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From: "Kay Schmidt" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Transcripts and Images
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 17:07:33 -0800
Sue [mailto:] asked:
> How do I enter the transcription and image? Is the transcription
> a "memo" or a "Citation detail" or something else entirely?
As some have suggested, you can enter the details in a Tag Memo. I have a
WWIdraft tag for this purpose with the following sentence structure:
[:CR:][:TAB:][PF] filled out a draft card for World War I <[D]><, while
living at [L]>< [M1]>. He was <employed as [M2] and >described as <[M3],
><[M4] build ><with [M5] eyes ><and [M6] hair>. <[M7]>
Where the memo segments are:
M1 = age, birth date and place, and perhaps nationality
M2 = occupation info
M3 = height (for medium I type "medium height" in the segment)
NOTES: Sometimes I include the race before the height like
this: "Caucasian, tall " (without quotes).
M4 = build
M5 = eye color
M6 = hair color
M7 = nearest relative or anything else of interest
For example, I might enter the following in the Tag Memo:
as John Brockway Metcalf, 43, born 15 Nov 1874, native born ||assistant to
the US Fuel Administrator ||white, tall ||medium ||gray ||brown/gray ||His
nearest relative was Elizabeth Huntington Metcalf of the same address
John filled out a draft card for World War I on 12 Sep 1918, while living at
2225 Hearst, Berkeley, Alameda county, CA, as John Brockway Metcalf, 43,
born 15 Nov 1874, native born. He was employed as assistant to the US Fuel
Administrator and described as white, tall, medium build with gray eyes and
brown/gray hair. His nearest relative was Elizabeth Huntington Metcalf of
the same address.
Then I can insert a text macro to remind me what goes in each memo segment.
Others may have more sophisticated methods, but this works for me.
Good luck ... Kay (Offutt) Schmidt