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Yearbook sources multiple items

Yearbook sources multiple items

Posted: 12 Mar 2013 5:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
I was searching directories for some clue as to why my great grandfather is listed as married in 1910 and 1920 but with no wife. I didn't exactly find that, but I found "A General Catalogue of the Trustees, Teachers, and Students of Lawrence Academny, Groton, Massachusetts, 1793-1893" which lists my great grandfather and gives his graduation year, which college he went to, date of first marriage, date of second marriage, and current residence. Saving from the record to his name wanted to put it in residence but it didn't put it anywhere as a fact, it just saved the source.

How do I show all that? I already have the marriages as facts, but not the others.

Re: Yearbook sources multiple items

Posted: 12 Mar 2013 6:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 12 Mar 2013 6:28PM GMT
To what fact did the source get attached to when it was merged? Name or Residence?? I hope it brought over the media item with it.

1) Go to the Person Tab of the People Workspace
2) Select the fact
3 Select the citation.
4) Click on the "COPY THIS CITATION" button - looks like two overlapping piece of paper.

Now, start going to each place where there should be a fact. If there is already a fact (eg you already have their marriage), then add the citation by selecting that fact and clicking on the itty-bitty little arrow next to "new", and click on "PASTE-LINK CITATION"

When you get to a fact that you don't have in your file, add it and add the citation the same way "Paste-Link"

If you are going to change the citation, or add someting to it, (for example, change the page number) then don't "Paste-Link", but, rather "PASTE DUPLICATE", then edit the duplicate. That will produce a duplicate which is not linked to the other citations - you can add citation text or whatever and it wont't change the other citations.)

When you are done, you should be able to select any of the facts, double click it (or click on the edit button) and see all the facts it is attached via the link in the upper right "see facts linked to this citation".

Re: Yearbook sources multiple items

Posted: 12 Mar 2013 7:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
It didn't attach itself to anything. Guess I'll try again and then follow your suggestions. I was avoiding attaching it to residence since the citation was wrong [so I left in the year but left out the location]; that is the transcription was wrong. It had the residence of when he graduated rather than the current residence which were both included in the original. But you have given me the clues I need to go on, thank you. I'll try again! I downloaded the media separately just in case also.

Re: Yearbook sources multiple items

Posted: 12 Mar 2013 7:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
If it only merges one fact and it and the citation are wrong, I would do it anyway.

Then, fix them (ie edit them, change dates or whatever).

Then, do the steps I gave above.

Re: Yearbook sources multiple items

Posted: 12 Mar 2013 8:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks. Finished. Merging the one fact and fixing it afterwards worked. Got the media included and printed out your directions so I know how to do this again. Now I just have to figure out where the wife went.
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