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From: Kerry Davis <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Marriage License Tag Entry
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 14:48:13 -0700
I nearly missed this reply to me attached bottom of your repeat message.
Glad I was somewhat helpful and now I think I know what you mean by
separate Memos -- or I think I do -- you just want the sentences
different for each - right? I change the way the text and the names
appear in the tags all the time -- you can write the sentence a bit
differently in each person's tag and just make sure not to let TMG copy
the edits you want for just one person to the other person when you OK
your way out. I don't believe you can write different memos for each
tho, the memo will show up as written in both people's tags, so I make
any changes in the actual sentence if I want the change for just one of
them (and of course changes for both there too if you accept TMG copying
it). One thing I often change (to show up for both) is the [P] to [PF]
so that it would say Mary and John Doe on her tag John and Mary Hill on
his tag, but I might add in other things, too, specific to just one of
them. If you wanted just her tag to have age and place of residence,
then I suppose you could write something like "[P], 21 years old and
living in blah blah, and [PO] obtained a marriage license etc." and save
it just for her so only her tag would show her age and residence and you
could then change his sentence to show what you want about him. The memo
part could be whatever you want to show up on both their tags. Hope this
makes sense to you!
> Good Afternoon,
> Thank you Kerry, very much for your response. I've been working with your suggestions and it seems to work very well. It appears that the Mar Lic tag is going to be the same for both which I would expect but I was trying to make separate Memos, especially for how the names would appear in the Individual Narratives. But I know there are several ways to do things, so its a work in progress. Again, thank you!
> Kerry Davis wrote:
> I'm not sure I understand why you're giving them a separate marriage
> license tag and why they're not in the same project -- maybe I've
> misunderstood you. But if you're linking them together in the same
> project, then keeping it really simple would be to use one Marriage
> License tag for the two of them as is: [P] and [PO] obtained a marriage
> license <[D]> <[L]> -- and you could add <[M]> to that ([P] and [PO]
> obtained a marriage license <[D]> <[L]><. [M]>) and write whatever you
> wish into the Memo about their ages and place of residence or anything
> else you may wish: "Mary Hill and John Doe obtained a marriage license
> 27 April 2009 in San Francisco, California. Mary was 24 and living in
> Berkeley, Alameda County, California, and John was 25 and living in
> Sausalito, Marin County, California" Or you can rewrite the sentence
> entirely. I tend to keep things pretty simple most of the time but there
> are master tag sentence creators on this list who come up with some
> pretty nifty sentences who I'm sure could give you some examples.
> apn wrote:
>>> Good Evening,
>>> In adding a Mar Lic tag, I'm searching for ideas of how to proceed. It
>>> looks simple! I want to record the ages and places of residence of both
>>> the bride and groom in their individual Tag entry Memo. The Marriage
>>> License tag appears to utilize the witness feature/route. On the bride's
>>> Person View, the groom is not yet in the project, and vice versa--so
>>> that was my reason for the individual Memos on their individual Mar Lic
>>> tag. Maybe I'm just splitting hairs here.
>>> I'd appreciate very much suggestions on the best way to record
>>> this--using John Doe & Mary Hill as participants. It seems the more 'I'
>>> work with it, the more tangled the web becomes. Thanks as always for
>>> your generous help.
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