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From: "GeneJunky" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Local Sentences
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 13:29:12 -0700
Teresa, I'm so glad you posted something specifically oriented toward
For a research report, aka "family reference" reports, I include many
details about the census; in a "skilled narrative," however, I'm inclined to
refer to "census" only in the footnotes.
Like most of my ordinary tags, the census provide me with "data" about my
ancestors, but in a narrative, my job is to provide "information" about
their lives. From another angle, in the big scheme of things, I've just
never met anyone who believed "enumeration"* was important to their life (in
the way it is important to my research!).
My grandmother was enumerated twice in 1910, first with her mother and
siblings, and second in another town with her aunt. Those two 1910 census
are footnotes/endnotes to the story of a beautiful young girl and how her
life's path was so influenced by turmoil around her, --the father's returned
to Norway, mother's daily struggle with several children; the death of a
cousin in town whose mother so missed her child.--And then there is that
certain well-to-do widower in town whose wife died so young, leaving him
with a small child needing TLC....
With a little work, you get the gist of this part of her narrative, but I
have to imaging the word census and enumeration appear only in the
Feedback welcome! --GJ
*except for the occasional cousin who was the enumerator of his census and
those of his siblings parents, --always fun to include in his narrative and
to note in the census citations of those siblings and parents.
From: [mailto:] On Behalf
Of Teresa Elliott
Sent: Monday, September 10, 2007 12:48 PM
Subject: [TMG] Local Sentences
Afraid my statement might get lost in another post.
In TMG we can have 2 kinds of tag sentences:
1) Globally we can create a sentence using variables for the date, place,
memo, and other principals and witnesses. TMG will pull the data from those
fields to complete the sentence. We can create a bunch of these and assign
roles to each, so that we can eliminate so of the canned sounding reports.
2a) Local. Basically the same as global, but they apply just to that one
2b) Local. Where I just type into the sentence field what I want that tag to
So Elizabeth what I could do is create a tag for the 1850 census for a
person, and instead of using a sentence with variables, roles, etc. I would
use the Local sentence, and I would simply type into the
Sentence for that tag what I wanted to say. I could analyze the sources as
part of the tag sentence, or as part of the source in the footnote. I would
then pick out the tags I wanted for your report, and have TMG print them.
I can't find the example you gave earlier. Could you repost it?
Teresa Ghee Elliott
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