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From: "Teresa Elliott" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Website source question.
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2010 09:22:16 -0500
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In-Reply-To: <201092995417.887709@Terry>

Yes, I would imagine our sources would look similar printed, but are
recorded differently in TMG. But that's fine, as long as our reader can find
the original. I prefer to have Giles A. Cobb's birth certificate as the
source with Texas Births 1903-1907 at Ancestry as my repository, since that
is how I would record it if I went to Texas and visited the state archives
and made a photocopy of the record off the same roll of microfilm there.

Like I said, I don't use the bibliography ever. I use what prints there for
another report I need that only uses the bibliography fields. So I copy the
full footnote to the bibliography so I can get the report I need.

I hadn't thought about putting the information about the source in the
comments field. Thanks, another great idea that I will start using. I've
been putting it in the reminder field so I can see it when I cite that

-----Original Message-----
From: [mailto:] On Behalf
Of Terry Reigel
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 8:54 AM
Subject: Re: [TMG] Website source question.

Teresa Elliott wrote:

> Then I put the stuff that is about the source and only
> that one source into the source details. I save the CD
> field for page numbers, my notes.

I agree, but we may differ about what the original source is. I view the
database "Texas Births 1903-1997" as a source. I see "record for Giles A.
Cobb" as the equivalent of a page number in a book, and regard it as
belonging in the CD. Doing so allows me to put the information Ancestry
provides about the source of the original data in Comments, and print it
only once in reports, or on the Sources page on a website.

> I have never understood people that put information about
> the source into the CD fields. If you have a typo, or
> something about the source changes, you have to edit
> every citation.

That's what the John Cardinal's TMG Utility is for. I use it often in
exactly that case. <g>

Terry Reigel

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