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Messages - Jane Lucas

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Technical Help / Re: Mac Document structure confusion
« on: Saturday 09 February 19 12:10 GMT (UK)  »
Thank. Good point about backup. I always back up to an external hard drive (linked to time machine) but have no idea how restore.. , but they will be there somewhere.

I can syncs FTM fine. Itís exporting a GEDCOM thatís a problem because it is picking up a weird filepath. I could well have deleted the folder it is Ďpointingí at if I hadnít checked on the GEDCOM detail.

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Technical Help / Re: Mac Document structure confusion
« on: Saturday 09 February 19 10:19 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks.. I've already disabled it for Documents.. did it ages ago. Don't think that's the problem here .. I think it is FTM 2017 somehow linking to a folder on my desktop that it shouldn't do before linking to the FTM Media File folder. In trying to figure out why, I am targeting the muddle with the main document folder structure the as culprit....
I should be able to sort it, even though I'm not that good with software.. how hard can it be?  >:(
Just wondered if anyone might have come across similar issue with FTM.. because it might not be my structure.

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Technical Help / Re: Mac Document structure confusion
« on: Saturday 09 February 19 09:00 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks for that.. I created a second folder on purpose at some point when I thought I could do that without it synching with iCloud. I didn't want my documents in iCloud. But then I realised that didn't work and I couldn't 'undo' it Now I have two folders, both with documents in, but not the same documents. I could move them then delete one, but as you say, that might create a bigger problem. I'm looking the the 'merge' option, which might solve the problem. But I thought I'd tried that before and made it worse!

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Technical Help / Re: Mac Document structure confusion
« on: Friday 08 February 19 18:49 GMT (UK)  »
High Sierra 10.13.6. My MacBook Pro is late 2011 (Vintage!) so I can't update to Mojave. But don't think that is the issue.
Think somewhere along the line I've made a mess of my document structure ..

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Technical Help / Mac Document structure confusion
« on: Friday 08 February 19 08:35 GMT (UK)  »
Hi.
Iím hoping someone can help with a mess Iíve somehow made of my document folder structure. I have somehow ended up with two of them. They are not identical and stuff sometimes gets saved to one or the other because they are both called ĎDocumentsí. Sometimes I canít find things and the only way is to use Spotlight. Iíve tried fixing it and given up. I thought it didnít matter .. nuisance rather than anything else. But when I went to export a bit of my Tree from FTM as GEDCOM something weird happened. The filepath name in the GEDCOM starts with a folder that has nothing directly to do with the tree, though it does contain  some images that are attached to various people in the tree. (I have that folder showing on my sidebar as a reminder of who has the originals.) but there are plenty of other folders containing images attached to people in FTM. So what is going on? Is this somehow related to my double document folders?
Would it help to merge both folders?

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Technical Help / Re: British Newspaper Archive
« on: Thursday 07 February 19 16:48 GMT (UK)  »
Spread your searches wider, by restricting searches to only the counties where they lived you may miss a lot. Even the most minor accounts about people turn up miles from where they lived, I have discovered lots of interesting snippets about my family by doing wide searches.
I agree. I found an account in a Westmorland newspaper of an accidental death in Lancashire......notices and adverts were in newspapers all over England although the businesses were in Lancashire.

yes.. I tend to agree .. but when the search returns hundreds of articles, how on earth do you trawl through them all? The search terms seem key, but if you make them too specific you get a zero!

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Technical Help / Re: British Newspaper Archive
« on: Thursday 07 February 19 16:21 GMT (UK)  »
The only trouble with doing it that way is that it does not show who originally posted the comment

hhmmm.. good point!
When I select (highlight) text in an email and reply, it just includes the highlighted text and the original 'sender'.. so I had assumed that the "quote" option button here would do the same.. it doesn't ...

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Technical Help / Re: British Newspaper Archive
« on: Thursday 07 February 19 16:11 GMT (UK)  »
Quote
Highlight and cut the bit you want to quote. Paste it into the reply, highlight it again and click the insert quote button, 6th box in from the right

That's better, thank you!

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Technical Help / Re: British Newspaper Archive
« on: Thursday 07 February 19 16:08 GMT (UK)  »
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I found it quite off that one marriage was all over the press - various editions, but never saw another announcement for any family member! /quote]

Found it!! Thank you.. much easier..

Totally agree.. appears to be very gender orientated, and social class too.. what is really annoying is when a birth is announced as "baby/child of.. name of man" no name of wife mentioned or name of baby often  >:(

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