That's great news, thanks Jane
Very best wishes
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*** Media not visible ***
I have imported a gedcom from TNG for a new project in FH. Apparently the media links did
not come through. This is not disastrous, because I don't have that many. However, I
would like to work my way through the list of media so I can reconnect each as I go, and
the media . . .
Last updated by tatewise Monday 8th May 17 10:29am
Started by kbella Friday 28th Apr 17 04:25am
*** "Contents" data in website generation ***
When generating a website, I thought I'd use the ability to include a GEDCOM-download
link, which adds a Contents section to the home page. Try as I might, I can't find out
how to control the presentation (font, alignment, etc) of the Contents section, which
currently stands . . .
Last updated by Valkrider Monday 8th May 17 12:52pm
Started by RogerF Sunday 7th May 17 07:28pm
*** PDF output is not enabled - error message ***
I have upgraded to FH 6.2.4 and now I cannot generate a pdf file. When I go to save
diagram as, then choose PDF file it now says
PDF file output is not enabled. Family Historian PDF has vanished from my list of
Can anyone help?
Last updated by ireneblackburn Tuesday 9th May 17 05:56pm
Started by ireneblackburn Tuesday 9th May 17 05:30pm
*** Divorces ***
Is there a central searchable data set that hold recent divorce records? Probably from
1970 onwards ...
I am looking for a couple that occurred in the early 70's and around 1980 ish ...
Last updated by mjashby Wednesday 10th May 17 10:08am
Started by Pollowick Tuesday 9th May 17 09:07pm
*** Faint unreadable hints screen issue ***
Since the introduction of the built in hints from FMP and Heritage I have had a particular
issue. A frequent occurrence is that the hints are very pale and unreadable. Only repeated
reloading of the hints bring them back to a readable state. Although faint they do work
when . . .
Last updated by tatewise Thursday 11th May 17 06:32pm
Started by Pentris Thursday 11th May 17 04:49pm
*** 'Living' flag ***
I have boxes showing on the Individual property box for the standard 'Living' and
'Private' flags. I have ticked these boxes for a number of individuals, and until
recently, when these individuals appeared in any diagram (such as 'all
descendants'), a 'living' or 'private' . . .
Last updated by tatewise Thursday 11th May 17 09:39pm
Started by ringwoodturner Thursday 11th May 17 06:52am
*** Search and Replace on a Named List (or Similar) ***
Is there a way to run the Search and Replace plugin on a subset of the FH database? For
example, is it possible to run Search and Replace on just the items in a Named List?
Here's what I want to do: For the events that occurred in Canada prior to 1763, I want
to change . . .
Last updated by zoomdoggies Thursday 11th May 17 10:32pm
Started by zoomdoggies Wednesday 10th May 17 11:01pm
*** Civil Partnership ***
Please could we have an addition to the 'Marriage Status' drop down list?
I note that FH is happy with same sex marriages but I see no way of indicating a Civil
Last updated by tatewise Friday 12th May 17 12:46pm
Started by jmy46 Thursday 20th Apr 17 06:08am
*** Text is Pixilated when Publishing a diagram ***
I have been having difficulty printing PDF's, JPG's and TIFF's after saving a
chart. (See attached).McGuinness FH Tree for Moreen.jpg
Last updated by tatewise Friday 12th May 17 01:41pm
Started by keerev Friday 12th May 17 12:10pm
*** Check for Unlinked Media Plugin ***
I don't remember seeing this before, but it's been a while since I used this
It now detects and lists the desktop.ini files in some of my media folders (I have the
media organised into sub folders under the project's main media folder). This happens
whether I have . . .
Last updated by davidm_uk Friday 12th May 17 02:25pm
Started by davidm_uk Friday 12th May 17 11:27am
*** Letters as sources ***
I have over a thousand letters from people in my tree to other people in my tree spanning
nearly 200 years so I'm hoping to use FH to maximise the info I can from them. What
I'd really like is a AS type form to say who it was from, to whom, where they were,
dates, etc and . . .
Last updated by NigelBrown Friday 12th May 17 10:20pm
Started by colinjenner Tuesday 9th May 17 05:36pm
*** Advice needed before using a MAC for FH ***
I am starting my research again after about a 10 year break (nearly ready to retire )
The last time I used FH was using V3 and was on a PC. I now have a MAC and have my GEDCOM
file saved. I was going to try installing on the MAC using PlayOnMac, but before I start
I . . .
Last updated by Valkrider Sunday 14th May 17 07:08am
Started by julieroantree Saturday 13th May 17 06:13pm
*** Hints ***
Hi, not sure if it is my computer or FMP. When I click on the hints sometimes they appear
perfectly clearly, sometimes they are partially greyed out and at others all I can see are
the box outlines and the text is unreadable. If I return to the person and try again they
. . .
Last updated by gwilym'smum Sunday 14th May 17 07:59am
Started by gwilym'smum Monday 1st May 17 04:30pm
*** Export GEDcom plugin -- some questions ***
Some questions if I may.
1. Is there an option (or some other way) to tidy Place records -- i.e. remove leading and
trailing spaces so (e.g.) " ,Birmingham, England" becomes "Birmingham,
2. Is there anything proprietory about the format you use for the . . .
Last updated by ColeValleyGirl Sunday 14th May 17 09:20am
Started by ColeValleyGirl Saturday 13th May 17 11:54am
*** New forum member ***
Howdo, all. Just downloaded the 30-day free trial of v6.2, with a view to purchasing in a
few weeks, and thought I would register here and say hello. First use of any genealogy
software - had previously used Excel and lots of pieces of paper.
Very impressed so far with . . .
Last updated by tatewise Sunday 14th May 17 02:14pm
Started by Heavens To Betsy Sunday 14th May 17 01:58pm
*** Lookup Missing Census Facts / BMD Records errors ***
I just noticed tonight that any time I click on any entries in the results list for the
1820, 1830, 1840, and 1850 USA Censuses, I get the following error.
I didn't try all possible census years, so there may be others as well. Some seem to
be working fine such . . .
Last updated by tatewise Sunday 14th May 17 05:01pm
Started by BillH Monday 24th Apr 17 03:48am
*** Including two events in a query ***
I have more than one census event in a record for eg 1891, 1901 and 1911. I would like to
include all three census records in my query, the standard 'add if' or
'exclude if' only looks at the first census event
I have searched the topics but cannot find an answer to selecting . . .
Last updated by PeterA Sunday 14th May 17 08:09pm
Started by PeterA Friday 12th May 17 09:30pm
*** Saved charts crashing FH ***
When I go to open some of my saved charts (view/saved charts), FH crashes with the message
"Family Historian has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working
It's not all of the saved charts but always the same ones as far as I can tell.
What . . .
Last updated by tatewise Sunday 14th May 17 08:58pm
Started by TimM Sunday 14th May 17 09:58am
*** Gedcom Export: Full File Path for External File Links ***
Mike, have used your Export Gedcom with great success both to LFT and TNG. I do have one
observation. The FH export gives an option to Use Full File Paths for External File Links
but the plugin doesn't offer that option. This was not a problem with Legacy, since
it has . . .
Last updated by ronk Monday 15th May 17 01:34am
Started by ronk Tuesday 12th Apr 16 02:48am
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