When we add census images or other documents to the site that have a lot of names (like the Vietnam Veterans Memorial or the USS Arizona Memorial), we do some extra work to make it easy for members to add more information about those people. We add a bounding box around the name, like an annotation or Spotlight, but make it much more feature-rich. To that name you can add comments, other images, stories, and more.
What is really happening behind the scenes is that a Memorial Page exists for each of those names, and we pack a lot of the features of Memorial Pages into the Viewer, so that you can easily add information about that person without leaving the image. Everything you add to a name on a census or memorial image will also appear on the associated Memorial Page. This is an example of the census record for Amelia Earhart, and the associated Memorial Page.
This makes these types of images very interactive. If you move your mouse over a name on the image, you will see a small "bubble" appear with the person's name. Clicking on that small bubble will expand it to show extra details about that person, as well as member contributions that have been made.
If you are related to that person, you can click the checkbox next to the name, that says I'm Related. That will allow you to tell how you are related, and that connection will show up in that bubble, and on your profile page.
Within the bubble you can connect other images from the site (and even upload new ones in the process). The first image that is added to a person will become the "cover image" that will show up whenever that bubble is opened, so it's usually good to add a nice photo as the first image. If you would like to change the cover image, you can do that on the Memorial Page. Any time you want to go over to the Memorial Page, you can click the person's name in the bubble.
You can also add comments about that person while in the Viewer. If you have a longer comment that is best left as a story, you can click to add a story, and it will take you to the Memorial Page and get you started with your story there. Stories will be visible in the viewer, but have to be added on the Memorial Page.
You can also connect that person to other existing Memorial Pages, whether that is another Person Page, or some other Topic or Event Page. On the top-right of the bubble, we also make it easy for you to share the person by email or facebook, or bookmark that person so that you can find them again easily.