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You asked in what circumstances an image would be linked to a
Fact. Mike has given the examples of pictures of a marriage or
graduation linked to the corresponding events, or a picture of a
house linked to a residence fact. These types of image
"illustrate" the fact rather than adding specific information to
it. An advantage of linking them direct to a fact is that those
images will then appear in the main body of the text in a report.
The marriage certificate, the graduation certificate or the
house deeds, on the other hand, are source documents which supply
information about the facts and are better linked to a Source
record. This is especially true if the source is cited several
times, as they only need to be linked once. Images linked to
Sources can be included in reports but they will be in the Sources
section at the end of the report.
On 09/03/2020 18:56, Mike Tate wrote:
Media images can be linked in various positions and
different users have different guidelines, but the following
are popular criteria:
of people are linked to the Individual record Property
Box > Media tab (or sometimes the Family
record) it is also common to use Face Frames to
pick out individuals from a group photo.
of a place can be linked to a Place record, but
they often do not identify a particular address.
of an event such as a Marriage or a Graduation
or maybe a Residence could be linked to a Fact.
document images can be linked to a Citation
usually in conjunction with lumper Method 2
document images are most often linked to a splitter
Method 1 Source record.
would say your examples fall into the last category, even
though they don’t contribute much that is factual.
examples include a picture of a graveyard and a picture of a
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.
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.