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From: "Karenhappuch" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Barbara: Tell us more about your Source/Film Dataset
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 16:14:32 -0700
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From: "DeAnna Burghart" <>
> Barbara, can you tell us more about that please? I can't quite leap to
> Source-As-Repository, and have been reluctant to begin creating lots of
> sources for research tasks that may end up not having any useful
> information. But I've thoroughly bought into the Things-As-People mindset
> with Diane Begeman's census system, which works great for me. Can you
> describe how you've set up your extra dataset?
in response to my writing
>>>I also maintain a TMG dataset peopled by FHL and other microfilms and
> books. The parent is the county (or surname or..) and the films etc. are
> the kids.<<
My "source/film" dataset is very simple and is kept as a separate dataset in
a separate project. Having it as a separate dataset is important to me as
it covers all films and similar materials, not just those for one of my
It is probably much simpler than what you want.
1. I create a father and enter only a surname. The surname is usually a
state county combination such as OHWood, but could be a surname or whatever.
2. There is no mother.
3. The microfilm or other source material is a child.
4. Given name = an abbreviated title. It needs to be short enough to show &
make sense on the pick list and the person view.
5. Birth date = Date I first viewed it
6. Location detail = film number
7. Birth memo can be use for recording full title and any comments.
The film dataset was started to keep track of newspaper microfilm borrowed
from a state historical society. It was then expanded to cover FHL films
No source citation is used in this film dataset. There is sufficient
information on the "film person" to create a source if needed.
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