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Re: Wish I had signed up for the beta

Posted: 20 Aug 2013 9:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 20 Aug 2013 9:29PM GMT
I don't think that is what dmoss is referring to.

Some genealogy books and presentations will show information, like this:

James Johnson was enumerated in the 1850 census, 36 yrs old, with Eva-35, and children.......etc etc.

J.R. Jonson was enumerated in the 1860 census, 46 yrs old, with Ava-45, and children..... etc, etc.

Jimmy Jonsen was enumerated in the 1870 census, 56 yrs old, with Ivy-55, and children.... etc, etc...

This is a splendid presentation and I am envious that some software out there have their databases setup to do this style, while FTM does not (except to jerry-rig the info into the description field as previously alluded to)

FTM is setup not to be able to make such a presentation because it does not incorporate the Name as a field in a Fact / Event. FTM is setup to "group" all of the names together in a clump and just include as "also went by" in the register reports (FTM calls them Genealogy Reports).

This has nothing to do with sourcing. All of the above facts / events are sourced by the regular mechanism in the software. Sourcing is / should only be concerned with where the researcher got the info - not the info itself. Info in the source should be recorded with the other info about the fact or event.

BTW, this idea can be added to the ideas of including other fields in a fact or event:

1) Historical Place Name as a separate field from the "current place name" in FTM.
2) Other persons associated with the event and their roles in it (ie the preacher and witnesses to a wedding.)

A fact or event having all of these fields would be:

Current Place name:
Historical Place name (or place in record):
Roles and names of persons associated with this event:

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
dmossfritch 20 Aug 2013 5:31PM GMT 
silverfox3280 20 Aug 2013 5:59PM GMT 
kj_norway 21 Aug 2013 2:20AM GMT 
silverfox3280 21 Aug 2013 3:17AM GMT 
kj_norway 21 Aug 2013 3:39AM GMT 
dmossfritch 21 Aug 2013 4:30AM GMT 
kj_norway 21 Aug 2013 4:08PM GMT 
silverfox3280 21 Aug 2013 5:16PM GMT 
kj_norway 21 Aug 2013 8:51PM GMT 
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