There are two standard Facts are one of the key concepts at the heart of Family Historian; they are how you record the things that happened to, or described, each ancestor (Individual). associated with Census records are national collections of population statistics. They usually record details about members of a household on a particular date, and are typically collected every ten years.; namely the Individual Census Event and the Family Census (family) Event. It is recommended that the Census (family) Event is ignored, as it is not supported by the standard Census Report nor the Ancestral Sources is a utility written by Nick Walker, designed to be used in conjunction with Family Historian to allow faster, more convenient creation of Census, Birth, Baptism, Marriage, Death and Burial/Cremation records. program. Also the Census (family) Event only applies to the family couple and not their children or any other relations in the Census household.
Typically, each Individual in the Census household will have a Census Event with a A link between a source and a fact, documenting Where within the source you find information being “cited” to support the fact/conclusion. to the same Source record. If the Census record has Birth or An occupation is defined in the GEDCOM standard as: ‘The kind of activity that an individual does for a job, profession, or principal activity’. or other significant details, then matching facts will also have a Citation to the same Source record.
Usually a Method 1 or ‘source splitters’ approach, a Source Record will be created for each household and have a meaningful Title, a transcript in the Text From Source, and an image linked to the When you add a picture, video, sound recording, document file etc into a Family Historian project, a Media record is created to represent that media item within the project; the Media record includes a link to the actual Media file. tab. Alternatively, a Method 2 or ‘source lumpers’ approach will have one Source record for the whole Census year, and each Citation will provide specific household details.
Method 1 Source: “where information was found”. This could be anything from an archive in a county records office, a book, or even a relative’s recorded recollection. Citing your Sources helps to show how you reached a particular conclusion about an Individual. offer a rapid way of listing all members of a household. From any Census Event click the blue Go To Source Record arrow in the yellow Source pane, and in the resulting Census The Property Box is the primary window for data entry and for viewing details of stored records. It is used with records of all types. click the Go To Record disk icon in its toolbar at the top. Now that the Census Source is selected, use the Where Used Record Links Plugins are small programs that allow new features to be added without upgrading Family Historian itself; some plugins are written by Calico Pie and others are written by users. to list all members of the household in a Result Set. Single click any Record Where Used cell to show their Property Box.
Census Witness Roles
Users migrating from products such as TMG and Legacy may have used Witness Roles for all except the The Principal (for Individual Facts) is the person to whom the fact applies — the person who was born, had the occupation, emigrated etc. Family Facts have two Principals — the people who married, got divorced etc. or Head of household Individual or Family, but this technique is inconsistent with the Census Report, the Lookup Missing Census Facts plugin, a Property Box Tab for Census Events are things that happened to an Individual and Attributes are things that described them., and the Ancestral Sources program.
Also from the perspective of the Witness Individual, those Roles are not easily included in the Individual Records Window, nor any Query or Diagram or Report, except for Narrative Reports.
Another drawback is the Age recorded in the Census has no specific field, and can only be added to a Note, whereas separate Census Events each have an Age field.
Witnesses employ a non-standard GEDCOM structure not recognised by most other products, although this is partly mitigated by the Export Gedcom File plugin that creates synthetic facts for the Witness Roles.
To list all members of a household, right-click a Census Event and choose Witnesses, but it then requires the use of the Go To button and Locate Event for Witness to show their Property Box.
It is possible that the Dates entered for Census Events may be wrong or incomplete, especially if imported from another product. The National Archives has a table of Census Dates for the UK as follows:
UK Census Dates
The dates of the UK censuses were as follows:
1841 – 6 June
1851 – 30 March
1861 – 7 April
1871 – 2 April
1881 – 3 April
1891 – 5 April
1901 – 31 March
1911 – 2 April
Other National Archives will have equivalent data.
Many people use [Ancestral_Sources]about|Ancestral Sources[/Ancestral_Sources] to capture Census Records. This program makes entering Census details much easier and quicker in V5 and V6, and helps to organise your Family Historian(ƒh) data in a logical fashion. It is recommended that you have a good understanding of Working with Sources and Citations and Working with Facts for New Users before using Ancestral Sources.
- Give A Witness is somebody who played an important role in an event (or rarely, attribute) but were not a Principal, e.g. they could have been a bridesmaid at a wedding, rather than one of the individuals getting married. Their Own Facts converts Census Witnesses to Census Events from either principal Individual Census Events or Family Census (family) Events.
- Migrate Census Family to Individual Events splits each Family Census (family) Event into two Individual Census Events.
- Lookup Missing Census Facts composes online searches for Census records.