Encoded Archival Description Tag Library, Version 2002
<famname> Family Name
The proper noun designation for a group of persons closely related by blood or persons who form a household. Includes single families and family groups, e.g., Patience Parker Family and Parker Family.
All names in a finding aid do not have to be tagged. One option is to tag those names for which access other than basic, undifferentiated keyword retrieval is desired. Use of authorized forms is recommended to facilitate access to the names within and across finding aid systems. The <famname> element may be used in text elements such as <p>. To indicate a family name with major representation in the materials being described, nest <famname> within the <controlaccess> element.
The ROLE attribute can be used to specify the relationship(s) of the name to the materials being described, for example, "compiler," "creator," "collector," or "subject." The NORMAL attribute can be used to provide the authority form of a name that has been encoded with <famname> in narrative text, e.g., within a paragraph. The AUTHFILENUMBER attribute can be used to identify a link to an authority file record that has more information about the name or cross references for alternative forms of the name and related names. Use the SOURCE attribute to specify the vocabulary from which the name has been taken and/or the RULES attribute to specify the descriptive rules followed when forming the name.
See also the related elements <controlaccess>, <corpname>, <persname>, and <name>.
The <famname> element is comparable to MARC fields 100, 600, 700.
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May occur within:
bibref, controlaccess, entry, event, extref, extrefloc, indexentry, item, label, namegrp, origination, p, physdesc, physfacet, ref, refloc, unittitle
1. <indexentry> <famname>Hely-Hutchinson family</famname> <indexentry> <genreform> Pedigree, 20th cent.</genreform> <ref linktype="simple" role="internal" target="EngC5769-f74" show="replace" actuate="onrequest">MS. Eng. c. 5769, fol. 74</ref> </indexentry> </indexentry> 2. <archdesc level="collection"> <did>[...]</did> . . . <controlaccess> <head>Controlled Vocabulary Indexing Terms:</head> <controlaccess> <head>Subjects:</head> <famname encodinganalog="600" source="lcnaf">Ferry family.</famname> <geogname encodinganalog="651" source="lcsh">Ferry Field (University of Michigan)</geogname> </controlaccess> </controlaccess> </archdesc>
May 26, 2006