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#1 Shiro



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Posted 12 April 2015 - 07:18 PM

I have 3 families living close to each other and appearing on one page of the 1900 census.  How do I cite each family without entering 3 different sources?

#2 Shiro



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Posted 12 April 2015 - 08:16 PM

I have 3 families located very near each other on one census page.  How do I cite the page without creating 3 different sources?  I don't really understand the use Master text and detail text.

#3 Nettie


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 06:33 AM

IN RM, press F1  which is the help menu and search for Citation Manager.  There is a very good explanation of the Master Text [example Census source information] and detail text [example: the information found for a person].  Or watch the webinar on doing a census record/Source

http://rootsmagic.com/webinars/  no 5.  No matter which version of RM you have or the webinar says, it works for all versions.  :)


I use the same source for all the persons on one census page.  Once I have all the items together in the source citation, I memorize it [which is copy of] and paste it in the 2nd persons census fact, the source. and in the 3rd person census fact. The only information I change in the Source Citation for each individual is the Detail Text.  


Suggest looking at the Forum/ Tips and Helps for information on the census records. Look at this file in RM 4, 5, 6, & 7.

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#4 Renee Zamora

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 12:49 PM

I think this all depends on if you are a lumper or splitter when it comes to sources. What fields you have in the Master Source (yellow) fields and what you have in the Source Details (green) fields.  I have made a copy of the source template and edited to fit my needs. In this case I would be using only one Source as the 1900 census, but changing the citation based on the family.


#5 Don Newcomb

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 08:00 PM

For me, they'd all be the same master source: US Census 1900. The citation details would vary only in the household number. I'd probably just copy and paste the same citation on each family, editing only the household number.

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