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Basic questions for beginner's genealogist 1 month 2 hours ago #41

Go to Control Panel -> Modules -> Stories (french: Histoires)

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Basic questions for beginner's genealogist 1 month 2 hours ago #42

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Klugesherz wrote: Is there a specific field, module, which would allow "telling the story of this character" ?


have you tried the Stories tab? it even allows you to put html with formatting and images and etc ... you can create several records for the same person ...

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Basic questions for beginner's genealogist 1 month 2 hours ago #43

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while I was translating Sir Peter said the same in a shorter and more direct way ...
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Basic questions for beginner's genealogist 1 month 12 minutes ago #44

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For test I have created a Story for 1 individual : George.
But I cannot find this story afterwards ?


I cannot find the story at this individual
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Basic questions for beginner's genealogist 1 month 10 minutes ago #45

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you need to enable the tab on the control panel ...

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Basic questions for beginner's genealogist 1 month 3 minutes ago #46

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I got it.Thanks
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Basic questions for beginner's genealogist 4 weeks 2 days ago #47

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It also has an option to see the stories through the menu, but I don't remember how the page opens after clicking, because I customized this module to create pages that open using the entire screen ... and I created the possibility of associating stories not only with individuals but with any other xref like sources, families, etc ... to be able to tell the story of the origins of the name, about the coat of arms, about immigration, the foundation of the city, etc.
Because of my customization, I no longer remember what the default behavior was for the list of stories seen in the menu ...

I remember an important point: you can define for which languages the story will be shown, so you can create the same story translated for each language of your site (on my site, for now, the stories are only visible in Portuguese)

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Basic questions for beginner's genealogist 4 weeks 2 days ago #48

fisharebest wrote: > Another tool. I am not sure if it still exists in webtrees or if it is only a faint memory from its predecessor phpgedview, is the research task feature, where you can record open questions which requires research.

It still exists.

1) add the "research tasks" block to your home page.
2) enable the _TODO (research task) event in the family-tree preferences
3) add research tasks to your individuals.


Can someone please explain what exactly I need to do for step 2? Do I add this as a type of fact for a family record? (e.g. Facts for family records -> All family facts)? I'm running 2.0.7.

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Basic questions for beginner's genealogist 4 weeks 2 days ago #49

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nickt wrote:

fisharebest wrote:
1) add the "research tasks" block to your home page.
2) enable the _TODO (research task) event in the family-tree preferences
3) add research tasks to your individuals.


Can someone please explain what exactly I need to do for step 2? .


For 1:


For 2:
Check that for your family tree you have


For 3:
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Basic questions for beginner's genealogist 4 weeks 2 days ago #50

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rsbarreiro wrote: It also has an option to see the stories through the menu


I didn't see.
But it doesn't matter

rsbarreiro wrote: I remember an important point: you can define for which languages the story will be shown

Yes this is great

One more question.
How do you proceed to add a image (uploaded to Webtrees) to the story.
On my side I copy the link of the image, and past it to URL

The question, is there another possibility to pick the image based on the title ?
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Basic questions for beginner's genealogist 4 weeks 6 hours ago #51

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Klugesherz wrote: One more question.
How do you proceed to add a image (uploaded to Webtrees) to the story.
On my side I copy the link of the image, and past it to URL
The question, is there another possibility to pick the image based on the title ?


This is the way to do it. Just be careful not to copy the thumbnail's address instead of copying the image's. You can also use images from outside the webtrees. In my case I have an "images" folder outside the webtrees directory to place images that I use to illustrate my texts (which most of the time are not about individuals, as I modified the module for a wider use as I already mentioned)

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Basic questions for beginner's genealogist 4 weeks 6 hours ago #52

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Merci !
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Basic questions for beginner's genealogist 3 weeks 5 days ago #53

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New question relative to date

Especially in France some times we have to switch between 2 calendars :
Gregorian and Republican.
17 September 1792 corresponding to Republic year 0

Is there an easy way to switch from one Calendar to another Calendar ?

