- Your citation should make it clear that you did not view this gravestone yourself.
- Although you will probably download the gravestone photograph and link it to your TMG database, you do not own the copyright to the photo.
- A book for your family.
- A report sent to another researcher.
- A report posted online.
- An e-mail message.
- A GEDCOM file that includes exhibits.
- A family tree on Ancestry or other online site.
- Any physical appearance of that photograph whose subsequent reappearance you can't control.
Gravestone photographs I take myself are linked to the corresponding burial event tag. Cemetery reports that include photographs are designed to print exhibits linked to this event tag. Therefore, I cannot link photographs to which I don't own the copyright to the burial event tag. There are two other possibilities. Link the photograph to its citation or link the photograph to the source. Pros and cons:
- Linking the photograph to the citation makes it easy to review the individual's gravestone, but exhibits linked to citations do not appear in an individual's Exhibit Log. This is my choice, but this also means that I don't create reports that print citation exhibits - and it's not easy to view all the photographs I've downloaded from a website.
- Linking the photograph to the source makes it easy to see all the gravestone photographs you've downloaded from a website, but it's more difficult to review an individual's gravestone. Exhibits linked to sources don't appear in an individual's Exhibit Log, either. Using this option also means you must be careful creating reports that print source exhibits - and I do have a few of those.
|Burial tag: Cemetery viewed and photographed|
|Burial tag: Find-A-Grave record|
- The first Citation screen shows that the record came from the cemetery itself. The date is the date the cemetery was viewed. The second screen shows that the record came from Find-A-Grave, the date is the date the site was accessed, and credit is given to the photographer - who photographed this stone at my request. Thank you, Garczar!
- The green camera icon in each screen shows that an exhibit has been linked to each record. In the first example, the event icon is lit, and this exhibit will print in my cemetery reports. In the second example, the citation icon is lit, and this exhibit will not print in a report.
- Memo and location information is similar in both records. Both memos contain gravestone transcriptions in the Memo2 field. The first burial event is from a small cemetery, and the photograph number in the Memo1 field is used as the locator. The second burial event references a large cemetery, and the section, lot and grave numbers are found in the Addressee field.