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Where do you enter Census's at in Legacy

Posted: 23 Jul 2012 1:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Where do you enter Census's at in Legacy? I've put them under Birth's put that doesn't seem like correct place to enter them.

Re: Where do you enter Census's at in Legacy

Posted: 23 Jul 2012 7:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Jul 2012 7:17PM GMT
I don't put them anywhere. I consider them sources rather than as events or facts and use them to document any 'facts' obtained and used from the census (age, address, occupation, etc.).

Re: Where do you enter Census's at in Legacy

Posted: 23 Jul 2012 7:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
That makes sense but I'm wanting to find somewhere I can put them in Chronological order preferably under source so I can follow them every 10 years. I didn't see anywhere specfic to put them but I plan on attaching them as sources to everyone I add, but am not seeing a specific place to put them.

Re: Where do you enter Census's at in Legacy

Posted: 23 Jul 2012 10:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hmmm... You could create a custom tag/fact/whatever they call it named "Enumeration" and list them that way.

Re: Where do you enter Census's at in Legacy

Posted: 24 Jul 2012 1:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
I created an event called Census and enter all the details in the event note, then attach the connected source to the facts it proves.

Re: Where do you enter Census's at in Legacy

Posted: 24 Jul 2012 2:02AM GMT
Classification: Query
That's what I do, too. Notice that the events in Legacy are called Events/Facts - a flexible area for all sorts of things.

I have customised the sentence definition for the census event, so that if all the fields are filled it reads:

[HeShe] appeared on the census [onDate] [inPlace] as a [Desc]. [Notes][Sources]

For one of my great-great-grandfathers, one census entry appears like this:

He appeared on the census in 1871 in Rosedale West Side, Lastingham, Yorkshire, England as a 22-year-old Ironstone Miner. (6)

In the source information I put a transcription of the household in the Text/Comments section and tick the box to have that print in reports. For the entry above, it looks like this:

Thomas DENNY, Head, Mar, 28, Joiner & Wheelright, Yorkshire (?)
Jane DENNY, Wife, Mar, 36, , Yorkshire (?)
Maria DENNY, Dau, , 5, , Yorkshire (?)
Jane Ann DENNY, Dau, , 3, , Yorkshire (?)
Hannah M DENNY, Dau, 1, , Yorkshire Rosedale
William B IRELAND, Lodger, , 22, Ironstone Miner, Yorkshire Langtoft
Eliza IRELAND, Lodger, , 20, , Yorkshire Market Weighton
Harriet E IRELAND, Lodger, , 3 mo, , Yorkshire Burdale Tunnel

I include the whole household, even when there are (apparently) non-family members, because you never know when a new bit of information it going to come to light connecting the unknown people to the known in some way. They might be distant cousins, they might be friends of the family who turn up elsewhere in another record.

Hope this helps. :-)

Kind Regards,
Wendy
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