Backup and Restore Family Historian Settings

Backup and Restore the Family Historian Custom & Preference Settings using any folder. Includes all Standard & Custom Program Data files and . . .

  • By tatewise, released March 30, 2012 at 11:52 pm, version 2.8More . . .
Backup Family Historian Settings

Creates a Backup of the Family Historian Settings to a backup location of your choice. 1.1 Changed to use the Lua Path to find the FH Program Data . . .

  • By jane, released June 29, 2011 at 4:46 pm, version 1.3More . . .
Behind The Name (forenames)

Launches the Behind the Name Web site for the currently selected Given Names, showing the results in a tabbed dialogue. Useful for checking unusual . . .

  • By jane, released October 9, 2013 at 3:35 pm, version 1.0More . . .

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Hi Mike,

I've tried to run your plugin v2.9 'Hyperlink/Text' tab against my own database and also the standard 'Family Historian Sample Project' supplied. I'm running the latest release FH version 6.2.5.


COM exception:(.srclibrarytLuaCOM.cpp,394):A connection with the server could not be established

stack traceback:
[C]: in function 'Send'
[string "C:ProgramDataCalico PieFamily Historian..."]:3025: in function 'DownloadIcons'
[string "C:ProgramDataCalico PieFamily Historian..."]:3366: in function 'IntImproveHTML'
[string "C:ProgramDataCalico PieFamily Historian..."]:4599: in function <[string "C:ProgramDataCalico PieFamily Historian..."]:4596>
(tail call): ?
[C]: in function 'MainLoop'
[string "C:ProgramDataCalico PieFamily Historian..."]:2261: in function 'ShowDialogue'
[string "C:ProgramDataCalico PieFamily Historian..."]:4806: in function 'GUI_MainDialogue'
[string "C:ProgramDataCalico PieFamily Historian..."]:20994: in main chunk


All run attempts give the below fatal error diagnostics, and the plugin stops. Any ideas/fixes under FH 6.2.5. ?

Regards, Ian T                              04-Oct-2017

Ian Thomas, October 4, 2017 at 7:55 pm

Ian, it would be better to post that kind of comment in the FHUG Forum "Plugin Discussions".

The COM exception indicates there is no Internet connection to the FHUG web site. So either your Internet link was down, or the FHUG web site was down.

Mike Tate, October 4, 2017 at 8:38 pm

Update. Workaround solution to "connection with server cannot be established" as suggested by Mike is now documented on FHUG Forum 'Plugin Discussions'.

This Plugin 'Improve Website CD or DVD HTML 2.9' now works fine for me; and functionally improves a FH generated Webite HTML exactly as described.

Now rated excellent !

Ian_T, October 10, 2017 at 12:48 pm

I'm not sure I understand what this plug-in would do beyond the built-in export GEDCOM feature.  I am running FH v6.2, and am very new to FH, so maybe its just my ignorance.

Becca, January 13, 2018 at 7:19 am

Very handy.  Thank you Mike.

Nicola, February 23, 2018 at 10:28 pm

My must-have tool!  Thank you Jane.

Nicola, February 23, 2018 at 11:40 pm


Frank Little, March 9, 2018 at 10:25 pm

Hello Jane

I've just downloaded this plugin and tried to run it but get the message "The plugin requires luasql support......" but when I click "ok" to download the module I get the error message "An error occurred in Download please try later." I am running FH on a mac via Crossover. Is this the problem?

Many thanks

Michael Chance, March 23, 2018 at 8:44 am

Imported 5500 people from TMG, also exported TMG GEDCOM file (as seen in other advice). Tried to run plugin, with TMG export file to set sort dates.

Error "...failed to complete [string "C:ProgramDataCalico PieFamilyHistorian..."]:3308:attempt to index global 'DicGed' (a nil value)."

Advice please



John Leech, March 27, 2018 at 5:39 pm

Version 1.0.1 works well & quickly

J Leech, April 11, 2018 at 5:14 pm