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From: Karen Willard <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Research Conflict Question
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2000 10:21:09 -0700
> Parent candidate tags are obviously the answer in some cases; but, what is
> the answer when you have two possible spouses, but obviously only one is
> correct? There may be a need for a spouse-candidate tag.
For these and similar sorts of dilemma situations, I always write myself
notes discussing what my reasoning is at the time, and I include the
possible parties either as P1 and P2 or as witnesses to the tag. I throw in
all the speculation (labelled as such) and counter arguments. I don't
necessarily attach any citations -- this is just my ramblings to myself. I
sort date the notes to appear wherever it seems best to me to have them show
(Whether or not you would actually create a marriage tag for both of the
parties will depend upon the level of uncertainty of your evidence.)
You can use any sort of tag you wish for this. I don't like to create lots
of different custom tags, although a good case has already been made that
doing so might make it easier to make a list of all the people you've
written such notes about.
By putting all potential candidates for the relationship as either
Principals to the tag, or as witnesses to the tag, they'll show up in the
reports you generate (e.g., if you set the reports up to include witnesses),
thus alerting everyone to the raggedness of your data on this point.
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