I am a new to using gramps and would like to know
where and how documentation and or footnotes are
placed in the program I would be appreciative.
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From: Richard Taylor <rjt-gramps@th...> - 2005-02-06 20:14:23
I am not sure exactly what you mean by "documentation and or footnotes".
There are broadly two types of information that gramps allows you to associate
with pieces of information: Notes and Sources. Almost every element of
information e.g. names, event, attribute etc. allows you to enter Notes and
Source information about it.
How you use all these places to store documentation is up to you. You might
choose to put all the Sources of information about a person in the Source
information for the Person regardless of which piece of information it
referes to. This has the advantage that all the Sources are listed in one
place but it has the disadvantage that you may forget which Source contained
which peice of information. Alternatively you may choose to associate Sources
with the specific peice of information. This has the advantage that you can
see which Sources told you what but it can make it difficult to keep track of
all the Sources that refer to a particular person.
I tend to choose the later course. So each element of information e.g. married
name, date of birth, occupation etc. has its own Source entry. This does make
it time consuming to enter all the information but it pays off years later
when you come to update the record.
I also tend to write most Notes only in the Notes entry for the Person,
regardless of which peice of information they relate to. This means that all
the Notes about a person are in one place and are easy to review.
There is no fixed way to do this. You just need to see what works for you.
I hope this helps.
PS. I would be interested to hear how other people choose to organise their
On Saturday 05 Feb 2005 17:32, Chuck Parker wrote:
> I am a new to using gramps and would like to know
> where and how documentation and or footnotes are
> placed in the program I would be appreciative.
> Chuck Parker
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