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Basic questions for beginner's genealogist 3 weeks 4 days ago #54

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> Is there an easy way to switch from one Calendar to another Calendar ?

What do you mean "switch"?

In the family-tree preferences, there is an option for "calendar conversion".

If you select "Gregorian", then all non-Gregorian dates will be shown with the converted Gregorian date.

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Basic questions for beginner's genealogist 3 weeks 4 days ago #55

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Oh Great !!
Sorry I didn't see this option.
This is exactly what I expected


Than you ;-)
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Basic questions for beginner's genealogist 3 weeks 7 hours ago #56

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Here I'm back again with the last question that I will ask here in this Topics.

It is to know how do you proceed to navigate through the family tree.

In fact I muss confess that I'm not really a fan of the interactive tree navigating
The picture is to small
And it is not really practice


The approach provided on geneanet is more suitable


have we something equivalent for Webtrees 2.x ?

More user friendly ?
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Basic questions for beginner's genealogist 2 weeks 4 hours ago #57

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Any advice here ?
What is your preferred tool that you use to navigate through your family tree ?

Does the : "Tree View Full Screen - by UksusoFF" , is the actual unique solution relative to the issue faced and highlighted above ?

I'm surprised that the "Full Screen" was not intrinsic of the interactive tree navigating ?

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Basic questions for beginner's genealogist 2 weeks ago #58

With webtrees 2 I'm using the interactive tree with the extension (custom module by UksusoFF) "full screen view" whenever I need more space to get an overview. In webtrees 1 I used very often the custom module Topola (see example ). The navigation in Geneanet and in MyHeritage is good.
webtrees 2.0.7 (all available custom modules installed) @ ahnen.hartenthaler.eu/
and webtrees 1.7.17 (many custom modules) @ ahnen1.hartenthaler.eu/

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Basic questions for beginner's genealogist 1 week 6 days ago #59

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Thank you hermann

Topola is not bad, it is pity that it is not available for Webtrees 2.0
I will so use : (custom module by UksusoFF) "full screen view"
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Basic questions for beginner's genealogist 1 week 6 days ago #60

Any advice here ? What is your preferred tool that you use to navigate through your family tree ?
Does the : "Tree View Full Screen - by UksusoFF" , is the actual unique solution relative to the issue faced and highlighted above ? I'm surprised that the "Full Screen" was not intrinsic of the interactive tree navigating ?


Personally, I think your question is too vague to give a good answer. If you think the boxes in the interactive tree are too small and you like Geneanet, then obviously your tree is quite small!

In my tree I have several surnames where the "root individual" has more than 500 descendants in 8+ generations. For these people, the Descendants report runs 50 pages or more. I don't think any graphical tree representation is going to be very useful for randomly exploring such a large tree.
  • If I want to find a random individual, then navigating the tree is much slower than looking them up via Lists -> Individuals (or perhaps Lists -> Branches).
  • If I want to move from the current individual to a "reasonably close" relative (e.g., a second cousin or great-grandparent, say, rather than a parent, sibling or child), then I simply click on the Interactive tree tab (as opposed to Charts -> Interactive Tree) to help me choose which family member to click on next in the Family Navigator

Finally, I'd like to say that orienting the generations in the Interactive Tree to be side-to-side (rather than up-and-down, like Geni or Geneanet) is brilliant. Writing a person's name inside forces each box to be much wider than it is tall. Conversely, the number of descendants in each generation grows exponentially. For example, if each individual has 2 children then a tree with 8 generations would have 256 people on the bottom level. Similarly, an individual has 2 parents, 4 grandparents, 8 great-grandparents, etc. If each box in the tree was just 10 characters wide and 1 character tall, then the Interactive tree would be 256 wide x 80 tall (plus white space), whereas a vertically-oriented tree would be 2560 wide x 8 tall (plus white space).

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