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Re: New laptop and upgrading to v7

Mike Tate
 

Hi Liz,

I assume that you are going to stop using your old laptop with FH after the migration.

In that case, I suggest you perform the migration with FH V6 first.

You are familiar with its settings so it will be easier to check the migration has gone well.

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

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

Note that FH Project Backups do NOT include your custom settings.

 

Also, FH V7 is strict about the machines it is licenced/installed on.

If you install FH V7 on the old laptop and again on the new laptop you will have used the 2 licences.

Whenever you need to install FH V7 on another laptop in the future it would be more complicated.

 

Regards, Mike Tate


New laptop and upgrading to v7

liz_graydon
 

Is if best to upgrade to v7 on my old laptop and make sure it works there first or is it better to put v6 on the new laptop with my existing settings, import my data and then update.  
Thank you 

Liz


Re: First post ....

Adrian Bruce
 


Imagine if every country respected the endonyms instead of us imposing made up names

Names like "Germany" have been around for centuries and are no more made up than any name in any language is made up. The tricky part with "Germany" - or "Deutschland" - is knowing when to use it and just what it means at any given point in time and that's nothing to do with the language.

It doesn't seem sensible if, by using an endonym from a language that I know nothing of, I create confusion. For instance, should I be using "Bhārata" instead of "India"? That's hardly meaningful to my relatives. Or should it be "Hindustān"? Or another name from the other languages of the "Subcontinent"? And is one of those names liable to upset people from what is now Pakistan or BanglaDesh? I'd rather be neutral and use the English term.

If the world turns against exonyms, then I'm happy to follow the language, but it has to be that way round - the prescriptive approach doesn't work, which is why we still have split infinitives.

Adrian



Re: First post ....

Chris
 

The demonym "Finland" appears on Finnish stamps etc. not to make life easier for English-speakers, but to acknowledge the 10% or so of the Finnish population whose first language is Swedish 


Re: Flag

waltonnz
 

Thank you for responding Mike. This has nothing to do with DNA. As you said I meant anyone directly linked to me - therefore excluding spouses. 

Jackson has been a lot of help. I think I was going about it the wrong way. He's supplied me with an expression that works. I had merely added a flag with a droplet icon to my direct relatives and was trying to have it automatically update as I added more direct relatives. Of course it didn't work. I need to undo what I have done and use Jackson's method.

I do have a few proven DNA connections which I have managed to flag with the coloured DNA icons - a different colour for each grandparent. I can update these manually as they are few and far between.

Thank you so much for your interest.
Patricia

On Thu, 23 Jun 2022 at 20:47, Mike Tate <post@...> wrote:

Patricia,

What exactly do you mean by ‘blood relatives’?

 

Do you mean anyone who is directly linked to you as an ancestor or descendant in your Project database?

I guess it excludes people only linked by marriage (and adoption & foster links).

This could be based on the =IsAncestorOf(…) and =IsDescendantOf(…) functions.

Or perhaps one of the =Dna…(…) functions which take note of adoption & foster links.

 

Alternatively, do you mean only those people with proven DNA connections?

This would test the existence of appropriate custom DNA facts.

 

Mike Tate

_,_


Re: Flag

Mike Tate
 

Patricia,

What exactly do you mean by ‘blood relatives’?

 

Do you mean anyone who is directly linked to you as an ancestor or descendant in your Project database?

I guess it excludes people only linked by marriage (and adoption & foster links).

This could be based on the =IsAncestorOf(…) and =IsDescendantOf(…) functions.

Or perhaps one of the =Dna…(…) functions which take note of adoption & foster links.

 

Alternatively, do you mean only those people with proven DNA connections?

This would test the existence of appropriate custom DNA facts.

 

Mike Tate

_,_


Re: First post ....

unkatat@...
 

If your ancestors name was Herr Arnold Schumacher you wouldn't translate it to Mr Arnold Shoemaker so why "translate" the town and country of perhaps his birth.  Practically every nation refers to one of the Scandinavian countries as "Finland" except the people who live there. They call it  "Soumi". Finland is not an English translation of Soumi. 
Imagine if every country respected the endonyms instead of us imposing made up names that only exist out side of those countries. Maps are available. I have one . It's very educational.      


Re: Flag

waltonnz
 

Thank you. I shall look forward to further instruction.
Patricia

On Thu, 23 Jun 2022 at 06:39, Vyger <vyger88@...> wrote:

Hi Patricia,

 

I started producing the video but friends have arrived and I believe others could also benefit from the further instruction.

