Source talk:United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule

Merge? [3 February 2014]

Looking here there are 174 different source articles relating to this United States federal census. Should they all be merged into this article here? AndrewRT 22:32, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

No. I don't see anything that comes up that's a national 1910 census page. All of the county pages show up in that search. State pages should be renamed, but are generally kept because that's how some gedcoms come in, and the state pages can at least be used to discuss things, like boundary changes, statehood, etc. Some pages are just state indexes (records for the books at FHL), and those can be just deleted, assuming no one has linked to them in error.--Amelia 23:15, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
My understanding is that this page - Source:United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule is the national 1910 census page. Can't the state pages just be redirected to here? AndrewRT 22:51, 2 February 2014 (UTC)
There's no policy that requires people to cite county pages, and thus it's only a less than best practice to work with state pages. Those pages make life easier for people who cite states in their own gedcoms, and redirecting them may well mess up any cites to them because it would remove the state from the citation. A lot of work for a net loss. For index pages, no one should be citing those, and if they are, it's almost certainly wrong. So if you're looking for cleanup, those cites should be fixed and the pages deleted. --Amelia 04:09, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
I'm afraid you have completely lost me. Can you give an example of what you mean by an "index" page? AndrewRT 23:36, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
A page that's just the census index for the state. [1] [2] [3]--Amelia 04:04, 4 February 2014 (UTC)