"I agree. The courthouse is technically the repository and not the source. I shouldn't have called the courthouse the source, but I was thinking in terms of the way I organize my Source list and mis-stated. Thank you for correcting that. (Hey, I…"
"Sources have been one of my biggest challenge in Family History. I always tell people that a source is the "Road Map" back to find the original record should you ever need to see it again. Everyone needs to find the system that works best…"
"I guess I'm a lumper, but that's just the way my brain works. I am relying on my locations (say for birth) to indicate where a particular birth certificate would be found. Same for marriage, and death. For example, the MO death…"
"I, too have struggled in the past (and sometimes still wonder how to source some things), but I agree with Charles. The courthouse is the repository. I am not generally a "lumper". The only real lumping I do is the Census years and then I…"
There are so many ways to answer this question and none of them are really wrong. Everyone has their own way of sourcing within limits. Many people source every little item seperately and others (the lumpers) use general sources and add the…"
"I would have a number of courthouses as Master Sources.
It's not the birth certificates that would be the Master Sources, it's the courthouse that the birth certificates came from that would be the Master Source. Each birth certificate…"
"So Lana, you would have a number of birth certificates as "Master Sources," correct? I've been working with one Master Source as a U.S. Birth Certificate and then each individual certificate in the details. Sounds like I may have to…"
"I am fairly new, too, so someone more experienced may have a better answer than I, but here's what I do...
I do not make a new Master Source for each birth certificate. I make a new Detail for each birth certificate. I make a new Master Source…"
Hey, all:I'm confused about sourcing in Legacy. Right now, I have one Master Source called Birth Certificates: U.S., and then I use Details for the individual certificates. Is that the best way to do it, or should each certificate be its own Master Source? Same with census records. Just don't know the best practice.AlecSee More
"I created a folder on the c drive called Legacy Images. I have sub headings for census, certificates, parish registers etc but I go one step further and name all pictures with the RIN first ie (123) then the name and what it is ie baptism marriage…"
"I have no idea what dropbox.com offers, might be interested, but I have a perfect answer for using Legacy software on more than one computer.
1. when you download from Legacy, instead of :"Run" you click "Save" (to somewhere you…"
"Yes, I agree with keeping them all in one general location as David said. And yes, when you backup, you select Backup Media Files, and you will back up all the locations of your photos and stuff. If you ever move your items, you will need to…"