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From: Kaye Wykoff <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Tags explanation of each type? What have you added?
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2010 14:20:53 -0800 (PST)
A while back I had many of the same questions you have. As Terry says, several of the tags you mentioned (Mltdischar, Mltinducti and Biography) are all custom tags that someone created or you imported from another program. To help me figure out which are custom tags that I have created and which are standard tags in TMG, I created a new project that is empty and has no customizations. That way I can go look at the original tags and sentences that I had nothing to do with--they just came with the program. Both Terry and Teresa's sites have excellent info on tags and customizing them. Teresa has hundreds if not a thousand tags that she uses for just about anything you can think of. FYI: I got in trouble once by using a History tag to tell a story about land transactions proving the link between a group of people. When I went to find the P, there wasn't one. Everyone is a witness for a History tag with no 'beginning' point for the tag as
it is for a will or death tag. I finally understood that the History tag should be used to mark a true historical event for a region or city or the whole project. Like creating a History tag to show everyone affected by Hurricane Ike or the creation of a county from other counties--a true historic event.
If you create custom tags, make sure you do so under the proper Tag Group. For all the tag groups, except 'Other Event', you can only have one tag marked primary. Once a tag is created under one group, you can't go back and change it. I have a custom Biography tag with a sentence of just [M]. Plus an Bio-Auto tag with the sentence of just [M]. That gives me the ability to put these stories at different positions in a narrative depending on the date I attribute to the tag. I might also throw in an Anecdote to record a short story I've heard about someone and again the date determines where it will fall in a narrative.
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Sent: Wed, February 3, 2010 2:35:27 PM
Subject: [TMG] Tags explanation of each type? What have you added?
Has anyone made a list of all of the tag types and an explanation on how to
use them? Or is such a thing available within the program.
I was entering some military information and saw Milit-beg, Milit-end,
Mltdischar, and Mltinducti. I am not quite sure which to use for what since
the first two are just about the same as the second two. I do understand
that the induction may be first.
And for a short biography do you use - Anecdote, Attributes, Biography,
History? Seems like it could all be covered under one - biography. Although
I often add things people tell me about someone starting with their name
relationship to the person in italics.
And what is Journal Conclusion and JournalIntro?
Would also like to know tags people have added. I know I want to add land
records to mine, and eventually census information tags.
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