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Adding Flags to all individuals in a project

johnfirr@...
 

I am on the point of merging two projects which share about 20% of individuals. I want to flag every individual in the smaller project with an indicator flag that they originate in that particular project. I have created the flag but cant work out how to apply it to every individual without having to do so one individual at a time. I,m sure there will be a way to a "add flag to all individuals in project" and I,m sure its dead simple when you know how, but I cant see it at the moment? Could anyone illuminate me?
thanks in advance
John


Re: Changing source names

Mike Tate
 

A very useful free tool for maintaining consistent Source Citation conventions is Ancestral Sources.

See https://www.fhug.org.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=ancestralsources:index

It is highly customisable just like FH and designed to work with FH.

 


Re: Changing source names

Geoff Johnson
 

Like Maureen my Citation and Sourcing had become a real rag-bag.  So, a few years back, I thought the whole thing through and adopted the following practice: 

Managing Images for Sources & Citations

Personal factors come in here.  Some researchers seem to not worry about sources at all, or if they do, their system is often inconsistent.  That’s the way I started too!

Sources are meant to be where the information came from, whereas Citations should define how and in what way the source is relevant to the topic in question.

Commonly a source might be Find My Past Census records.  The Citation might be HO 107 Piece 7 Bk1 Fol 3 p2

But that’s hard work!

You know what you’ve found is available in one of several sources of census data.  But the key thing is who it is you’re interested in.  In this case my combined Citation AND Source is `Joseph Peacock b1742 1841 Bolnhurst HO 107 Piece 7 Bk1 Fol 3 p2

 

So, to that end I prefer to keep both Citation and Source stuff; both information and images, the same.  Occasionally a less frequent type of source may be a bit unusual.  Typically:

·         a gravestone or graveyard book entry

·         Letter dd/mm/yy from `Aunty Florence’

·         TNA WW2 Officers record

Obviously, such Sources need to be more specific.  However, I don’t believe in `sourcing’ what is bog-standard data from Parish records or Censuses.  I just cite what I need to know, and keep it the same for the source.

Consistency

Since I started a couple of decades ago my source referencing had been totally inconsistent!    So, a couple of years ago I changed my ways.  Now, pinned to wall in front of my desk, I have, a standard aide-memoir that reads:

File Entry Format - for Family History Sources

 Name > Birth Year > Type > Location > Event Date

 

Types used:

                    Baptism

                    Birth

                    Marriage

                    Death

                    Burial

                    Other Docs

I’ve been following that practice as religiously as possible for new entries, but as I’m continually making those amendments to the `old stuff’ life, is getting more consistent.

 

The practice definitely helps.

I also keep the citation text the same as the file name for the image.

 

For example:  suppose I obtain a baptism image.  I give it a filename as per format above.  e.g. Elizabeth Johnson b1839 Baptism Wilden13-12-1839.  I select and copy that same filename to clipboard.  Move to the right place in FH and create the `fact’ entry as a baptism entry.  Then create the source by pasting the same filename.  I can then `Add media for the Citation’ by the following process.

Adding Images

In Family Historian, if you add an image in the Citation area it doesn’t appear in the Source area.  I advise that you always add images to the `lower’ Source box first: they then automatically appear as a Citation.
Geoff Johnson


Re: Can I view a family as shown in a Census? (ex TMG user)

Mike Tate
 

If you can see the Census fact in the Facts tab then select it and click the Show Media image button in the centre of the toolbar below.

You may need to tick the Include Citation Media or Include Source Record Media to see the 1881 Census page.

Also try clicking the Show Sources yellow scroll icon in toolbar top right to reveal the yellow Source Citations pane.

That shows Source Citations and the large blue arrow Go To Source Record button.


Re: Can I view a family as shown in a Census? (ex TMG user)

Lorna Craig
 

Rob,

Do you mean that each family member has a census fact for 1881 but you want to be able to see who else was in the same census household?

