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Census Data - Categories, Media, File Naming, etc.

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Re: Census Data - Categories, Media, File Naming, etc.

Posted: 1360097566000
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As others have said, it's a matter of personal preference. Here's what I do...

I save the media file with my own naming convention... year, type of census, town/city, name of head of household
Example - 1940 US Census - Boston, MA - John Doe

I then create a source/citation with the same name style.

This allows me to keep like "raw" media files together on my hard drive before I link it to FTM. I can then easily match it to the source/citation when I'm ready to load.

To each their own... find a style you like & stick with it. I changed mid-stream when I realized I was losing information and then had to go back and correct everything. UGH!!!!

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