Need transcription corrected to make attachment correct.
Jack Terrence Flaig
His obituary listings have been transcribed incorrectly -- listing each of Jack's children's spouses as his children which messes up the source attachments. Thank you
I reviewed the obituary and it is not at all clear to me who are the children, the children's spouses and the grandchildren. I am not sure how an indexer could be more accurate or what corrections to make.
"Jack is survived by his wife, Diane, of almost 40 years; children and grandchildren, Paul and Laura Keating, Ave and Viviane; Janet and Glen Giammalva, Joey and Emily; Jason and Cyndi Flaig, Casey and Randy; sister, Kim and Ralph Pregizer; and many extended family."
The purpose of the hints is to attach sources to people in the hint. If it is not clear who the children and children's spouses are, you may not be able to attach the hint directly to the person.
My suggestion is to open the source and click "View" on the upper right side of the source. When that opens, then click the "Copy to my Source Box" on the upper right. With the source in the source box, you can then attach the obituary to any family member that is listed in the hint.0
I agree that the indexing can probably not do much better because all the indexer can do is go off of the record. Fortunately, you can do much better since you have more information about the family. This is a good illustration of why we must always check original sources and not rely on an index. The only thing that is not clear in the obituary itself is who are children and who are grandchildren. As far as spouses, clearly if there is no last name on the couple, that is a son or grandson and his wife. If there is a last name, that is a daughter or granddaughter with her husband showing her married name.
Looking at his death date, I assume that most of the people in the obituary are still alive, so you will only be attaching the various sources to your private copy of them, but this can still be worthwhile.
You can always force the Source Linker to attach sources the way you want them attached.
In the blue bar you can see two Change Links. Click on the Change on the left, the record side, and pick someone in the obituary that is not attached yet. Click on the Change on the right, the FamilyTree side and pick the corresponding person in Family Tree if listed or paste the ID number of this person into the box. Pasting the ID will be the easiest way to attach to spouses and grandchildren. Then proceed with attaching.
Sometimes you do have to reverse the order in which you change, that is, set the right side first then the left side.
This process is very efficient once you get used to it.
@CraigWArmstrong this is a very useful technique that I need to use a lot in the Source Linker for complex sources. It always works and everyone should be taught it. Copying the source to the source box and then attaching risks putting the wrong source on the wrong person, confusing the hint program, so I would not advise that for any type of indexed source.0
Julia Szent-Györgyi ✭✭✭✭✭
You'll have to make extensive use of the two "Change" drop-downs and the drag-and-drop feature, but Source Linker can link up everyone in the index with the correct profiles on Family Tree, regardless of how the relationships were (mis)indexed.
Sometimes, changing focus people will result in black warning triangles where people no longer line up, but you can safely ignore these as long as everyone ends up correctly linked at the end.
(Yes, my example is going to end up with an unfinished attachment, because of a possibly-living person. I'm not going to worry about it.)1