Biographies Help

The Biographies/Prolific Peals dataset is an index to biographical and prolific peals data. The upload facility is intended to reflect current output requirements. For biographies, it is suggested that future records are entered as individual pages (using the Detail Page URL), as this allows a more flexible approach, particular where an addendum has to be made. The addenda have been uploaded for legacy records, but have not been enabled for update in this release.

LabelDetails
TitleTitle (e.g. Sir). Mr, Mrs, Miss etc should not normally be used
Forename(s)Forename(s) (preferred – or initials) separated by space
SurnameSurname. This is a separate field for sorting
Honours etcEnter any honours, qualifications that should appear after the name (currently only relevant to biographical data).
Distinct IDThis is used to distinguish two people with identical names in the pull down lists. It is not visible externally.
BornDate of birth, if known. Format is dd/mm/yyyy, mm/yyyy or yyyy depending on available accuracy of the date. There is no validation – 29th Feb will roll over to 1st March etc,
DeceasedDate of death, if known. Format as above
Upload BiographyTo upload a biography (JPEG image or PDF), click on the Browse button and select a file. This must be a valid JPEG image or PDF file.
Image RefThis displays the location of any uploaded JPEG file and the associated image.
PDF RefThis displays the location of any uploaded PDF file and the associated document.
Detail Page URLAs an alternative to using the JPEG or PDF images, an individual page can be created within WordPress. You will need to copy and paste in the URL for the page. It must refer to a WordPress page on the CCCBR site.
Page NumberThe URL is converted to and held as a WordPress page number. If the page location is changed, the index can still find the relevant page.
Clear BiographySet this to Yes, and all the biographical data will be cleared from the record. (Use this if you make a mistake – the record will no longer be visible on the Biographies page).
Upload Prolific PealsTo upload prolific peals, click on the Browse button and select a file. This must be a valid PDF file.
PPR RefThis displays the location of any uploaded PDF file and the associated document.
Clear Prolific PealsSet this to Yes, and all the and all the prolific peals data will be cleared from the record. (Use this if you make a mistake – the record will no longer be visible on the Prolific Peals page).