* AS additional facts

AS allows faster and more convenient creation of source records for Family Historian.
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mnschwarz
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AS additional facts

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Hi,

I'm just delving in to AS and wanting to check if I'm using it correctly and have a few small questions. I've added the essentials templates in FH7 but made no other modifications to templates etc.

So as an example I have a death certificate that I'm entering which is generally fine. However it has additional details that could be linked to other facts/events also. In particular, the death certificate also shows:
- Marriage details (date, place, spouse)
- Surviving (and in lesser detail, deceased) children and ages
- Burial/Cremation details

Would I need to edit the death template to include (or link existing) facts to this source? Or would I manually link a fact to this same source in FH7 after entry?
Or how should I be handling these in general? It doesn't seem like I should be adding a marriage source, death source and burial source from the same document?

Thanks!
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fhtess65
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Re: AS additional facts

Post by fhtess65 »

In the end, it's up to you. But I tend link the source to additional facts (using copy/paste) once it's in FH.

Others may have different advice.
mnschwarz wrote: 07 Jul 2024 21:59 Hi,

I'm just delving in to AS and wanting to check if I'm using it correctly and have a few small questions. I've added the essentials templates in FH7 but made no other modifications to templates etc.

So as an example I have a death certificate that I'm entering which is generally fine. However it has additional details that could be linked to other facts/events also. In particular, the death certificate also shows:
- Marriage details (date, place, spouse)
- Surviving (and in lesser detail, deceased) children and ages
- Burial/Cremation details

Would I need to edit the death template to include (or link existing) facts to this source? Or would I manually link a fact to this same source in FH7 after entry?
Or how should I be handling these in general? It doesn't seem like I should be adding a marriage source, death source and burial source from the same document?

Thanks!
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Gary_G
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Re: AS additional facts

Post by Gary_G »

I tend to agree with Teresa. A.S. can only do so much. In the end, squeezing the last bit of info out of one's data is still a manual process.
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mnschwarz
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Re: AS additional facts

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Ok cool. Thanks guys! Just wanted to make sure I was on the right track.
The citation copy/paste comment helped a lot also Teresa!
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Re: AS additional facts

Post by Valkrider »

Don't overlook 'Auto Source Citations' as an alternative to copy and paste is some circumstances it is a lot easier.
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