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simplifying source data entry

27 September 2017 - 03:09 PM

Has RootsMagic considered the possibility of working with the developers of an online citation manager (Bibme, Zotero, Citation Machine, etc.) to automate the generation of citations?  I'm willing to bet that most RootsMagic users get most of their information over the Internet, in which case, the data for generating citations is readily available for formatting.  I would certainly be willing to pay extra for this time and mental anguish saving capability.




Long citations

13 September 2017 - 11:51 AM

Trying to get a handle on citations, came up with the following (for instance):


Ancestry.com, U.S., “Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900”,  https://www.ancestry...5D_136278-00870


(Before submitting this I reviewed how the above link would look on this forum.  It became truncated, the actual link takes up 4 or 5 lines on this forum.) 


I am concerned about:

1.  The length of the citation.

2.   The file covers several pages, there are no page numbers and some facts of concern are on previous or subsequent pages.  Should I provide separate citations for each fact?  


Anyone have thoughts about this?


Thanks in advance


Free Form Sources

02 September 2017 - 01:30 PM

If I copy, paste and rename a RootsMagic source template and change something, does it become a Free Form Template?


If I copy, paste and rename rename a RootsMagic source template and do not change anything, does it become a Free Form Template?


If I copy the elements of a RootsMagic source template into a Free Form Template, does the resulting source template remain a Free Form Template?






Book, Image copy (online)

27 July 2017 - 01:51 PM

When using this template, is the idea that one should use the complete web address, for instance:

https://books.google... mcminn&f=false


on checking the the address after posting, I see it has become shortened - open the link to see the full address.


Thank you

Negative evidence

12 July 2017 - 11:55 AM

My problem:  Some online genealogies list the parents of Frederick Osborn (husband of Nancy Wallace) as being the son of Joseph Osborne and Elizabeth Burke, but I have disproved this possibility with several facts. 


My questions: 

Should I enter my disproof into my database?

If so, what might a negative fact template look like for this information?

Should I have a separate entry for each reason?


Of course, the other possibility is to ignore the problem.


Opinions please.


Thank you

Don Sherry