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Re: Find A Grave as a source

Posted: 20 Jun 2013 10:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 20 Jun 2013 11:00PM GMT
There are probably several ways to accomplish your goal. This is what I do.

I have a Source called: Find-A-Grave.com. I put no other info in the source, because I consider the author, publisher, repository, etc, to all be the same entity, ie Find-A-Grave.com.

After adding the burial and death facts (and name and birth, if I don't have already) to the person, I will create a citation. For example:

I have a joint stone for a couple. For the husband, I will create a citation for one of the facts to be:

Source: Find-A-Grave
Citation Detail: FAG 27524673
Citation Text: Readable photo of joint stone "Zachariah Hallock, 01/23/1849-12/06/1895", Carrie J Terry, 04/08/1852-06/30/1935".

I then select that citation and click on the Copy button in the Citation button bar. I then move to Name, birth, burial, and death facts and New Button - Paste LINK (not duplicate) to each for the husband.

I then move on to the wife and New Button - Paste DUPLICATE (not Link) to one of the facts for the wife.

I now replace the husband's FAG number with the wife's and have a citation that is:

Source: Find-A-Grave.com
Citation Detail: FAG 27524690
Citation Text: Readable photo of joint stone "Zachariah Hallock, 01/23/1849-12/06/1895", Carrie J Terry, 04/08/1852-06/30/1935".

Once that citation is setup for the wife, I copy it (through the button on the button bar) and New Button - PASTE LINK this citation to the wife's name, birth, death, and burial facts.

I never download photos from Find-A-Grave because some people are so sensitive and because so many are simply unreadable.

The Memorial for the above citations are at:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Ha...;

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Ha...;

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Also, if there is no photo - or if the one there is unreadable, I use the info the memorialist entered in the FAG form and use something like:

No photo. Webtext "James Jones, died 06/01/1850, age 50"

The word "webtext" means, to me, that I didn't get the info from an inscription on the headstone, but from someone's entry into a FAG form.
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jkw59 21 Jun 2013 2:11AM GMT 
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BurgessDonnel... 21 Jun 2013 2:52AM GMT 
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