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From: Terry Reigel <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] TVA Internments
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 08:30:28 -0500
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Gail Roorda wrote:
> I was wondering whether anyone on the list has done any work on the TVA
> removals and reinterrments. I was thinking of making a separate tag to
> handle such records. A reinterrment tag in other words.
> However, since TMG only allows one primary event,
I would think a reinterrment tag would be a good idea, especially if you have
very many of these. You could either put it in the burial group or in the Other
group. The issue of only on primary event is not relevant.
> (and in some cases I
> don't have the original burial date anyway) I was wondering whether it might
> not be better to use the date of the reinterrment as the burial date. In
> other words the date of the reinterral and the cemetery where they were
> removed TO would appear in the actual burial tag. In cases where I do have
> the original burial date I was thinking of just ignoring this date. <smile>
> Then I would just cite the TVA records. (If I have a picture of the
> tombstone in its current location or a cemtery transcription than I would
> cite BOTH sources and either note in the CD or perhaps a separate memo???
> that they were moved from such and such a burial site.
It seem to me that the purpose of the burial date is as in indicator of the
death date, especially if you don't have the death date. So putting the
reinterrment date as the burial date is very misleading. On the other had, the
burial place is both a clue as to the person's whereabouts (or perhaps where the
family regarded as "home") and directions to where the grave site can be found.
Thus both places are important. I would keep them separate. In fact, if you
don't have information on the original burial, I would take the "from" place
from the reinterrment information and create a burial tag, using a sort date a
few days after death if you don't have better information.