[Digikam-users] People Tags - a practical question

Mick Sulley mick at sulley.info
Wed Feb 20 08:58:40 GMT 2013

Thankfully I don't have any pictures of Elizabeth Taylor:)

I do have a desire to somehow link all this in to my genealogy database, 
which I keep on my local sever with geneweb.  No idea how to do it yet, 
needs further thought!


On 20/02/13 08:02, Jean-François Rabasse wrote:
> Hi Mick,
> On Tue, 19 Feb 2013, Mick Sulley wrote:
>> I am just starting to add people tags and immediately it raises a 
>> practical question.  Many of the females have married and so changed 
>> their names.  How do you guys deal with this?  My current thought is 
>> to tag as Mary Smith(Jones), so Mary Jones is tagged as such until 
>> she gets married, then I edit the tag to be Mary Smith(Jones) so she 
>> would then have that tag on all pictures, past and future.
>> I guess this becomes a bit cumbersome when someone is married 
>> multiple times, but luckily I don't have that problem, at least not 
>> at the moment:)
> As far as I remember, Elizabeth Taylor got married 7 times, and husbands
> n° 5 and n° 7 were the same, Richard Burton.
> In that case you would get Elizabeth Taylor(Burton 1) and
> Elizabeth Taylor(Burton 2) ! Or, as in TV series, Season 1 and Season 2.
> I am joking :-)
> The suggestion from Peter, using subtags, looks quite fair.
> On Wed, 20 Feb 2013, Peter Mc Donough wrote:
>> What about subtags, which could cover several divorces as well;-)
>> e.g.
>> Mary Smith
>>  |
>>   married Jones
>>  |
>>   married Copper
> Pleasant solution because it reflects the reality from a data model
> point of view. A person has one and only one birth name, but can get
> married or divorced several times. And this tags model allows each tag
> to have several subtags, but each subtag has one and only one parent tag.
> Perhaps it could be interesting to swap first name and name, e.g.
>  Person/Smith/Mary
>  Person/Smith/Mary/Jones
>  Person/Smith/Mary/Copper
>  etc.
> The day you add Mary's brother,
>  Person/Smith/Peter
> Your ancestor tag Person/Smith reflects also the Smith family.
> Regards,
> Jean-François

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