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Source Citation Tabs

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Re: Source Citation Tabs

Posted: 4 Oct 2013 8:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Oct 2013 8:41PM GMT
The correct place to put text (a transcript) from a source that pertains to the citation is the field title "Citation Text".

This field when exported to a GEDCOM has the definition of: "A verbatim copy of any description contained within the source. This indicates notes or text that are actually contained in the source document, not the submitter's opinion about the source. This should be, from the evidence point of view, "what the original record keeper said" as opposed to the researcher's interpretation."

If the text is too long or you want additional information an appropriate place to put source_citation information is a image of the page from the document. The NOTEs tab is for entering "Comments or opinions from the submitter" about the source_citation, for example a comment from you the reader saying that the handwritting is not completely legable and your thoughts about the possible words. Or that the interview was taken while the interviewed was drunk, distraught, or on their death bed. The reason NOTEs generally do not get printed in reports is that they are normally for the researchers eyes not public consumption.
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Kanithia52 4 Oct 2013 10:42PM GMT 
silverfox3280 5 Oct 2013 1:28AM GMT 
kj_norway 5 Oct 2013 2:40AM GMT 
silverfox3280 5 Oct 2013 11:29AM GMT 
Kanithia52 5 Oct 2013 12:18PM GMT 
kj_norway 5 Oct 2013 12:19PM GMT 
silverfox3280 5 Oct 2013 2:06PM GMT 
Kanithia52 5 Oct 2013 2:11PM GMT 
silverfox3280 5 Oct 2013 2:21PM GMT 
kj_norway 5 Oct 2013 8:41PM GMT 
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