When I create a source on Ancestry, or in Gramps, which is my main program, its title may be something like the name of a church book, or a census, or the civil registry of a particular town. And this source can then be shared by different citations, and even different sorts of events, like in a churc book that has baptisms, marriages, and burials. And this works quite well, when I stick to these programs.
When I want to share information in the FamilySearch Tree however, none of these programs work, so I rely on RootsMagic to transfer data to FamilySearch. And that works quite well for persons and relations, but not for sources, because FamilySearch expects each source title to be unique, and can’t work well when the baptism and marriage of a person come from the same church book.
Now, when I look at the master and detail source data in RootsMagic, it appears when a standard GEDCOM source is imported, source title goes to the master source, and that title also goes to FamilySearch as the source title, so that it is very hard to get the unique source title that they want in their single level source model.
And moreover, when I look at the footnotes, I also see that they are derived from the master source, so they never include things like a date and or volume, page, or record number that I normally use in a citation.
Is there a way to change this? When I read a publication, I’m used to seeing footnotes that include the source title and the page number, sometimes in an abbreviated form, and to have the source titles in the bibliography. This makes the footnotes unique, and the same could be used to generate the source titles that are sent to FamilySearch.
The reason that I use Gramps is that RootsMagic doesn’t speak my language, which is Dutch.