Did you use 'family' census facts in TMG?  Were the censuses recorded with one principal and other household members as witnesses?  In FH the usual way to record census details is to create a source record for the census household, with a transcription of the details in the 'text from source' field,  and attach an image of the census page to the source.  Each individual's census fact is linked to that source record, and by going to the source record you can see who else was in the household.

If you can give some details of how your census events were recorded I'm sure someone will be able to explain the options for viewing, or converting, your data in FH.   It's a well-trodden path - there are many former TMG users who now use FH.

Lorna

On 27/08/2020 19:26, mvilla108 wrote:
Hi,

I'm brand new to Family Historian. I've managed to transfer my project from TMG but am now struggling with FH.
I am trying to view a family, as a family, in the 1881 Census as I could in TMG.
The family members all seem to have a Fact but I can't see how to view them as a family.
Is this possible in FH?


Re: Can I view a family as shown in a Census? (ex TMG user)

Peter Henderson
 

I am not familiar with TMG but I am guessing that Rob wants to see the census record showing all those present at the census. When you select the fact for the census in question, the source for that fact appears in a pane on the right. Right click on the census fact shown there and then select "Go to source record". This shows the census record as you entered it when recording the fact - if, indeed, you did transcribe the census data. The best way to record census events, and others, is to install Ancestral Sources by Nick Walker. (https://store.family-historian.co.uk/product/ancestral-sources/) This utility will automatically create the Text from Source that will show up in the source record.

Peter

On 27/08/2020 21:51, Mike Tate wrote:

Welcome to the FH community Rob.

There are various family-focussed views but inevitably may be different from TMG.

 

When you start FH it shows the Focus Window which focusses on three generations.

So select a member of the family and click the Show in Focus Window magnifying glass icon.

In the Focus Window there are several tabs to give different family perspectives Spouses & Children, Parents & Siblings, Ancestors, Descendants.

 

You can view a family tree Diagram for the family.

Select one of the parents of the family and click the right-hand of the four tree diagram icons in the main toolbar.

That will display the All Relatives Diagram in its default configuration, but it has many other custom variants.

 

You can obtain a family oriented Report for the family.

Select one of the parents and select Publish > Family Group Sheet then click OK to see the default Report.

There are other Reports that will show family groups.

 

Spend some time reviewing the documentation, video tutorials, help pages, etc.

See https://www.fhug.org.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=how_to:index and start with the Beginners Guide.

There review the https://www.fhug.org.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=how_to:key_features_for_newcomers especially the Documentation & Tutorials section.

 

Regards, Mike Tate

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of mvilla108
Sent: 27 August 2020 19:27
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: [family-historian] Can I view a family as shown in a Census? (ex TMG user)

 

Hi,

I'm brand new to Family Historian. I've managed to transfer my project from TMG but am now struggling with FH. 
I am trying to view a family, as a family, in the 1881 Census as I could in TMG.
The family members all seem to have a Fact but I can't see how to view them as a family.
Is this possible in FH? 

Thanks in advance
Rob

 


Re: Can I view a family as shown in a Census? (ex TMG user)

Mike Tate
 

Welcome to the FH community Rob.

There are various family-focussed views but inevitably may be different from TMG.

 

When you start FH it shows the Focus Window which focusses on three generations.

So select a member of the family and click the Show in Focus Window magnifying glass icon.

In the Focus Window there are several tabs to give different family perspectives Spouses & Children, Parents & Siblings, Ancestors, Descendants.

 

You can view a family tree Diagram for the family.

Select one of the parents of the family and click the right-hand of the four tree diagram icons in the main toolbar.

That will display the All Relatives Diagram in its default configuration, but it has many other custom variants.

 

You can obtain a family oriented Report for the family.

Select one of the parents and select Publish > Family Group Sheet then click OK to see the default Report.

There are other Reports that will show family groups.

