If you’re creating a source in Family Historian V6 and below, or a Family Historian 7 introduced the concept of ‘Templated Sources’ and renamed Version 6 (totally Gedcom compliant) sources as ‘Generic Sources’. in Version 7, you have a small number of fields with which to identify the source:
|This uniquely identifies the source within your ƒh A Project is a Windows folder, created by Family Historian, which contains all your Family Tree information recorded in Family Historian. Normally located in the Documents\Family Historian Projects folder., for example:
|Optional extra identifier, which can help with filing or finding information more easily if the Title of the Source is very long, e.g Birth 1873 James Smith. We recommend that you adopt a standard format for Short Title
|Another finding aid, used to categorise sources, e.g. Census; or Newspaper etc.
|Author and Publication Information
|According to the GEDCOM, an acronym for GEnealogical Data COMmunication, is a specification for exchanging genealogical data between different genealogy software. It is a file format that most genealogical programs and online trees recognise. Standard, Publication Information could be used to include “the date the record was created and the place where it was created. For example, the county and state of residence of a person making a declaration for a pension or the city and state of residence of the writer of a letter”. This can be used in conjunction with the Author field (“The person, agency, or entity who created the record”).
|As with all Record types, an optional Custom ID can be used to give each Source a unique identifier based on a numbering system of your choice.
|If applicable, you can link a Source to a A repository is a place (physical or online) where collections of original source data are stored and maintained. which is the location of the source document you consulted e.g. Leeds Register Office.
|Both Source records and Citations have a Text From Source field intended to hold transcripts of source documents.
|A partial or full exact transcription of the Source, including the information you’ve relied on to form a conclusion about one or more Facts are one of the key concepts at the heart of Family Historian; they are how you record the things that happened to, or described, each ancestor (Individual)..
|You should record comments about the Source: “where information was found”. This could be anything from an archive in a county records office, a book, or even a relative’s recorded recollection. Citing your Sources helps to show how you reached a particular conclusion about an Individual. itself here: for example:
This is not the place to record comments about the information in the source — those belong in the Notes for the Facts you link to this Source.
You should specify either a Title or a Short Title, or both; the other fields are all optional. We strongly recommend that before you get too far into recording your family history, you think about how you are going to use each of the source fields, or whether you are going to use them at all.
For example, some users put all the information into the Title and use Short Title, Type, and perhaps Custom ID as finding aids, and leave the other ‘Source identifying’ fields unused. Some users don’t use Repository but use the other fields.