Jump to content


Member Since 13 Mar 2012
Offline Last Active Aug 27 2019 10:43 AM

Topics I've Started

Great grandfathers problem

22 February 2019 - 09:53 AM

I'm guessing there is an explanation for this, but I'm not quite understanding it, so could someone help with this one please.


I have '15th great grandparents' on my database, showing as such bottom left, their children show as 14th great grand aunt/uncle except one son who shows the same as his parents, 15th great grandfather, I'm a bit flummoxed on this one, I've checked everyone is in the right place and as far as I can see they are (though I guess someone may tell me otherwise LOL)  so either which way I'm not making sense of it, can anyone enlighten me please?     Jacrista ♥

Problem in 'Notes'

27 January 2019 - 09:03 AM

Hi all,  Need some help again please.


When I'm in 'Edit Person', & 'Note'  I get red squiggley lines under certain words, I've checked spellings, and changed where appropriate,  and I've tried 'ignore' which removes it at that point but when you go out and come back in again, the squiggley lines are all back again, is there anything I can do to get rid of the squiggles permanently?


14 January 2019 - 10:41 AM

Just thought I'd pop on to tell you all that I have got the problem with the 'disappearing kinship's sorted out now.


What a job it turned out to be, but to cut a very long story short what it boiled down to was this....


    .....a lot of my ancestors are from the aristocracy and I had written to one of the 'stately homes' involved to see if they could clarify a couple of points for me, (nowt like cheek eh!)  well they not only did that, but they were so kind and helpful and sent me loads of details that I wouldn't otherwise have got, it certainly straightened out loads of vague or blank spots in my tree.


I wrote to them out of frustration to be honest, I was so flummoxed by all the different records out there, you know what I mean, which do you believe!  I never honestly expected to get an answer let alone what I finally did get!


Anyway, in my excitement of receiving all this info I just went straight ahead and added, changed etc on my database without really thinking as to how it would alter things overall, so hence the disappearing kinship's, it's taken a bit of sorting out, but now I've got it back to normal and all the new info has been entered and I'm a happy bunny!!


I would like to thank all those that offered help, I very much appreciated it.


Many Thanks, Jacrista ♥

Relationships disappeared, whats happened?

25 December 2018 - 08:42 AM

Hope someone can help with this please.

I have my database both on my PC and on my laptop, whilst working on the PC I noticed that my relationship to the person I was on, was not showing up as usual in the bottom left corner, on looking around the database I find that there are a number of people that don't show the relationship and yet most do, I have the Root Person set to me, and I have 'set relationships' again but nothing has altered. I had a look on the laptop and all the relationships show up correctly on there, am I missing something obvious here? as I just can't fathom it out.  Forgot to add that when a relationship doesn't show and I use 'Relationship Calculator' it shows as not being blood related when it really should be giving me a relationship as I'm very sure I'm related to them, 

anyone any ideas as to what's going on, or more to the point, what I've done wrong!!

Can you help please?

30 October 2018 - 10:46 AM

I am using Rootsmagic 5, is it possible to find someone on the database by the place they live? I know the name of the town in which this person lives but I just can't remember their name so was hoping there was a way I can pull them up with just the town, can someone advise please ? Jacrista