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STEMMA Example

This section presents a simplified example for a William Elliott, born in Uttoxeter c1841. The example is abbreviated for compactness and so does not include other people present in each census, or provide for alternative Place name spellings, or make full use of the inheritance mechanism. A fuller version of the same example may be taken from Downloads.

 

Note that the birth event for William is a conclusion only since it is not directly backed any source such as a birth certificate. However, it includes a small amount of narrative in the associated Event entity to explain how the date relates to his age in various other sources. A more involved version of this example may be found at Evidence, Reasoning, and Conclusion where the Source and Matrix entities are used to perform correlation of those supporting sources, and leave an explanatory trail that can be followed via a drill-down operation.

 

<?xml version="1.0"?>

<Datasets xmlns='http://stemma.parallaxview.co/2017-04'>

<Header>

<Created> 2015-11-01T17:00:00Z </Created>

<Product>

<Id></Id>

<Name> Hand Crafted</Name>

<Version></Version>

</Product>

<Text>

Example STEMMA Document.

</Text>

</Header>

 

<Dataset Name=’Elliott_Example’>

<Content>

<Created> 2015-11-01T17:00:00Z </Created>

<Author> Tony Proctor </Author>

<Version> 2.0 </Version>

<Locale> en_GB </Locale>

<Text>

Example STEMMA Dataset.

</Text>

</Content>

 

<Person Key=’pSarahWoods’>

<Title> Sarah Woods </Title>

<Sex> 0 </Sex>

... etc ...

</Person>

 

<Person Key=’pSarahWildgoose’>

<Title> Sarah E. Wildgoose </Title>

<Sex> 0 </Sex>

... etc ...

</Person>

 

<Person Key=’pWilliamElliott’>

<Title> William Elliott </Title>

<Sex> 1 </Sex>

<Names>

<Sequences>

<Canonical>William Elliott</Canonical>

<Sequence>

<Tokens><Token>William</Token></Tokens>

<Tokens><Token>Elliott</Token></Tokens>

</Sequence>

</Sequences>

</Names>

 

<Birth>

<EventLnk Key=’eBirthWilliamElliott’/>

</Birth>

</Person>

 

<Citation Key=’cCensusEngWales’ Abstract=’1’>

<Title>Census of England and Wales, 1841-1901</Title>

<URI> http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/census </URI>

<Params>

<Param Name=’Series’/>

<Param Name=’Piece’ Type=’Integer’/>

<Param Name=’Book’ Type=’Integer’ Optional=’1’>0</Param>

<Param Name=’Folio’ Type=’Integer’/>

<Param Name=’Page’ Type=’Integer’/>

</Params>

</Citation>

 

<Citation Key=’cCivilMarriage’ Abstract=’1’>

<Title> Civil Marriage Registration </Title>

<URI> http://www.gro.gov.uk/marriage </URI>

<Params>

<Param Name=’Year’ Type=’Integer’/>

<Param Name=’Quarter’/>

<Param Name=’Volume’/>

<Param Name=’Page’ Type=’Integer’/>

</Params>

</Citation>

 

<Event Key=’eBirthWilliamElliott’>

<Title>Birth of William Elliott </Title>

<Type> Birth </Type>

<SubType> Birth </SubType>

<When><Date>

<Value> 1841 </Value>

<Text Inference=’1’>

William’s date of birth is derived from his age in 1851 (10), 1861 (20), 1862 (21), 1871 (31), and 1881 (35). The latter is an outlier due to being estimated.

</Text>

</Date></When>

<PlaceLnk Key=’wUttoxeter’/>

</Event>

 

<Event Key=’eCensusElliott1851’>

<When Value=’1851-03-30’/>

<Title>1851 census for William Elliott</Title>

<Type> Survey </Type>

<SubType> Census </SubType>

<PlaceLnk Key=’wTinkersLane’/>

<SourceLnk Key='sCensusEngWales'>

<PersonLnk Key='pWilliamElliott'>

<Property Name=’Age’> 10 </Property>

<Property Name=’Occupation’> Scholar </Property>

<Property Name=’BirthPlace‘ Key='wUttoxeter'/>

<Property Name=’Relationship’ Key='pTimothyElliott'> Son </Property>

<Property Name=’Status’/>

</PersonLnk>

</SourceLnk>

</Event>

 

<Source Key='sCensusEngWales'>

<Frame>

<CitationLnk Key='cCensusEngWales'>

<Param Name='Series'> HO107 </Param>

<Param Name='Piece'> 2010 </Param>

<Param Name='Folio'> 113 </Param>

<Param Name='Page'> 8 </Param>

</CitationLnk>

</Frame>

</Source>

 

