Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Genealogy Do Over (Go Over) Find A Grave Citations

I have reviewed how I had been doing my Find A Grave Citations, didn't like them, and they were confusing to me. The NEW Format of the Website, gave me a reason to Relook (Go Over) my Citations for the website. 

Here are my findings


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Copyright © 2018 by H R Worthington

11 comments:

  1. Thank you, Russ. Very helpful. The one thing I have noticed recently is that the Find A grave Source lists the person who created the entry, but does not list the photographer if it is a different person. I seem to have to add that information manually. Have you seen the same thing?

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    1. Irma,

      Photographs from the Find A Grave (new) Website ... I use the Citation that is provided, for the Facts and the Media Files.

      REASON:
      I mark those Media Files PRIVATE so they are NOT Published in my Ancestry Member Tree.

      IF that was MY Photo, in the Find A Grave Memorial, I will have a 2nd Media file, with a "Photo Journal" Citation, that documents MY photo. It would then NOT be marked as Private.

      Hope that helps,

      Russ

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  2. Uncle Russ, do you also cite the "original" contributor when the memorial has been transferred to the "present" contributor?

    I looked at one that was transferred to me and looking at the citing, the original contributor was not listed. I was listed as the present manager.

    Thanks, I have learned a great deal from your blogs.

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    1. I really would rather YOU use your name so that I can address your question to YOU.

      I use the Citation that is Presented in the New Find A Grave website, Right, wrong, or indifferent. I don't change it.

      Russ

      ps - and its Cousin Russ

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  3. I was asked about Citing Photos, from the Find A Grave website. I may cover that later, but, the Photos from the Find A Grave website are for My Use only and mark them Private in Family Tree Maker so that aren't seen in my Ancestry Member Tree. The only headstone photos I put in my Ancestry Member Tree (not marked private) are ones that I take. I will do a Video on how to do that, as well as how I Cite the Cemeteries

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  4. I think I've watched this 5 times or so. Thank you. Can you tell me how you reformatted the source template? I understand perfectly, now, how to do the old one but I can't see how to alter one to put the database first and then the compiler.

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    1. Judy,

      You do NOT "reformat" a Source Template. You SELECT a Source Template.

      Once you selected it, then you Paste the Citation from the New Find-A-Grave website, into the Citation Detail Field.

      I think I explained all of that in the Video.

      Russ

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  5. I've watched it again. I hope I got it this time. You "reformatted the CITATION" based on your "new source group". You took your previous citation & "brought it into the new source group." Did you select a different source template or continue with "Online Database (Cemetery Derivative) and just simply the creator info from those two fields?

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    1. Judy,

      ALL of my Citations for the NEW Find A Grave Website are in the SAME Source Groups.

      The change was from Citing the Contributor to Citing the Web Site, which is how I should have done it in the beginning. (when I didn't know any better on the old website).

      The CITATION / Reference Notes, put into the Citation Detail field, has the Contributor included.

      That entry is a Copy / Paste DIRECTLY from the Find A Grave Website, into the Find A Grave, Compiler, Source Group, using that Online Database (Cemetery Derivative) Source Template.

      Russ

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  6. Cousin Russ, thanks so much for these videos about how to handle Ancestry Find A Grave Index hints. As a new FTM user, I am learning from you about how to use the program in the best way possible. Much appreciated!

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