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Peter Buyk

How can I add a witness for example to a birth, marriage or death

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Chris Lloyd

I usually add that detail in the notes section for the event.

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Peter Buyk

Chris thanks for the answer, is it possible to make in the notes section a Link to that person with his personsid 

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XerxX

Yes: Copy the complete URL from the addressbar of the person in question. The "http://" or "https://" must be included.

Paste it into the Note and Save.

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Katryne

Hello !

Would the feature "association" be a better way to connect a witness to a family ?

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Chris Lloyd

I don't think it matters how you do it - as long as it makes sense to you and you are consistent in the way you record witnesses.

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Katryne

I was just wondering, it's the 1st "witness" I have to enter.

I chose the "association" feature in the end, with the reverse option, so the wedding will be shown on the witness personnal page and the witness will be displayed on the family page too.

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Arnaud

I faced myself with this same question. I started adding the witnesses of christening events in the notes, using just plain text. The problem; this data is not (easily) searchable. The names in the notes field don't link to actual individuals in your database. Creating a hyper-link in the notes to the person page is possible,  but it is a one-way linkage. On the witnesses own person page you cannot trackback all the events he witnessed.

Maybe using an association is indeed an option, but I would like the association to really link to the christening event, not to the overall person (where you can name the association).

It would be nice when there was on option to add witnesses to your database, and associate them as witness to an event. I'm still not sure which approach i will take on this in my database.

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Newfloridian

I have never found this an issue. I do all my data collection in Legacy 7.5 (never bothered to upgrade!!) This has a specific space in the area for witnesses where you add marriage details. I then upload this by GEDCOM to my online site. Witnesses (where present) are carried across into the line below the marriage date and place on the person's data sheet.

Look at the family block immediately above the Event map in this example:

Frank Tansley - details

I've never had to try to add details direct to TNG

Alan

 

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