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From: Rick Van Dusen <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Census tags was RE: Custom tags
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 13:44:51 -0700
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For those who think Teresa's method is overly simplistic, check out the
Begeman system:

Teresa Elliott wrote:
> To show how diverse TMG users are and to show a newbie like Rose the power
> TMG has to be customized for the user's convenience. Bob has two census
> tags.
> I have:
> 1790-2000 census tags (21 custom tags)
> 1790-1930 census image tags (for recording an image of the census so I can
> print the image or choose not to by selecting or deselecting the tags) (14
> custom tags)
> 1850-1860 slave census tag (2 custom tags)
> 1880 Agricultural census tag (1 custom tag)
> 1890 Civil War census tag (1 custom tag)
> For a total of 39 custom census tags
> Soon I will be adding the 2010 census tag (where I record where to find my
> current family for future researchers) and a 1940 census image tag (as soon
> as the 1940 census is released and I can start researching in it.)
> Each tag has custom roles, that have different sentence structures that tell
> what that census recorded, what type of data a person would expect to find,
> and finally what my family reported.
> Each method works for the person using TMG. Unlike some genealogy programs
> you aren't pigeonholed into what the programmers think is data you should
> store, but rather, you can create the holes yourself to fit your pegs.

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