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Does anybody use the Family Historian program?

Discussion in 'Family Historian' started by BettyJ, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. KC4

    KC4 LostCousins Member


    Select the person to be deleted in the Focus Window (which is the essential window in FH... with a magnifying glass icon).

    Right click on that selected individual to open a short menu and then left click on the "Delete Record."


    Select the person to be deleted in the Focus Window.

    Go to Edit on the top bar.

    Left click and left click the "Delete" which appears in the menu.


    Select the person to be deleted in the Focus Window.

    Press the "Delete" on the keyboard.

    You should receive a warning message asking if you REALLY want to delete this record.

    However, you could MERGE the two people, which can be a preferred policy.

    For example:

    Go to the Edit in the top bar.

    Click the "Merge/Compare Records" that appears in the menu.

    That bring up the Records Window for you to select which two records you wish to merge or compare. Select the two records (using their Record ID is probably best).

    You can then compare the details in each record.

    Importantly nothing is merged until you indicate you do wish to merge them.

    And, if things don't work out as you intend, there is an "Undo" button in Edit menu on the top bar

    Hope that helps.

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  2. Kate

    Kate LostCousins Member

    Getting on well with FH but wondered if anyone can confirm that media is saved in the programme as with Legacy.
    Rootsmagic media was saved separately on desk top and linked to tree.
    It would appear that FH is like Legacy but would like confirmation, thank you.
  3. KC4

    KC4 LostCousins Member

    ........... wondered if anyone can confirm that media is saved in the programme as with Legacy.

    Yes, it does.
  4. canadianbeth

    canadianbeth LostCousins Member

    Thank you. I could not find a "drum" icon but was able to find the list and select "properties". Found the magnifying lens eventually and "delete record". The duplicate is gone. I have no idea why he was there in the first place but at least now I have the correct one.
  5. Kate

    Kate LostCousins Member

    KC4, thank you.
  6. KC4

    KC4 LostCousins Member

    upload_2019-7-5_10-49-18.png <<<<< This is what Phil called the "drum" icon; it is permanently the second tab in the sidebar below the magnifying glass symbol >>>> upload_2019-7-5_10-48-45.png

    From that sidebar, the drum tab gives access to the Records list and the magnifying glass tab gives access to the Focus Window.
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  7. PhilGee

    PhilGee LostCousins Member

    Correct, KC4 - it looks like an "oil drum" to me and back in the late 60's/early 70's the symbol was used for a computer storage drum (basically a cylinder with a magnetic coating, later replaced by disks).
  8. canadianbeth

    canadianbeth LostCousins Member

    Ok, now I see it. On the side. I was looking across the top. Thanks. And all of my media came across with the gedcom from FTM.

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