I am a source lumper (for example, combining all citations to the 1930 census into a single Master Source "1930 US census"). That would be in contrast to an extreme source splitter that creates a separate Master Source for each census page or family group. I currently have 22,905 citations for my Master Source "1930 US census". I estimate that converting that lumped source to an extreme-split source would produce 1,000 to 2,000 additional Master Sources (and no fewer citations) to manage. And that's only one lumped Master Source.
I have many Birth facts with multiple citations, that collectively corroborate what I have listed in the the Edit Person screen. Where citations vary in their support of the Birth fact, I use the Fact Note to provide some clarifying explanations.
It seems that anzenketh would like to treat the Birth Fact as multiple facts, each separately sourced and cited. Whew !!!
A recent RM Publisher Book that I prepared for a niece-in-law contains:
- 411 total pages
- 33 pages of citation endnotes
- 19 pages of bibliography
- 35 pages of indices (place and name)
I wonder how much longer that book would be using anzenketh's scheme along with extreme-split sources?