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From: Lee Hoffman <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Principals - Who do I add?
Date: Tue, 02 Jan 2007 16:53:09 -0500
linda chapman wrote:
>In the 1891 census for Cumberland I have one of my ancestors living
>with his wifes mother and her sons, I do not wish to add them to my
>tree so who would I select as the principal?
As Linda Towne wrote, just enter your ancestor as the Principal. You
can set the Sentence Structure and the Memo to shown that he was a
roomer or whatever and even include the names of others in
household. On the other hand, you could not include any other names
at all in the Memo, but show the mother-in-las as head-of household
in the citation.
I would suggest that the mother be included in the data set anyway
whether the sons were or not. I assume the living arrangement was at
some time either before marriage or after the wife's death in which
case this may answer questions or cause further questions. And
having the mother-in-law in the data set might help facilitate any
research in that regard.
Hope this helps -
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