 

If I don’t publish it tonight I will do so tomorrow morning and email you a link once done. In the meantime keep a copy of the two expressions below, these are basically like computer speak and they just tell Family Historian when to display the little blood drop icon.

 

Blood connections for selected person

=DnaBloodRelation(%CUR_DGM_ROOT%,%INDI%)

 

 

Blood connection to File Root person

=DnaBloodRelation(FileRoot(),%INDI%)

 

If you are like me you or someone close to you will be the File Root, you can do this by right clicking and selecting the person you want as File Root on the Focus window, right clicking on them and choosing Make File Root. Using the second expression above will then base all the blood relative calculations from that Root person.

 

Take care and will email you the link once I publish the video.

 

Jackson

 

From: family-historian@groups.io [mailto:family-historian@groups.io] On Behalf Of waltonnz
Sent: 22 June 2022 12:09
To: Family Historian <family-historian@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Flag

 

Thank you - much appreciated.

Patricia

 

On Wed, 22 Jun 2022 at 22:59, Vyger <vyger88@...> wrote:

Patricia,

 

On reflection I will publish a short step by step video that you can work through in your own time. I will send you the link to that video later, if you still need help just ask.

 

Jackson

 

 

On Wed, 22 Jun 2022, 11:44 waltonnz, <walton.patricia@...> wrote:

Thank you. I have done as you asked.

Patricia

 

On Wed, 22 Jun 2022 at 22:23, Vyger <vyger88@...> wrote:

My email is at the end of that video, send me an email and I will send you the instruction sheet I prepared. If you need further help then I am happy to walk you through what you need to do.

 

Regards

 

Jackson

 

On Wed, 22 Jun 2022, 11:12 waltonnz, <walton.patricia@...> wrote:

Thank you for your response. I had already seen all of that video and found it most enlightening. However, I couldn't understand how to achieve my aim. I've even read all I could find on the FH Knowledge base and I'm still confused. Hence my asking for help. I'm 87 years old and a bit slow so I need someone to give me step by step instructions.

Patricia

 

 

On Wed, 22 Jun 2022 at 21:38, Vyger <vyger88@...> wrote:

You need to insert an expression into Options > Boxes, look at the second half of my video below.

 

The expression can be copied from the built DNA diagrams and of course calculate to Root.

 

 

Jackson

 

On Wed, 22 Jun 2022, 05:58 waltonnz, <walton.patricia@...> wrote:

I've set up a flag on my diagrams to show blood relatives - with a blood drop icon below the box. What I want to achieve is that when I add an individual to my database, if they are a blood relative, I would like the diagram to automatically update. I've search everywhere and tried everything but can't make it happen. Could one of you FH experts out there point me in the right direction. I've got as far as choosing Options from the diagram menu - boxes - Record Flag, Blood Relative Tab. Under Features it shows my blood drop icon. Then I tried Add Condition - Expression - Insert Data Reference. But, I can't find one that works. What am I doing wrong?

Patricia


Re: Flag

Vyger
 

Hi Patricia,

 

I started producing the video but friends have arrived and I believe others could also benefit from the further instruction.

 

If I don’t publish it tonight I will do so tomorrow morning and email you a link once done. In the meantime keep a copy of the two expressions below, these are basically like computer speak and they just tell Family Historian when to display the little blood drop icon.

 

Blood connections for selected person

=DnaBloodRelation(%CUR_DGM_ROOT%,%INDI%)

 

 

Blood connection to File Root person

=DnaBloodRelation(FileRoot(),%INDI%)

 

If you are like me you or someone close to you will be the File Root, you can do this by right clicking and selecting the person you want as File Root on the Focus window, right clicking on them and choosing Make File Root. Using the second expression above will then base all the blood relative calculations from that Root person.

 

Take care and will email you the link once I publish the video.

 

Jackson

 

From: family-historian@groups.io [mailto:family-historian@groups.io] On Behalf Of waltonnz
Sent: 22 June 2022 12:09
To: Family Historian <family-historian@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Flag

 

Thank you - much appreciated.

Patricia

 

On Wed, 22 Jun 2022 at 22:59, Vyger <vyger88@...> wrote:

Patricia,

 

On reflection I will publish a short step by step video that you can work through in your own time. I will send you the link to that video later, if you still need help just ask.

 

Jackson

 

 

On Wed, 22 Jun 2022, 11:44 waltonnz, <walton.patricia@...> wrote:

Thank you. I have done as you asked.

