Style Guide

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Typography[1]

  • Main Person in Boldface Caps and Small Caps.
  • Children in Regular Caps and Small Caps
  • Grandchildren, when listed, in italics.
  • Lineage line in italics with general number nonitalic (Ebeneezer4, John3-2, Percival1). Combine generational number when successive ancestors have the same given name.

Personal Names

  • C. P.Frenyear: Space Between Initials, but not full name.
    • When transcribing use the formatting on the document
  • Mary Louise "Lou" Smith: nickname inside quotation marks, after the middle name
  • John Smith Jr: no comma before Jr. or Sr.
  • John Smith III, John Smith IV: no commas before roman numerals.
  • Mary (Smith) Doe: maiden names within parenthesizes
  • Mary (Smith) (Doe) Roe: space between the two sets of parentheses, listed in order of the marriage.
  • John _____: five underscores for unknown names
  • Mary Smith [?]: question marks inside brackets to denote unknown names
  • Mary Smith/Smyth: alternate spellings seperated by slash
  • See Template:Has person

Spelling/hyphenation

Style Guides used

Stratton,Penelope L. Guide to Genealogical Writing:How to Write and Publish your Family History Boston, Massachusetts : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2013.

Mills,Elizabeth Shown. Evidence Explained : Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace, 3rd edition Baltimore, Md. : Genealogical Publishing Company, 2007.

Wiki Standards

Individuals

  • =Types of Pages for Individuals=

Person Stub

If no direct research has been done on that person, and no notes are needed for a particular individual, the following can be used to esily create a page, showing all pages that identify the individual with "has person". See Template:has person/doc for more information.

{{person stub}}

Reserch Notes

Person Stub (including sketch and infobox):

{{person stub
|include infobox    = true
|include sketch     = true
|include research log = true
|include related pages = true
|include metada     = true
|include fact box   = true
|include content    = true
|pronoun            = he/she
|name               = {{BASEPAGENAME}}
|image file         = (copy image name i.e. File. foo.jpg)
|image caption      = 
|birth name         = (if different from name)
|born on            = 
|born at            = 
|died on            = 
|died at            = 
|buried at          = 
|occupation         = 
|spouse             = (no formatting)
|residence list     = fully formatted list of residences
|child list         = 
|child table        = fully formatted list of children see [[Template:Child table/child]]
|father gen         =
|mother gen         =
|generation number  =
|child header note  =
|mother             = 
|father             = 
|gen                = 
|alt                = (optional, see [[template:person stub]])
|first              = (optional, see [[template:person stub]])
|middle             = (optional, see [[template:person stub]])
|last               = (optional, see [[template:person stub]])
|id                 = (optional, see [[template:person stub]])
|link               = (optional, see [[template:person stub]])
|surname            = (optional, see [[template:person stub]])
|male line          = 
|married at         = 
|married on         = 
|spouse born at     = 
|spouse born on     = 
|spouse died at     = 
|spouse died on     = 
|spouse father      = (no formatting)
|spouse mother      = (no formatting)
|content            = content to be displayed
}}

Templates

This template uses the following templates.

Guidelines

  • Include all major life events, such as birth, death, marriage, occupation, and anything else uncovered troug research.
  • All claims should be sourced. (see Sourcing)
  • Images can be used as appropriate, but should not overshadow the text.
  • the Discussion and Notes section should be used to provide context and information about a fact presented in the Biographical Sketch when needed.

Infobox Person

  • See Infobox Person for help using the info box.
  • Use wiki links whenever possible
  • Use semantic tags whenever possible

Sourcing

Examples

Notes

Notes pages should be used for individuals who don't have a Biographical Sketch as a central location for research notes.


General Guidelines

Important Templates

  • Infobox - Template:Infobox Person
  • Links for individuals with Biographical Sketches where only the first and last names are known. Returns Firs Last (Biographical Sketch, Genealogy Profile).
    {{Individual links first and last |First_Name =First Name |Last_Name =Last Name |TNG_ID =1234567}}
  • Links for individuals with Biographical Sketches where only the first and last names are known. Returns Firs Last (Biographical Sketch, Genealogy Profile).
    {{Individual links first and last |First_Name =First Name |Last_Name =Last Name |TNG_ID =1234567}}

Creating a page for a new individual

  1. Search for the individual at TNG site
  2. In the search results click the name of the individual
  3. click the document icon to the right of the individuals name
  4. click create page
  5. select "new individual" from the drop down.

Categorization

Infoboxes

References

  1. Penelope L Stratton, Guide to Genealogical Writing:How to Write and Publish your Family History (Boston : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2013), location 484.