Handling Source Metadata

Handling Source Metadata

supports several methods for capturing source citation data (metadata), including RootsMagic's template fields and other standalone GEDCOM and vendor specific source record fields. Gigatrees also has a Source Citation configuration option where metadata can be defined via the configuration so that your GEDCOM file or original database does not need to be modified. This is useful for users whose favorite genealogy application does not support source metatdata.

implements a vendor specific source template field to define free-form name/value pairs. Gigatrees will read these pairs and use them in the source ciation. Virtually any name/value pair can be used. For instance, RootsMagic uses many, including Bibliography, Footnote, ShortFootnote, Author, SuplAuthor, SuplRole, Title, SubTitle, PubPlace, Publisher, PubDate, OrigPubPlace, OrigPublisher, OrigDate, Creator, Periodical, SocietyInfo, Volume, Edition, PageRange, Remarks, Jurisdiction, County, District, Volume, Folder_Box, Series, AgencyRecords, Collection, Repository, RepositoryLoc, DatabaseTitle, ItemType, WebsiteOwner, WebsiteTitle and URL. URLs are automatically hyperlinked.

A typical name value pair might look something like the following:

0 @S1@ SOUR
1 _TMPLT
2 FIELD
3 NAME Bibliography
3 VALUE "United States Census, 1930," index and images, <i>FamilySearch</i> (ht
2 CONC tps://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XSG2-SRJ : accessed 28 Dec 2013), C
2 CONC hicago (Districts 0751-10020), Cook, Illinois, United States; citing en
2 CONC umeration district (ED) 0972, sheet , family 53, NARA microfilm publica
2 CONC tion.

In addition, for source references, RootsMagic implements Page, Author, Title, PostDate, AccessType, AccessDate, SpanRead, Annotation and ItemOfInterest. When Gigatrees discovers the Page item, it will use its value for the source reference page number if not otherwise defined. Source reference items are shown only in source reference tooltips.

A typical name value pair might look something like the following:

1 SOUR @S1@
2 _TMPLT
3 FIELD
4 NAME Page
4 VALUE p. 108

Gigatrees also recognizes several GEDCOM and vendor specific source record fields that can also be used to define source metadata. These include the GEDCOM TITL, ABBR and PUBL fields, as well as the vendor specific _SUBQ, _BIBL, EDTN, LOCA, TYPE, _TYPE, MEDI, _MEDI, DETA, and _OTHER fields.

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