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What about Roles / Associations?

Posted: 29 Dec 2011 7:58AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Dec 2011 8:01AM GMT
Hi KJ:

Out of curiosity, how does the "proper" gedcom handle roles, or associations, with events or people?

For example, TMG has a structure to name people associated with an event, such as witness, signer, maker, legatee, legator, neighbor, executor, administrator, etc. These are attached to an event (called Fact in FTM).

I have setup custom facts to attach to people (not events) for their roles like the above in certain events.

I presume my FTM custom facts for these roles / associations will not be transferable to TMG in TMG's format of attaching to events.

Does Gedcom provide for roles? Are they attached to people or events? Is TMG's way of handling roles / associations gedcom compliant? Or, has TMG simply advanced beyond the capability of the Gedcom Standard in this area?

What happens to these roles / associations when a file is brought in via gedcom to FTM versus the direct capability of importing into FTM. How does FTM handle that kind of import from TGM?

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
KATHYMARIEANN 10 Aug 2012 10:00AM GMT 
AGHatchett3rd 10 Aug 2012 2:31PM GMT 
KATHYMARIEANN 10 Aug 2012 2:58PM GMT 
kj_norway 11 Aug 2012 2:05PM GMT 
Russ Worthing... 11 Aug 2012 11:01PM GMT 
padmin1 29 Dec 2011 2:11AM GMT 
kj_norway 29 Dec 2011 2:37AM GMT 
padmin1 29 Dec 2011 2:52AM GMT 
kj_norway 29 Dec 2011 4:24AM GMT 
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