Re: Linking Images
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Yes, Media images can be linked in various positions and different users have different guidelines, but the following are popular criteria:
I would say your examples fall into the last category, even though they don’t contribute much that is factual.
Interesting examples include a picture of a graveyard and a picture of a gravestone.
The former might be linked to a Burial event, but the latter has an inscription which is effectively a source document so link it to a Source record.
Regards, Mike Tate
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Bob Brown
Sent: 09 March 2020 16:13
Subject: [family-historian] Linking Images
I have been an FH user for many years, but have just returned to it after a two year break, owing to other commitments. In that time I have forgotten a lot and I suspect that a few marbles have also escaped! I have been tidying my database and would like some input on linking images. I have a number of images associated with a single person and a single Fact/Event. Examples are inscriptions in books where the inscription may be the only example that I have of a person’s handwriting, newspaper and other reports which simply say something like ‘The vote of thanks was given by Fred Bloggs’ or ‘The fete was opened by Fred Bloggs’, with no other useful/helpful information. The only useful information is that the person is still alive at the time. I tend to use Method 1 for this type of data because inscriptions in books and newspaper reports can often have multiple references. What I am looking for is some advice on whether to link images of the examples that I have mentioned, and others like them, to the Source or to the Fact (or possibly to both). Also, under what circumstances would an image be linked to a Fact?
I have tried searching the Knowledge Base without success. I am using Version 6.2.7.