Recently Updated Plugins

  • Ancestral Sources Data Entry V4.7 (9 Mar 2018) By Mike Tate. Invokes the Ancestral Sources program for the current Project, with current selected person, and for any chosen type of data entry. V4.7: Bug fix for . . . occasional IUP user dialogue issues. V4.6: Improved checks of installed version of AS program. V4.5: Fixes issues when FHUG website is offline or no AS program installed. V4.4: FH V5 and FH V6 IUP 3.11.2 update. V4.3: Birth entries more greyed out + popup message. V4.2: Checks that only one copy of AS is installed. V4.1: Automatically detects new versions of AS. V4.0: Added Death and Burial options for AS V4.0. V3.3: New style design, and supports all AS versions. V3.2: Checks AS v3.2.3 is installed, and checks Plugin Store version. V3.1: File/Folder Exists updated, better AS Not Found wording. V3.0: Added Marriage, Add Images & Close on Save, also Help window size is sticky. V1.7: Minor bug fixes and code revisions. V1.6: Added user font option, tool tips, help, and other minor updates. V1.5: Revised settings folder for standalone GEDCOM, and revised coding style. V1.4: Now preserves settings for both Projects and standalone GEDCOM files. V1.3: Remembers some settings for each different PC environment. V1.2: Caters for multi-monitor virtual-screen multi-PC environments. V1.1: Caters for Ancestral Sources installed in a non-default folder. Provides web links to Ancestral Sources download & advice pages. Preserves the Plug-in window position and settings per Project.
  • Quick Family Facts V1.1 (6 Sep 2017) By Mike Tate. Displays a pop-up summary of close relatives & events for any chosen person. Useful for matching names when reviewing Census and Electoral . . . records, etc. If added to the Tools menu, can be invoked with Alt T Q shortcut. V1.1: Optional [Rec Id] for each family & person, improved formatting, avoids duplicated partners, and renames Root Person as Family Root. V1.0: Initial published version with options for text font size and events to include.
  • Create Individual Shortcut V1.0 (22 Aug 2017) By Jane Taubman. Simple plugin which can create a link on the Windows Desktop to open a selected Individual in a selected Project on either the Records Window or the . . . Focus Window. The file can either be named as "Launch Family Historian" or with the selected persons name. The former is useful as a quick bookmark, especially if you add the Plugin to the Tools menu where it can be run quickly before closing Family Historian.
  • Backup and Restore Family Historian Settings V2.8 (29 Jun 2017) By Mike Tate. Backup and Restore the Family Historian Custom & Preference Settings using any folder. Includes all Standard & Custom Program Data files and . . . all relevant Windows Registry based Settings. See the Help and Advice pages for full details. V2.8: Better support for Crossover and Wine. Fix issue in standalone Gedcom mode. V2.7: Further improves syncing Plugin Data settings across PC. V2.6: More options for FH Program Version later than Backup Data Version. Fixes problems with syncing some Plugin Data settings across PC. V2.5: Further minor updates for FH V6 and later, that have no Tutorial files. Full support for Crossover and Wine running on Apple Mac or Linux. Option to allow FH Program Version to be later than Backup Data Version. Diagnostic Mode retains temp files and Restore Defaults checks Crossover Registry Keys. V2.4: FH V6.1 update for new preference settings, etc. V2.3: FH V6.0 update to ignore very large Map Cache. V2.2: FH V5 and FH V6 IUP 3.11.2 update, and fix IUP Tooltips in XP. V2.1: Supports Apple Mac with Crossover or Wine, and allows FH sub-versions > 9. V2.0: Includes Tutorial Files & User Plugin Data, and improves support for networked drives. V1.8: Option to Use Dated Sub-folders to allow multiple backups. Option to Enable Diagnostic Mode to debug Command Prompt popups. Support for networked drive names such as NAME in place of C:. V1.7: Accommodates the file modification date-time 1-hour offset sometimes caused by adjustments to Daylight Saving Time (DST/GMT/BST). V1.6: First public version.
