More About Census Recording

A&D lets you record census data, but in a more efficient manner than that of a simple census or database application.  With A&D, you simply create:

  1. A Source record to identify each census page, or set of pages, in source citation form.  Here you record the census identification information, such as country, year, enumeration district, etc.

  2. An Individual record for each person listed in the census and that you wish to track—if the person is not already in your A&D database.  Also link the Individual record to the Source record, and enter the census data about the individual—such as sex, race or color, occupation, state or country of birth, religion (if a Canadian census), immigration year, etc.

  3. A Relationship record for each family group listed in the census and that you wish to track—if the relationship is not already in your A&D database.  This is where you link together all the children with their parents, link to the Source record, and record the total number of children reported in the census.

  4. An optional Household record to record geographical data and link all the individuals together to form an analog of the census record. You can identify employees, slaves, and boarders, as well as the full address or other description of the household, institution, or business listed in census.

The major advantages of A&D for recording census data include:

Although A&D does not have specific fields for every field ever used on any census from every country, text notes can be used to record any data not already covered.

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