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Subject: Re: [TMG] Sources: Entering events as they happen
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 20:34:33 +0000
It's considered bad form to use all caps in an e-mail, but I really should have put the word "AND" in all caps in my original message. <vbg>
My badly worded suggestion was to use both the invitation and an interview with a "witness" as the source for the wedding. I did not mean to imply that an invitation alone is enough, as Lee and others have pointed-out. An interview alone would probably be enough, but an invitation is helpful in confirming locations, dates, spelling-out the couple's names and often providing the names of one or more sets of parents of the bride/groom.
Again, on-line searches shortly after the event will often yield announcements and obituaries in online-versions of newspapers.
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From: Lee Hoffman <>
> >For the phone calls and e-mails, you can cite the e-mail or use a
> >modified interview template for the phone call. Both templates are
> >in the master source types in TMG.
> >For the wedding, I would use the invitation as a source (with your
> >files as the repository) and an "interview" of your son or whoever
> >else you know that attended the actual ceremony.
> The problem with using the wedding invitation as source for the
> wedding is that the wedding may not have taken place. That just
> happened with my grand niece. She was packing to bring some things
> home for storage until later with the wedding less than two weeks
> away. Her fiance then called it off and left. Their honeymoon trip
> was all paid for (no refund), the church was reserved and the
> reception pre-paid. She was able to get most of the reception costs
> back, but not the trip. She and a friend went on the trip. She had
> quit her job and the position had already been filled.
> I would only use the invitation as a Source for \the Engagement
> Tag. The wedding program could be used as you are not likely to have
> that unless the wedding did take place.
> Hope this helps -
> Lee Hoffman/KY
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