Citation records without citation (Cambridge Alumni)

From Gramps
Revision as of 13:41, 16 October 2012 by Romjerome (talk | contribs) (Source)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search

Many Ancestry records (eg census) give nice citations, that are easy to copy and paste into Gramps.

This is an example of a Gramps citation for an Ancestry record without a citation given to us. The important thing is to use sensible values in the Gramps citation Volume/Page text-box that ensure we uniquely identify the record.


This is the main Gramps event for this citation, although I will also use the citation for birth and death events.

Gramps Field Value Comment
Event Type Education
Date 1874-09-24
Id Let Gramps auto-populate this
Place Trinity College, Cambridge, England
Description Admitted pensioner at Trinity, Cambridge University This event needs some discription because it is more unusual than our normal census etc records.
Role (not shared) Primary This is the default value


Gramps Field Value Comment
Title Cambridge University Alumni
Id Let Gramps auto-populate this
Pub. Info


Gramps Field Value Comment
Name (shared) Should I use "" as a generic name, or "", which is the Ancestry site I use?
Type (shared) Web site
Media Type (not shared) Electronic
Call number (not shared) This is not really necessary and is not a standard value, but it is the Ancestry link for this source. This is the database link, so it is more general than the specific citation).


Gramps Field Value Comment
Date 1851-03-30 Or should this be the date that I reviewed the source?
Id Let Gramps auto-populate this
Volume/Page Ernest Pemberton. Barnes [post Pemberton-Barnes]; TRINITY 1874 Ancestry doesn't provide any nice citation information for us so we have to derive it - this seems like sensible detail that should enable any other researcher to find the record from the original source.
Confidence Normal This is the default. You may want to set this to 'Low' or 'Very Low' if you are not sure this is the right family
Note (Type: Transcript)

Adm. pens. at TRINITY, Sept. 24, 1874. S. of William, of The Hall, Havering, Essex. B. Feb. 12, 1855, at Romford. School, Brighton College (Mr Bigg). Matric. Michs. 1874; B.A. 1879; M.A. 1882. Died Sept. 20, 1920. Brother of Percy P. (1878). (Fox-Davies.)

Data Key: AncestryLink


It isn't necessary to set this data attribute.

But Gramps doesn't yet have a repository-specific attribute for this in the citation (only at the source level), so this is one way you could save the Ancestry URL.