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by AdrianBruce
08 Apr 2024 21:05
Forum: Sources, Citations & Repositories
Topic: Question about citations added to Media records
Replies: 11
Views: 399

Re: Question about citations added to Media records

... I have no idea how it [ SOURCE_CITATION inside a MULTIMEDIA_RECORD - I hope! AB] was intended to be used (we need to consult the gedcom gurus for that) ... Unless one ploughed all the way through all sorts of intermediate documents, I suspect that there's no current evidence of anyone's intenti...
by AdrianBruce
08 Apr 2024 16:18
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Monumental Inscriptions - thoughts?
Replies: 40
Views: 1932

Re: Monumental Inscriptions - thoughts?

... There is no value in an entry like "After 1905" - it is an assumption based on the inscription. ... Yes, on reflection I agree with that. The record of the source needs to contain only what is clear from the real-life source. Depending on your point of view and working practices, you ...
by AdrianBruce
04 Apr 2024 20:42
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Monumental Inscriptions - thoughts?
Replies: 40
Views: 1932

Re: Monumental Inscriptions - thoughts?

1. Monumental Inscription is what I call them. 2. Fundamentally, for me, the date is the earliest date when I think the stone was erected . But this can be unclear. Normally I would put something like "After dd/mm/yyyy" where dd/mm/yyyy is the physically first death date on the stone. So i...
by AdrianBruce
20 Mar 2024 21:26
Forum: Closed Wish List Requests
Topic: [Wish List 641] Templates: Input form labels
Replies: 23
Views: 671

Re: Templates: Input form labels

So basically, so far as I can see now, after looking at Template snippet1.pdf in particular, we're just looking at a convenient, permanent , label, for a group of fields appearing on a Templated Source Record. Seems eminently sensible to me - especially if you're someone like me who likes a long ser...
by AdrianBruce
16 Mar 2024 13:13
Forum: Sources, Citations & Repositories
Topic: Overriding ":REVERSE" in a bibliography
Replies: 26
Views: 462

Re: Overriding ":REVERSE" in a bibliography

... If you used the template {Principal:SURNAME}<, {Principal:GIVEN}> then using /Great Western Railway/ works fine as well as John /Smith/ . ... Yes, that might well work where just one name is involved. It requires forgetting about :REVERSE which might be thought perverse. (sorry!) ... The proble...
by AdrianBruce
16 Mar 2024 13:06
Forum: Sources, Citations & Repositories
Topic: Overriding ":REVERSE" in a bibliography
Replies: 26
Views: 462

Re: Overriding ":REVERSE" in a bibliography

Gary - I'm getting further tied in knots considering how to process multiple authors. If I enter the "author" as "George Jackson Churchward and Charles Collett" then, as you will guess, the default Bibliography (with Reversed Author) appears as "Collett, George Jackson Churc...
by AdrianBruce
16 Mar 2024 12:50
Forum: Sources, Citations & Repositories
Topic: Overriding ":REVERSE" in a bibliography
Replies: 26
Views: 462

Re: Overriding ":REVERSE" in a bibliography

The crux of the matter is surely that organisation names appearing in a :REVERSE "author" item get treated as if they were a human name. In other words, "Great Western Railway" gets shown (by default) as "Railway, Great Western". Which isn't the end of the world in that...
by AdrianBruce
14 Mar 2024 22:30
Forum: Research
Topic: England & Wales Probate Calendar images
Replies: 25
Views: 3235

Re: England & Wales Probate Calendar images

Gary_G wrote: 14 Mar 2024 22:25... Having said that; the same can also true for templates, if one doesn't make the field definitions too specific. That's my challenge. :D
That's what I (as a non-template user) was hoping. Cross fingers and hope!
by AdrianBruce
14 Mar 2024 22:28
Forum: Research
Topic: FindMyPast: Northaw parish registers
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Re: FindMyPast: Northaw parish registers

Tamara - for some reason I felt compelled to have a look at the Northaw registers. You may know this already but there appears to have been a serious fire there - the 1769-1812 register is only present on FMP as a transcript because the original was so badly burned. Some of the marriages are from a ...
by AdrianBruce
14 Mar 2024 22:11
Forum: Research
Topic: England & Wales Probate Calendar images
Replies: 25
Views: 3235

Re: England & Wales Probate Calendar images

... I'm starting to see a disturbing trend. To cite the same type of type of collection for different countries, it's already clear that I pretty much need to create a separate template for each country. Now I'm also finding that the search parameters on each site, for a given collection, can diffe...
by AdrianBruce
10 Mar 2024 21:04
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Question about scope of records handled by A.S.
Replies: 35
Views: 2682

Re: Question about scope of records handled by A.S.

Gary_G wrote: 10 Mar 2024 19:01 Sounds like using a pull-down is not going to work. There are numerous permutations and combinations of submission content on any given date. A text field will have to be used to capture exactly what was filed on a given date.
I agree.
by AdrianBruce
10 Mar 2024 18:21
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Question about scope of records handled by A.S.
Replies: 35
Views: 2682

Re: Question about scope of records handled by A.S.

