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Birth Registration Example

This page updated 21 Sep 2006

Applies to Versions 8 & 9

This is one of several example illustrating how a the standard TMG Source Types can be used. See the introduction for notes that apply to all these examples. This example illustrates how birth registration record might be entered as a source.

Here is the example provided in Ms. Mills' Evidence! for Birth Registration (State Level):

Primary Citation
(Endnotes or Footnotes)
Subsequent Citation
(Endnotes or Footnotes)

Bibliographic Entry
  1. Philip Daniel Mills, birth certificate [long form] no. 134-85-001195 (1985), North Carolina Division of Health Services-Vital Records Branch, Raleigh  1. Philip Daniel Mills, North Carolina birth certificate, no. 134-85-001195 (1985). North Carolina. Raleigh. Division of Health Services-Vital Records Branch. Philip Daniel Mills, birth certificate.

Wholly Genes has interpreted that example to create the following TMG templates for it's Source Type Birth Registration (State Level):

Full Footnote Short Footnote Bibliography
[NAME OF PERSON], [RECORD TYPE]< [FILE NUMBER]><, [CD]> ([FILE DATE]), [REPOSITORY], [REPOSITORY ADDRESS]. [NAME OF PERSON], [RECORD TYPE]< [FILE NUMBER]><, [CD]> ([FILE DATE]). [REPOSITORY ADDRESS] [REPOSITORY]. [NAME OF PERSON] [RECORD TYPE].

In an attempt to match the example in Evidence! I then entered the following data in a TMG source definition, using TMG's Birth Registration (State Level) source type:

In this case I also had to create a Repository:

Which I then attached to the source on the "Attachments" tab of the Source Definition Screen:

When I created a report in TMG citing this source, the program used the output Templates in the Source Type and the text I had entered in the various Source Elements to create the following notes:

Full Footnote Short Footnote Bibliography
Philip Daniel Mills, birth certificate no. 134-85-001195 (1985), North Carolina Division of Health Services - Vital Records Branch, Raleigh, North Carolina. Philip Daniel Mills, birth certificate no. 134-85-001195 (1985). Raleigh, North Carolina North Carolina Division of Health Services - Vital Records Branch. Philip Daniel Mills birth certificate.

To make it easier to compare, I'm repeating Ms. Mills' examples here:

  1. Philip Daniel Mills, birth certificate [long form] no. 134-85-001195 (1985), North Carolina Division of Health Services-Vital Records Branch, Raleigh  1. Philip Daniel Mills, North Carolina birth certificate, no. 134-85-001195 (1985). North Carolina. Raleigh. Division of Health Services-Vital Records Branch. Philip Daniel Mills, birth certificate.

Some Notes on this Example:

From here you might go:

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