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census: primary vs secondary source

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census: primary vs secondary source

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 7:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
When creating a master source for a census sheet, we are asked if the data is a primary or secondary source.

It would be a primary source for a census "event", but could be a secondary source for date or place of birth of birth (ex: 1900 U S Federal Census).

My question is this: when created, the master source might be a "primary" source. But how do I use the same source as a "secondary" source for another event when it is marked as a primary source? If I change the master source to "secondary", it effects all uses of that source.

Hope this makes sense.

Ruth Stephens
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ruthsgenealog... 11 Dec 2012 2:00PM GMT 
ruthsgenealog... 11 Dec 2012 6:32PM GMT 
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