Extra Tags for use with Exhibits

With the exception of a Primary Exhibit, I try to place Exhibits within an existing Tag, (or add a new Custom descriptive Tag) mainly so that the Second Site output (for web use and as an archive on CD) is logical.

So, I attach an image or a transcription of a Birth, Marriage or Death Certificate to the appropriate Tag, and it thus gives the reference for the data contained there. Photos of homes are attached to the appropriate Residence Tag. The default sentences are not usually changed.

Other Exhibits are attached to the following Custom Tags, with their sentences:


PR: A Document recording details from a Biography/Eulogy of [P] <[D]>

WIT: [W] was mentioned in the Biography/Eulogy of [P] <and [PO]> <[D]> <[L]>

Note: Often the only written biography of a person is their Eulogy, so I delete the word Biography from the sentence when entered, and of course delete Eulogy if I attach a biography.


P: A copy of the Last Will and Testament of [P] <[M]> <[D]> <[L]>

WIT: [W] was included in the Last Will and Testament of [P] <[M]> <[D]> <[L]>

Note: Other researchers have extended the Roles in similar sentences, to include Executors etc. and this is an excellent idea which I haven’t yet implemented. Perhaps one of those researchers can add their updates here?


PR: [P] <was|and [PO] were> photographed <[M]> <[D]> <[L]>

WIT: [W] was included in a photograph of [P] <and [PO]> <[D]> <[L]>

Note: Appropriately dated (using exact or Sort date) this Tag allows attachments of family groups etc. If it is a special event such as an Anniversary or major birthday I include those details in the Memo. For Second Site output or family groups, I also insert an Image map using John Cardinal’s Utilities.


PR: [P] <was|and [PO] were> photographed <[M]> <[D]> <[L]>

WIT: [W] was included in a photograph of [P] <and [PO]> <[D]> <[L]>

Note: Yes, it is the same. But this Tag is used for events or objects of historical importance to that person, such a workplaces, trade qualifications etc. with appropriate content in the Memo field.


PR: An image relating to the immigration of [P] <and [PO]>

Note: Not a lot of use for this one, as it was intended for images of ships’ logs, immigrant lists etc but I haven’t made a lot of use of it. Those images could usually be attached to the relevant Immigration or Emigration Tag with an appropriate Description.


PR: A photograph of the Wedding of [P] <and [PO]> <[D]> <[L]>

WIT: [W] was included in a wedding photograph of [P] <and [PO]> <[D]> <[L]>

Note: This Tag is valuable for wedding groups and other wedding photos. I add all the group members as Witnesses and also compile an Image Map for Second Site. I add a sort date of one day after the wedding date.


PR: An image of the Will of [P] <and [PO]> <[M]> <[D]> <[L]>

WIT: [W] witnessed the Will of [P] <and [PO]> <[D]> <[L]>

Note: This is for a scanned image of a will, where an actual text version is not available. See notes for the DOC-WILL Tag

Other users’ thoughts, comments and additions to this list are welcomed!

Bruce Fairhall