  • Give Witnesses Their Own Facts V1.2 (16 Jun 2017) By Mike Tate. This Plugin is intended for Projects imported from products such as TMG and Legacy that support Fact Witness Roles, where it may be desirable to . . . remove certain selected Witness Roles from Facts and create separate Facts for the Witness Individuals instead. The most common case is Census Witnesses, where separate Individual Census Events with a common Source Citation are better supported, as explained in the FHUG Knowledge Base Recording Census Records. After removing the Witnesses of Census (family) Events consider using the Migrate Census Family to Individual Events Plugin. Before running the Plugin, ensure there is a suitable backup in case the changes are unsatisfactory, e.g. use File > Backup/Restore > Small Backup. V1.2: Avoids duplicating any Fact when same Individual is a multiple Principal/Witness. Copies any Witness Role Citations to new Fact. V1.1: Allows Census (family) Events with Witnesses to be converted. V1.0: First published version.
  • Where Used Record Links V1.3 (26 May 2017) By Mike Tate. This provides a Result Set listing where Records are used, similar to the View > Record Links command, the Tools > Work with Data > Places . . . > Where Used button, and the List All Citations for a Selected Source Plugin. However, this Plugin supports all Record Types, for any selection of Records, and lists details of the explicit Where Used fields appropriate for the Record Type. If the same Record is used in the same place twice, the Data Ref Where Used is marked with an asterisk. See Where Used Record Links Plugin for further Help and Advice. V1.3: Adds detection of duplicate usage of the same record in the same place. V1.2: Adds Witness Role & Notes and correct Witness Citation details. V1.1: Adds Media counts, and improves the record search. V1.0: First published version.
  • Migrate Census Family to Individual Events V1.0 (26 May 2017) By Mike Tate. This Plugin is aimed at Projects imported from other products that use Census (family) Events, where it may be desirable to convert them to two . . . Individual Census Events instead. The separate Individual Census Events with a common Source Citation are better supported, as explained in the FHUG Knowledge Base Recording Census Records. See the Give Witnesses Their Own Facts Plugin that may need to be run first. Before running the Plugin, ensure there is a suitable backup in case the changes are unsatisfactory, e.g. use File > Backup/Restore > Small Backup.
  • Improve Website or CD DVD HTML V2.9 (25 Jul 2016) By Mike Tate. This Plugin improves features of Family Historian published Website or CD-DVD HTML folders. Ensures all user URL are active hyperlinks, and . . . optionally open in a new browser Tab/Window. Allows long user URL to be displayed in abbreviated form. Converts special place-holder text to current filename or date or media hyperlink. Adjusts tabulated data into tidy aligned columns. Offers various alternative image pop-up options, and non-image media hyperlinks. Adds Table of Pictures/Reports/Downloads pages. Adds an Index of Names page search filter. Adds alternate & married names and identity references to the Index of Names page. Creates a gendex.txt file for the gendexnetwork.org genealogical index. View Source to see full Version History.
  • Change Any Fact Tag V2.9 (22 Apr 2016) By Mike Tate. Lets any Individual Fact or Family Fact, or Level 1 Tag, be deleted or changed. Supports all Standard Facts, Custom Facts, Gedcom Tags and UDF . . . Tags. Source data can be selected by Value, Date, Place or Records via Filters. When an Attribute is changed to an Event its Value is saved in a SOURce Note. Corrects abnormal UDF Tag values, such as @@S99@@ record links. Allows confirmation of changes, keeps Log Files, creates Result Set of changes, and retains settings across PC. See the built in Help and Advice for more details. V2.9: Can now select Records via the Filter. V2.8: Fixes problem with Fact Set files for Facts with no Hidden status. V2.7: Fixes problems handling Witness ROLE Fact definitions and <hidden> Events Baptism, Christening, Annulment, or Divorce. V2.6: Copes with Fact Names that are <hidden> or <eclipsed> due to Fact Types settings, and Place filters now also match EMIG/IMMIgration Event To/From _PLAC values. V2.5: Copes with Custom Fact names same as Standard/Gedcom Tag names, and Date filters match both LONG and COMPACT formats. V2.4: Supports FH V6 IUP 3.11.2 with Unicode characters and Place Records. V2.3: Offers user dialogue improvements and minor bug fixes. V2.2: Adds Interface Font option, Result Set of changes, Knowledge Base Help, and GUI & code revisions. V2.1: Added the View & Delete Log Files button to user interface. V2.0: Tested with many UDF Facts & Tags, and new user interface with Filter option. V1.1: Copes with most UDF Fact anomalies and adds many user interface features. Any unconvertible data and error reports are logged and saved in SOURce Notes. Reveals a problem with fhSetValue... API for multi-line ADDR fields with CONT. V1.0 Beta: Initial release.