<Event Key=’eCensusElliott1861’>

<When Value=’1861-04-07’/>

<Title>1861 census for William Elliott</Title>

<Type> Survey </Type>

<SubType> Census </SubType>

<PlaceLnk Key=’wRussellStreet’/>

<SourceLnk Key=’sCensusEngWales1861’>

<PersonLnk Key='pWilliamElliott'>

<Property Name=’Age’> 20 </Property>

<Property Name=’Occupation’> Labourer </Property>

<Property Name=’BirthPlace‘ Key='wUttoxeter'/>

<Property Name=’Relationship’ Key='pTimothyElliott'> Son </Property>

<Property Name=’Status’> Unmarried </Property>

</PersonLnk>

</SourceLnk>

</Event>

 

<Source Key='sCensusEngWales1861'>

<Frame>

<CitationLnk Key='cCensusEngWales'>

<Param Name='Series'> RG09 </Param>

<Param Name='Piece'> 2505 </Param>

<Param Name='Folio'> 129 </Param>

<Param Name='Page'> 27 </Param>

</CitationLnk>

</Frame>

</Source>

 

<Event Key=’eCensusElliott1871’>

<When Value=’1871-04-02’/>

<Title>1871 census for William Elliott</Title>

<Type> Survey </Type>

<SubType> Census </SubType>

<PlaceLnk Key=’wSiddalsLane62’/>

<SourceLnk Key=’sCensusEngWales1871'>

<PersonLnk Key='pWilliamElliott'>

<Property Name=’Age’> 31 </Property>

<Property Name=’Occupation’> Labourer in Iron works </Property>

<Property Name=’BirthPlace’ Key='wUttoxeter'/>

<Property Name=’Role’> Boarder </Property>

<Property Name=’Status’> Married </Property>

<Text Inference=’1’>

Head of household is Elizabeth Wildgoose (b. c1802) and is almost certainly a relative of Sarah Elliott, nee Wildgoose.

</Text>

</PersonLnk>

</SourceLnk>

</Event>

 

<Source Key='sCensusEngWales1871'>

<Frame>

<CitationLnk Key='cCensusEngWales'>

<Param Name='Series'> RG10 </Param>

<Param Name='Piece'> 3565 </Param>

<Param Name='Folio'> 82 </Param>

<Param Name='Page'> 35 </Param>

</CitationLnk>

</Frame>

</Source>

 

<Event Key=’eCensusElliott1881’>

<When Value=’1881-04-03’/>

<Title>1881 census for William Elliott</Title>

<Type> Survey </Type>

<SubType> Census </SubType>

<PlaceLnk Key=’wCarringtonSq14’/>

<SourceLnk Key=’sCensusEngWales1881'>

<PersonLnk Key='pWilliamElliott'>

<Property Name=’Age’ Surety=’20%’> 35 </Property>

<Property Name=’Occupation’> Striker Iron Foundry </Property>

<Property Name=’BirthPlace’ Key='wUttoxeter'/>

<Property Name=’Role’> Lodger </Property>

<Property Name=’Status’> Married </Property>

<Text Inference=’1’>

William’s age probably estimated to be 35

</Text><Text Inference=’1’>

William and Sarah Wood didn’t marry until October but they were recorded as man and wife here. This was because their son, William, was already born by January.

</Text>

</PersonLnk>

</SourceLnk>

</Event>

 

<Source Key='sCensusEngWales1881'>

<Frame>

<CitationLnk Key='cCensusEngWales'>

<Param Name='Series'> RG11 </Param>

<Param Name='Piece'> 3404 </Param>

<Param Name='Folio'> 18 </Param>

<Param Name='Page'> 30 </Param>

</CitationLnk>

</Frame>

</Source>

 

<Event Key=’eMarriageElliott1862’>

<When Value=’1862-03-12’/>

<Title>Marriage of William Elliott and Sarah Wildgoose</Title>

<Type> Union </Type>

<SubType> Marriage </SubType>

<PlaceLnk Key=’wDerbyRegOffice’/>

<SourceLnk Key=’sMarriage1862'>

<PersonLnk Key='pWilliamElliott'>

<Property Name=’Age’> 21 </Property>

<Property Name=’Occupation’> Hammersman </Property>

<Property Name=’ResidencePlace’ Key='wVictoriaStreet'/>

<Property Name=’Role’> Groom </Property>

<Property Name=’Status’> Unmarried </Property>

</PersonLnk>

</SourceLnk>

</Event>

 

<Source Key='sMarriage1862'>

<Frame>

<CitationLnk Key='cCivilMarriage'>

<Param Name='Year'> 1862 </Param>

<Param Name='Quarter'> Q1 </Param>

<Param Name='Volume'> 7b </Param>

<Param Name='Page'> 444 </Param>

</CitationLnk>

</Frame>

</Source>

 

