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From: "George W.King" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Amount of detail in CD?
Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2000 19:40:45 -0500
>Earlier today Diana Powell asked:
>I am entering birth and marriage records from a filmed copy of an old
>Church of Scotland Parish register. I extract the appropriate dates,
>enter them in TMG and cite them to the source I created. I included a
>conditional CD at the beginning of the footnote with the idea I would
>include the specific names and dates involved, but that seems redundant
>unless there is some specific reason to do so (spelling variation,
>disagrees with other record, etc.).
>I am curious how other people are handing this type of situation. I
>suppose it would also apply to the recent discussion on cemetery
>stones. Are people extracting the dates, etc from a stone into TMG and
>then also listing the same information in the CD?
Here is a good rule of thumb:
... Information about a source goes in the source and citation detail
fields for an event
... Information from a source goes in the date, location, and memo fields
for an event
In your examples, dates, locations, and (author/publisher/transcriber)
names ABOUT THE SOURCE RECORD go in the source and citation detail fields
dates, locations, and names of people INVOLVED IN THE EVENT go in the date,
location, or memo fields of the event tag.
(Sorry I don't mean to shout!)
Hope this helps,
George W King, Vice President
Edmund Rice (1638) Association