  • Updated Last 7, 14, or 30 days All Record types V1.0 (18 Apr 2016) By David Simpson.

    Shows list of recently updated records.
    Option to choose record type - Individuals, Families, Multimedia, Notes.
    Then options of 7, 14, or 30 days.

  • Set Missing Updated Timestamps V1.0 (4 Mar 2016) By Mike Tate. This simple Plugin sets any missing Updated time-stamps in any Records to the current date and time. This is useful where a Project has been imported . . . from an another genealogy product that does not use the Gedcom last CHANged time-stamp feature.
  • Replace Selected Source Citations V1.0 (27 Nov 2015) By Mike Tate. Allows a set of Source Citations to be selected by various criteria in order to replace their old Source Record with a new Source Record and . . . optionally delete various Source Citation fields. If a field contains box is left blank, then that matches all such fields.
  • Add name suffix to full name. V1.0 (15 Oct 2015) By John Clifford. For use after importing data files from other family tree programmes. A Gedcom file has one suffix per individual which Family Historian imports into . . . the name suffix field but does not add to the stored name field or display with the full name. This plug-in adds the contents of the name suffix field to the stored name for all individual records in a project so that it will be shown when the name is displayed in the Focus window and other places. NOTE: This plug will permanently change your Name fields and does not provide a method to reverse the process. Please use Edit Undo before exiting the program to reverse the changes.
  • Add Source From Template V1.0 (3 Aug 2015) By Shelley Crawford. Add source records based on user-defined templates. You can create field prompts by putting the prompt text in curly brackets {}. For example the . . . title template might be: {Author Given Names} {Author Surname}, "{Item title}," {Item type}, {Website creator}, {Website title}, (http://{URL http://} : posted {Date posted (dd MMMM yyyy)}). and the short title: {Author Surname}, "{Item title}" Default values for field can be set or changed when using the template to create a source.
  • Adjust AKA Names for Reports V1.3 (8 May 2015) By Mike Tate. Temporarily adds Also Known As (AKA) Alternate Names, Nicknames, Given Names, Surname Prefixes, etc, to the Primary Name for inclusion in Reports that . . . do not support such names. The (aka: Names List) can be added before or after the Primary Surname and later automatically removed. Optionally, the fully adorned Primary Name and/or any social Title Attribute may be included. Alternatively, an Also Known As Custom Attribute can hold the Names List for inclusion in Reports. NOTE: Running this Plugin will alter the Updated Dates for all modified Individual Records that have any AKA Names. To avoid this, either use Edit > Undo Plugin Updates after creating Reports, or disable Autosave and do NOT Save the file. Using the Plugin option to remove the AKA Names will NOT reset the Updated Dates. V1.3: Adds Given Name(GIVN), Surname Prefix(SPFX) & Surname(SURN), allows any Names to have embedded (parentheses), adds a Result Set, supports FH V6 Unicode, uses latest library modules, plus other minor adjustments. V1.2: Option to include social Title Attribute, option to include adorned Primary Name, exclude any duplicated Name, insert 'and' before last AKA Name, improve handling of Alternate Names, and add Version in Store check. V1.1: Unconditionally removes old AKA Names before adding new AKA Names, uses fully Adorned Alternate Names, and offers the Custom Attribute option.
