I'm working on residences for a person. He has lived in a half dozen places in one city over most of his life. Using the City Directories, I have probably 20 records of this. Since the Directories aren't done every year and since he doesn't always appear in them, it looks like this:
He lived in A for 1920, 1922, 1924, 1925.
He lived in B for 1928.
He lived in A for 1929. (This is almost certainly wrong since he was married and she disappears for this year only)
He lived in C according to 12 directories between 1932 and 1960, but doesn't appear in the 1950 one.
Also, some of the City Directories are missing so I could potentially find them some day.
It feels like I should enter:
Residence 1920-1925 Address A. Sources are Directories for 1920, 1922, 1924, 1925
Residence 1928 Address B. Source is Directory for 1928.
Residence 1932-1960 Address C. Sources are the 12 directories mentioned above.
Separately, I also have:
Residence 1954-1979 Address C. Source is personal knowledge from my father and myself.
I could combine the two Address C entries together and put in notes.
Does this make sense? Do you try to have one fact and group the sources under it (so there's one entry for Address A, one for B, etc) or do you keep them all separate so you'd have 4 Facts of Residence A each with its one source, 1 for B, etc. The latter seems like it would be very confusing to deal with.
Also, what do you do if you think there's an error (like the one mentioned above or his absence in 1950 when I know he was there)? Do you do anything to acknowledge the error so the next person won't be surprised or confused by it? Put in a note about transposed numbers/words/etc?
Thanks for any suggestions,