Friday, April 3, 2015

C is for Census



For each person in my database I add every census that they appear in.  The census information is put in a Census Event/Fact in the head of household's Event/Fact area and then is shared to each person in that Census.  The image of the Census page is downloaded to my computer and saved, for example, as         George Washington Hunter(1260) -- 1910 Census and it is in the Hunter surname folder; it is also attached to the Census event in Legacy.


This image shows the Census' in George Washington Hunter's Individual Information screen marked
with a green arrow.  The icons in the green circle show that the Event/Fact is
shared, sourced, and has an image attached.

The Census information was transcribed in the notes section of the Census Event/Fact for each
person in the household listed on the Census.

In Florence Lewis Hunter's Individual Information screen you can see the Census Event/Fact,
marked with the green arrow, in her Event/Facts section.  The blue arrow means that it was shared and the
Event/Fact title shows that it is a Census and her role is Wife.

This is Willard Milton Hunter and in his Event/Fact section you can see that the Census,
marked with a green arrow,  was shared with him and his role is Son.

Using shared Event/Facts saves me a lot of time when adding information to my database.  Not all of my Census information is done like this because it was an added feature after I started using Legacy.  When I come across an individual that does not have all of their Census information done with shared events I will fix it at that time.  I tagged everyone in my database on tag #9 and then as the Census information is fixed and all of their sources have been added I will untag them from #9.

What does D have for us tomorrow...check back to find out!


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