 

Spend some time reviewing the documentation, video tutorials, help pages, etc.

See https://www.fhug.org.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=how_to:index and start with the Beginners Guide.

There review the https://www.fhug.org.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=how_to:key_features_for_newcomers especially the Documentation & Tutorials section.

 

Regards, Mike Tate

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of mvilla108
Sent: 27 August 2020 19:27
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: [family-historian] Can I view a family as shown in a Census? (ex TMG user)

 

Hi,

I'm brand new to Family Historian. I've managed to transfer my project from TMG but am now struggling with FH. 
I am trying to view a family, as a family, in the 1881 Census as I could in TMG.
The family members all seem to have a Fact but I can't see how to view them as a family.
Is this possible in FH? 

Thanks in advance
Rob

 


Can I view a family as shown in a Census? (ex TMG user)

mvilla108
 

Hi,

I'm brand new to Family Historian. I've managed to transfer my project from TMG but am now struggling with FH. 
I am trying to view a family, as a family, in the 1881 Census as I could in TMG.
The family members all seem to have a Fact but I can't see how to view them as a family.
Is this possible in FH? 

Thanks in advance
Rob


Re: Problems printing from Family Historian

Marion P
 

Hi Mike,

 

Thank you for your response.  I have managed to identify the problem, it was a faulty sensor on my printer which has now been resolved.

 

I am extremely happy with the product and shall be purchasing the program.

 

Thanks again.

 

Regards

 

Marion

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Mike Tate
Sent: 23 August 2020 22:10
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Problems printing from Family Historian

 

Marion, welcome to the Family Historian community.

You talk about Reports, but then describe boxes, so I wonder if you mean Diagrams.

You don’t say whether they look OK on screen, and only a problem when printed on paper.

Are you using the Family Historian Sample Project to produce the displays?

Exactly what commands are you using?

I am sure it is simply unfamiliarity with the product but screenshots of the problem would help us understand.

It is awkward to attach images to these Emails so I suggest you join the FHUG Forums where attachments are so much easier.

See https://www.fhug.org.uk/forum/ which is free to join and use with many other free resources such as Knowledge Base and Downloads.

 

 


Re: Changing source names

Maureen Mitchell <wheatroyd@...>
 

Hi Lorna,

Very many thanks for your advice.

I've started to change names and found several which are  now duplicated - but I've sorted out  how to merge sources, checked and all OK.

Again - many thanks

Maureen

On 23 August
2020 at 11:04 "Lorna Craig via groups.io" <l.m.craig@...> wrote:

Hi Maureen,

I assume you mean you want to change the Title of the Source.  Any changes you make to one Source will not affect any others.  However if you have cited that source more than once all the citations will still correctly link to the right source.  (For example you might have cited a marriage certificate as a source for the marriage event itself but also for the occupations of the bride and groom, and for their fathers’ names and occupations.)

 

If you end up with duplicate source names FH will be able to cope because it distinguishes them by their record ID.  But it might be a sign that you have actually recorded the same source twice, originally under different titles, so you should check that and if necessary the sources can be merged.

 

Lorna

 

From: Maureen Mitchell via groups.io
Sent: 23 August 2020 10:41
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: [family-historian] Changing source names

 

I need to standardise my 'sources' as, over time, they have lost some consistency.   I can't seem to find the answer in the FHUG knowledge base.  

I THINK I can change them this way (but I do have thousands of records, so want to be absolutely sure before I commit):

Go to records window, click on 'sources',  click on the name of the source which opens a 2nd window.   I can then make changes in this window.  However, does this change ALL the relevant sources?   If it does, what happens if there is then a duplication of source names?

