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Gedcom Census is a discontinued program and has been replace by Ancestral Sources.
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Post by johnmorrisoniom » 09 Dec 2009 17:54

How about support for the interim Census years that are now appearing. I work arounf at the moment by choosing the main census either side then maunaually changindg the date and sfterwards. Source is recorded correctly although flag check tries to change everything back.

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Post by NickWalker » 09 Dec 2009 18:23

Which interim census records do you mean? The identity cards index or something non-UK?

The new program I'm getting close to finishing has a built in editor to allow you to create your own census country/year with all the columns that you want.
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Post by johnmorrisoniom » 10 Dec 2009 08:05

The records I was thinking of are the US interim census for 1905, 1915 etc.
Also ability to record age in years and months would be nice.
Sounds like the new version will be even better than the current by a long way.
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Post by jmurphy » 11 Dec 2009 16:53

Nick, for the off-decade censuses in the US, they are often taken at the state level, so in addition to the country selector, we would need some place to note which state census is involved. [see note below]

The ones I have used most recently are from Iowa -- the collection on Ancestry includes 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, and 1925.

These links may be helpful, though their listings are not complete:
http://www.genealogybranches.com/statec ... cords.html
http://www.researchguides.net/census/state.htm

Edited to add: If you have a census household in 1885 and they live in Iowa, it is obviously the 1885 Iowa State Census and not the 1885 Florida State Census. [oops]

Presumably the user could put the 'official' title of the source in notes, choose the style of naming the image as we do now in Gedcom Census, or edit the Source Title in Family Historian as we see fit.

But if we could teach the program when census day was for each state census, that would be awesome. IMHO auto-filling the the microfilm roll numbers or other ID numbers (as you do now for the RG numbers in the UK Censuses) is less critical, though others may disagree...

I leave it to you to find the most elegant programming solution. [wink]

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