Setting up the Census Family
 
The Census Family consists of a series of Census People. 
 
1) The Father of the Individual Census is identified by the year of the census. 

    This allows reports to be made for combinations of Census's by year. 
 
    The SURNAME is "XXXX Census", where XXXX is the year.  This creates 
    a nice list by year in the picklist.  The first name is "US".  You could easily 
    expand this for foreign census's. 

    Click for an example of a Tree View of a Male Census Line 
 

2)  The Mother of the census is identified by the state the census was taken in. 

    This allows reports to be made for combinations of Census's by state. 
 
    The SURNAME is "Census".  The first name is the name of the state. 

   Click for an example of a Tree View of a Female Census Line 
 
 

3) The individual Census person identifies the year, state and county for the census. 

    This system groups all townships within a county together, however it 
    would be simple to modify the system to have individual townships 
    as the "youngest" generation for the census's. 

    a)  The Surname is the year followed by the word Census, for instance "1790 Census". 
    b)  The given name is the state abbreviation followed by the county name, for instance 
          "PA Bedford Co." 
    c)  Save the Census individual. 

    d)  Link to the male year Census for the father. 
    e)  Link to the female state census for the mother. 

    f) NOTE:  Don't create marriage or birth tags related to Census people.  This would create an extra sentence that you probably don't want on your reports.  I guess you could create a birth tag to set the year and then put "--" in the witness sentence, I haven't tried it so can't currently endorse doing it.

    Click for an example of creating a Census Individual, linked to it's parents. 
 

Now you have your Census Family ready for data entry. 
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