 


 


 


Re: Wanted: Family Historian Beta Testers for Version 7

Simon Orde
 

Thank you very much to everyone who applied.  We were delighted by the response which was quite a bit bigger than we had anticipated.  We would very much like to accept you all but unfortunately it's not practical to do that.  If you haven't heard that you have been accepted onto the beta program by the end of the day (even if you successfully registered at the beta forum site), that means that we were not able to include you - at least for now.  However we will keep you on a reserve list, and may contact you if we need more beta testers later.  I'm sorry as I say, not to be able to include everyone - but again thank you all very much for applying.

And for the benefit of anyone who hasn't yet applied but was thinking of doing so, if you haven't already applied, please do not so.  As I say, at this point we are over-subscribed.  Thank you.


Re: Wanted: Family Historian Beta Testers for Version 7

Karin
 

Same here re registering so not sure what to do next.
Karin


Re: Wanted: Family Historian Beta Testers for Version 7

Sue Herrington
 

Hi Simon 

I have filled out the application form but was unable to register at the site which was in the link. Now I am unable to return to that point

How can I complete this?

Sue Herrington 

On Mon, 24 Aug 2020, 17:57 Simon Orde, <simon-fhu@...> wrote:
Family Historian 7 has been in beta testing for some time now.  The current beta testers are doing a great job and it's all going very well.  We now want to increase the numbers and extend our pool of beta testers.  So if you would be interested, please apply now by filling in the Family Historian 7 Beta Tester Application Form.  Please note that everyone who would like to take part needs to do this, even if you have taken part in previous beta testing programs.
 
Family Historian 7 will support language packs, for languages other than English.  We encourage anyone who would be interested in helping in the creation of language packs, to consider joining the beta program.
 
Thank you in advance to everyone who applies!  Beta testers play an invaluable role in helping us ensure that Family Historian is as good as it can be.
 
Simon Orde
Calico Pie


Wanted: Family Historian Beta Testers for Version 7

Simon Orde
 

Family Historian 7 has been in beta testing for some time now.  The current beta testers are doing a great job and it's all going very well.  We now want to increase the numbers and extend our pool of beta testers.  So if you would be interested, please apply now by filling in the Family Historian 7 Beta Tester Application Form.  Please note that everyone who would like to take part needs to do this, even if you have taken part in previous beta testing programs.
 
Family Historian 7 will support language packs, for languages other than English.  We encourage anyone who would be interested in helping in the creation of language packs, to consider joining the beta program.
 
Thank you in advance to everyone who applies!  Beta testers play an invaluable role in helping us ensure that Family Historian is as good as it can be.
 
Simon Orde
Calico Pie


Re: FHUG Plugin Discussion

dave@...
 

Tried that but no difference.
Main thing is that I've managed to create the post.

Many thanks for your assistance.


Re: FHUG Plugin Discussion

colevalleygirl@colevalleygirl.co.uk
 

Phew. Although I’m using Chrome as well. Try clearing cookies for the FHUG site and logging in again?

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of dave@...
Sent: 24 August 2020 17:35
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] FHUG Plugin Discussion

 

Looks as though it could be a Chrome issue!

Just tried it using Safari and I get both boxes.


Re: FHUG Plugin Discussion

dave@...
 

Looks as though it could be a Chrome issue!

Just tried it using Safari and I get both boxes.


Re: FHUG Plugin Discussion

dave@...
 

Hi

Yes, just tried to create new post in Importing and Exporting and get same behaviour :-(


Re: FHUG Plugin Discussion

colevalleygirl@colevalleygirl.co.uk
 

I’m seeing both boxes, when logged in as a moderator or a test ordinary user.  Weird.

 

Is the problem happening in any of the other forums?

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of dave@...
Sent: 24 August 2020 17:18
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] FHUG Plugin Discussion

 

https://www.fhug.org.uk/forum/posting.php?mode=post&f=42
Clicked to start new post
Subject box appears
but nothing for the message body 

Thanks


Re: FHUG Plugin Discussion

dave@...
 

https://www.fhug.org.uk/forum/posting.php?mode=post&f=42
Clicked to start new post
Subject box appears
but nothing for the message body 

Thanks

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