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#1 frankj


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Posted 15 May 2011 - 11:35 PM

i have a few relatives that were cremated, how do i enter where there ashes were released (scattered)

#2 Nettie


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Posted 16 May 2011 - 05:55 AM

I would use the burial fact and then the place details explaining ......

and ashes scattered at ______________.

Others will disagree with using burial, but my choice is this way.

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#3 Laura


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Posted 16 May 2011 - 08:42 AM

I use the Cremation fact and enter the disposition of the ashes, if I know it, in the note.

The one exception in my database is where my cousin's ashes were buried in her Mother's grave. I used the Burial fact and explained that the ashes were in the Mother's grave in the note.

Nettie's suggestion will work OK if you will not be exporting a gedcom to share with other people who don't use RM4 for their genealogy program. A different program may not be able to import RM4's Place Details and that information could be lost.


#4 karlkonnerth



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Posted 25 August 2014 - 01:19 PM

When you add a cremation fact, what source category do you use when you have the Cremation Certificate?

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 07:10 PM

How about:

Vital Records (state, certificates) -or- Vital Records (local, certificates)

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