The <Sources> option is used to add new or modify existing sources. Generally, you would only use this option to add new sources to provide formatted citations for the source pages or formatted footnotes for a standalone blog (See the <Sources> option under the advanced configuration. Gigatrees5 supports Source Categories as defined by the Genealogy Proof Standard (including in many cases vendor specifc GEDCOM GPS fields) as well as additional categories defined by Gigatrees5. Gigatrees5 also allows the use of the vendor specifc GEDCOM source type fields ( _TYPE and TYPE ), to set these categories directly. Family Historian, for instance, provides convienient support for this latter field, of which I personally make heavy use. Gigatrees5 uses source categories to help determine Reliability Assessments. The source category will be displayed on the source index page and on each source page, and should be provided so that you and anyone else who views your tree will be able to determine the sources quality as a glance. That is, a source's quality is directly proportional to its source category.

Genealogists who host their family trees online will also want to set privacy flags on sources that contain copyrighted or sensitive information and then enable the <Privatize> option. When set to private, the source will be displayed, but all quoted text, notes and photos will be stripped.

<Source> This tag is used as wrappr to indicate the start of a new source.
<Id> [ ]For the purposes of basic configuration, it is the record id of the source to be modified.
<Category> [ ]A comma-delimited list of source categories. The available categories are: "dna", "original", "primary", "secondary", "transcript", "copy", "abstract", "research", "memoir", "derivative", "unknown", "negative".
<Private> [ ]This field is used to flag the source as private. The text provided in the data is not used by Gigatrees5, so can be set to any string you desire.

In the following example, you can see how easy it is to provide source categories and/or privacy flags for a list of sources.


<Source> <Id> S1 </Id> <Category> original, secondary </Category> </Source>
<Source> <Id> S2 </Id> <Category> primary </Category> </Source>
<Source> <Id> S3 </Id> <Category> derivative </Category> </Source>
<Source> <Id> S4 </Id> <Category> abstract </Category> </Source>

<Source> <Id> S3 </Id> <Private> copyright </Private> </Source>
<Source> <Id> S4 </Id> <Private> sensitive </Private> </Source>