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From: "wim prange" <>
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Secondary citation for multi-level sources
Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2005 19:54:30 +0100
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Hi all,

Kathy, the only solution I see would be to use Lead Text and CD in
combination with a single level Source. It does indeed require extra work
(plus discipline) on data=entry.

In general, I think a second template should only spring into action when
the lower source is used again and that a different lower source should
always use the Primary Template (and repeat the entire higher source again).
Readers are usually interested in a small portion of the report and
end/footnotes are usually not read from beginning to end. I think they would
hate it to browse an entire notelist to find the first instance of "Britten

On the other hand, when a great deal of the research/report is based on a
few Higher Sources, it would indeed be extremely redundant to see that
higher source repeated in the notes-list over and over again. So I do see a
need for a feature to make shorter references to a higher level source on
second use. It would require an extra template field I suppose but would
like to know what Bill's thoughts are about this.

The "Hereafter cited as" from Kathy's example would confuse me however, it
gives the impression that "Britten Baptisms" refers to "Magdalena Lenertz
baptismal record". When such a thing was possible, I would rephrase it to
something like "Parish register hereafter cited as".

Gr. Wim

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Don Zochert [mailto:]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2005 5:47 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Secondary citation for multi-level sources
> Kathy had a problem with the repetition of higher-level
> source information in notes and wrote:
> > 1. Any thoughts on this?
> I must be missing something. Why do you want to split this
> particular type of source, a parish register, into higher and
> lower levels?
> A multi-level source in this case lets you cite the child's
> name, the year of the baptism, and the page and entry number
> individually rather than in the [CD]. But I'm assuming,
> perhaps incorrectly, that the child's name and the date of
> baptism are in the text for which this is a source citation,
> so it's not clear to me why this information needs to be
> repeated in the citation. Isn't the citation to a page (and entry
> number) in a parish register, just like a page reference in a
> book? (I also don't see in your example how the [CD] of the
> template works in the final citation; it doesn't appear to be used.)
> To me, multi-level sourcing works best with things like an
> article in a magazine or a contributed chapter in a book,
> where the [DOC AUTHOR] and [DOC TITLE] are not only different
> from the higher source but the difference is important in the
> citation.
> I'm ready to be enlightened...
> Don
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