|1||Given_Names||24||First Name Second Name Third Name or Init. [Surname*]|
|2||Father||18||First Name Second Name Third Name or Initial|
|3||Mother||24||Maiden Name, Given Names|
|4||Birth_Date||12||YYYY MMM DD or Ca. YYYY**|
|5||Birth_Location||26||State,County,City-Town-Township (for the USA)|
|Country,County or Province,City-Town-Settlement (outside the USA)|
|7||Spouse1_F-Name||18||First Name Second Name or Initial|
|8||Marriage1_Date||12||YYYY MMM DD or Ca. YYYY**|
|9||Marriage1_Location||24||see No. 5 above|
|10||Issue1||6||The number of children, or an indication (Y) that they had children|
|11||Spouse2_Surname||15||see No. 6 above|
|12||Spouse2_F-Name||18||see No. 7 above|
|13||Marriage2_Date||12||see No. 8 above|
|14||Marriage #2 Location||24||see No. 5 above|
|15||Issue2||6||see No. 10 above|
|16||Spouse3_Surname||15||see No. 6 above|
|17||Spouse3_F- Name||18||see No. 7 above|
|18||Marriage3_Date||12||see No. 8 above|
|19||Marriage3_Location||24||see No. 5 above|
|20||Issue3||6||see No. 10 above|
|21||Death_Date||12||see No. 8 above|
|22||Death_Location||24||see No. 5 above|
|23||Census_Data||20||YYYYSS,County Name - where SS = State abbreviation***|
|24||Source||12||Correspondent's name, Publication code, Public Record or WFT Vol.|
|25||Reference_No||8||Publication section or page|
|26||Other_No||8||Page number, document number or WFT tree number|
|27||Ancestral_Line||20||Named lines in Thos. Maxwell Potts' The Potts Family, or others|
|28||Comment||20||Extra info, nickname, census age or location, cause of death, etc.|
|29||Haplogroup_SNP||20||Designated DNA Haplogroup and SNP (subclade) if available.|
* If the surname is not Potts it will appear in [brackets] after the given name(s).
** Various symbols or letters may follow the date:
+ indicates that the event took place after the listed year
- indicates that the event took place before the listed year
b or c after birth date indicates date of baptism or christening
w or b after death date indicates date will was probated or date of burial
*** For Canadian census information the format is YYYYCan,Province
An * in the Father and Mother fields indicates the information is based solely on census data.
A number following the given name indicates reuse of the name within the family, usually due to the death of the first so-named child.
A question mark folllowing any data indicates uncertainty.
MMM in a date field signifies the first three letters of the month.
If otherwise unused, the Spouse3 fields are used for Spouse1 and/or Spouse2 birth and death data.
The Census_Data field may be used to indicate a known residence and date other than census data.
Comments sometimes appear in otherwise unused fields, especially in the Marriage3_Location field.
The Issue field contains the number of children produced from the relationship. The relationship can be assumed to have been a marriage unless otherwise indicated. Adoptions are indicated in the Comments field.
In the unusual instance where an individual has been married more three times (yes, there are a few), an additional database record is included for the individual and the 4th spousel information can be found in the Spouse1 fields.
To view a sample database record (fictional information) click here.
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