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From: "Cheri Casper" <>
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Witness export
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 10:06:33 -0800
In-Reply-To: <>

Don - What you are asking for is something similar to the Birth-Childbirth
event in that you want an "event" created for the witness when s/he is added
to an Event for a different principal.


-----Original Message-----
From: Don Zochert [mailto:]
Sent: Monday, February 23, 2004 9:09 AM
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Witness export

Paul J. Harris wrote:

> First of all, let me say I'm glad you did not suggest showing the
> witnessed events in the Events Tab for an individual. I think that
> could lead to confusion when editing records. After all, as a
> witness, it may or may not be THEIR event. <g>


But isn't the fact that you witnessed an event also an event in its own
right? If you witness my death, the death event belongs to me, not you.
But the witnessing of it belongs to you, not me. In the chronology of
events in *your* life, witnessing my death may be of great importance. I
may have married your high school sweetheart; now she's free. So
shouldn't your witnessing of my death appear on your Events Tab?
Especially when the significance of an event does not appear on the
summary tab, and the only way to get a view of the contents or
importance of events is to step through the events on the Events Tab?


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