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How to enter Headstone info for more than one name?

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Re: How to enter Headstone info for more than one name?

Posted: 9 Feb 2013 7:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 Feb 2013 7:19AM GMT
This is I recommend doing it.

1) Create a REPOsitory that has all of the information of the cemetary.

2) Create a SOURce that is the grave marker, add a picture here of the headstone and a map of it's location in the cemetary, use SOURce.TEXT to write in long hand any text on the marker. Use the SOURce.REPO.CALN tag to register the grave location within the cemetary.

3) Add the BURIal fact and the BURIal.SOURce_citation place information about the specific burial data for the individual on the headstone.

4) If you are also uing the BIRTh and DEATh information from the headstone as citations of these facts then you can also add a Source_Citation on these facts as well pointing to the SOURce that is the headstone.

My theory is that the Headstone is a source (with the repository of that source is the cemetary) and you are citing a portion of the source (one of the names) and/or birth, death facts.

Sometimes headstones give other family names so you can also ascert these facts from this ingualr source, the headstone.

This concept does not remove your need to still use the PLACe tag in the FACT to identify the place of burial but this does allow for a nice structure to report on everyone that is burried in a particular cemetary. I have place were large numbers of my family are buried in the same cemetary and this helps me to keep track of them. I also keep track of millitary cemetaries this way as well.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
mlee001 8 Feb 2013 2:53AM GMT 
BurgessDonnel... 8 Feb 2013 3:49AM GMT 
silverfox3280 8 Feb 2013 4:23AM GMT 
mlee001 8 Feb 2013 11:45PM GMT 
kj_norway 9 Feb 2013 2:10PM GMT 
movrshakr 9 Feb 2013 8:55PM GMT 
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