Where you enter your data is determined by how you plan to use it.
- You want your transcription to appear in a footnote or endnote. If so, there are two options. Enter the transcription as the first, or only, entry in the event memo; or enter it in the citation memo (CM). Make sure that your source citation template is defined to print the CM, of course.
- The first option will print the gravestone transcription in its own note, preceding the source citation note.
- The second option will print the gravestone transcription as part of the source citation note.
- You want your transcription to appear in the body of your narrative. If so, enter the transcription in the event memo field. You're free to use any memo segment, MEMO1-MEMO9. Just define your burial sentence appropriately and BE CONSISTENT!
- You decide you don't want your transcription printed in any narrative report or family group sheet, but you want to preserve your options.
- Don't enter the transcription in the citation memo. This opens the door to lack of consistency in defining your source citations and its printing options are the most limited.
- Don't enter the transcription in the event memo as MEMO1. It's simpler to reserve that for footnote material when a sentence is not defined.
- Enter it in MEMO2 or higher, reserving that memo part in the burial tag for gravestone transcriptions only. List reports can be defined to print it, and if you ever change your mind, you can define a new language using this memo part in the burial tag sentence.
Any other ideas? Feel free to comment. The more, the merrier!