... From what you said, it sounds like the constituent items were normally filed separately and the court kept track of when it had enough to issue the final paperwork. Not really - everything's down to the executor. They have to gather the stuff (such as it is) and then go to the probate authority...
by AdrianBruce
10 Mar 2024 16:37
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Question about scope of records handled by A.S.
Replies: 35
Views: 2682

Re: Question about scope of records handled by A.S.

Most of the Irish stuff was destroyed in the 1922 fire. Post 1858, some wills were filed in local probate offices first, rather than the central office in Dublin, so the local copies survive but I would have guessed that they follow basically the same process as England & Wales. Other possibilit...
by AdrianBruce
09 Mar 2024 21:10
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Question about scope of records handled by A.S.
Replies: 35
Views: 2682

Re: Question about scope of records handled by A.S.

... The documentation systems for some countries tend to be so different that one may just find it faster and easier to create a separate template set for each country. Indeed - even between England & Wales on the one hand and Scotland or Ireland on the other. I've never tried to concoct one fo...
by AdrianBruce
29 Feb 2024 12:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Adding a "remembrance" note about a person
Replies: 12
Views: 865

Re: Adding a "remembrance" note about a person

Can I suggest that your Biography fact is very similar to my "Dated note" fact? The important fact for your Biography fact is what goes in the Note, I suggest - that's exactly what my "Dated note" is intended to be - just a Note that appears amongst the other facts (I don't think...
by AdrianBruce
21 Feb 2024 11:35
Forum: Research
Topic: Citing English Census
Replies: 73
Views: 6873

Re: Citing English Census

Gary_G wrote: 20 Feb 2024 23:57... What do you think about reversing the initial elements to make long or short footnotes sort better sort better, if used as Captions? ...
I agree that sort order can be very important but it's one of those things that I am convinced I have used utterly inconsistently in various places...
by AdrianBruce
20 Feb 2024 23:54
Forum: Research
Topic: Citing English Census
Replies: 73
Views: 6873

Re: Citing English Census

... Census returns. England. Aston, Warwickshire. 02 Apr 1911. AARON, Francis, RD 385; PN 18210; ED 21; SN 101. Collection: 1911 England & Wales Census Collection Image. http://www.findmypast.co.uk . ... The RG 14 is implicit, as the 1911 census has been identified earlier. However; adding it w...
by AdrianBruce
20 Feb 2024 21:53
Forum: Research
Topic: Citing English Census
Replies: 73
Views: 6873

Re: Citing English Census

... The second is to use the content of the archival reference data. eg. "RG14PN4093 RG78PN158 RD50 SD3 ED1 SN44". ... I would never use that particular construction because it's not a reference at TNA but an image group key concocted by FindMyPast. FMP had a very good reason to do what t...
by AdrianBruce
20 Feb 2024 21:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Custom Facts
Replies: 12
Views: 647

Re: Custom Facts

... The value of the attribute is the name of the Institution (which is not always given by the address, plus Institutions can change address and remain the same Institution). ... Hmm - interesting. I suspect I probably realised this but had never actually articulated it. The classic case for this ...
by AdrianBruce
19 Feb 2024 23:26
Forum: Research
Topic: Citing English Census
Replies: 73
Views: 6873

Re: Citing English Census

... It looks like one or more hamlets can occur on a given page in the 1841 census. That makes me think it might actually have been treated more like an address; much as one would treat "Torwood [House]" in the Scottish Census. Yes - that would work. Fundamentally, it depends on how preci...
by AdrianBruce
19 Feb 2024 23:08
Forum: Research
Topic: Citing English Census
Replies: 73
Views: 6873

Re: Citing English Census

... I'm not sure how geocoding sites deal with places in a parish of the same name. When I get a hit, am I getting the location of the parish or of the place in the parish. This could complicate matters, unless the sites expect just the place, county and country. I would suggest that if you try to ...
by AdrianBruce
14 Feb 2024 14:46
Forum: Research
Topic: Citing English Census
Replies: 73
Views: 6873

Re: Citing English Census

... I have a question about using just the civil parish and administrative county. Are those something one can geo-locate for mapping purposes? County on its own is so big that I never bother with geolocating it. However, civil parish (in combination with the county) usually maps easily - I doubt t...
by AdrianBruce
14 Feb 2024 13:05
Forum: Research
Topic: Citing English Census
Replies: 73
Views: 6873

Re: Citing English Census

(Pedant alert :) ) The correct name of the UK archive office at the time was the Public Record Office (no s). It became the National Archives about 20 years ago, so should you quote the name of the institution as it was when the record was made, or when you accessed it...? ... Oooh! I am in admirat...
by AdrianBruce
13 Feb 2024 21:11
Forum: Research
Topic: Citing English Census
Replies: 73
Views: 6873

Re: Citing English Census

... If I take a guess at what is required, based on an example 1901 census return, I suspect that [Jurisdiction] would be the "Administrative County, "London", and [Civil_Division] would be the "Civil Parish", "Islington". ... Does my interpretation of "Juris...
by AdrianBruce
11 Feb 2024 17:45
Forum: Media
Topic: Adding Ship Pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 633

Re: Adding Ship Pictures

ColinMc wrote: 11 Feb 2024 10:57... I will ponder these thoughts before deciding. ...
Including, I suggest, trialling your favourite outputs - no use me talking about narrative reports (e.g.) if you don't use them...