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From: "Rae Jean Hay" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Census report
Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2000 12:28:29 -0500
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I also use custom census tags for each census. At this time, I use a generic
source for each microfilm roll (Heritage Quest CD) but put the
Page/Dwelling/Family in the memo (trying to create that road map). Although
this may not be proper source citation, I can add it to the Source CD field
later after I figure out how to get my road map.
Created Birth-Est, Marr-Est, Death-Est tags (a wonderful idea from ? on the
list) which I use to enter information from the stated ages on census
records and inferred death or marriage events. In the memo field I usually
put "age 40 on 1850 Census" and "1810" for the date on a Birth-Est tag.
However, I do not cite a source since I consider the memo to be
self-explanatory. Use the ___-Est tags as a check against all those "circa"
dates from other researchers but often it is the only date I have. Created a
text macro for "age on 1850 Census" to cut down on repetitive entry which I
edit before moving to the next Census year.
The amount of real estate in something I have not addressed but need to -
some of my farmers were wealthy and some were dirt poor at different stages
of their lives. Maybe a split memo for this?
Thank you for your participation on the list - your ideas are noteworthy :-)
Rae Jean in Memphis
From: Terry Reigel <>
: I'm not sure if it's less time consuming, but my method is a bit
: doesn't involve transcribing the detailed information into the memo.
: create a source, making each microfilm roll a source. I put the page,
: numbers (as apply) in the CD of each cite, using the repeat function to
: I cite the source on name, relationship, birth, and occupation tags that
: supports, adding additional notes in the CD where the data doesn't
: support the tag, like "shows age 55" for a birth tag.
: I've make custom census tags, one for each census year (with the census
: the tag name, it's easy to see them at a glance in the person view, and
: differ slightly depending on the year.) I use this tag to record the
: date, location, and any special notes, like the amount of real estate in
: censuses. I make the head of household and spouse the principals, and make
: others witnesses.