Thank you Dave, I guess I am struggling with the open flexibility of Gramps to let one do whatever one wishes when one does not understand the ramifications of their decisions until well down stream.
Is there any documentation that describes several ways of doing things and the pros and cons of each? The trick with Gramps seems to be knowing what to ignore. If you try to fill in every box you end up with a circular mess.
I last spent time with Gramps 3.x in 2013 previous to a trip to Ireland. I was just using it to contain all the stuff I was finding, some conflicting of course. I did not have time to document were everything came from, or the apparent quality of the information. I didn’t really care then, I was looking for where the family lived so I could go stand there.
Now, people are quizzing me on where I got this or that piece of data, and I wish I had been diligent with citations. But I am not to hard on my previous self because there’s only so much time in a day.
This time, I’m trying to go through everything I collected and/or read and create a new tree. I see why you don’t put a citation on an image having a citation and an image on an event gets the job done.
There’s probably not a good reason for me to do anything different than you propose. Less typing is better and no redundant typing is best.
In the current grave marker case, I took the photo, and it’s repository is Google Photos as well as a downloaded version on my computer that I point the Media object to. So the event that generated the photo was my visit, not the burial. Granted the burial did set up the conditions I found when I visited. Could/should I make a Visit event type? Kinda sounds like more typing for no real gain. The date of the visit would be on the media object.
Could you comment on how you would handle photos from a modern visit? I suspect a photo of the marker is a photo of them buried so who cares if its been 130 years?
Now, here’s a db questions. Looking at the first three lines below, the first has a citation but no reference, the second has a reference from the family object (I was experimenting to see what it would do.) , and the third has no citation, but a reference from a citation - the same citation I added (+) in the first row.
So are these three media objects? They have unique IDs.
I guess I’ll take your approach and cite events and not media and see if I can get one media object and three references - James, Mary and the Family. I’m standing between the two markers.
Thanks for your time, it really is a help the talk this out vs. just try things because it’s hard to see what happens!