Patricia

 

On Wed, 22 Jun 2022 at 22:23, Vyger <vyger88@...> wrote:

My email is at the end of that video, send me an email and I will send you the instruction sheet I prepared. If you need further help then I am happy to walk you through what you need to do.

 

Regards

 

Jackson

 

On Wed, 22 Jun 2022, 11:12 waltonnz, <walton.patricia@...> wrote:

Thank you for your response. I had already seen all of that video and found it most enlightening. However, I couldn't understand how to achieve my aim. I've even read all I could find on the FH Knowledge base and I'm still confused. Hence my asking for help. I'm 87 years old and a bit slow so I need someone to give me step by step instructions.

Patricia

 

 

On Wed, 22 Jun 2022 at 21:38, Vyger <vyger88@...> wrote:

You need to insert an expression into Options > Boxes, look at the second half of my video below.

 

The expression can be copied from the built DNA diagrams and of course calculate to Root.

 

 

Jackson

 

On Wed, 22 Jun 2022, 05:58 waltonnz, <walton.patricia@...> wrote:

I've set up a flag on my diagrams to show blood relatives - with a blood drop icon below the box. What I want to achieve is that when I add an individual to my database, if they are a blood relative, I would like the diagram to automatically update. I've search everywhere and tried everything but can't make it happen. Could one of you FH experts out there point me in the right direction. I've got as far as choosing Options from the diagram menu - boxes - Record Flag, Blood Relative Tab. Under Features it shows my blood drop icon. Then I tried Add Condition - Expression - Insert Data Reference. But, I can't find one that works. What am I doing wrong?

Patricia


Re: First post ....

Vyger
 

“One aspect where I'd use German terminology, even with the translated English names, is with the types of jurisdiction - I have "Friesland Landkreis" and don't translate it to "Friesland County" because the translation of jurisdiction names can be a bit arbitrary, especially since the mapping is seldom *quite* exact.”

 

I do the same in respect of non UK country jurisdictions and regions with the exception of Ireland.

 

 

From: family-historian@groups.io [mailto:family-historian@groups.io] On Behalf Of Sue Herrington
Sent: 22 June 2022 13:45
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] First post ....

 

Wholeheartedly agree Adrian. 

 

Sue

 

On Wed, 22 Jun 2022, 12:16 Adrian Bruce, <abruce6155@...> wrote:

On Wed, 22 Jun 2022 at 08:36, <unkatat@...> wrote:

... Cologne, Germany for example doesn't exist (except on a geography classroom wall map).   

 

I'd beg to differ. Cologne is the English name for, the translation of, Köln. As such it has a perfectly legitimate existence off of the map - people in England trading with Köln wouldn't refer to it by that name.

 

It's also a perfectly sensible question to ask whether you want to use the English language to record place names or the local language, and people can make decisions either way. Personally, given that most of my events relating to Germany (say) are things like holidays or wars, it would feel ostentatious to insist on writing "Deutschland". However, if, like someone I once knew, your father came from Germany while your mother was English, it would seem perfectly sensible to honour your German ancestry by using the German names for the relevant places - starting with Deutschland! Of course, translations would be useful in that case to stop English people thinking that Bayern referred to a football club instead of Bavaria.

 

One aspect where I'd use German terminology, even with the translated English names, is with the types of jurisdiction - I have "Friesland Landkreis" and don't translate it to "Friesland County" because the translation of jurisdiction names can be a bit arbitrary, especially since the mapping is seldom *quite* exact.

 

Adrian

 


Re: First post ....

Sue Herrington
 

Wholeheartedly agree Adrian. 

Sue

On Wed, 22 Jun 2022, 12:16 Adrian Bruce, <abruce6155@...> wrote:
On Wed, 22 Jun 2022 at 08:36, <unkatat@...> wrote:
... Cologne, Germany for example doesn't exist (except on a geography classroom wall map).   

I'd beg to differ. Cologne is the English name for, the translation of, Köln. As such it has a perfectly legitimate existence off of the map - people in England trading with Köln wouldn't refer to it by that name.

It's also a perfectly sensible question to ask whether you want to use the English language to record place names or the local language, and people can make decisions either way. Personally, given that most of my events relating to Germany (say) are things like holidays or wars, it would feel ostentatious to insist on writing "Deutschland". However, if, like someone I once knew, your father came from Germany while your mother was English, it would seem perfectly sensible to honour your German ancestry by using the German names for the relevant places - starting with Deutschland! Of course, translations would be useful in that case to stop English people thinking that Bayern referred to a football club instead of Bavaria.

