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Overview

You may add an Attribute item to the Person Entry list to include an attribute value in the person entry. Attributes are imported from certain data file records as shown in the table below. You may add multiple Attribute entries, if desired.

Use the Attribute item to determine what data is displayed for the attribute. Choose which attribute to include using the Name property. If the person has an attribute with that name, and the attribute's value is not empty, then GedSite will create an Attribute entry for the person. The Attribute entry will have the Label you specify. You may choose to include the attribute value, or omit it. If you omit the attribute value, you may specify literal Text to take the place of the value.

GEDCOM
Tag
Attribute
Name
Description
INDI.AFN RIN The GEDCOM standard defines the AFN value as "A unique permanent record number of an individual record contained in the Family History Department's Ancestral File."
INDI.RIN AFN The GEDCOM standard defines the RIN value as "A unique record identification number assigned to the record by the source system. This number is intended to serve as a more sure means of identification of a record for reconciling differences in data between two interfacing systems."

The RIN record can occur under multiple record types. GedSite loads the INDI.RIN, which identifies an individual record, as a Person attribute.

INDI._UID UID Several genealogy programs use the non-standard _UID record to include a unique identifier for a person.
INDI._FLGS various Flag values in Family Historian GEDCOM files are available via Attribute values. See the Flags section on GedSite's Family Historian help page for more details.
INDI._FLGS various Flag values in Brother's Keeper GEDCOM files are available via Attribute values. See the Flags section on GedSite's Brother's Keeper help page for more details.
Custom Flag Fields various TMG flag values are available via Attribute values when using the Direct Import options. See the TMG help page for more details.
INDI.misc various Reunion includes several custom GEDCOM tags that GedSite loads as attributes.

This list is current as of Version 2.12

Record Browser

The Record Browser includes the list of attributes, if any, for a person.

Properties

Name

Enter the attribute name from the table above in the Name textbox.

Label

Enter the text that you want to appear as the label for the attribute in the Label textbox.

Show Value

If Show Value is checked, the Attribute entry on the person page will include the attribute value. For some attributes, the value itself is not meaningful. You may omit the value by unchecking Show Value.

Text

If Show Value is unchecked, the Text property is enabled. If you enter text in the Text property, the Attribute entry on the person page will include that text as the attribute value.

Class

The Class textbox allows you to specify the name of a CSS class that will be added to the Attribute item's container. You may use the class in the selector of a User Style to customize the appearance of any Attribute Items with the specified class name.

If you entered a Class name of myclass:

  • Use the selector .myclass .gs-pe-label to style the label of the Attribute item(s).
  • Use the selector .myclass .gs-pe-value to style the value of the Attribute item(s).

Example

If a Family Historian GEDCOM file includes a "Related_By_A" flag, GedSite will create an attribute named "Related_By_A" for every person who has that flag. Family Historian flags do not have values other than the name of the flag, but GedSite attributes must have values, so the attribute is set to "Y" when the GEDCOM file is loaded.

Flags read from Brother's Keeper GEDCOM files are treated the same as flags from Family Historian, so this example also applies to Brother's Keeper.In this example, the Related_By_A flag means that the person is an ancestor of the person publishing the site.

Here's one way to configure an Attribute item to include the Related_By_A value in the site:

screenshot of attribute window

The Name property must match the attribute name, which in this case is the Family Historian flag name, so it is set to "Related_By_A".

The Label property text appears in the left-most column of the GedSite output. The "Related_By_A" flag is used to describe a relationship, "A" for ancestor, so I set the Label to "Relationship".

The Show Value property is unchecked, so the attribute value ("Y") is not included in the output, and the Text property is enabled. The Text property is set to "Ancestor", and that is what will appear in the site:

screenshot of attribute output
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