Re: [Genealogy Research Club] Options for noting sources
- Interesting thread! I use Ancestry Family Tree myself, but received a
copy of Legacy 3.0 on a disc that I received. I loaded it up and tried
it out but found that it was not that user friendly. It could be that I
am used to the other program.
While I'm writing to the list, I only have two people left to complete 5
generations on my family tree. They are the parents of my g-grandfather
Gustov Schroeder, who lived in Germany. I'd like to have some advice on
how to research Germany.
Thanks for everything.
Researching: Plumstead Risser Schroeder Senne Thayer
Quaker Families:Heald Hobson Hollingsworth Mendenhall Ross
On Fri, 17 Oct 2003 15:06:57 -0600 (Mountain Standard Time) "Aliceann or
Scott" <carlton47@...> writes:
Subject: Re: [Genealogy Research Club] Options for noting sources
I, too, use Legacy and the way Legacy deals with sources can be a bit
confusing but one of the things I find most useful is the source "type"
entry. This list comes complete with a pre-installed "vital" type but
can easily be customized to reflect any kind of source you wish to
designate -- in your case, "Death Certificate," for example. When one
goes to the "master source TYPE" list and selects "Death Certificate"
one can then hit the "show list" button and a list of all individuals
whose sources are of that type will be displayed. The real issue, in my
view, is to be able to keep your master source list at a manageable size
while, at the same time, being able to make individual use of the "text"
tab in the source itself.
Sourcing is a never-ending issue but always seems to come back to the
basics as far as asking yourself "does this source notation provide all
the necessary information for me (or someone else) to be able to go back
from scratch and re-verify the attendant fact?" If it does, then the
sequence in which that information is filed is pretty much up to you.
For much more information, and many more opinions from other Legacy
users, I would suggest you go to the Legacy web site and subscribe to
the Legacy Users Group. Currently discussion is hot and heavy over the
new pre-release Version 5 program and how we are liking the
changes/additions but other general topics are there as well. Also,
while at the home page, you might want to check out the "Tips" link on
the left side... some good info there, too.
Scott Carlton carlton47@...
Date: Tuesday, October 07, 2003 16:55:42
Subject: [Genealogy Research Club] Options for noting sources
I have a few questions about the "correct" way to not a source. In
particular I am working with a series of death certificates of relatives
who died in Minnesota in the past century. I have obtained copies of
their Death Certificates and I usually fill out a Master Source listing
for each individual.
My software program (Legacy) asks for a Source List Name,Author, and
Publication Facts (place, date, etc). I usually list the Title as "Death
Certificate for John Doe" as opposed to John Doe Death Certificate".
That way all my Death Certificate appear in one area of my Source list.
I list the Author as "The State of Minnesota" and under Publication
Facts I list "Minnesota Division of Birth Death and Vital Records, and
the date of the record" My program then allows for a Source Detail and I
list the line number for the item I am noting such as Date of Death,
Cause of Death, etc. I also scan a copy of the image and attach it to
the source so if I view it I have an image as well.
Does this sound like a good way of doing this? Any thoughts?
On a similar note, when I use a Morman/LDS microfilm of a Civil Document
I usually list the information about the document in the Source listing
but use the LDS film number and any other notations as the Source
Thanks, Chris in Kingwood
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