Easy way to add census records?

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is there a easy way of adding census records please as i am putting in each detail by hand
in The Tree House by Stephanie Meredith G2G2 (2.9k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

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Hi, Stephanie. I looked at your contributions history and saw that you have been carefully inserting census details from the findmypast census transcripts. Copying and pasting from transcripts is probably the best way to get census content into a profile, but the format isn't ideal (and some details may be omitted), so I find that it's necessary to do a lot of editing.

And I also see that you've bumped into some problems with the intricacies of WikiTree formats. I think the easiest way to "learn the ropes" here is to copy from other people's profiles, so I suggest that you start looking at other profiles -- particularly their edit pages -- to see what other users have done. We all differ in our personal style, so I don't want to force any particular style on you. However, because I've worked on profiles recently that used UK census data, I'll suggest Barnes-12253 as one example showing my approach for working with census data. I suggest that you look around for other examples.

by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
selected by Julie Ricketts

Here are some other examples from different contributors:

thank you ellen i will certainly see what i can add before my tree gets any bigger
These are nice examples Ellen!
i think i am getting the hang of this now
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Stephanie, I assume the Census records you want to add are in FamilySearch.

There is a tutorial video made by Dodie Bartlett explaining how to Copy/Paste a record from FamilySearch into a profile.

The link to the video is in this post.

https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/332310/how-do-you-cite-from-familysearch-org

Best of luck.

by Rubén Hernández G2G6 Pilot (680k points)

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