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In Topic: suggestion for dealing with space in last name

11 August 2017 - 06:03 AM

Eureka!!  Thank you, so much!  That's exactly what I needed and helped me in another spot as well.  Be well.

In Topic: suggestion for dealing with space in last name

09 August 2017 - 11:24 AM

I'm so sorry! No, I didn't explain myself correctly.  I'm actually citing varies sources from the family, research, letters, a family bible, etc., and when I enter the name in the Author field of my citation I have problems.  For example, when citing my grandfather's genealogy research, if I put his name in the author field as "Van Nostrand, William", it appears correctly in the Footnote but not in the Bibliography, showing as "Nostand Van Bill" and in the Short Footnote as just "Nostrand".  I understand why there's not first name in the Short Footnote.  But is this just a formating thing with the Author field?  And I just need to know the correct way to format it?  or should I separate first and last name into two different fields in my source template so that it will print correctly?  Even though I've read the help files for sentence templates, I'm still very unsure....  


As always, thank everyone for their patience.

In Topic: Suggestions for documenting person not on census

03 August 2017 - 05:50 PM

oh, I probably should have added that it's not just a single person that's missing.  It's the whole family, which at the time would have been my great grandfather, great grandmother, and grandfather.  Grandpa could have been somewhere else, my dad says he would have been at college then, but not his parents.  The address is 36 Prescott Ave, Montclair, Essex County, New Jersey, in case anyone is curious.  I don't know, maybe there was an added page of census records stuck somewhere I didn't think to look?  

In Topic: Suggestions for documenting person not on census

03 August 2017 - 05:17 PM

I like the idea of a missing census fact.  That way I can document all the steps I went through in my research, so later when I forget and wonder, hmmm, why aren't they on the census.  


And yes, as to finding them, well, I'm open to suggestions.  I have paged through individual images for multiple wards looking for their address and or names, (in case they were recorded at the wrong address), and found nothing.  Apparently, their house was on the dividing line between two different towns and census wards even though it was the last house on the street.  I even printed a map and drew different colored lines representing the census takers routes.  No dice...  Of course, I am going on the assumptions they did not move away from and then back to this particular address during a year or so time frame.  I always try to remember that without a time machine, nothing is certain.