  • FTP Website Manager V1.3 (2 Mar 2015) By Jane Taubman. Allows easy uploading and updating of a Family Historian Website. Please read the help for detailed instructions. When run it builds a database of . . . the pages and on a second run only uploads the pages which have changed. Note: If you include the current date in the pages this will class as all pages having changed. V1.1 Fix Module Loader problem V1.2 If one File Fails give option to continue upload. V1.3 Change ftp.lua module to use "PASV" for rootsweb. Fix "DELE" source 'no such file' error. Fix 'Cancel' from settings prompt. Handle subfolders. Allow prime ' in settings. Other minor fixes. All commented with -- V1.3 (Thanks Mike)
  • Keyword Update V1.3 (11 Feb 2015) By Peter Richmond. Update Keywords for a selection of Multimedia Object records. Existing used keywords are shown alphabetically, with counts, and the user can add . . . further keywords. Then the user selects one or more keywords to be added to the selection of multimedia records, replacing any existing keywords on those records. If the plugin was started without selecting the required Multimedia records, the user is prompted to make a selection. The updated records are displayed as a Result Set. V1.3: (Thanks to Mike Tate) Unicode characters outside the ANSI/CP1252 set now preserved. V1.1: Button added for Online Help.
  • Address Reformatting V1.3 (9 Feb 2015) By Peter Richmond. Reformats all Addresses to be either multi-line, or single-line with parts separated by a comma and a single space. Only the GEDCOM tag ADDR is . . . involved, and only records that need reformatting will be updated. A Result Set is generated showing the old and new Addresses. V1.3 (Thanks to Mike Tate) Unicode characters outside the ANSI/CP1252 set now preserved. V1.2 (Thanks to Mike Tate) All Addresses converted to one of three possible formats with parts separated by: (a) a comma and a space (Single-Line); (b) just a newline (Multi-Line); (c) a comma and a newline. V1.1 Caters for an optional comma and whitespace before the newline when going to the single-line format, and provides a new option for a comma preceding each newline when going to the multi-line format (i.e. a comma at the end of every line except the last).
  • Ancestors and Descendants - Counts by Generation V1.0 (22 Jan 2015) By Jane Taubman.

    Simple result set report of the number of Grandparents recorded for an individual by Generation and the number of direct decendants by generation

  • Check and Repair Media Links V1.1 (17 Dec 2014) By Mike Tate. Checks all Multimedia records for: Broken links with a search to find & copy media to the Media folder Media outside Media folder is copied to . . . the Media folder Media inside Media folder, but listed with full paths is made relative to the Media folder V1.1: Fix fhGetValueAsText() error in FH V6.0 V1.0: Initial version
  • Import From PAF V2.3 (10 Dec 2014) By Mike Tate. Moves PAF Tagged Notes to associated Fact Data References, moves _UID & _AKA UDF, and mends Date Phrase dates. See the Help and Advice for full . . . details. V2.3: Supports FH V6 IUP 3.11.2 with Unicode characters. V2.2: Mends even more Date Phrase formats, and creates a Result Set of all changes. V2.1: Mends more Date Phrase formats. V2.0: First public version via the Plugin Store. V1.0 to V1.5: Early versions only from the FHUG WiP page.
  • Prune Twin CR From Plugin V1.0 (21 Nov 2014) By Mike Tate.

    Replaces any double Carriage Return characters with a single Carriage Return to prevent Plugin Debug misunderstanding line numbers.

  • Let Standalone Gedcom Use Project Commands V1.3 (3 Nov 2014) By Mike Tate. This plugin is intended for EXPERTS who wish NOT to use the PROJECT structure. It creates files related to a standalone .ged file to enable Project . . . features such as: Charts, Books, Make Family Tree CD/DVD, Create Website, and Medium/Full Backups. First it creates an .fh_data folder and moves the .ged file down into this folder. It also creates an .fh_proj project file. The existing Multimedia files are unaffected. However, FH will offer to 'Copy Media Files' to the Project 'Media' folder, and the 'Don't Copy' option must be chosen to retain the original file structure. V1.3: Check version in store, fix Version in Header, fix warning message for XP. V1.2: Add fhInitialise(5,0,0,"save_required"). V1.1: Improve the preliminary warning messages. V1.0: Initial release.
