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Is it possible to add new source types?


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#1 Guest_Bill_*

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Posted 08 June 2004 - 06:32 AM

Is it possible to add new source types? Alternatively, which source type would you use to describe a word document created by a family history society which is an extract from a parish registry. Similarly, an index to birth/marriage/death certificates?

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Posted 08 June 2004 - 08:03 AM

You don't have to use the source wizard. You can, with a little effort, create your own source by typing it directly into the program and by-passing the source wizard.

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Posted 08 June 2004 - 08:18 AM

The source types that the wizard lists are hard wired into the program, you cannot add new types to the list.

You can fudge a bit though, I think that the "Article (Journal)" wizard works quite well for something like a compilation from a family history society or other types of collective works.

As for the indexes you mentioned, you will have to figure that out yourself, I suppose it would depenc on what is included in the index that you would want to record.

The person's name
The name of the index.
Who compiled it,
The book/volume/film where the record is referenced,
The page #
--- something like that ----

I think that the last two, volume/book#/film# and page # should be in the citation details rather than the source.
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