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#1 msualumni

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 08:01 AM

Can someone tell me how I would create a sentence template that combines the censuses for a family? I want it to read "[Couple] were found in the 1880, 1900, 1910 and 1920 censuses.

#2 Laura

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:23 AM

Link each census year as a separate fact and sort the facts in order with no other facts between. Customize the sentences.

1st sentence:
[couple] were found in the< [date:year],
Or
[Wife:given] and [Husband] were found in the [Date:year],

2nd sentence:
[Date:plain:year],

3rd year:
[Date:plain:year] and

Last sencence:
[Date:plain:year] censuses< [PlaceDetails]>< [Place]>.

Put all the notes and link all the sources in the last Census fact.

I only combine census years for censuses with the same place.

I use the individual census fact and haven't tried the Census (Family) fact.

#3 msualumni

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 06:18 AM

Thank you Laura, I'm going to try this. I'm trying to learn how to craft better sentence templates.

#4 Dale DePriest

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 10:44 AM

Census can also be entered as a family fact.