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Promise Of Marriage 10 months 2 weeks ago #1

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Hello

I have a few Promises of Marriage to enter into ny tree and was wondering how seasoned users handle this fact.

Can't see it listed in the Add Fact and Events drop down, probably not in GEDCOM - do you add it to the marriage event as a note or create a custom fact to store the information?

If I create a custom fact (Promise Of Marriage), is the name of it added to the drop down list so that you can use it again or does it only apply to that one person/record and that a new one needs to be created for each instance where it occurs?

Thanks.

PS...also like to record info on slaves, slaves being given their freedom ( Affranchissements - in French) - custom fact again?
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Promise Of Marriage 10 months 2 weeks ago #2

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Is "promise to marry" the same as "engagement" ?

We have the tag "ENGA".

> custom fact again?

Custom event (not fact).

An event happens at an exact time. (Even if you do not know the time).
A fact applies for a period of time.
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Promise Of Marriage 10 months 2 weeks ago #3

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I had the same question!

I have never really understood the difference in GEDCOM between Bann and Engagement.

So I would use ENGA and if need be a TYPE of "promise".
Ken
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Promise Of Marriage 10 months 2 weeks ago #4

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> I have never really understood the difference in GEDCOM between Bann and Engagement.

For a church wedding, the marriage must be announced three times, on three Sundays, before the
wedding is allowed to happen.

Banns are usually recorded in the Parish Register of the church.
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Promise Of Marriage 10 months 2 weeks ago #5

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Thanks Greg and Ken.

"ENGA" and a TYPE of "promise" it wil be .

It may also be that a Promise of Marriage carries some legal consequences.

Cheers.
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