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    Add People Using a Diagram
    Using Family Historians diagram editing feature to add new people into your database.
    Adding Media to Sources and Citations (Version 6 and below)
    If you have an electronic copy of a Source (for example, a scanned or downloaded image or certificate, or a text document), you will find it helpful to link it to the associated Source (for Method 1) or Citation (for Method 2)
    Adding, Customising and Sharing Source Templates in Version 7
    Many users will never need/choose to customise Source Templates but everyone who uses them will need to add some to their project
    All About Sources in Family Historian
    This video tries to explain all about sources in Family Historian! What are sources? What is a citation? What is the difference between a splitter (method 1) and lumper (method 2) source? What are generic and templated sources? What is a rich-text source? If you haven’t used Ancestral Sources and are considering it, please watch […]
    Ancestral Sources Videos
    These videos have been produced by the author of Ancestral Sources, Nick Walker
    Automatic Source Citation
    Automatic Source Citation is a very powerful tool to ensure you remember to cite Sources for all your conclusions
    Automatic Source Citation
    Using the auto source citation function
    Citation Assessments
    A Citation Assessment is your assessment of the credibility of the source information that led you to a particular conclusion)
    Citing Sources: Method 1 and Method 2
    There are essentially two methods of adding Source Citations: Method 1 ‘source splitters’ mode where each specific document has its own Source record Method 2 ‘source lumpers’ mode where an entire class of documents has one Source record There is no one Method that should be applied universally to any Project
    Copy & Paste and Drag & Drop
    Right-click Copy & Paste and left/right-click Drag & Drop are standard features in all current versions of Windows, but are supported to varying degrees in different versions of Family Historian ()
    Customising V7 Display for Generic Sources to Resemble V6
    Some people who upgrade to Family Historian 7 to take advantage of some of its new features (such as formatted text) will prefer to continue using Generic Sources rather than adopting Templated Sources, perhaps to maintain consistency with data previously entered, or because they do not want to learn a new way of working, […]
    Exporting Templated Sources
    Family Historian Version 7 introduced Sources created from Source Templates, which are underpinned by -specific GEDCOM extensions which will not export readily to other products (such as website generators, GEDCOM tools, or other genealogy products and services)
    Finding Records Linked to a Source
    It can be very useful to see the records linked to a single source
    GEDCOM Source Fields
    If you’re creating a source in Family Historian V6 and below, or a Generic Source in Version 7, you have a small number of fields with which to identify the source: Title This uniquely identifies the source within your project, for example: Birth Certificate of James Smith born 15th Aug 1873, Clerkenwell, London; or […]
    Getting Started
    If you are coming to Family Historian from another genealogy computer program you may want to start by reviewing Key Features for Newcomers  and then the specific advice for migrating from your old program
    Internet Data Matches
    For details see the V6 book “Getting the Most From Family Historian” Chapter 13 Web Search, Web Hints & Web Clipping and also Automatic Internet Data Matching plus What is Automatic Internet Data Matching and FH V6
    Recording a Marriage
    You may have a Marriage Certificate or a Marriage Register Entry from a Church, Chapel, Synagogue or other religious venue, and want to understand how you record information from that Source
    Recording Data from Civil Registration Sources
    Civil Registration is undertaken by governments to keep track of births, deaths, marriages, civil partnerships and divorces
    Recording from a Census Record
    Census records are key events that are just as significant as Birth, Baptism, Marriage, Death and Burial events, so capturing Census record details is important
    Recording from a UK Birth Certificate
    Demonstrates how to record the information from a UK Birth Certificate
    Repository Records
    A Repository is a place where collections of original source data are stored and maintained
    Sources and Citations in Version 7 (for New Users)
    Sources are an essential part of recording the results of your Genealogy research; they help you, and others, understand how you reached a particular conclusion — and where you might be mistaken
    Sources and Citations in Version 7 (for Upgraders)
    Family Historian version 7 introduces a new way of working with Sources and Citations, although it is possible to continue working in a similar way to Version 6, including the use of Ancestral Sources
    Tabulate Multiline Text in Records and Reports
    Important note: As of Family Historian  V7, this article is redundant, as V7 supports formatting and tables in Notes
    What’s New in Family Historian 7
    A video by Calico Pie showcasing new features in 7.
    Working with Sources and Citations in Version 6 and below
    Sources are an essential part of recording the results of your Genealogy research; they help you, and others, understand how you reached a particular conclusion — and where you might be mistaken
    Zotero was developed primarily to assist in writing academic papers – where the quality of the references is one of the major contributors to “Indications of Esteem”