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Subject: Re: [TMG] Death Reg. Sourcing Sorrows from a Long Time Lurker
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 20:54:29 -0700 (PDT)
Holly Timm wrote:
<<I also (mostly) print the image and the text file for my hard copy files.
Since I get awfully hot on the trail sometimes, I often don't search and
enter my data into TMG as I go but enter instead from the printouts with the
text files providing whatever I need to know besides what is in the image.>>
I follow a similar procedure, but with a few added steps:
Before printing the census image, I often will crop it so that I don't use up ink unnecessarily printing the black background. That also means that the final printed image is a bit larger. That is a problem with only some of the US censuses, but is a bigger issue with UK censuses. I find Irfanview to be an easy-to-use image editor.
I print the text record information on the reverse side of the page, ensuring that it does not get separated, as well as saving paper. Where Ancestry provides a "View others on the page" option, I copy the basic information for each of the other people in my household of interest to my text file. If the census image is hard to read, it is often useful to see what the Ancestry indexer thought was written on the census.
For my source information, I have one source for each census year, and I copy the source citation directly from the Ancestry data. In general, since census images can be viewed can be viewed from a number of "repositories", which all use similar referencing data, it should not cause a problem for anyone reading my citation.