Property Dialog: Main Tab (for Sources)

When accumulating genealogical data, it is a very good idea to document not just the information you accumulate, but also where the information came from - i.e. your sources. A ‘source’ can be whatever you choose to consider the source of your information is. A typical example of a source would be a birth, death or marriage certificate, or a census record. But equally a source could be a person, or perhaps one particular interview with a person. It could also be a book, a document, a part of a document, a graveyard (perhaps, even, a single grave in a graveyard), or even - another GEDCOM file (which might or might not have been created by Family Historian).

The fields in the Source tab are designed to fit best with documents of some kind. This is because a Source record typically does represent a document. However, if your souce isn't a document, you must adapt them as best you can. For example, if the source is a person, you could give their name as the Title, and leave other fields blank.

The Actual Text field is normally intended to be used for quoting text from a source document.

Like all fields, the Repository field is optional. You can link a Source record to a repository if you wish to. Repository records simply provide details of an address at which potentially many sources may be located.

Sources can be associated with Multimedia - such as scanned images of documents. To associate a source with a picture you must insert the picture into Family Historian, using the Insert menu; and then link it to the Source record in the Multimedia Window.

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