Adding a source for census entry. I create the source for a specific Head of the Family . Example 1900 Census John Doe. In the Source Descripition I add info that will include the rest of the family. When I add that source to those members the only way to view it is to go the Sources an see the links to head of the family. In the profile Info or events all that shows is the basic heading let's say 1910 Census John Doe. Adding data to the citiations will only be seen for that individual. It's cumberson to add the same data to every one in th family census. I am now using the notes and copying to others. Irish Census have links to the data but the URL box is to small and it's worse for Ellis Island links. You help will be appreciated. Pat
I have looked into this issue, and you are correct, at this point in time there is no other way to add the same source to multiple events for various people in your tree, and to have the data in the source be shown for all people.
I can see how this is cumbersome, and takes quite a bit amount of time.
I will make sure to pass on your suggestion to the appropriate department for further consideration.
Do you have plans of implementing this? Any timeframe?
I'm currently moving from another site due to some bad descisions that site has made in regards of their users, and for me I could add census records for approx 1000 users in my tree, for users between 1934 and 1700. These records is part of the documentation for where people lived, and who the members of the family was at that time.
If this is not going to be implemented there is way to much work to enter for each user manually and I would have to build my tree yet another place.
You're managing multiple people for events like weddings where bride, groom and vitnesses is posted. I believe that is showing for both.
It should be so people have to select people already in their tree.
I see that you're offering really beautiful books and charts, so I really consider going for Plus. But that would of course be if you're offering things I desire.
Unfortunately we don't have a specific timeframe for implementing an improvement in adding sources to many people in the tree, but I assure you that I will forward your request to our developers so that they will look into this issue and try finding a solution.
The reason this is problematic is that sources are added to specific facts, and therefore cannot be added to many people at once.
However, I have a suggestion that can make this easier for you: you can add a source to an entire family instead of to separate individuals. To do this, go in FTB to the family status box and click Edit. In Citations you can add the source to the entire family.
I hope this helps. Let me know if there is anything else that I can help you with.