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Re: Export GEDCom question

Lorna Craig
 

Select the standard query called 'Descendants' then click the cog icon in the query toolbar and choose 'Save as Custom Query'.   You can now edit this custom query.  On the Rows tab click 'Inc spouses of relatives' in the bottom right corner.

Lorna

On 17/10/2021 20:38, Neil Grantham via groups.io wrote:
I want to export my Great x2 Grandfather and his descendants + spouses to GEDCom to send to a relative.
I can see how to select the individual and his descendants via query, but not how to include the spouses.

I'm probably missing something obvious.
Thanks for any advice
Regards
Neil


Export GEDCom question

Neil Grantham
 

I want to export my Great x2 Grandfather and his descendants + spouses to GEDCom to send to a relative.
I can see how to select the individual and his descendants via query, but not how to include the spouses.

I'm probably missing something obvious.
Thanks for any advice
Regards
Neil
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Neil Grantham
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Using FH 7 & AS 7
Researching Grantham, Skuce, Barrow, Birchall.


Re: adding ancestors from one project(file) to another

Victor Markham
 

Personally I would simply merge them both. Who knows some of the names may be connected to both trees. There is nothing to lose by doing so

I have done myself and did find one or two names linked

Victor

On 15/10/2021 10:41 am, Mike Tate wrote:

Hi Richard,

I think you are asking how to merge part of your friend’s tree into your tree.

 

You first need to create a Project or a GEDCOM extracted from your friend’s tree that contains the direct line you want to transfer.

Either:

  1. Use File > Project  Window > More Tasks > Copy Project to make a copy of her project.
    Then use File > Split Tree Helper on the copy to prune it down to the records you want to transfer.

OR

  1. Use File > Import/Export > Export > GEDCOM File and <<Select the Individuals you want to transfer.

 

In both cases, there is a technique for selecting Individuals from a tree Diagram and using that list to choose what to transfer.;

See FHUG Knowledge Base ‘Create an export GEDCOM based on a diagram’

https://fhug.org.uk/kb/kb-article/create-an-export-gedcom-based-on-a-diagram/

In your case, you might only select the direct line ancestor boxes in the Diagram.

The resulting Name List can be applied to either the Split Tree Helper or Export > GEDCOM File method.

 

After creating the pruned Project/GEDCOM, use the File > Merge/Compare File command to import those records to your tree.

 

There is advice in the FHUG Knowledge Base on the Split Tree Helper, Export > GEDCOM File, and Merge/Compare File commands.

 

Mike Tate

 


Re: adding ancestors from one project(file) to another

Mike Tate
 

Hi Richard,

I think you are asking how to merge part of your friend’s tree into your tree.

 

You first need to create a Project or a GEDCOM extracted from your friend’s tree that contains the direct line you want to transfer.

Either:

  1. Use File > Project  Window > More Tasks > Copy Project to make a copy of her project.
    Then use File > Split Tree Helper on the copy to prune it down to the records you want to transfer.

OR

  1. Use File > Import/Export > Export > GEDCOM File and <<Select the Individuals you want to transfer.

 

In both cases, there is a technique for selecting Individuals from a tree Diagram and using that list to choose what to transfer.;

See FHUG Knowledge Base ‘Create an export GEDCOM based on a diagram’

https://fhug.org.uk/kb/kb-article/create-an-export-gedcom-based-on-a-diagram/

In your case, you might only select the direct line ancestor boxes in the Diagram.

The resulting Name List can be applied to either the Split Tree Helper or Export > GEDCOM File method.

 

After creating the pruned Project/GEDCOM, use the File > Merge/Compare File command to import those records to your tree.

 

There is advice in the FHUG Knowledge Base on the Split Tree Helper, Export > GEDCOM File, and Merge/Compare File commands.

 

Mike Tate

 


adding ancestors from one project(file) to another

Richard Clark
 

Hi...I have 2 projects, one my own tree and the other a tree for a dear friend. I have discovered that her greatx8 grandfather is a distant relative of my grandfathers 3rd wife. Without merging the 2 trees together, how can I merge my friends' direct line into my tree?
regards


Re: Calculate Birth date from age at death

Mike Tate
 

Bill,

Did you see my reply on Tuesday, Sep 18th that linked to https://www.fhug.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=19820 where there is Query to Calculate Birth date from date & age in any other facts.

Mike Tate

 


Re: Unmarried Status

rsamoir@blueyonder.co.uk
 

Why would you? Spouse really only indicates the parentage, which is correctly recorded. Marriage, in many records, requires a religious contract. “Common-law wife” was not uncommon!  Until the registration by affirmation was legalised.


Re: Calculate Birth date from age at death

rsamoir@blueyonder.co.uk
 

I agree. Deaths are recorded by someone who may not too closely related and, ladies in particular, might have taken a year or two off their age at marriage and subsequent ly. A relative of mine had two years of birth, I think to allow him to enlist a year early, and without a birth registration document very difficult to be sure.


