For several years now I have been cleaning up my database and formatting citations. This last week an interesting observation occurred with a post on a mailing list discussion about 1940 census citations. I noticed that the examples where "...County, State, population schedule, City/Township or District..."
When I looked at this I was dumfounded, I thought why is the city etc. after population schedule. My citations all start with the city etc. followed by the county and state. I pulled out my battered copy of EE and looked it up and sure enough the order in EE is County, State... How did I miss this? What was I thinking?
Now I am faced with leaving about 5000 census citations in the City, County, State format or changing them to the EE format. The good news all my citations are consistent. Questions swirling in my brain: Is there an advantage to changing them? Am I willing to take the time to change 5000 citations? It would probably take me 5 or 6 hours of cutting and pasting to change them.
Lesson learned yet again, read the entire example!