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:
- 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
- An Individual record for each person listed in
the census and that you wish to trackif 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
individualsuch as sex, race or color, occupation, state or country
of birth, religion (if a Canadian census), immigration year, etc.
- A Relationship record for each family group
listed in the census and that you wish to trackif 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.
- 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:
- Each Household record covers a span of time and may cover multiple
censuses. If a family lived in the same house or farm for
30 years and appeared in three successive censuses, only one Household
record is created. Thus, the address information is entered
only once. In this example, the Household record identifies
the three censuses via three Source links.
- Each individual's name and personal data are entered only once,
regardless of how many times they appear in successive censuses.
If the person's name varies, you can add one or more
Alias records to record the name variations.
- Each individual's record and many of his or her printed reports show
exactly in which censuses that person has been found.
- All individuals entered from all censuses are automatically indexed
alphabetically and can be accessed and linked via that index. The
index also includes all aliases.
- A&D is not limited to relatives. Unrelated persons shown
in the census can be included.
- Linking of census sources to individuals, relationships, and households is
extremely fast and simple. And changing or resequencing linked
sources is quick and easy when needed.
- Standard printed reports help manage census research. For example:
- Source Summary reports provide statistics on how many Canadian 1881 census
sources you have found.
- Source Usage reports let you verify that each census is properly linked to
the appropriate individuals, relationships, and households shown on it.
- A Residences report shows a person's movement through successive households.
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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