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Subject: Re: [docbook] DocBook for encoding a family history "encyclopedia"


That sounds like quite a project! In addition to the encyclopedia idea, I have also been transcribing a family history book. Glad I'm not the only one! And glad to see that others think DocBook is useful for this type of work as well.

TEI also struck me as perhaps being overkill for what I wanted to do.

Now, if I can just get the stylesheet customizations worked out... ;)


> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Brad Tombaugh
> Sent: 03/18/13 07:29 PM
> To: Michael Broschinsky, docbook@lists.oasis-open.org
> Subject: Re: [docbook] DocBook for encoding a family history "encyclopedia"
> Mike, I am also using DocBook for a family history/genealogy book. I'm using Book as the document type, with Chapters for each branch of family. I've created index entries for both people and places, using surname as the primary, and first and middle name as the secondary. I include years lived when needed in cases where the name is not unique. For women, I also include an entry under maiden name, if known. I've done much the same for places, using the country or state as the primary indexterm, followed by county and city or township as appropriate.
> You can create footnotes for reference information, as described here: http://www.docbook.org/tdg51/en/html/footnote.html (depending on which version of DocBook you are using). They can be presented as footnotes or endnotes according to the stylesheet settings you are using.


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