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#1 Barbara Grempler

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Posted 13 August 2004 - 06:05 PM

How can I find census candidates for a particular year?
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Answer: I have set separate flags for each census year (for example "Census 1880" for the 1880 US census).

In order to find candidates for the 1880 census, make a copy of the List of All Names report in the Custom Report Writer and changed the name of the report to 1880 Census Candidate.

On the Secondary Output tab, check Create Custom Picklist.

On the General tab check Suppress for Secondary Output so you wouldn't "print" the report when it is run.

On the Focus tab check Filtered Group and added the following filter:

Any Event Group(s) Place Contains USA AND
Any Event Group(s) Date - Year Is Less Than 1881 AND
Any Event Group(s) Date - Year Is Greater Than 1879 AND
( Any Death Group Tag Does Not Exist OR
Any Death Group Date - Year Is Not Less Than 1880 ) AND
( Any Birth Group Tag Does Not Exist OR
Any Birth Group Date Is Less Than 1881 ) AND
Any Census 1880 Tag Does Not Exist END

You may change the year and/or Country to customize the report for various census years. You may also enter a State, County , or City instead of a Country in the first filter line to define a subset of the census.

Note: The use of USA in the filter does not necessarily eliminate other entries that have an embedded usa in the name. There are cities in other countries that contain usa in the name but these should be easy to spot and eliminate as candidates.

Edited by Barbara Grempler, 22 October 2004 - 12:57 PM.

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