  • Delete Redundant Link Notes V1.1 (3 Nov 2014) By Mike Tate. Find and optionally delete missing/orphan/duplicate Multimedia Link/Note/ASID fields due to inconsistencies. V1.1: Deals with duplicated ASID in . . . Media link, and missing ASID in Media Record. V1.0: Initial version for orphan Link/Notes only.
  • Occupations Per Census Year and Gender V1.4 (3 Nov 2014) By Mike Tate. Creates a Result Set of counts of Occupations for each Census Year and Gender derived from your GEDCOM. Supersedes and improves Occupations Per Census . . . Year Plugin by supporting Occupation Date Ranges & Periods and checking that the Individual has a Census Event in the relevant Year.
  • Search Siblings or Parents V1.0 (24 May 2014) By Jane Taubman. Allows a quick search for a Person where they have a Parent or Sibling with a selected given name. Half Siblings are also searched as are Step parents . . . when using the Parent option. The search produces a result set listing the matching people. Leave the second name blank list list all siblings or parents for the first person.
  • Behind The Name (forenames) V1.0 (9 Oct 2013) By Jane Taubman. Launches the Behind the Name Web site for the currently selected Given Names, showing the results in a tabbed dialogue. Useful for checking unusual . . . names for likely sex and origin. Behind the Name is a website for learning about all aspects of given names.
  • Install FHUG Icon Packs V1.1 (23 Sep 2013) By Jane Taubman. Installs downloaded icon packs to the Family Historian icon folder, for use on diagrams. More information on using icons on diagrams can be found in . . . the help and in the knowledge base at FHUG. The plugin will prompt for a zip file and create a subfolder in the FH icon folder with the same name as the zip file and add any bitmap (bmp) graphics files in to the folder. It will overwrite existing files with matching names. You can find a selection of Icon Packs to use with the plug in on FHUG. Icons for Family Historian at fhug.org.uk The first time you run this plugin you may be prompted to download an additional zip extension, if this happens and you have internet connection the zip extension will be downloaded and installed. 1.1 Fix problem where zip files have directories in them.
  • Timeline Chart V1.7 (21 Aug 2013) By Jane Taubman. Creates a web page containing a timeline to display the events of persons life. Can either create a temporary page to see the currently selected . . . person, or can select a group of people and create a whole set of pages for use on a web site. Uses SIMILE Widgets to display the time line which requires an active internet connection to operate, also due to restrictions in the security settings the pages will not work correctly in Chrome, which prevents downloaded applets from loading local files (when loaded on a web site Chrome will work). V1.7 Add Spouse Death to Timeline V1.6 Adjust Timeline to Window Size and update page link to new code on Smilie (thanks Mike) V1.5 Add Sibling Births and Deaths in the Lifetime V1.4 Fix problem with multiple page generation, change to use IE (.hta) as default viewer for single page view. V1.3 Fix issue with year only births, better support for extended character sets. V1.2 Use 2.3.1 SIMILE Widgets V1.1 Fix issue with multiple Families with Parents Deaths
  • Search All Possible Names V1.5 (15 Aug 2013) By Jane Taubman. Search for individuals by specifying a given name, surname or both. A table of all matching individuals is returned with links to each record. All . . . recorded names for each person are checked. With women, both maiden names and husbands’ surnames are checked (unless the family record is flagged as ‘Unmarried Couple’ or ‘Never Married’). Matching a woman’s husband’s surname is done on the assumption that his surname is likely to be her married name. 1.2 If user cancels the prompt it now simply returns 1.2 Corrected incorrect operation where user presses enter rather than pressing the OK button. 1.3 Added option to search using basic soundex for both the name and surname. 1.4 Added Default values from the currently selected record if there is one 1.5 Fix identification of Secondary Names and a search of subfields for Nickname, Used Name and the Surname and Given Name subfields.