could mark the facts you don’t feel are ‘proven’ as Tentative.

 

In the case of the birth where the name is not available at registration, you only have evidence for the birth date/place/parents etc. Wouldn’t you cite a source for the name against the Name, not the birth fact?

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Edward Sneithe via groups.io
Sent: 18 January 2022 18:12
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Surety of sources for a fact

 

Thank you everyone,

 

I am using FH7. I don't see anywhere that I can say a fact is proven. It seems to be by default?. The values associated with evidence such as direct, indirect, primary, secondary, etc. I can only see if I open the citation itself?

 

Also in case of  birth where the given name was not available yet I should classify the entire record as ?

 

FH7 still does not seem to have the granularity that TMG did and therefore my ability to assess the data that I have is also more difficult to ascertain.

 

On Monday, January 17, 2022, 02:58:52 PM EST, Mike Tate <post@...> wrote:

 

 

Even if FH V6 every Citation has an Assessment setting exactly as defined in GEDCOM with four options.


Re: Surety of sources for a fact

Edward Sneithe
 

Thank you everyone,

I am using FH7. I don't see anywhere that I can say a fact is proven. It seems to be by default?. The values associated with evidence such as direct, indirect, primary, secondary, etc. I can only see if I open the citation itself?

Also in case of  birth where the given name was not available yet I should classify the entire record as ?

FH7 still does not seem to have the granularity that TMG did and therefore my ability to assess the data that I have is also more difficult to ascertain.

On Monday, January 17, 2022, 02:58:52 PM EST, Mike Tate <post@...> wrote:


Even if FH V6 every Citation has an Assessment setting exactly as defined in GEDCOM with four options.

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of colevalleygirl@...
Sent: 17 January 2022 19:53
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Surety of sources for a fact

 

Are you using FH7? If so, see this section of the help: https://www.family-historian.co.uk/help/fh7/hh_goto.htm?hh_start.htm#citationassessmentdialog.html

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Edward Sneithe via groups.io
Sent: 17 January 2022 18:41
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: [family-historian] Surety of sources for a fact

 

 

I started  with my genealogy about 40 years ago first using paper then in a computer word processor and then moving on to software solutions for genealogy. I switched to The Master Genealogist about 1993 staying with them until late 2014 when support for the development platform was cropped by Microsoft and Wholly Genes decided to end its run.

In TMG I was able to rate the value of sources and citations in a very granular way. For each fact I could Rate each source for that fact across five categories. Principal 1, principal 2, date, place, and memo or note as FH would see it. The rating followed the GEDCOM standard of using values of 0 to 3. In practice I would rate a source for a fact across these five categories. So for source 1 I may give the date a value of 2 while source 2 may generate a value of 3. 3 being a rock solid value. TMG would then allow me to customize the display of facts to show these 5 categories. It would also show the highest value for these categories based on my sources. I could then look at the facts and quickly see what facts were rock solid and which pieces needed work.

I have run into several birth registers (the source the state would use to create a birth certificate) where it was registered before the parents named the child so that the record would show “Baby” or “Infant” for the first name. This record could not be used to justify a first name for the child. Another record, perhaps a baptismal record, could show the child’s first name. By using the surety value I could then show all the facts about the birth as rock solid which would show on the list of facts for a person. Very useful feature for research and seeing what I needed to work on, etc.

Switching to Rootsmagic in 2014, after correcting many items that were not directly translatable to RM, I found that I lost much of the granularity of rating facts based on my source material. I could use Elizabeth Shown Mills approach to describe how a particular source related to a particular fact and I could then add the proof as proven, dis proven or disputed losing the granularity of TMG.

Coming over to FH it seems that I have taken another step backward on this issue being able to set a flag for Private, Preferred, Tentative or Rejected.  I don’t seem to be able to rate how each source relates to a fact like I could in TMG.

In FH is there a way to be more granular in my rating of sources and facts so that I can use this as a way to focus my research?


Re: Collaborative Working

Mike Tate
 

Thank you Allan,

I was unaware of that AQ feature.

Every person needing to purchase any program would be expected for such a collaboration.

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Allan Knodel
Sent: 18 January 2022 05:55
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Collaborative Working

 

Ancestral Quest does have a collaboration feature, but each person you want to work with would have to purchase the program. Although you can use a free basic program, you can't try out the collaboration feature for free.

 

You can read more about it here: http://www.ancquest.com/aq_collab.htm

 

Allan

 

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On Mon, 3 Jan 2022 at 01:36, Tony Chronnell <tony.chronnell@...> wrote:

Hi.

I have just inherited the family tree from my recently deceased father who used Historian. There are a couple of my second cousins who would also like to use this data to add their own various family branches to. I've seen a few posts here of people sharing files on OneDrive or similar, but my question is whether this is a reliable way of working collaboratively on the same data when using Historian? Or, as I would need to purchase Historian anyway, should I just bite the bullet and move to a different software package?

Thanks in advance,

Tony


Re: Collaborative Working

Allan Knodel
 

Ancestral Quest does have a collaboration feature, but each person you want to work with would have to purchase the program. Although you can use a free basic program, you can't try out the collaboration feature for free.

You can read more about it here: http://www.ancquest.com/aq_collab.htm

Allan

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On Mon, 3 Jan 2022 at 01:36, Tony Chronnell <tony.chronnell@...> wrote:
Hi.

I have just inherited the family tree from my recently deceased father who used Historian. There are a couple of my second cousins who would also like to use this data to add their own various family branches to. I've seen a few posts here of people sharing files on OneDrive or similar, but my question is whether this is a reliable way of working collaboratively on the same data when using Historian? Or, as I would need to purchase Historian anyway, should I just bite the bullet and move to a different software package?

Thanks in advance,

Tony

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