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Moving a source from one fact to another

Moving a source from one fact to another

Posted: 24 Feb 2013 12:43AM GMT
Classification: Query
I think I just drove myself crazy.
Using Massachusetts Vital Records. The RECORD is actually a record of INTENTION to marriage, certificate issued, etc. So it should go under the fact MARRIAGE LICENSE.
However, it comes up in online tree to attach to the MARRIAGE fact.
So I let it do that and then thought I'd move it over.. first that resulted in the source being completely deleted. Now I just left it on both.
Here is what I think I did wrong: When I said "new" source, then used existing source, and I found it by the person's name, I think I should have said COPY source instead of link to source.. Then I could have deleted it from the marriage?
Does that sound right?

Re: Moving a source from one fact to another

Posted: 24 Feb 2013 1:32AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Feb 2013 1:34AM GMT
I'm not sure if I completely understand, but if you had the source under Marriage Fact and wanted it under Marriage License, I would:

1) Add a Marriage License Fact, using the "+" symbol at the top right of the Person Page. Fill in the date, place, and description with whatever is appropriate.

2) Go to your Marriage Fact and select the CITATION. Then click on the "copy" button in the button bar (looks like 2 pieces of paper overlapping each other.)

3) Go to the Marriage License Fact you created in Step 1 above. Click on the itty-bitty little arrow next to "new" and choose "Paste Link to Source Citation."

4) Go back to the Marriage Fact and select the citation that you copied and choose to "unlink" that citation. That's the "broken chain-link" in the button bar.

Good luck!

Re: Moving a source from one fact to another

Posted: 24 Feb 2013 2:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
oh, wow, thank you. I was totally missing that "copy" button.
I always seem to miss the most obvious stuff!

Thanks for clarifying the symbols also.

And you got exactly what I meant.
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