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TMG: Custom Tags that I Use

November 1st, 2009 Comments off

Here are some of the custom tags that I use in The Master Genealogist (TMG):

Census

Roles:

  • Principle
  • Witness

Principle Sentence:

[P] <|and [PO]> appeared on the census <of [D]> <[L]><- listed in the same household: [WO]>

Witness Sentence:

[W] appeared on the census <of [D]> in the household of [P] <and [PO]> <[L]>

CensusNeighbor

Roles:

  • Principle

Principle Sentence:

[P] <|and [PO]> appeared as neighbors on the census <of [D]> <[L]>

Cousins

Use: To show how two principles are related as cousins by also listing their most recent common ancestor where the memo [M] would say “seventh cousins” or “4th cousins”, etc.

Roles:

  • Principle
  • Progenitor

Principle Sentence:

[P] and [PO] were [M] <as they were both descendents of [R:Progenitor]>

Progenitor Sentence:

Possible Match

Use: Show that two different persons in the database may be the same person

Principle Sentence:

[P] and [PO] may be the same person.

Possible Children

Use: Show a list of persons believed to be the children of [N]

Principle Sentence:

[WO] have been identified as possible children of [P]

Witness Sentence (M/F):

[W] has been identified as possibly being a son of [P]

[W] has been identified as possibly being a daughter of [P]

Possible Event Connection

Use:I use this witness only tag when I have two candidates for an event. For example where I find a name on a military roster and there is one or more same named individuals for whom this fact may apply.

Witness Sentence:

[W] [M] <[D]> <[L]>< (See also [WO])>

Possible Relationship

Principle Sentence (M/F):

Some pedigrees indicate that [P1] was a son of [P2]<. [M]>

Some pedigrees indicate that [P1] was a daughter of [P2]<. [M]>

Possible Relationshop Connection

Principle Sentence:

[P] and [PO] may have been related<. [M]>

Possible Sibling

Principle Sentence:

[P] and [PO] were <[M]>

Possible Spouse

Principle Sentence (M/F):

Some sources suggest that [P1] was the husband of [P2]

Some sources suggest that [P1] was the wife of [P2]

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More on Maps

August 22nd, 2009 Comments off

In a previous post I talked about the new Map feature in Second Site and a for few days I was using this feature of SS to display maps in the data sections of this site. Then I discovered a different way of achieving the same functionality and although I think that the new Map feature in SS is great addition to the product I prefer displaying maps using the method that I describe below. I prefer this method because I have already devoted time and effort to creating maps using Google Earth and then saving those maps as KMZ files that can be shared with other users of Google Earth.

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Get Yahoo! Searches Delivered To Outlook’s RSS Reader

August 22nd, 2009 Comments off

Inspired by Dan Lynch’s Google Your Family Tree I learned that many of the techniques taught in his book for searching with Google will also work with Yahoo!. In experimenting with Yahoo! I also discovered that Yahoo! has a feature that Google seems to lack.

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List of GEDCOM-To-HTML Tools

August 22nd, 2009 Comments off

Below is a list of various gedcom-to-html tools found on the web (including my own UncleGED). The description of each was taken from their web-sites:

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