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Member Since 01 Feb 2008
Offline Last Active Mar 26 2018 05:57 PM

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In Topic: Collection of FS tools errors

26 March 2018 - 05:58 PM

Support ticket submitted with link to a Google Drive folder containing the information.

In Topic: Need easier data entry tool

25 March 2018 - 08:20 AM

I do that with Census records for a family. Use the Canadian Census 1880 as the Source and the Citation is a particular film page # Entry #. Once I've done the first person in the family, I memorize that citation (in the Citation Manager screen click the Memorize button or use Alt-M) and then for every subsequent fact and person included in that Census record I Paste (Alt-P) that same source and citation in for them. It really does speed up the data entry for adding a person, their approx birth date, and a census fact as well, sometimes more if its a detailed Census. Alt-S, Alt-P, Alt-O .... the word Alt on my keyboard is getting rubbed off!

In Topic: Uploading a Word DOC

08 March 2018 - 07:12 PM

At the moment, the DOC is about 4 Mb with embedded JPGs ... probably a bit much for a single Forum posting UNLESS it is possible to attach a file.

In Topic: Marriages don't show as matching at all

03 March 2018 - 07:10 PM

I wasn't talking about that DEA event, but I have no trouble with it, and I don't find it inconsistent in any way.

It is an example of working as I expected, and the CHR I described is also working as expected.

The MAR is NOT working as expected because it has coloured the place detail differently than the DEA and CHR did.

That's all I've been saying since the start and no responses to this post have explained why the different colouring is correct.

If you cannot explain it, then let's wait for someone who can.

In Topic: Marriages don't show as matching at all

03 March 2018 - 06:39 PM

Got it. And your description misses the fact that the spouse AND the date are identical. But now re-read the following that I wrote in an earlier post:


  • I have another match that works right. It's a Christening and the date is identical (green) and the place is close but different (yellow). The two almost matching places are: "Tornby, Vennebjerg, Hjørring, Denmark" and "Tornby,Hjorring,Denmark" which are matched for "Tornby," only and some "close enough" logic is satisfied with the rest of it. Why not "close but different (yellow)" for this marriage where the place starts with "Manti, San" and the rest is different?


In the Christening, the places are close and coloured yellow. In the marriage record the places are close but coloured white. I get that white means not close enough so they're considered completely different and don't get aligned. But in the Christening they were close enough that it wasn't treated as a different Chr event and they appeared aligned. My point is that it should not be white in the Mar record comparison. I don't see how any algorithm (no assumptions required) makes that distinguishing difference. It is more likely that either 

a) a different algo is used for Chr and Mar records

B) the algo result is misinterpreted by the Mar record in the FS Person Tools comparison


Your explanations of the meaning of the colours matches mine, but I have no reason for the Mar record to be ALL white.