One aspect where I'd use German terminology, even with the translated English names, is with the types of jurisdiction - I have "Friesland Landkreis" and don't translate it to "Friesland County" because the translation of jurisdiction names can be a bit arbitrary, especially since the mapping is seldom *quite* exact.

Adrian


Re: First post ....

Adrian Bruce
 

On Wed, 22 Jun 2022 at 08:36, <unkatat@...> wrote:
... Cologne, Germany for example doesn't exist (except on a geography classroom wall map).   

I'd beg to differ. Cologne is the English name for, the translation of, Köln. As such it has a perfectly legitimate existence off of the map - people in England trading with Köln wouldn't refer to it by that name.

It's also a perfectly sensible question to ask whether you want to use the English language to record place names or the local language, and people can make decisions either way. Personally, given that most of my events relating to Germany (say) are things like holidays or wars, it would feel ostentatious to insist on writing "Deutschland". However, if, like someone I once knew, your father came from Germany while your mother was English, it would seem perfectly sensible to honour your German ancestry by using the German names for the relevant places - starting with Deutschland! Of course, translations would be useful in that case to stop English people thinking that Bayern referred to a football club instead of Bavaria.

One aspect where I'd use German terminology, even with the translated English names, is with the types of jurisdiction - I have "Friesland Landkreis" and don't translate it to "Friesland County" because the translation of jurisdiction names can be a bit arbitrary, especially since the mapping is seldom *quite* exact.

Adrian


Re: Flag

waltonnz
 

Thank you - much appreciated.
Patricia

On Wed, 22 Jun 2022 at 22:59, Vyger <vyger88@...> wrote:
Patricia,

On reflection I will publish a short step by step video that you can work through in your own time. I will send you the link to that video later, if you still need help just ask.

Jackson


On Wed, 22 Jun 2022, 11:44 waltonnz, <walton.patricia@...> wrote:
Thank you. I have done as you asked.
Patricia

On Wed, 22 Jun 2022 at 22:23, Vyger <vyger88@...> wrote:
My email is at the end of that video, send me an email and I will send you the instruction sheet I prepared. If you need further help then I am happy to walk you through what you need to do.

Regards

Jackson

On Wed, 22 Jun 2022, 11:12 waltonnz, <walton.patricia@...> wrote:
Thank you for your response. I had already seen all of that video and found it most enlightening. However, I couldn't understand how to achieve my aim. I've even read all I could find on the FH Knowledge base and I'm still confused. Hence my asking for help. I'm 87 years old and a bit slow so I need someone to give me step by step instructions.
Patricia


On Wed, 22 Jun 2022 at 21:38, Vyger <vyger88@...> wrote:
You need to insert an expression into Options > Boxes, look at the second half of my video below.

The expression can be copied from the built DNA diagrams and of course calculate to Root.


Jackson

On Wed, 22 Jun 2022, 05:58 waltonnz, <walton.patricia@...> wrote:
I've set up a flag on my diagrams to show blood relatives - with a blood drop icon below the box. What I want to achieve is that when I add an individual to my database, if they are a blood relative, I would like the diagram to automatically update. I've search everywhere and tried everything but can't make it happen. Could one of you FH experts out there point me in the right direction. I've got as far as choosing Options from the diagram menu - boxes - Record Flag, Blood Relative Tab. Under Features it shows my blood drop icon. Then I tried Add Condition - Expression - Insert Data Reference. But, I can't find one that works. What am I doing wrong?
Patricia


Re: Flag

Vyger
 

Patricia,

On reflection I will publish a short step by step video that you can work through in your own time. I will send you the link to that video later, if you still need help just ask.

Jackson


On Wed, 22 Jun 2022, 11:44 waltonnz, <walton.patricia@...> wrote:
Thank you. I have done as you asked.
Patricia

On Wed, 22 Jun 2022 at 22:23, Vyger <vyger88@...> wrote:
My email is at the end of that video, send me an email and I will send you the instruction sheet I prepared. If you need further help then I am happy to walk you through what you need to do.

Regards

Jackson

On Wed, 22 Jun 2022, 11:12 waltonnz, <walton.patricia@...> wrote:
Thank you for your response. I had already seen all of that video and found it most enlightening. However, I couldn't understand how to achieve my aim. I've even read all I could find on the FH Knowledge base and I'm still confused. Hence my asking for help. I'm 87 years old and a bit slow so I need someone to give me step by step instructions.
Patricia


On Wed, 22 Jun 2022 at 21:38, Vyger <vyger88@...> wrote:
You need to insert an expression into Options > Boxes, look at the second half of my video below.

