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Subject: Re: [APG] Census Citation
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2005 00:20:36 +0000


How did you find the family after all these years? Perhaps what you did can
help someone else. I know I have had problems finding people in the census.


> While working at the FHC yesterday I was looking at online censuses at
> Ancestry.com and had just hit a goldmine - it was a family I thought I would
> never find and believe me, I have searched the rolls of microfilm years ago and
> then online. I was printing off images as fast as the printer would spit them
> out but I was running out of time. So, I tried something that worked that saved
> me a lot of time handwriting the source citation.
> For each image I went back to the index and clicked on the individual's name and
> that brings up all the pertinent information. As I did that I put the census
> image back in the printer so it would print on the back side. I highlighted all
> the information about the individual, copied it, pasted it in a Word document
> and printed it on the back of the image.
> Someone probably knows a better way to do this or a shortcut but I just left the
> Word document open and quickly went through the indexes and copied the
> information on a different page, stacked my images in the printer in the order
> in Word and printed them out. It only took a few minutes to do this.
> My handwriting is getting worse every year and I am slower. I know I would have
> been a least 30 minutes copying the sources by hand.
> Connie
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