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From: Rick Van Dusen <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Census Tags - Repetitiveness
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 15:26:52 -0800
As far as "breaking up the Census listings with other tags", I agree
that's a good way to go (and you ensure this happens by using sort
dates), but if you just don't have the tags, well....
I don't know if I will continue this as I clean up my newly-imported
data, but in FTM, I always entered the Census with just the location "in
the tag", but with all the other data (e.g. occupation) in other "tags".
Then I put the "nitty-gritty" data into the source citation, to print
only in the footnote/endnote.
Tom Momeyer wrote:
> Have been adding more census tags lately and noticed that with a number of
> them, say 5 or 6 over a period of 50 - 60 years lifespan, that the journal
> and/or narrative reports get a little (lot :-) ) monotonous. I'm using T.
> Reigel's custom census tags, however, the exact default sentences probably
> don't matter, it may just be a matter of changing some of them manually in
> the memo field and sentence.
> Is anyone willing to share their strategy for these sentences so that
> someone doesn't fall asleep reading them? Any examples from a real live
> Second Site website?
> I could see that if there were other tag types sorted in between the census
> tags so that they didn't run from one to the next, that would probably help
> break up the "story". For some of the 1800's people I'm working on, I don't
> have other events (so far anyways) to break up the census tags. I noticed
> in SS, using Two Column format (rather than Narrative), there is less of an
> issue, however, they are still repetitive.
> Thanks, Tom
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