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I need advise on entering census data on FH. The only place that I can find
in the help index refers to census data as a source, but I see that their is
an option for a census report on an individual, suggesting that census records
are treated differently to other types of records. The info on a census
record, of course, occupation which may change several times during a person's
lifetime but FH seems only to have space for one description rather than a
As you can tell, I am relatively new to this so any help will be very
It doesn't work from the individual record - you have to start from the
family record which should be available from a tab at the top of the
record window - (individual, family, source etc) If family records
aren't shown you can change this under Tools> preferences> record window
Howard Merkin wrote:
>If I highlight a husband and wife in the main record window(by ctrl-clicking
>on both names), the diagram buttons are greyed out, and I cannot produce a
>diagram. What am I doing wrong?
>From: Lawrence [mailto:email@example.com]
>Sent: Wednesday 28 September 2005 19:56
>If you start from the family record window, highlight the couple
>concerned and then hit the diagram button in the usual way, you should
>have what you need.
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If you start from the family record window, highlight the couple
concerned and then hit the diagram button in the usual way, you should
have what you need.
>I want to produce a diagram showing the Ancestors and Descendants of a
>husband and wife, but try as I might I can't see how to do it, can anyone help
>My Family Website.
>Smyth : Ireland and Liverpool
>Morris : Pembrokeshire, Liverpool and Patagonia
>Haigh : Yorkshire and Australia
>Conley : Ireland and Liverpool
>Dickinson : Liverpool & Pilling, Lancashire
>Mills : Staffordshire
>McCarthy : Liverpool & Co Kildare
>Browner : Liverpool
>Williams : Liverpool
>Peil : Huddersfield & Germany
>Hammonds : Shropshire
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I want to produce a diagram showing the Ancestors and Descendants of a
husband and wife, but try as I might I can't see how to do it, can anyone help
My Family Website.
Smyth : Ireland and Liverpool
Morris : Pembrokeshire, Liverpool and Patagonia
Haigh : Yorkshire and Australia
Conley : Ireland and Liverpool
Dickinson : Liverpool & Pilling, Lancashire
Mills : Staffordshire
McCarthy : Liverpool & Co Kildare
Browner : Liverpool
Williams : Liverpool
Peil : Huddersfield & Germany
Hammonds : Shropshire
My Family Website.
There are lots of books published on how to research a family tree, a lot of
them quite accessible. Your local Waterstones should have a selection - I
suggest you buy one, or borrow one from a library...
Bath, Somerset, UK
On 9/27/05, Rodney <sparques(a)ntlworld.com> wrote:
> My problem is that I would like to transfer all of my Generations data back into FH and continue to work on it there because that is where I found it easier, but no matter how I try I can't get the data to move properly. I know the Generations data has to be converted into a GEDCOM file before moving it and I have managed to do this, but I can't get the info. to open in FH. and I can't find anything in FH to suggest a way of importing.
You do not need to import into FH if the file is a gedcom, simply
open the file.
You say you are seeing data in the records window, what do you mean by
"the Family Historian window where the information used to be
displayed is just blank."
When you opened the file in FH what error reports did you get?
Family Historian User Group http://www.fhug.org.uk
Up until recently I was working on my Family Research using the Family Historian software, after I had transferd all of the data from Generations in GEDCOM, but while away on holiday earlier this year, (big mistake) I left my son with access to my PC and some how he made it crash loosing everything including 6 years of research into my Family History. Luckily I had a lot of earlier data saved on a zip drive from when I was using Generations and I have managed to regain access to it, and I have also reinstalled the Family Historian software and downloaded and installed the update to 2.3.
My problem is that I would like to transfer all of my Generations data back into FH and continue to work on it there because that is where I found it easier, but no matter how I try I can't get the data to move properly. I know the Generations data has to be converted into a GEDCOM file before moving it and I have managed to do this, but I can't get the info. to open in FH. and I can't find anything in FH to suggest a way of importing. What is happening though is that the details are being displayed in a records window only and I only seem to have a limited access to information. the Family Historian window where the information used to be displayed is just blank.
I'm fairly well computer literate but this problem is getting me to the point where I'm ready to throw the lot out of the window, can any one kindly offer me a step by step procedure of how I may achieve my goal before I start breaking glass.
I'm embarking on a One Name Study of my maiden name, Waycott. I have
about 1400 people in my main family tree and I'm trying to separate
out all the Waycotts (about 50) to make a separate GEDCOM file. Using
either the Descendents query or the Single Surname custom query and
the split tree helper I can get all of them with their spouses and
children, but neither query will bring over all the ancestors,
siblings etc of the spouse. Is there any way to do this? Please keep
it very simple - query expressions make me panic!
Waycott, Fewings, Piper, Burgoyne, Johns, Phillips, Paddon, Streat;
Morrish, Salter, Pike, Lowder, Flood, Parsons and others.
All in glorious Devon!
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Many thanks Victor - worked 1st time!