Re: Calculate Birth date from age at death

Bill Heaney
 

I was interested to read this as "48 years 2 months 28 days" notations are common on USA registrations but not so much in UK. I am researching for a program to commit to and doing my research so shocked Family Historian does not have such a built in calculator, shocked as it appears to be one of the more professional packages and I have seen built in calculators in cheaper software which accept End Date as "48y, 2m, 28d" and calculate the start date and I have used this a lot.

I would say this is a common user need, especially for USA records, so is it on the development list for Family Historian or how do I find out.

Software wise I just want to carefully choose a package that is speedy to use and help me rather than needing a lot of asides and time consuming workarounds.

Thank you in advance


Re: Family HistorianV7 Hints

Colin_McCullough
 

Thanks David


Re: Family HistorianV7 Hints

David F
 

I think the different treatment of Newspaper Archives in FMP is due to how they arose.

FMP got a contract from the British Library to digitalise newspapers - and as with some other projects (e.g. early 1911 Census release) they put it on a separate site (https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) with a separate subscription.

Your FMP sub gives you an inferior access to the collection - hence the deluge of data. You can use advanced search on BNA and find articles of interest and then either pay a sub - or try and find the same articles via FMP!  Ideally FH needs a BNA Hints facility (or FMP needs to properly merge the two sites as they did with the 1911 census - but perhaps with newspapers there is a distinct market for access and they want to maintain the premium service of BNA?)

David


Re: Star in front of Fact type in fact property box

Edward Sneithe
 

Thanks Mike that worked perfectly. Now if I could remember how I set them in the first place - oh well beyond your domain I think

On Thursday, October 7, 2021, 05:21:55 AM EDT, Mike Tate <post@...> wrote:


Overnight, I have realised that you could write a Fact type of Query with a Flags Preferred column and filter on that Flag.

Then in the Results Set you can select all the Y entries in that column and Edit > Delete them all in one go.

 


Re: Star in front of Fact type in fact property box

Mike Tate
 

Overnight, I have realised that you could write a Fact type of Query with a Flags Preferred column and filter on that Flag.

Then in the Results Set you can select all the Y entries in that column and Edit > Delete them all in one go.

 


Re: Family HistorianV7 Hints

Colin_McCullough
 

Thanks Adrian 
In digesting your reply you have used very good logic in your thoughts in volume of possible items plus certain irrelevance as well. It would be unrealistic to think it would all be correct. 
What i envisaged was the end being what i wanted not thinking about the bits in the middle
Thanks again 
Yours 
Colin McCullough NZ


Re: Family HistorianV7 Hints

Adrian Bruce
 


On Thu, Oct 7, 2021, 03:37 Colin_McCullough <madmac@...> wrote:
.... in Family Historian hints is there a way Find my past can suggest a newspaper tip as well as BDM entries ????
 ...

Interesting in a couple of ways. Unless I'm missing something, there's nothing in the current FMP hinting mechanism to make it look for newspaper hints, and the scope of that hinting mechanism is entirely down to FMP. 

The interesting bits start when you realize that even the native FMP search mechanism splits newspapers off from the standard person search. This suggests that it's a very different beast. 

When you look at a typical FMP newspaper search, unless you use a really rare name, you get (or at least, I do) a deluge of data. That would suggest to me that newspaper hints in FH would be a similar deluge and you would be there forever trying to dismiss the hints. Also the only way to check the hints would be to get into the basic FMP GUI, which is what you were trying to avoid. 

So, because of the nature of the search, I suspect it's wholly impractical to produce newspaper hints in FH. Perhaps sadly. 

Adrian


Family HistorianV7 Hints

Colin_McCullough
 

Hi Folks 
I am an avid user of FH
I am member of Find my Past itself as well
When a tip comes up in Family Historian hints is there a way Find my past can suggest a newspaper tip as well as BDM entries ????
This would be extremely helpful without having to log in and check their web site for same 
Colin McCullough New Zealand


Re: Star in front of Fact type in fact property box

Mike Tate
 

I don’t know of an easy way to unset all those Fact Flags in bulk.

 


Re: Star in front of Fact type in fact property box

Edward Sneithe
 

Thanks Mike. So simple.

They are easy to set/unset one by one. It appears that I set them all. Is there a way to unset preferred for all?

On Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 01:08:04 PM EDT, Mike Tate <post@...> wrote:


That is because you have right-clicked the Fact and chosen the Preferred Flag.

 


Re: Star in front of Fact type in fact property box

Mike Tate
 

That is because you have right-clicked the Fact and chosen the Preferred Flag.

 


Star in front of Fact type in fact property box

Edward Sneithe
 

I just noticed, probably been there forever but I just never noticed, that on some lines in the FACTS tab of the property box have a yellow star in front of the fact name.

Is this significant? FH does not seem to do trivial things do I was curious

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