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Bart Brenner
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My Genealogy Do-Over is going so well that I am choosing to fall behind and adapt my schedule.  I am not sure how much I will fall behind, but I am not worried about that.
http://brennerfamilytree.org/wp/?p=1087

I have been using the Windows version, but have now installed the Linux version. When I try to "restore a database' -- that is, go to one of the databases I previously used in my Windows version (including a back-up I created today) -- I get "SyntaxError: Unexpected Token." Does this mean that my Windows Evidentia databases are not compatible with my Linux version, or...? I need help.

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I have completed Claims Extraction Templates for 1850-1920 US Census

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A fuller list of Claim Types (after comparing with RootsMagic, Legacy,, The Master Genealogist, Gramps, Family Historian, and Family Tree Maker)

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Claims Extraction Templates for 1910 & 1920 US Census

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The discussion on Claims Extraction Templates has put me to work.  I've been developing templates for the US Census (1850 - 1940).  Here is my work on the 1930 Census.

In extracting claims from US Census records, I encountered the columns for "Born during the Prior Year" (1870 census) and "Born within the Census Year" (1880 census).   Is the "prior year" the 12 months prior to the 1 June 1870 enumeration date?  Is the "census year" the months in 1880 prior to the 1 June 1880 enumeration date?  Or do they both mean the same thing?  (What?)  I have looked at the instructions to enumerators for both years and did not find answers to my questions.  How do you read those terms.  It makes a difference in how I state the Claims.

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I am working with a downloaded image copy of a Mahoning County, Ohio, register of birth records for 1876. This includes the birth of Bell Brenner (daughter of John Brenner & Kate Welk) on 1 January 1876. The deposition of the Assessor prefaces the birth registrations: "I Wm Barclay, assesser [sic] of 5th Ward Youngstown City in said County, do solemnly swear that I have made diligent inquiry in every family in said Ward, & that the following is a full and correct report of Births for the year ending March 31st 1876." The birth registrations were entered into the Probate Court Birth Records book on 29 May 1876. I have no way of knowing what "diligent inquiry in every family" means.  I do know that 15 birth records for 1876 were recorded on page 108f.  Only two of these listed "by whom reported."  Bell Brenner's information was reported by her father, John Brenner.

Questions:  (1) Since this is the first written record of Bell Brenner's birth (albeit, almost 5 months later) is it an original source?  OR  (2) is it a derived source (clerk's copy) because it is the collected work of the Assessor over a period of time?  (3) Since the informant was Bell's father, is the information primary?  OR  (4) is it secondary information because we are dealing with the Assessor's information as entered into the record book (probably by the Clerk of Courts)?  (5) If the information provided is secondary, is the inclusion of John Brenner as the informant primary information?

I've been entering Claims for 1870 and 1880 US Census records for my gg-grandparents.  My gg-grandmother, Sarah Cole could not read (column 22 was checked).  That claim was easy: “Sarah Cole could not read.”  Column 23 (“cannot write”) was unchecked for Sarah.  Both columns were unchecked for her husband, G Washington Cole.  How would you enter a claim for that information (that is, the unchecked boxes)?  Here's what I have done:  “(negative) Sarah Cole can read (box not checked)”  and “(negative) G Washington Cole can read and write (boxes not checked).”  The first parenthetical insertion (negative) is to alert me later on when analyzing the claim as evidence.  The second parenthetical insertion (box not checked) clarifies the nature of the claim.  I suppose that the information on the census form actually claims that Sarah Cole cannot “not read,” but that is a little too pedantic for me.
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