From: victor(a)markham.me.uk [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 25 September 2005 20:19
Subject: Re: [FHU] Cremation
When you open the record window. Prompt the events tab then the first button
middle line it will give you a list of events. Going down this list you will
cremations. So just prompt this and fill in the details
On 25 Sep 2005 at 19:50, Norman Dinsdale wrote:
> I'm a new subscriber to this list though have been using FH for nearly a
> year now. My query is how do I record a cremation / date rather than
> /date? I cannot find any reference to cremation in the help files
> Many thanks
> Norman Dinsdale
> Find your ancestors in the Birth, Marriage and Death Records.
> New content added every business day. Learn more:
New! Family Tree Maker 2005. Build your tree and search for your ancestors
at the same time. Share your tree with family and friends. Learn more:
the 1841, 1851 and even the 1861 censuses may contain relatives born
in the late 18th century (1780s & 90s). Otherwise parish registers for
pre-1837 baptisms (maybe births), marriages & burials. Various other
kinds of documents may exist showing ancestors: military & naval
records, wills etc.
The National Archives has a lot of stuff:
Local family history societies can help, many of them are on the web,
as are many other sites such as genuki and Cyndi's list that have
information on where else to search.
Local record offices (as opposed to register offices) will hold much
I hope this brief response is helpful.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Terry Clarke" <terry.clarke(a)onetel.net>
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2005 12:41 PM
Subject: [FHU] How far back can I get?
> I am trying to trace my ancestors, obviously, you say! I have got
> back to 1805 with one group of my wife's family.
> How does one get back further than this?
> Thank you very much for your help.
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I joined Genes reunited some years ago and through A) finding far flung
and B) obtaining a great deal of help from members who have access to
records etc.; for two branches , I now have ancestors back to 1700 for one
Of course ,treat all information with caution (LDS especially) but it is not
to check on line
Good luck Jane Neal
I have numerous Records which I have linked to a single Source Record, more & more over a period of time so I now have as many as 15 which includes Pictures, Press cuttings & Documents, I would like to rebuild the order in which they appear, for example I am documenting a relative whose ship was sunk in WW2, I have pictures of the crew in a POW camp, which I first entered, since then I have obtained pictures showing the ship being shelled & a further picture shows the ship stern up sinking & finally obtained pictures of the ship at sea & in dock, all of which need to be put into chronological order,
Please can someone help
I'm a new subscriber to this list though have been using FH for nearly a
year now. My query is how do I record a cremation / date rather than buried
/date? I cannot find any reference to cremation in the help files
Thanks - I'll give it a go tomorrow!
On Monday, September 19, 2005, 7:02:04 PM, you wrote:
You could look for, for example, birth events which contain the word
'calculated' or 'approx'
Add if %INDI.BIRT% contains 'calculated'
Add if %INDI.BIRT% contains 'approx'
You could then do the same with other events you are interested in.
Hope this helps
View and search Historical Newspapers. Read about your ancestors, find
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I have used a mixture of specific, quarter, estimated, approximate and calculated dates as appropriate when entering data.
Can someone tell me how to query on them? What I want to be able to do is to pull out for example all the approximate dates
to put them in to a named list, so that I can then try and find more specific dates (eg quarter dates)
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer
On 9/15/05, Andrew Braid <andrew.braid10(a)ntlworld.com> wrote:
> Obviously I have subscribed to
> this list and I have also joined the Family Historian Users Group. I find
> both very useful in helping me get to grips with using the software and also
> giving lots of useful hints and tips. However, I am confused by the
> existence of this list and the Forums (Fora?) on the FHUG website. Some
> topics seem to duplicate, some don't.
When FHUG was started it was simply a place to share queries, etc.
The software package I use to run the site included forums so forums
exist on the site.
Some people prefer the forums to the list as they do not like to
receive all the messages the list sometimes generates.
The forums on FHUG can be searched using the search option on the site
along with all the other content there.
Personally I keep an eye on both, and try a post if a list question
has a more concise answer on the forums, one advantage with the forum
for some questions is that screen grabs can be attached.
The majority of Q&A's come via the list, but its always worth a
search over at fhug to see if your question has an answer there first.
Family Historian User Group http://www.fhug.org.uk
I am new to Family Historian and still learning and getting to grips with
it. (BTW I think that it is a fantastic improvement on what I was using
previously and I am already becoming a fan.) Obviously I have subscribed to
this list and I have also joined the Family Historian Users Group. I find
both very useful in helping me get to grips with using the software and also
giving lots of useful hints and tips. However, I am confused by the
existence of this list and the Forums (Fora?) on the FHUG website. Some
topics seem to duplicate, some don't.
I find this list very easy as I have followed the advice and the messages
get filed automatically into an FHU folder that I have set up in MS Outlook.
Messages to the Forums are far more difficult (for me) to track. However,
if I ignore them and rely simply on this list, will I miss out on useful
Note that I am confused even about where to send this message but I have
chosen this list as I will be able to monitor any replies far more easily.
The Family Historian Users Mailing List is where Family Historian users can discuss aspects of the program
New and inexperienced users can post questions and ask advice, and experienced users of Family Historian can share their knowledge and give tips.