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Source details in FTM 2010

Source details in FTM 2010

Posted: 2 Aug 2013 11:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have multiple facts supported by a general source, Ohio death records, & want to put specific details, the exact web page for each fact, with each fact. I tried entering the details in the Citation detail spot & under Notes. Either place, what I enter for one fact shows up in the detail for the other fact. How can I do this? Thank you in advance.

Re: Source details in FTM 2010

Posted: 2 Aug 2013 11:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 2 Aug 2013 11:48PM GMT


One way to accomplish this (that I use most of the time) is to create your first citation for whatever is on Page 1.

Now, copy that citation, by selecting it at the Person page of whoever and clicking on the "copy" button in the Citation button bar (looks like two overlapping pieces of paper).

Now, go the person and fact you want to paste it to:

If you want to cite the same page (Page 1) and detail as you already did, you will "Paste LINK" by pressing on the little down arrow next to the New button

If you want to cite Page 2, you will "Paste DUPLICATE" by pressing the little down arrow next to the New button. Now, go into the detail section and change the page number from "1" to "2". Notice that the upper right will show you have this citation linked to 1 person/fact.

It sounds like you have already "Paste LINK" to your second fact. You will have to delete that citation (use the broken chain link on the button bar) and do the above to get a "clean" citation going for page 2.

Re: Source details in FTM 2010

Posted: 3 Aug 2013 12:37AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you! That worked perfectly.

Re: Source details in FTM 2010

Posted: 3 Aug 2013 2:33AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Aug 2013 2:34AM GMT
As a recommendation from one who has had to go back and change a lot of references I would not put URL links in my References ie Citation sources etc.

In five years most will be dead links.

When I want to reference material I find on the web I will put the name of the organization that owns the web site.

Example if I find a marriage record on Family Search. The information going into the reference would be Ohio Marriages 1900-2000 as found on Family Search.

If on a county genealogy website,
The reference would be Allen County Genealogy Society with a description of where the record was found on the site. ie Allen County marriages 1900-2000.

THe logic being that after the link to Ohio Marriages 1900-2000 has been changed a dozen times, I can contact the organization and ask where that particular data may be found.

Re: Source details in FTM 2010

Posted: 3 Aug 2013 4:08AM GMT
Classification: Query
Keithnuttle makes a good point. I alway take screen prints of the web page with the link visible so I have some documentation of the where, when And who for the information for later referral.

Re: Source details in FTM 2010

Posted: 3 Aug 2013 2:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
Also one can copy and paste data into a "notes" program such as OneNote, and it also includes the source link.

I have found that the use of OneNote, I am able to save a lot of data that I can later use.

Re: Source details in FTM 2010

Posted: 4 Aug 2013 7:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you, all, for the good ideas.
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