Error children


kiwipete
 

Does FH not warn you when you have children that's birth date is earlier than the mothers birthdate.
Was working on my project this morning and found two CHILDREN who was born before the mother was??


Lorna Craig
 

When you first enter a birth date in FH it will warn you if the date is too early (or too late).  But if you have created a project by importing a Gedcom file which had been created elsewhere and it already contained those errors it will not issue a warning. 

However there is a Plugin written by Mike Tate called Show Project Statistics which can check for many kinds of errors and produces an exception report. It would pick up those impossible dates.

On 14/03/2020 22:31, kiwipete wrote:
Does FH not warn you when you have children that's birth date is earlier than the mothers birthdate.
Was working on my project this morning and found two CHILDREN who was born before the mother was??


Jane Taubman
 

You can also use the standard Fact Date Warnings Query to view any dates outside your preferences.


Adrian Bruce
 

Shamefacedly - I'd forgotten that Date Warnings query was there. But be warned that neither the query nor the plug-in are built to cope with every possible circumstance. For instance, from possibly fallible memory, the checks on ages of parents don't distinguish between biological and step or adoptive parents where what's dubious for biological parents by date, can be perfectly fine for step-parents. 

I spent some time working with the plug-in and systematically checked each type of error, cleaning up quite a bit. After I had either cleaned up or effectively accepted all issues of that type, I then excluded that check from the plug-in's parameters and reran the checks. 

Please note that while it would be possible to upgrade the logic of the plug-in to cope with step and adoptive parents, that was just an example. In other cases, it's much more difficult to decide what the algorithm for checking ought to be, so please don't think that I'm criticising.


Mike Tate
 

Pete,

If you have imported a GEDCOM or imported directly from another product then there is useful advice in the FHUG Knowledge Base.

Some advice is specific to the originating product, but other advice is generic and applies to most imports.

That advice includes the Show Project Statistics Plugin and checks for Uncategorised Data Fields (UDF) and unusual Date fields not handled by FH.

See the FHUG Knowledge Base ~ Importing to Family Historian and follow all the tips:

https://www.fhug.org.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=how_to:index#importing_to_family_historian

 

Regards, Mike Tate

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Lorna Craig via Groups.Io
Sent: 14 March 2020 22:59
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Error children

 

When you first enter a birth date in FH it will warn you if the date is too early (or too late).  But if you have created a project by importing a Gedcom file which had been created elsewhere and it already contained those errors it will not issue a warning. 

However there is a Plugin written by Mike Tate called Show Project Statistics which can check for many kinds of errors and produces an exception report. It would pick up those impossible dates.

On 14/03/2020 22:31, kiwipete wrote:

Does FH not warn you when you have children that's birth date is earlier than the mothers birthdate.
Was working on my project this morning and found two CHILDREN who was born before the mother was??

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John Hanson
 

Whilst it shouldn’t have been changed it is always useful to check the preferences – Tools / Preferences

And make sure that the first box is checked

 

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

 

 

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Tate
Sent: 15 March 2020 11:21
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Error children

 

Pete,

If you have imported a GEDCOM or imported directly from another product then there is useful advice in the FHUG Knowledge Base.

Some advice is specific to the originating product, but other advice is generic and applies to most imports.

That advice includes the Show Project Statistics Plugin and checks for Uncategorised Data Fields (UDF) and unusual Date fields not handled by FH.

See the FHUG Knowledge Base ~ Importing to Family Historian and follow all the tips:

https://www.fhug.org.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=how_to:index#importing_to_family_historian

 

Regards, Mike Tate

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Lorna Craig via Groups.Io
Sent: 14 March 2020 22:59
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Error children

 

When you first enter a birth date in FH it will warn you if the date is too early (or too late).  But if you have created a project by importing a Gedcom file which had been created elsewhere and it already contained those errors it will not issue a warning. 

However there is a Plugin written by Mike Tate called Show Project Statistics which can check for many kinds of errors and produces an exception report. It would pick up those impossible dates.

On 14/03/2020 22:31, kiwipete wrote:

Does FH not warn you when you have children that's birth date is earlier than the mothers birthdate.
Was working on my project this morning and found two CHILDREN who was born before the mother was??