Finding Records Linked to a Source

It can be very useful to see the records linked to a single source. For example, if you have linked multiple individuals to a Census Household schedule, or a Passenger List, you may wish to identify the people who were together at the time.

Version 4, 5 and 6

  • Select the Source in the main Records List Window under the Sources tab.
  • Use View > Record Links….The Record Links Window will appear showing all Individuals with Citations linked to the selected Source.
  • In the example shown, this Source (for a Census record) has citations linking to 5 people who all appeared in the census household that the source refers to. You will see that the individuals each have multiple links. This is because the source is linked to the Census event for all 5 people and to an occupation attribute, birth year or other fact for some of them.
  • By selecting one Individual in the Record Links dialogue it is possible to go straight to the properties for that individual by clicking on the Go To button.


Alternatively, a Query can be used to list every Fact that cites the Source record, e.g. Query:Fact ~ Facts Linked to a Source.

Version 6+

If you use Method 2 (Lumper) sources, you may wish to see everything that links to a particular Source with a particular Where within Source value (for example, you may wish to find everyone what was in a particular household or on the same page of a census schedule. (This approach does rely on you using the same value for Where within Source for all individuals in the same household or on the same page).

Use Edit > Find….  Enter the Where within Source value you wish to search from in Search for:. In Look in deselect everything except Other Fields. Click the Find Now button. You will find it easier to view the results if you next click the Display Results in Results Window button.

Version 5+ Plugins

Since ƒh V5, Plugins are available that have a couple of advantages over the options above, as they show every item (Event, Attribute, Name, Record, etc) that the Source is linked to, and double clicking on it in the results window will take you directly to the correct place in the Property Box.

Two relevant Plugins are:

  • List All Citations for a Selected Source for one Source at a time.
  • Where Used Record Links that works for multiple selections of any record type as well as Source records. Method 2 (Lumpers) can sort by ‘Where within Source’ values and it allows minor inconsistencies to be spotted.


Last update: 03 Feb 2021