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Old 22 January 2017, 12:08 PM
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Question Reunion 11 and "Evidence Explained" 3d Ed.

Searching ReunionTalk, I find Frank Leister states that Reunion is not built around Elizabeth Shown Mills' source citation framework. That makes sense. Various members here explain different reasons and approaches. These also make sense.

I'm proposing a different question.

I'm familiar with "Evidence!" (1997) and have long been using her first edition of "Evidence Explained" (2007). Both Legacy Family Tree (Windows) and Family Tree Maker (Windows) have made attempts to create source citation templates/systems based on Mills' recommendations.

I've purchased "Evidence Explained" (3rd ed.) to work from as I convert over to Reunion 11. I'm expecting to use Reunion's "free form" source format so that I can word things as closely to EE as possible. (I am opting for a formal approach with an eye to publishing.)

Question: Does anyone else have experience/suggestions for using Mills' third-edition approach with Reunion?
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Searching ReunionTalk, I find Frank Leister states that Reunion is not built around Elizabeth Shown Mills' source citation framework. That makes sense. Various members here explain different reasons and approaches. These also make sense.

I'm proposing a different question.

I'm familiar with "Evidence!" (1997) and have long been using her first edition of "Evidence Explained" (2007). Both Legacy Family Tree (Windows) and Family Tree Maker (Windows) have made attempts to create source citation templates/systems based on Mills' recommendations.

I've purchased "Evidence Explained" (3rd ed.) to work from as I convert over to Reunion 11. I'm expecting to use Reunion's "free form" source format so that I can word things as closely to EE as possible. (I am opting for a formal approach with an eye to publishing.)

Question: Does anyone else have experience/suggestions for using Mills' third-edition approach with Reunion?
I have edited most of the source templates in Reunion, not just free form, to align with EE as much as I can. It takes a while, but I did it as part of reviewing all of my sources (about 500) and creating correct citations for each one. Now that each template has the fields I want in the order I want, creating new citations is very easy.
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Old 29 January 2017, 03:40 PM
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I have edited most of the source templates in Reunion, not just free form, to align with EE as much as I can. It takes a while, but I did it as part of reviewing all of my sources (about 500) and creating correct citations for each one. Now that each template has the fields I want in the order I want, creating new citations is very easy.
Lynda,

Would you be willing to share some of your source templates if sharing were possible?

Thanks,

Jeff
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Old 30 January 2017, 10:07 AM
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Lynda,

Would you be willing to share some of your source templates if sharing were possible?

Thanks,

Jeff
If it were possible, I'd appreciate that as well!

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Old 16 February 2017, 08:46 AM
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I have edited most of the source templates in Reunion, not just free form, to align with EE as much as I can. It takes a while, but I did it as part of reviewing all of my sources (about 500) and creating correct citations for each one. Now that each template has the fields I want in the order I want, creating new citations is very easy.
Hello Lynda,

I'd appreciate it very much, if you would be willing to share your source templates.

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Old 17 February 2017, 10:16 AM
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Lynda,

Would you be willing to share some of your source templates if sharing were possible?

Thanks,

Jeff
Unfortunately the sharing of source templates is not possible via Reunion. That said, each source template in Reunion is completely customizable and can be made to “conform” to Evidence Explained.

As noted by another member of this thread, the process takes time to accomplish. The results, however, are worth the effort! For that matter, you can even add custom fields to sources that you can use (and) keep hidden in reports!

Over the course of using Reunion for more than ten years now, I spent well over 200 hours of my time tweaking the source fields to meet my needs ¬– mostly in preparation for professional publication. I have since successfully published that book and am very happy with the results.

Anyone interested in having a copy of my Excel sheet of source fields may email me off-list at: <apalmer6 AT Verizon.net>.
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Old 17 February 2017, 01:57 PM
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Unfortunately the sharing of source templates is not possible via Reunion.
You could create a Clone of your family file, which will contain no data, but will have all the Sources set up as you have them now and share that...

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Old 18 February 2017, 02:18 PM
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You could create a Clone of your family file, which will contain no data, but will have all the Sources set up as you have them now and share that...

Roger
Yes. I have used the clone feature more than once. But I do believce the OP and others want to add custom source templates to existing data sets. AFAIK, the only way that can happen is to modify each source type individually. :^(
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Old 19 February 2017, 02:50 AM
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Default Re: Reunion 11 and "Evidence Explained" 3d Ed.

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I have edited most of the source templates in Reunion, not just free form, to align with EE as much as I can. It takes a while, but I did it as part of reviewing all of my sources (about 500) and creating correct citations for each one. Now that each template has the fields I want in the order I want, creating new citations is very easy.

Lynda, would you be willing to share a clone copy of your file with the EE source templates? Perhaps it should be made an optional download on the Reunion site!
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Old 19 February 2017, 02:07 PM
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Yes. I have used the clone feature more than once. But I do believce the OP and others want to add custom source templates to existing data sets. AFAIK, the only way that can happen is to modify each source type individually. :^(
No, you could take your clone file with the templates in place, and then create a single person, and attach each source to that person then import that to your main family file and all of the (used) sources would import to your family file too.

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