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13th September 2013

FHUG Website Redesigned

The Family Historian User Group Site relaunched last weekend with a new look and a new, improved interface. As many of you will know, the FHUG website has been supporting Family Historian users since 2002, and provides a great many facilities, including downloadable queries and report templates, and a whole raft of how-to videos and hints and tips - all stored in its knowledge base.

Alongside the knowledge base is the extensive forums area, with many active participants and a new easy-to-use search facility to help you find answers to questions. If the answer you need isn't already there, just register for the site, and ask a question in one of the forums. There is even a forum for general research questions, and there are always a good number of experienced genealogists and Family Historian experts, happy to help.

Run by users for users, the FHUG is an invaluable, free resource; and all Family Historian users are strongly recommended to register and make use of it.

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Family Historian Courses

This October, Jane Taubman, renowned Family Historian expert, is running more of her popular Family Historian courses in the beautiful Somerset countryside at Dillington House. On Monday October 14th there is an introduction day covering information entry and adding media, along with using reports and diagrams. The next day she moves on to writing your own queries and customising Family Historian. These courses have proved very popular with previous participants, both for the knowledge of the presenter and the quality of the venue.

For more detailed information please see Courses at Dillington

There will also be a V5 beginners course run by Jackie Depelle for My History, on October 29th, in Conisborough, Yorkshire. For more details, see My History Family Historian Courses.

The Society of Genealogists are also offering a course on Family Historian given by John Hanson, in London, on October 12th. See Family Historian Software for more details.

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South Australia Cruise

For those unable to get to Somerset, it will be possible to hear Jane Taubman in February 2014, on the history and genealogy cruise in South Australia, organised by Unlock the Past Cruises, that we mentioned in an earlier bulletin. This promises to be a great cruise. Jane is presenting five sessions. She will also be available for one-on-one, or small group sessions, at the Research Help Zone. Chris Paton (Scotland) will delve into Scottish and Irish records, while Thomas McEntee (USA), a technology and social media expert, will examine different ways of approaching your research. There will be a choice of over 60 other presentations from 20 presenters from five countries. Click here for full details on all aspects of the cruise. Book soon for the best price and choice of cabin.

Exclusive offer to Family Historian Bulletins subscribers: quote code FHB-June2013 when booking to receive Au$50 discount on the cruise fare.

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Featured Plugin: Show Project Statistics

The 'File Statistics' option on the Family Historian File menu, provides some basic statistics about a project. But you can view considerably more using Mike Tate's new Show Project Statistics plugin. It provides statistics about individuals and couples, about records of all types, about recorded facts, and more. It even provides a list of facts and records which might need your attention, such as events occurring before a person's birth, or missing birth or death information.

The plugin can be downloaded from Show Project Statistics in the Family Historian Plugin Store, and is available free to all Version 5 users.

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