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From: "wim prange" <>
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Source documentation, best practice
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 07:38:43 +0200
> Is that a correct understanding of your point?
That's what I meant.
Have you experimented with the "Source Lock Mode"? In this mode, Genbox will
generate citations every time you enter new data or when you edit existing
data. Just for fun, use a baptism-entry for a new temporary database, create
a source record for it, 'lock it', and process all the data you can find in
the baptism-entry. I think you will be amazed how many citations Genbox
will have generated in the end. You can view them after you're done: go to
the Citations View and browse back through all the citations Genbox has
Here is the information for this mode from the help-file:
Source Lock Mode
A good practice to follow when entering your genealogical data is to begin
with your source documents, working with one source document at a time. You
enter all the information you can extract and store it to the proper records
in your database. You may add data for several individuals. After you finish
with the first source document, you then move on to the next one.
When entering data this way, you can use Source Lock Mode to automatically
create source citation links between the data you enter and the "locked"
source document record.
To use source lock mode:
Open the Individuals View and the Sources View.
On the Source View, move to the source record that you want to lock.
You may wish to click the Evidence page so you can view the evidential data
while you work.
To lock the source record, click the image of a key that is on the Sources
view. Or, go to the Select menu and click Lock to Source. The image of a key
will change into the image of a padlock, and the Sources view title bar will
include the word "LOCKED". These changes indicate source lock mode is on.
On the Individuals View, enter the data that is contained in the source.
Citation records will be created automatically. Also, any data fields that
are edited will also receive a source citation record automatically. (Data
that is only viewed will not receive a source citation.)
When you are done, click the image of a padlock that is on the Sources view,
Or, go to the Select menu and click Unlock Source.
Note The key on the Individuals View, which is used to select Source Filter
Mode, will NOT change when you click the key on the Sources View.