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From: "Keith Skinner" <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] Census Sentence Formats
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2006 05:39:19 +1100
As I have only been using TMG for a short while, it is taking a bit of time
to get my head around the sentence structures, and the use of roles. I
wasn't sure on where one changed the sentence structure, but from reading
your tips completely, I now know it is in the Master Tag Type List. I should
have read your tips more thoroughly before posting my original question.
I have been looking at your expanded version, as the output seems to fit
with what I am trying to do.
Your example applies specifically to a Census carried out in the USA. I have
several different Census locations - Scotland, England, Australia etc. From
your example, it appears that I will need to create different Tags for each
set of Census criteria (eg. CenSCT1851 - Scotland 1851). Is this correct?
I would like to thank you also, for the excellent TMG Tips site and your
input to the User Group. If you had not provided that I would be still
From: Terry Reigel [mailto:]
Sent: Friday, 31 March 2006 12:08 AM
Subject: Re: [TMG] Census Sentence Formats
On Thu, 30 Mar 2006 17:24:16 +1100, Keith Skinner wrote:
> I need a little help on the Census Sentence formats shown
> on Terry Reigel's website.
There are two versions there, Keith, which are you asking about -
basic or enhanced?
> I assume that each individual's census tag sentence is
> modified to reflect the different census returns.
Where did you get that idea? The whole idea is that with a "normal"
family with one or both parents, with or without one or more children,
no modifications are needed. The supplied Roles handle the whole
When you find extended families you can modify the sentences, but
often I find that I can manage the whole thing by Memo entries. Even
that isn't required in the simple version if you don't want to state
If you say what specifically concerns you I can provide more specific
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