Re: Ancestral Sources
I suspected it was to do with the recording method, but didn't know where to change it.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> on behalf of Nick Walker (Ancestral Sources) <nick@...>
Sent: 25 April 2022 10:19
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Ancestral Sources
If you're expecting the Source field not to be greyed out then that suggests you usually use 'recording method 2'. The default (and recommended) setting for Ancestral Sources (and this is also true of Family Historian) is Method 1 so if you use Method 2 you'll need to change that in the Ancestral Sources settings. Method 1 (also know as 'splitter' method) is where a new source is created for every census household with images attached, etc. In this method the citations(links between facts and sources) are usually blank (so don't contain entry date and where within source) as that information is stored in the source. Method 2 (also known as the 'lumper' method) is where you may have just a small number of sources called, e.g. Census 1881 England and information is recorded in the citation instead. Assessment is also an options that you would need to specify if you want this recorded. So really what you should do is compare the AS settings on your laptop with the settings on your PC on a page by page basis.