Adding Source Detail Text to your Sources can make it easier to see what you’re working with on the fly instead of scrounging around looking for the original document to review.
If you’re using the digital component of the MRIN Filing System, or even if you’re not, you may have realized by now that it’s easy to link your digital images if you want to. It’s not necessary, but Legacy does make that possible.
Just browse to your source image and link it up. Make sure you distinguish between Master Source and Source Detail images. In other words, if you have a Death Certificate for an individual, that’s a Source Detail image, not a Master Source image. … [continued]
I knew I’d seen this somewhere, and I meant to go looking for it again. In my spare time. Ahem. Fortunately, I just stumbled upon it. The File ID Assistant.
If you’re using the digital component of the MRIN Filing System, and you’re a Legacy user, there’s a quick way to find your next MRIN or your next MRIN-extension. When you go to put a number in the Source Citation Detail Box, click on the magnifier next to the File ID box.
There has been a lot of interest in the MRIN filing system so I think it’s worthy of a recap. From the questions I’ve been asked it seems my overly-complicated presentation of it left some people in the dust. And there may have been other people who threw up their hands and just left. I’m sure there are genius-level filing systems around. The MRIN filing system just isn’t one of them so I take full responsibility for being abstruse.