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Common and More Tabs


Click either of these tabs to change the labels displayed on generated web pages.

Group Sheet

These are the most common labels that appear on a family group sheet.

  • Husband
  • Wife
  • Born
  • Married
  • Died
  • in <place>
  • Father
  • Mother
  • Spouses
  • M (male)
  • F (female)
  • Name

The label "in" is followed by a place of birth, marriage or death. You may prefer "at" instead.

In some cases, more than one name may appear after the Father or Mother labels. A child may appear on more than one family page depending on the child's relationship to a given set of parents. For instance a child may appear on the page for his birth parents, and also on the page for his adoptive parents. Therefore on a child's own spousal family page, there can be links to more than one father and more than one mother.

Option Meaning
Omit label when field is empty

Place a check here to prevent empty field labels from being displayed.

Normally GED-GEN displays field labels like Died: and Spouses: even when such fields are empty. This presents a consistent, form-like appearance to the family group sheet. You may prefer not to see such labels if the fields are empty. For example the label Spouses: may have a negative connotation if an individual has but one spouse.

Section Titles

These labels delineate sections on a family group sheet.

  • Children
  • Additional Information
  • Footnotes
  • individuals in
  • families
  • Most Common Surnames

"individuals in" and "families" form a subtitle on the Surname and Index pages, for example:

"831 individuals in 386 families"

Navigation Links

These labels appear as hypertext links to navigate between web pages.

  • Home
  • Surnames
  • Index
  • Prior
  • Next
  • Group Sheet
  • Bibliography
  • Repository
  • Gallery
  • Link Separator

The "Group Sheet" link appears on the footnotes page when you choose to display source citations in a frame window at the bottom of the browser. This allows a visitor to display the corresponding group sheet if they reach your footnotes page via an Internet search engine.

"Group Sheet" also appears on a multimedia gallery page, as a way for a visitor to return to the group sheet. "Gallery" appears on a multimedia slide page as a way to return to the multimedia gallery page.

The link separator is displayed between the inter-page navigation links. The default is a vertical bar character (|) enclosed between two non-breaking space (&nbsp;) characters.



These are miscellaneous other labels.

  • Notes
  • Marriage Notes
  • Medical Notes
  • Revised
  • Revision Date Format
  • Unknown (surname)
  • continued
  • Ibid

"Unknown" is a phrase displayed for unknown surnames.

Leave the "Notes:" field empty to display notes without a preceding "Notes:" label.

"Revised" is followed by the date the web page is generated. Leave this label empty to omit the date.

"Revision Date Format" controls how the revision date will appear. It uses special codes to represent the month, day, year and weekday. The arrangement of these codes determines how the date will appear. For example,

dddd MMMM dd, yyyy

results in:

Tuesday January 01, 2002

Click the drop-down button to select a pre-configured format, or type in your own format string using the codes below. Enter codes exactly as they are shown, including uppercase or lowercase letters. You may include spaces, commas, slashes, and hyphens. Enclose other characters in single quotation marks ('), as in:

d 'of' MMMM, yyyy  for  1 of January, 2002.

MMonth (1-12) dDay (1-31)
MMMonth (01-12) ddDay (01-31)
MMMMonth (Jan-Dec) dddDay (Mon-Sun)
MMMMMonth (January-December) ddddDay (Monday-Sunday)
yyYear (00-99)
yyyyYear (1900-2040)


These labels are used on the bibliography and repository web pages.

  • Agency
  • Changed
  • E-Mail
  • Event
  • Events
  • FAX
  • Period
  • Phone
  • Quality
  • Reference
  • Role
  • Website