The answer is 22 minutes. I wanted to see how long it would me to find a census record, download and save the image, extract/analyze the data, and enter it into Legacy. I chose the 1830 census because I knew that it would be harder to work with.
- I found Jacob Perry’s household in Perry County, Mississippi on FamilySearch.
- I brought up the image. This happens to be a two page census so I had to download, crop, cleanup and then save two images. I used Picasa.
- I created a Master Source for this census.
- I entered a 1830 US Federal Census event for Jacob and entered the extracted data that I found into the event notes.
- I attached both images to this event adding captions and dates.
- I attached the master source to the event and then added the needed citation detail using the Source Clipboard making it easy for me to use this citation as many times as I need to.
- I then copied and pasted the event to each of the people on the census using the Event Clipboard (I figured out who they were based on the ages).
22 minutes. Not bad.
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