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Question about creating Master Sources for US Census

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Re: Question about creating Master Sources for US Census

Posted: 25 Feb 2014 3:21PM GMT
Classification: Query

I'm new to this too, having just started about two weeks ago. There is a Web page on the Legacy site that gives a different (but quite similar) approach to the one recommended here:

It might be worthwhile looking at it.

Funny, but to me (a definite newcomer) it would seem more effective if the master source would simply be something like: "1910 Federal Census" with the specifics (county, state, roll number, etc., etc.) being placed in the detail source. That would keep the number of master sources down to a manageable level. However, since people who have more experience seem to do it with a different master source for each census year and each county, I plan to do it that way too. Just speculating, but perhaps doing it "my way" requires too much variety of information in the detail source.

Perhaps someone can address this issue.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Sandra Farmer 8 Feb 2014 9:58PM GMT 
Val_G003 9 Feb 2014 2:46PM GMT 
Sandra Farmer 9 Feb 2014 7:34PM GMT 
Roger Lamprey 25 Feb 2014 10:21PM GMT 
Val_G003 26 Feb 2014 9:23AM GMT 
Roger Lamprey 26 Feb 2014 7:08PM GMT 
Val_G003 26 Feb 2014 8:32PM GMT 
Roger Lamprey 26 Feb 2014 10:19PM GMT 
Val_G003 27 Feb 2014 2:15AM GMT 
magnoliasouth 9 Apr 2014 7:29PM GMT 
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