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Adding a Post-em Note
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View Post-em Notes Submitted by Others

A Post-em Note enables researchers to help fill in missing pieces of existing files. It is the electronic equivalent of a sticky note.

You will be able to add or view Post-em Notes to most of our databases or files. Because they are attachments to an individual within a file, the links to view the notes will be included with individual entries. If a Post-em Note has been added, it will appear as View Post-em (1) , with the number indicating how many Post-em Notes have been added for a given file.

The link to view Post-em Notes appears only if notes exist. Generally it appears next to the link to add a Post-em Note, with the individual entry. If you only see the option to add a Post-em, it means there are no Post-em Notes attached to the individual.

In the WorldConnect Project you will see this graphic at the top of any individual's file that has a Post-em Note attached. There will also be a link at the bottom of the page.

View Post-em Graphic

Clicking on the option to "View Post-em" will result in a screen similar to this. It includes the name and E-mail address of the person who submitted it.

Interactive Edit Form

If you write to the submitter, it would be helpful to include the name of the file and the individual the note is attached to. You will find this information in the first two fields of the Post-em Note (at the top of the form, between the two horizontal lines).