Ok really confused
I have for a as an example a baptism fact as source eg a picture of a baptism record I have this under the media column on the persons page. I also have a source and citation. Should I add the media picture re baptism record to the citation part as well . Hope this isnt too stupid a question. Or just leave the record under media by fact. Ty
Ok really confused
One approach is to enter a source for the document like DIR(ectory) catholic church records 1760-1906. Then add a citation with the information on the baptism and a pdf of the document as media in the citation.
You may get other records from the same source but referring to different pages, years, people etc and each would have a separate citation and media.
ty Rooty Ive been adding media to the fact via the add media, and then realised there was a media place on the citation edit field. Will go back and add to citations I think. Not very clear yet on some of the best ways round the areas like tis as yet. Had RM8 for quite a while ,but didnt really use it much now got 9 and am keen to do more . Its like starting again and getting into a rhythm with facts etc
Not stupid at all. This question is surely one of the most asked questions on the RM forums.
RM uses the terms “fact” and “event” somewhat interchangeably. They are things like birth, christening, baptism, marriage, death, and burial. They are essentially just statements that you type into RM. In this terminology, a piece of paper with a baptism certificate or a marriage certificate or anything like that is not a fact. Rather, it is a source and usually is first entered into RM as an image file. You might scan your piece of paper, or you might download the image from the Internet and never have a piece of paper. You then create a citation for your source in RM, and the citation prints in reports as footnotes or endnotes.
Image files can be linked to facts/events in RM or to citations in RM or to both. The most logical place to link image files is probably citations. The most convenient place to link image files is probably to facts/events. Some users do it one way. Some users do it the other way. Some users do it both ways. There is not just one “correct” way to do it.
In any case, your image files will not be printed in most reports. They will be for your eyes only while you are using RM. The exception is that the image files can be printed out as reports called Scrapbooks. The Scrapbooks are separate reports from things like Family Group Sheets, Narrative Reports, etc. The only exception is that you can enter one image for each person that can be printed for that person on quite a few different reports. Such images are usually photos of the person rather than being images of baptism certificates or marriage certificates or that sort of thing.
@thejerrybryan, I started to respond this morning and as I typed I kept thinking that you could word the explanation so much better. So I waited, hoping that you’d jump in. And (as usual) it was worth the wait. I’ve been learning from your posts for over a decade in these forums. Thank you for all that you continue to do!
ty Jerry sooo much that is a really clear and informative explanation .I feel more confident as to what to do now