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From: Terry Reigel <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] Bibliography question
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2006 22:45:46 -0500
On Sat, 1 Apr 2006 16:24:30 -0600, Cheryl Freeman wrote:
> I started out creating a source for every household, and
> one cold and rainy weekend I decided to experiment with
> lumping <G>. I liked the result and because I was
> striving for consistency, I lumped right up to the county
> level. :) Now I am seeing a benefit in lumping to the
> County/Roll level. I have the FILM element populated
> with the series on many of my census sources and can
> probably make the changes I need in not too much time,
> since the roll number is in my [CD].
> Thanks, Terry!
You're welcome, Cheryl.
I say that I do mine on at the Roll level, but I suppose it would be
more accurate to say I do it at the county level, then divide by roll
when I get a county in which I find more than one roll.
Someone asked recently if my system isn't a problem when there is more
than one county per roll, and I replied I'd never seen that to happen.
But as I think about it, since I focus on the county, I'd likely miss
the fact that two counties have the same roll even if it does exist in
my data. :-)