The expression can be copied from the built DNA diagrams and of course calculate to Root.


Jackson

On Wed, 22 Jun 2022, 05:58 waltonnz, <walton.patricia@...> wrote:
I've set up a flag on my diagrams to show blood relatives - with a blood drop icon below the box. What I want to achieve is that when I add an individual to my database, if they are a blood relative, I would like the diagram to automatically update. I've search everywhere and tried everything but can't make it happen. Could one of you FH experts out there point me in the right direction. I've got as far as choosing Options from the diagram menu - boxes - Record Flag, Blood Relative Tab. Under Features it shows my blood drop icon. Then I tried Add Condition - Expression - Insert Data Reference. But, I can't find one that works. What am I doing wrong?
Patricia


Re: Flag

waltonnz
 

Thank you. I have done as you asked.
Patricia

On Wed, 22 Jun 2022 at 22:23, Vyger <vyger88@...> wrote:
My email is at the end of that video, send me an email and I will send you the instruction sheet I prepared. If you need further help then I am happy to walk you through what you need to do.

Regards

Jackson

On Wed, 22 Jun 2022, 11:12 waltonnz, <walton.patricia@...> wrote:
Thank you for your response. I had already seen all of that video and found it most enlightening. However, I couldn't understand how to achieve my aim. I've even read all I could find on the FH Knowledge base and I'm still confused. Hence my asking for help. I'm 87 years old and a bit slow so I need someone to give me step by step instructions.
Patricia


On Wed, 22 Jun 2022 at 21:38, Vyger <vyger88@...> wrote:
You need to insert an expression into Options > Boxes, look at the second half of my video below.

The expression can be copied from the built DNA diagrams and of course calculate to Root.


Jackson

On Wed, 22 Jun 2022, 05:58 waltonnz, <walton.patricia@...> wrote:
I've set up a flag on my diagrams to show blood relatives - with a blood drop icon below the box. What I want to achieve is that when I add an individual to my database, if they are a blood relative, I would like the diagram to automatically update. I've search everywhere and tried everything but can't make it happen. Could one of you FH experts out there point me in the right direction. I've got as far as choosing Options from the diagram menu - boxes - Record Flag, Blood Relative Tab. Under Features it shows my blood drop icon. Then I tried Add Condition - Expression - Insert Data Reference. But, I can't find one that works. What am I doing wrong?
Patricia


Re: Flag

Vyger
 

My email is at the end of that video, send me an email and I will send you the instruction sheet I prepared. If you need further help then I am happy to walk you through what you need to do.

Regards

Jackson

On Wed, 22 Jun 2022, 11:12 waltonnz, <walton.patricia@...> wrote:
Thank you for your response. I had already seen all of that video and found it most enlightening. However, I couldn't understand how to achieve my aim. I've even read all I could find on the FH Knowledge base and I'm still confused. Hence my asking for help. I'm 87 years old and a bit slow so I need someone to give me step by step instructions.
Patricia


On Wed, 22 Jun 2022 at 21:38, Vyger <vyger88@...> wrote:
You need to insert an expression into Options > Boxes, look at the second half of my video below.

The expression can be copied from the built DNA diagrams and of course calculate to Root.


Jackson

On Wed, 22 Jun 2022, 05:58 waltonnz, <walton.patricia@...> wrote:
I've set up a flag on my diagrams to show blood relatives - with a blood drop icon below the box. What I want to achieve is that when I add an individual to my database, if they are a blood relative, I would like the diagram to automatically update. I've search everywhere and tried everything but can't make it happen. Could one of you FH experts out there point me in the right direction. I've got as far as choosing Options from the diagram menu - boxes - Record Flag, Blood Relative Tab. Under Features it shows my blood drop icon. Then I tried Add Condition - Expression - Insert Data Reference. But, I can't find one that works. What am I doing wrong?
Patricia


Re: Flag

waltonnz
 

Thank you for your response. I had already seen all of that video and found it most enlightening. However, I couldn't understand how to achieve my aim. I've even read all I could find on the FH Knowledge base and I'm still confused. Hence my asking for help. I'm 87 years old and a bit slow so I need someone to give me step by step instructions.
Patricia


On Wed, 22 Jun 2022 at 21:38, Vyger <vyger88@...> wrote:
You need to insert an expression into Options > Boxes, look at the second half of my video below.

The expression can be copied from the built DNA diagrams and of course calculate to Root.


