Person talk:David Edmondson (1)

Census [1 March 2009]

Don, Just passing through and I noticed this census record. Did a little cleanup, and converted the text to a table. The format follows a template (its on my user's page under "Templates", that I developed to record data from the 1880 census. Format does not correspond exactly to the FHL arrangement, but its close. I only capture what I consider the essential data. (e.g., its not usually necessary to belabor the point about whether they are male or female, black, white or whatever. So to save time (and space) I ignore those entries. We can put them back in if you wish. Q 16:40, 1 March 2009 (EST)

Bill, I like it and with your permission I will start using that table on other census records I have on other pages...--Dlbradley1 16:57, 1 March 2009 (EST)

No permission needed. After all, it is a wiki (G), but I'm glad you find it useful. You might want to look at the other census templates on my user's pages. Each one is specifically adapted to the format and style of that years census data. Some work better than others. But they all serve the same purpose---to make an easy to read display of a given household.
I typically use standard HTML table formating, but that's mostly because I'm familiar with it. The WikiTable formating does not, I think, save much in the way of space or time, but in appearance it does look a bit better. Q 17:47, 1 March 2009 (EST)

--- Bill, Now I just need to know how to use do you put them on the note page so you can add the information you need to add...

Don, if you're not experienced with HTML coding, this can get a bit tricky. But (believe it or not) the wiki programming makes HTML formating much much easier than it ever was on a plain web site. Its still not "what you see is what you get", but its a lot better than the old way of doing this.

Let's give it a shot. I'll put a less involved set up on another page for you to look at.

Go to Test Table 1. Q 20:20, 1 March 2009 (EST)