Hello! I am a brand new EE3 owner...had it about a week. Read Ch. 1-2 and will do so again but decided to have a look at a source I was currently using...the 1841 England Census via FindMyPast. And to be clear, I view the actual digital images, I do not use the provided "transcription."
The following is the draft of what I came up with in studying Ch. 6 and applying it to what I was using:
1841 census of England, Yorkshire, Harwood Dale, p. 1 (stamped), lines 19-23, Harwood-dale Mill, John Hunter household; image, "1841 England, Wales & Scotland Census", FindMyPast (www.findmypast.com : accessed 05 November 2015); citing [The National Archives of the UK], HO 107, piece 1265, book 4, folio 3.
So, first question...am I on the right track?
Now, step 2 is getting these citations into my genealogy program (RootsMagic). I do *NOT* use the built-in templates! (Sadly, they do not export to gedcom well at all.) So my question is NOT about filling out any of the templates or which template to use.
I can enter the draft above as a free-form source. The issue is that I would essentially have a "Master Source" for each household and I would have a huge bibliography/source list (if used) because RM does not remove duplicate identical biblio entries. So ideally, I want to set things up where I can have one "Master Source" per County.
In reading section 6.2, it says: "in many data-management programs, data entry is more efficient if the identities of the individual and household are placed at the end of the citation."
So, can I take that to mean that some leniency is allowed (art rather than science!) in how we arrange items to work around the shortcomings of our software programs?
For example, here is my result based on the input shown in a picture linked below:
1841 census of England, Yorkshire; image, "1841 England, Wales & Scotland Census", FindMyPast (www.findmypast.com : accessed 06 November 2015); citing [The National Archives of the UK] HO 107/1265/4, folio 3, Harwood Dale, p. 1 (stamped), lines 19-23, Harwood-dale Mill, John Hunter household.
Picture showing my input: http://i.imgur.com/lzsNUb0.jpg
(I do realize that FindMyPast should be in italics. I would need to add the html code around them and verify how it exports/imports via gedcom to another program.)
This approach gives me the behavior I desire in my program...one "Master Source" per county so that my bibliography does not exponentially increase. But is it appropriate? The transposition of some of the elements? In terms of working with or working around a software program, is this acceptable?
Sorry for the length. I hope I am mainly on the right track.