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Question about creating Master Sources for US Census

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Question about creating Master Sources for US Census

Posted: 8 Feb 2014 2:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 8 Feb 2014 3:00PM GMT
I am trying to figure out the best way to label a master source entry for each decade of the census and for the various counties. One problem I am running into is that when I create a source for say the 1850 US census and enter in the state and county. I then have to create another 1850 US census source for another family in Russell Co. AL, another in Twiggs Co., GA, another in Wilkinson Co., GA , another in Pulaski Co., GA and another for Lenoir Co., NC. This makes for a lot of census listings to search through each time I need to cite a source. I know that they need to be separate source entries, but I am unsure how to best label each of the sources so they are easy to locate.

Some ways I have considered are:
By year
1850 US Federal Census-Lenoir Co., North Carolina
1850 US Federal Census-Pulaski Co., Georgia
1850 US Federal Census-Russell Co., Alabama
1850 US Federal Census-Twiggs Co. Georgia
1850 US Federal Census-Wilkinson Co., Georgia

By State:
Alabama-1850 US Federal Census-Russell Co.
North Carolina-1850 US Federal Census-Lenoir Co.
Georgia-1850 US Federal Census-Pulaski Co.
Georgia-1850 US Federal Census-Twiggs Co.
Georgia-1850 US Federal Census-Wilkinson Co.

OR by County
Lenoir Co., North Carolina-1850 US Federal Census
Pulaski Co., Georgia-1850 US Federal Census
Russell Co., Alabama-1850 US Federal Census
Twiggs Co, Georgia-1850 US Federal Census
Wilkinson Co., Georgia-1850 US Federal Census

I have yet to find one I am happy with. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
SFarmer9302 8 Feb 2014 9:58PM GMT 
Val_G003 9 Feb 2014 2:46PM GMT 
SFarmer9302 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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