Jackson

On Wed, 22 Jun 2022, 05:58 waltonnz, <walton.patricia@...> wrote:
I've set up a flag on my diagrams to show blood relatives - with a blood drop icon below the box. What I want to achieve is that when I add an individual to my database, if they are a blood relative, I would like the diagram to automatically update. I've search everywhere and tried everything but can't make it happen. Could one of you FH experts out there point me in the right direction. I've got as far as choosing Options from the diagram menu - boxes - Record Flag, Blood Relative Tab. Under Features it shows my blood drop icon. Then I tried Add Condition - Expression - Insert Data Reference. But, I can't find one that works. What am I doing wrong?
Patricia


Re: Flag

Vyger
 

You need to insert an expression into Options > Boxes, look at the second half of my video below.

The expression can be copied from the built DNA diagrams and of course calculate to Root.


Jackson

On Wed, 22 Jun 2022, 05:58 waltonnz, <walton.patricia@...> wrote:
I've set up a flag on my diagrams to show blood relatives - with a blood drop icon below the box. What I want to achieve is that when I add an individual to my database, if they are a blood relative, I would like the diagram to automatically update. I've search everywhere and tried everything but can't make it happen. Could one of you FH experts out there point me in the right direction. I've got as far as choosing Options from the diagram menu - boxes - Record Flag, Blood Relative Tab. Under Features it shows my blood drop icon. Then I tried Add Condition - Expression - Insert Data Reference. But, I can't find one that works. What am I doing wrong?
Patricia


Re: How to denote DNA matches

rsamoir@blueyonder.co.uk
 

But he is the guy who provides the sensible answers 

Alastair Moir

On 21 Jun 2022, at 17:40, Sue Herrington <sue.herrington9@...> wrote:



Alastair I don’t believe this group belongs to Mike!

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: rsamoir@... via groups.io
Sent: 21 June 2022 16:40
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] How to denote DNA matches

 

I am amazed at the number of people, deeply into family research, who do not seem to use FHUG and its comments before rushing to Mike!

Alastair Moir

 



On 21 Jun 2022, at 15:02, Vyger <vyger88@...> wrote:



Interesting thread thus far, I must check out Jane's offering and read up some more on FHUG, I'm sure I am missing a trick and do want to present a good method out later in the year.

 

I apply the DNA helix manually through a record flag to those entered through online match information with details of the quality. Already connected is not a problem and I copied the expressions from DNA chart to my main so these automatically update as can be seen near the end of my video below. 

 

 

Jackson

 

On Tue, 21 Jun 2022, 11:56 Phil Stokes, <phil@...> wrote:

I also have a DNA helix icon and coloured box shadow set against DNA Matches who have the GedMatch fact set against them, with a different DNA icon against the boxes of the most recent common ancestor(s). With help from Mike Tate in a recent thread on the FHUG forum, I recently added additional box icons against matches to indicate which "primary test" they match against, e.g. myself, or another family member, or a combination.

I should perhaps also clarify that Jane's GedMatch fact is not just for matches to tests on the GedMatch site. The name of the company hosting the test (Ancestry, LivingDNA etc.) can be entered in the fact note and is displayed along with other information in the result set of the custom query.

I only add icons to individuals specifically matched by DNA tests, or MRCAs. The line between those individuals who have matching tests and the primary testers is easily retrieved using the FH built in "how related" menu item when required, and doesn't otherwise clutter up the diagram unnecessarily.

Phil
________________________________________
From: family-historian@groups.io [family-historian@groups.io] on behalf of Trevor Rix [trevor@...]
Sent: 21 June 2022 10:28
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] How to denote DNA matches

I have customised my Property Box to include tick boxes for AncestryDNA | My Heritage | FTDNA FF | Living DNA | FTDNA Y-DNA | GEDmatch. I probably need to add two more for 23andMe and Geneanet. Those ticks indicate that person in my project has either tested with or uploaded to that company.

I use a flag DNA that displays a DNA icon in diagrams indicating that the person has DNA tested.

I also use a flag DNA Proven Relative that is set, in diagrams, to switch on an orange border for people in my project that are proven by DNA testing including those in the line back to the common ancestral couple.

Works well for me.






 


Re: First post ....

unkatat@...
 

I found it interesting that the names of places, towns and countries , that I was taught using a wall map at school only exist on that map. When you actually go to those latitude longitude coordinates the people who live there use different names. The names your ancestors would have used needs a bit of research. Cologne, Germany for example doesn't exist (except on a geography classroom wall map).   

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