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Source citations for births in timeline

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Re: Source citations for births in timeline

Posted: 26 Sep 2012 12:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
You have run into an issue with variability in software coding for different databases.

When Ancestry.com acquires indexes they may or may not choose to encode the index to create the actual event and enter the citation. The sundry marriage records databases are quite variable in this way, for instance, and the military databases either don't create any 'event' in timeline or create a 'residence' event and add citation to it.

It would be nice if all the databases worked consistently in the same way, but you appear to have discovered one that has to be manually worked to add the citation.

Sometimes the database coding ~does~ add a citation if you have *already created the event*, then click to add the citation from the 'review record' page. You can try that, which might work out with fewer clicks and backtracks.

Good luck
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mfettinger1 26 Sep 2012 6:45PM GMT 
frostfreedet 26 Sep 2012 6:56PM GMT 
McComberdesce... 26 Sep 2012 8:21PM GMT 
mfettinger1 29 Sep 2012 5:48PM GMT 
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