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From: "S. Fazio" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Which Marriage Tag To Use
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2004 09:11:37 -0700
Thanks Bobbie and Afina.
Bobbie, you make some great points that I hadn't considered. I like the
idea of an Intentions tag with the parents and one for multiple
publishings. The Multiple reminds me visually to check both places for
other tidbits of info on the various family members..especially when I
lapse into PTV (pitbull tunnel vision) <BG>
----- Original Message -----
>I have about 80% of my ancestry in New England and Scotland, both places in
>which publishments were very common. At some point I decided that the
>wording "Banns" was more suited to Scotland, and created a new *set* of tags
>for my New England 'intentions'. I ran into so many cases where I could find
>intentions published, but never any record of the actual marriage ceremony,
>that I created an intentions tag specifically for that situation. Normally
>the parents of the new spouse are given with the marriage tag, but lacking a
>specific proof of marriage, I still wanted to bring in the parent's names.
>For situations where there *is* a marriage record found and recorded, then
>my intentions tag reads thus:
>Marriage intentions for [P] <and [PO]> were published <[L]> <[D]>.
>For situations where there is only a publishment, and never a specific
>marriage record, and yet I find secondary proof of the marriage, ie census,
>children, etc., my intentions tag reads thus:
>Marriage intentions for [P] <and [PO]> <[PARO]> were published <[L]> <[D]>
>This second variation includes the new spouse's parents in the narrative.
>And considering that I tend to be obsessive-compulsive about this <BG> I
>also have a tag for when intentions are published multiple times, usually
>when they resided in different towns and were published in both places
>(often the dates vary, and sometimes the information varies just enough for
>it to be important to record it!)
>Their marriage intentions were also published <[L]> <[D]> <[M0]>
>So there you have it, far more than you ever really wanted to know!!