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Adding emails to media

Posted: 03 May 2021 19:55
by Gillian
I would be grateful if anybody could help me with this - I have emails from distant relatives that I would like to add to the media page of an ancestor, but dont know how to do this. If someone knows how this can be done, i would be very grateful.

Re: Adding emails to media

Posted: 03 May 2021 20:08
by tatewise
Welcome to the FHUG Gillian.

I would treat an Email as a Source document similar to a Birth Certificate or a Census.
It provides proof of at least two people: the sender and the recipient and probably a date.
Its content may also provide more useful facts.
So both people could have a Communications (or similar) custom fact that cites the Source document.
( I use a custom fact like that for Emails, Letters, and similar communications. )

The Source record Text From Source field can contain an exact transcript of the Email.
The Author field would be the sender.
Also, you could capture a screenshot of the Email itself and add that as a Media image.

Is that clear enough or do you need more detailed advice?

Re: Adding emails to media

Posted: 03 May 2021 20:26
by Gillian
Thank you for your welcome Mike!
I like the idea of adding the email as a screenshot, I hadn't thought of doing that which would probably be the easiest way.
Thank you so much.