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Overview

The Sources section includes properties related to TMG sources and citations.

Properties

Include Sources

The Include Sources property determines whether source records are included in the GEDCOM file. The default value is checked.

This value affects both TMG sources and citations.

Include Formatted Source

The Include Formatted Source property determines whether TMG to GEDCOM uses the source's Full Footnote template to create text and includes it in the GEDCOM file. The default value is checked.

By default, the value is written using the GEDCOM tag supplied in the GEDCOM Tag Names.Formatted Source Tag property. Its default is "_FULL". However, if Use Formatted Source as TITL is checked, the formatted source text replaces the standard GEDCOM "TITL" tag value.

Example:

0 @S1@ SOUR
1 TITL Bezansons from Nova Scotia
1 ABBR Evans, Bezansons from NS
1 AUTH Evans, Dorothy
1 PUBL Privately Published, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1986, revised 1991
1 _FULL Evans, Dorothy, Bezansons from Nova Scotia (Halifax, Nova Scotia: Privately Published, 1986, revised 1991).
1 NOTE revised 1991 with assistance from Elaine Hoare and John DeCoste

Use Formatted Source as TITL

The Use Formatted Source as TITL property determines if the formatted text created via the Include Formatted Source property is added to the GEDCOM file via the standard GEDCOM "TITL" tag. The default value is unchecked.

You might use this property to avoid using the GEDCOM reader's source formatting capabilities. When the GEDCOM reader is a fully-featured program, you should probably leave this option off.

Example:

0 @S1@ SOUR
1 TITL Evans, Dorothy, Bezansons from Nova Scotia (Halifax, Nova Scotia: Privately Published, 1986, revised 1991).

Export Source Number (REFN)

If Export Source Number (REFN) is checked, TMG to GEDCOM will export source numbers using a GEDCOM REFN record. The default value is checked.

Example:

The source number is written as shown in the examnple below for source number 21:

0 @S21@ SOUR
1 REFN 21

Include Source Parts

The Include Source Parts property determines whether TMG source element values are written to the GEDCOM file using custom records. The default value is unchecked.

When checked, source element values are written as follows, with one set of tags for each source element value:

1 _PART
2 _NAME element-name
2 _VALUE element-value

Example:

1 _PART
2 _NAME Short Title
2 _VALUE 1940 Census

Include Excluded Citations

The Include Excluded Citations property determines whether excluded citations are included. The default is unchecked.

Use Formatted Citation as PAGE

The Use Formatted Citation as PAGE property determines if the formatted version of a citation is added to the GEDCOM file via the standard GEDCOM "PAGE" tag. The default value is unchecked.

You might use this property to avoid using the GEDCOM reader's citation formatting capabilities. When the GEDCOM reader is a fully-featured program, you should probably leave this option off.

Ancestry APID LocationNote 1

See the Ancestry.com template page for more information about APID values.

The Ancestry APID Location property sets the location TMG to GEDCOM should search for an "APID" identifier used by Ancestry.com. The default value is "None".

An APID identifier links a citation to an entry in an Ancestry.com database. The APID identifier is only understood by Ancestry.com, so you should leave Ancestry APID Location set to "None" if you are not exporting to an Ancestry.com tree.

If you export a GEDCOM file to an Ancestry.com tree, and you have APID identifiers in some of your citations or sources, set this property to the appropriate value based on where you entered the data. TMG to GEDCOM will search for APID identifiers in the indicated location(s).

APID identifiers have a specific format: two numbers separated by two colons, for example, "1234::123456" where each number may have more or less than the number of digits shown.

TMG to GEDCOM searches the indicated location(s) for text in the expected format and assumes the first match, if any, is an APID identifier. If it finds a match, TMG to GEDCOM adds an _APID record to the citation. Ancestry.com recognizes that GEDCOM tag and creates a link between the citation and the Ancestry.com database entry indicated by the APID identifier.

The Ancestry APID Location choices are:

  • None — Do not search for APID values.
  • Citation Detail — Search for an APID value in the Citation Detail field. The value may occur anywhere in the Citation Detail text.
  • Citation Memo — Search for an APID value in the Citation Memo field. The value may occur anywhere in the Citation Detail text.
  • Citation Reference — Search for an APID value in the Citation Reference field. The entire Citation Reference value must match the APID format.
  • Source Element — Search for an APID value in a designated source element field. The entire field must match the APID format. The source element field is identified by the Ancestry APID Source Element property.
  • Any location — Search for an APID value in any of the valid locations, Citation Detail, Citation Memo, Citation Reference, and Source Element, in that sequence. TMG to GEDCOM will stop searching as soon as it finds an identifier.

APID Prefix

The usual format for APID values is "1234::123456", two numbers separated by two colons. The identifier may have a prefix, the digit "1" followed by a comma, i.e., "1,". It is not clear if that prefix must always be "1,", or if "2,", "3,", etc., are valid.

When TMG to GEDCOM searches for APID identifiers, it will accept a numeric prefix as shown above, and will match both "1234::123456" and "1,1234::123456". If your identifiers do not include a prefix, TMG to GEDCOM adds "1," to produce the value Ancestry.com expects in the _APID value. If the value you have entered includes a prefix, TMG to GEDCOM uses your prefix, which may be "1,", "2,", etc.

Ancestry APID Source Element

The Ancestry _APID Source Element property indicates the source element that should be inspected to determine if it contains an APID value as explained above for the Ancestry APID Location.

If you elect to store the APID in a source element, you must use the same source element in all sources where you include an APID. A good choice is to use the "Number" source element for the APID value.

Title Concatenation

When Use Formatted Source as TITL is not checked, TMG to GEDCOM creates the SOUR.TITL value by concatenating several values. This is not ideal, but ensures that values from the source that don't appear in other subrecords are included somewhere in a standard GEDCOM subrecord.

First, the source title is added to the value without a prefix.

Next, any non-empty source elements are added with a prefix set to the name of the source element. The elements are added in source element group sequence, as shown below.

The table below shows the default source element name for each group, but the actual SOUR.TITL value will use the source element name from the actual source element used in the source.

Group NumberName
03Subtitle
05Record Type
07Subject
08Compiler
09Editor
10Recipient
11Date
12Second Date
13Location
14Second Location
17Series
18Edition
19Roll
20Volume
21Document
25File Reference
26Number
27Film

If the actual source element in group 11 is "Publish Date", the value is not concatenated to the TITL value. It is added to the end of the SOUR.PUBL value after 15 ("Publisher") and 16 ("Publisher Address").

Notes

  1. Thanks to TMG to GEDCOM beta tester Dave Fuller for inspiring the Ancestry APID feature.
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