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Media and Place Links

Posted: 18 Apr 2019 13:23
by NigelBrown
I make extensive use of Individual Narrative reports and also of picture media to illustrate the places where my ancestors lived, worked, were baptised, married etc. This works well in these reports. Since starting to use FH 4 years ago I have linked picture to facts, but inconsistently in the early days. In the case of one church, for example, I have linked a single picture to 25 baptism and marriage events. However, I have that church recorded in 193 such facts so most of them have no picture.

The more I think about it the more I am inclined to link the media to the place (address) instead, so that in recording a new event in any building or street the link is "automatically" created (where I have a relevant picture). I have tested this with three places where there are just a couple of links and it seems to work well. I hope I am explaining myself clearly. My question is, is there a right/wrong/best way of doing this, and any downsides to either method?

Re: Media and Place Links

Posted: 18 Apr 2019 16:07
by tatewise
I note from Address and Place, yet again (14220) that you incorporate address elements in all-embracing Place fields/records, so it makes sense to attach Media pictures of that location to the Place record.

I think that way ensures the picture is only included once in Reports, whereas if attached to Facts it may get repeated.

Re: Media and Place Links

Posted: 19 Apr 2019 09:27
by NigelBrown
Thanks Mike, that's just the re-assurance I needed.