The notes below (and in the Icons & Abbreviations page) are designed to help you understand the layout and terminology used in the Person Pages and Charts. If this is the first time you have looked at this site, you may find it useful to print both pages so that you can refer to them easily as you work your way through the different elements of the site.
Each Person Page includes the following sections:
- Name of the current person -- a given name in parentheses is the person's 'known as' name or nickname;
- Sex (? for unknown and pseudo persons), TMG ID number, date of birth, date of death;
- Last Edited (date of last update for this person in TMG);
- Relationship of current person to Lindsay Graham and Penny Emerson-Elliott (blank if there is no relationship) -- note that only blood relationships are shown, not relationships by marriage;
- Icon for Family Explorer chart -- click on the icon to display a chart for the current person including his/her siblings, partners, children and direct ancestors who are not alive;
- Charts -- Descendant Charts for Hammond Graham and George Walker (Lindsay's ancestors) and Thomas Emerson, Samuel Batten and Mikhail Orlov (Penny's ancestors) and Ancestor Charts for Lindsay and Penny are shown if the current person is in any of those charts -- see further explanation below;
- Parents of the current person (blank if parents are not known or are not included in this site);
- Events List with labels, dates and memos -- see further explanation below;
- Family Section -- basic data for spouse(s) and children (blank if no family members have been identified and, of course, living family members are not shown) -- a + sign following a child's name means that he/she has children; and
- Citations -- footnotes show the source of the information displayed -- see further explanation below.
In a Person Page:
- click on any linked name (underlined in red) to jump to that Person Page;
- if any charts are shown, click on a chart name to jump to the current person's location on that chart.
Descendant charts show the nominated person in the left-hand top corner with later generations in the following columns from left to right.
Ancestor charts (sometimes called Pedigree charts) show the nominated person in the left-hand centre with earlier generations in the following columns from left to right.
In both charts, the year of birth and year of death (where known) appear under the person's name. For spouses, the year of marriage (where known) is shown between the birth and death years.
In a chart, click on the name in any box to jump to that Person Page.
Events (sometimes called tags) is the term used by TMG to record information (sometimes called facts) about a person's life. The Events List has 3 columns -- for labels, dates and memos. The List is in chronological order and, while the event memos will generally be self-explanatory, the following notes may help:
- an event may involve additional people as either principals or witnesses;
- if there is another principal (eg, a marriage event), his/her name appears at the start of the event memo and the event also appears on the Person Page for the other principal;
- witness is a special term used for any person who played some role in the event -- if there are witnesses for an event, their roles and names appear at the end of the event memo and the event also appears on the Person Page for each of the witnesses;
- an event with a role in brackets in the event label is an event in which the current person is a witness (as indicated by the role) -- the name/s of the principal/s appear at the start of the event text but the names of the other witnesses are not shown in the event text; and
- each highlighted name in the event text is a link to that person.
Citations show where I got the information included in the Person Page events. The first citation of a source is usually in the format:
Full description of the source; abbreviated name used in subsequent citations; if relevant, location of my copy of the cited source: date information acquired (ie, received if oral, letter or email; accessed if internet or library) and data obtained from the source specific to this event.
Subsequent citations of the same source show only the abbreviated name of the source and the date acquired/data obtained.
Names quoted in the Citations are sometimes abbreviated as the first 2 letters of the surname followed by initials, eg, EmTW for Thomas William Emerson.