<Resource Key=’rPhotoTinkersLane’>

<Title>Photograph of Tinker’s Lane (c1860)</Title>

<Type> Photograph </Type>

<URL> file:mydir/TinkersLane.jpg </URL>

</Resource>

 

<Source Key='sPhotoTinkersLane'>

<Frame>

<ResourceLnk Key='rPhotoTinkersLane'/>

</Frame>

</Source>

 

<Place Key=’wTinkersLane’>

<Title>Tinkers Lane</Title>

<Type> Street </Type>

<PlaceName> Tinkers Lane </PlaceName>

<ParentPlaceLnk Key=’wUttoxeter’/>

<SourceLnk Key=’sPhotoTinkersLane’/>

</Place>

 

<Place Key=’wUttoxeter’>

<Title>Uttoxeter</Title>

<Type> Town </Type>

<PlaceName> Uttoxeter </PlaceName>

<ParentPlaceLnk Key=’wStaffs’/>

</Place>

 

<Place Key=’wBurtonParishChurch’>

<Title>Parish Church of Burton-on-Trent</Title>

<Type> Building </Type>

<PlaceName> Parish Church </PlaceName>

<ParentPlaceLnk Key=’wBurton’/>

</Place>

 

<Place Key=’wBurton’>

<Title>Burton-on-Trent</Title>

<Type> Town </Type>

<PlaceName> Burton-on-Trent </PlaceName>

<ParentPlaceLnk Key=’wStaffs’/>

</Place>

 

<Place Key=’wStaffs’>

<Title>Staffordshire</Title>

<Type> County </Type>

<PlaceName> Staffordshire </PlaceName>

</Place>

 

<Place Key=’wRussellStreet’>

<Title>Russell Street</Title>

<Type> Street </Type>

<PlaceName> Russell Street </PlaceName>

<ParentPlaceLnk Key=’wLitchurch’/>

</Place>

 

<Place Key=’wCarringtonSq14’>

<Title>14 Carrington Square</Title>

<Type> Number </Type>

<PlaceName> 14 </PlaceName>

<ParentPlaceLnk Key=’wCarringtonSq’/>

</Place>

 

<Place Key=’wCarringtonSq’>

<Title>Carrington Square</Title>

<Type> Street </Type>

<PlaceName> Carrington Square </PlaceName>

<ParentPlaceLnk Key=’wLitchurch’/>

</Place>

 

<Place Key=’wLitchurch’>

<Title> Litchurch </Title>

<Type> Town </Type>

<PlaceName> Litchurch </PlaceName>

<ParentPlaceLnk Key=’wDerbys’/>

</Place>

 

<Place Key=’wSiddalsLane62’>

<Title>62 Siddals Lane</Title>

<Type> Number </Type>

<PlaceName> 62 </PlaceName>

<ParentPlaceLnk Key=’wSiddalsLane’/>

</Place>

 

<Place Key=’wSiddalsLane’>

<Title>Siddals Lane</Title>

<Type> Street </Type>

<PlaceName> Siddals Lane </PlaceName>

<ParentPlaceLnk Key=’wDerby’/>

</Place>

 

<Place Key=’wVictoriaStreet’>

<Title>Victoria Street</Title>

<Type> Street </Type>

<PlaceName> Victoria Street </PlaceName>

<ParentPlaceLnk Key=’wDerby’/>

</Place>

 

<Place Key=’wDerbyRegOffice’>

<Title>Derby Register Office</Title>

<Type> Building </Type>

<PlaceName> Register Office </PlaceName>

<ParentPlaceLnk Key=’wDerby’/>

</Place>

 

<Place Key=’wDerby’>

<Title> Derby </Title>

<Type>Town</Type>

<PlaceName> Derby </PlaceName>

<ParentPlaceLnk Key=’wDerbys’/>

</Place>

 

<Place Key=’wStapenhill’>

<Title> Stapenhill </Title>

<Type> Town </Type>

<PlaceName> Stapenhill </PlaceName>

<ParentPlaceLnk Key=’wDerbys’ Before=’1889’/>

<ParentPlaceLnk Key=’wStaffs’ From=’1889’/>

<Text>

In 1889 the part of the parish of Stapenhill in the borough of Burton upon Trent became part of Staffordshire, and in 1894 the remaining Derbyshire parts of the parish became part of the parishes of Bretby and Drakelow, so that thereafter Stapenhill was wholly in Staffordshire.

</Text>

</Place>

 

<Place Key=’wDerbys’>

<Title> Derbyshire </Title>

<Type> County </Type>

<PlaceName> Derbyshire </PlaceName>

</Place>

</Dataset>

</Datasets>