Is there a way to have baptisms show up automatically in the "christening" section?
I've noticed that for some reason, when I find a source documenting a baptism, the date and place often do not automatically show up in the "christening" section of the person page unless I enter it by hand. Is there a reason for this? Is it possible for baptism/christening information to automatically show up when you attach the record? I've included 2 screenshots of my problem. In the first one, I've found a source with a baptism date. I attach the record and assume the baptism will automatically show up under "christening." However, as you can see in the second screen shot, it doesn't show up. The source I just added is there, but the date itself has to be entered by hand. I would love to have FamilySearch find a way to automatically insert the date and place like it does with a marriage date and place, etc. Solving this problem would make it less likely that information will get lost on the details page. I think people assume it will automatically enter, but it doesn't. It took me awhile to figure out I had to enter it by hand.
Unfortunately, there seems to be a complete refusal on behalf of FS to equate Baptism and Christening. I am told that only English makes the distinction anyway - so it's ironic that this is French data.
Plenty of people say that the two things are different but never come up with a viable definition of the two to demonstrate that difference.
What is certainly true is that some denominations distinguish adult baptism from any similar rite conducted on children. I absolutely don't want to disregard their terminology. The problem is that the distinction between baptism and christening is being maintained even for denominations that don't make a distinction in real life.0
Nothing ever "automatically shows up" in Family Tree. You always have to specifically choose what data Source Linker should transfer or add. In your first screenshot, if you didn't click the "Add" arrow on the baptism, then Source Linker did not transfer or create that conclusion in Family Tree.
Unfortunately, Source Linker's offers of events or data to transfer are highly literal-minded. If the indexed collection happened to label the field as "baptism", then Source Linker will offer to add it as a Custom Event labeled "Baptism" under Other Information. Similarly, if the field is labeled "Birth Registration", then Source Linker will again offer a Custom Event, labeled "Birth Registration". Only if the indexed event's field is labeled exactly the same as one of the fields under Vitals, such as a "Christening" or "Birth", will Source Linker ever offer those events for entry into the Vitals box -- and that only if the corresponding Family Tree field is currently completely empty. It cannot replace existing conclusions. (There's a slight exception for the Death field: Source Linker can replace a bare "deceased" with a date and place.)
So in the example in your screenshot, if you had clicked the "Add" arrow on that Baptism, then Source Linker would have added it -- but it would not have been in the Vitals box. It'd only show up there if the index had happened to label that field with the other English word for this sacrament.0
@CambriaReading I do see that you were able to enter and tag the Source as Christening in the Vitals section of Details. It is interesting that this record appears indexed/labelled as Christening but in the screenshot Source Linker gives you the option to Add: Baptism. If you had accepted the option to Add ... it would have gone into Other Information: Custom Event: Baptism.
I don't think there is lack of evidence that christenings can be recognized as baptisms (or vice versa) - example: https://www.familysearch.org/en/blog/christenings-in-norway
The interface does allow the user to enter Christening/Baptism events "how, where, or what they may."
With the 'edit every field' indexer - perhaps in the future - users will want to edit the index changing Baptism to Christening (or vice versa) such that it can automate attachment? I doubt it - it is so much quicker to just attach, delete, and edit whichever field is desired. But Edit is not currently available (yes the old viewer/limited index transitions some indexes to the 'edit every field'/new viewer):
Currently Religious Affiliation is a separate Other Information> Event also - so if one wants to attach that to the Christening/Baptism it has to be entered in Source Title/Notes (According to France Church Records wiki - the church records were basically the registration - prior to 1792. I just thought it interesting that it is indexed as Parish and Civil Registration.):0