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Can you link one media file to 2 people? il y a 6 jours 3 heures #1

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For example a birth certificate that references the child and the parents. I have uploaded it to the child, but would like it to show on the parents media tab as well. Is there a way to do with without uploading 3 separate copies of it?

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Can you link one media file to 2 people? il y a 6 jours 2 heures #2

Yes. When you upload media, you first create a media object which contains the filename along with media type and title. This object can then be linked to multiple individuals. However, I usually create a source and put the text in the source, then link the media object to the source. The source is what gets directly linked to facts on individuals or families.

Example: nwagers.com/tree/Wagers/source/S77/Obituary-Emma-Grammer-1873
The above is a source with one media object. That media object has 2 media files (newspaper scans). The source is linked to several individuals and families.

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There will be a media marker in the gedcom record of the child similar to

1 OBJE @M1234@

Go to the individual record of the parent or other individual, and under the media tab find "Link to an existing media object."
Add the media identifier, i.e. "M1234."
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Can you link one media file to 2 people? il y a 6 jours 1 heure #4

Adding media to multiple people is easy.

But...’nwagers’ is right. The correct was to use a source type media is as a reference within a SOURce then connect the events/facts of the individual that references that source via a source-citation.
Ken

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