An Occupation Facts are one of the key concepts at the heart of Family Historian; they are how you record the things that happened to, or described, each ancestor (Individual). can contain all the standard fields for an Events are things that happened to an Individual and Attributes are things that described them.; normally it will contain the title or description of a person’s employment.
An occupation is defined in the GEDCOM standard as: ‘The kind of activity that an individual does for a job, profession, or principal activity’. can be managed via the Work With Data Tool.
As with According to GEDCOM, a Place should hold “The jurisdictional name of the place where the event took place…” it is a good idea to standardise occupations, where possible.
So for example:
- Ag Lab
- Agri Labourer
The occupation fact should be recorded as Agricultural Labourer if you ‘standardise’ your records.
However, some people prefer to record exactly what is shown on the original record rather than ‘standardising’ the data, this does lead to multiple definitions for the same actual occupation. It is best to choose one approach and stick to it throughout your research.
To improve readability on narrative reports for some occupations it may be necessary to define a custom Sentences are used in conjunction with Fact Sets to produce Narrative Reports; their templates are highly customisable..