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pmayerowitz

Member Since 05 Jan 2015
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Best Practice for Recording Census Data

05 January 2015 - 12:56 PM

I recently purchased RootsMagic7 and would like to insure from the onset that I am entering information correctly to maximize the full potential of RootsMagic7.  As a starting point, I am inputting all of the Census Records I have downloaded from Ancestry.com.  My questions are where and how should I enter this data?

 

What information should I enter as a FACT?  What information do I enter as a SOURCE? 

 

I can create a Master Source for the 1920 Census but where and how should I enter the individual source citation for an individual.  If I enter individual source citations under the 1920 Census Source I could end up with over 100 source citations under the 1920 Census.  Is this the correct thing to do or are there other approaches?

 

I also do not seem to be able to add or edit Source Text or Research notes to the middle and right hand sides of the Citation Manager screen. 

 

Details of the initial source are attached below.  Any help and insights would be appreciated.  Thank you.

 

Footnote: United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1920. T625, 2,076 rolls.

(Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA.), Year: 1920 Census Place: New Brunswick Ward 3, Middlesex, New Jersey: Roll T625_1055; Page 7B; Enumeration District 20; Image: 847.

Short Footnote: United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1920. T625, 2,076 rolls.
, Year: 1920 Census Place: New Brunswick Ward 3, Middlesex, New Jersey: Roll T625_1055; Page 7B; Enumeration District 20; Image: 847.

Bibliography: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1920. T625, 2,076 rolls.

Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA.

Source Citation: Year: 1920 Census Place: New Brunswick Ward 3, Middlesex, New Jersey: Roll T625_1055; Page 7B; Enumeration District 20; Image: 847