Re: Recording a Court Martial

Mike Tate

Sorry, but you have misunderstood on several counts.

Firstly, FH abides by the GEDCOM 5.5 standard and not 5.5.1.

Secondly, it was made clear that Events (e.g. Birth, Marriage, Death) do NOT allow a value, whereas Attributes (e.g. Occupation, Education, Religion) do allow a value.

We don’t know exactly what will be in FH V7 but it is unlikely to change that distinction between Events and Attributes internally.

It is true that several products have chosen not to differentiate between Events and Attributes regarding values but whether that is due to GEDCOM 5.5.1 is not clear, especially as many such products do not support other 5.5.1 features.


From: <> On Behalf Of Edward Sneithe via
Sent: 01 July 2020 17:59
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Recording a Court Martial


I was intrigue by this discussion and if I have interpreted it correctly the GEDCOM standard 5.5.1. allows a value with an event. If this is FH's understanding also does anyone know if that will be included in V7?


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