Re: Do your students use source citations?
Perhaps there is an idea in the following new.FamilySearch Knowledge Documents in the Help Center about linking to scanned images and setting up your computer to find them.
Document ID: 107227 How to set up PAF (Personal Ancestral File) database files and multimedia files on Windows XP
How to rebuild multimedia links in a PAF data file5164p_en
Finding and moving all multimedia files 105906
How to share multimedia from a PAF database 102863
Where to store multimedia for PAF 3729p_en
What is the best way to store multimedia files?105889
If you would like some personal assistance and to discuss this, send me a message apart from this list with your phone number directly to my e-mail address and I'll gladly look at your set-up in a remote session.
--- In FHCNET@yahoogroups.com, DL Melville <dlmelville1999@...> wrote:
> for Lynn Mower,
> The reason I have two folders (one for photos and one for documents) is because the Records Management Software that I am familiar with (ie. PAF, Ancestral Quest, Roots Magic, etc) attached photos differently than attaching a document to a source. I name the file with the name of the individual that it applies to and then use a abbreviated "descriptor" the describe the nature of the file. For example, the file name for a Death certificate would be Jones_JohnJames_death.jpg.Â I always use Maiden names for females.Â Descriptor examples are: obit, birth, death, marriage, headstone, CensusUS19xx, etc. Because Census records don't documents individual events (birth, death, burial, etc), I attach those to "Individual Sources" rather than to specificÂ "Event Sources".Â The two foldersÂ reside in the Root directory of my hard drive (ie. C:), that way they are not "imbedded" in a string of sub-folders (ie.
> C:/username/DocumentsAndSettings/MyDocuments/PAF5/PAF5Data/ etc etc. I have several thousands of images of photos and documents and find this to be efficient and most of all simple to maintain. I have taught this "method" to many at our local FHC,Â but I find (sadly) most don't take the time to implement it. The usual "line" I get is: "oh, I document all my sources in NOTES" ... my retort is "and how do you attach a source document in NOTES?" I like the feature in Ancestral Quest that allows you to print the attached source documents as part of printed reports, such as Family Group Sheets, Books, etc.