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USGenWeb Free Census Project Completion Instructions, CART and CenTrans: How To Output Your Transcription!

CenTrans: How To Output Your Transcription

CenTrans is made from two separate databases. When you get the .USR endings you have only exported half of the data and therefore it's unreadable by me when you submit it. To generate a database file to submit you need to do the following:

To Create a DBF for submission:
1. Open CenTrans and your data.
2. Go to the "Pages Index" in CenTrans
3. Go to the "CenTrans" tab on the top near the middle.
4. Choose the option "Create Database" and save the file (ending in .dbf) to a floppy disk or a hard drive following the instructions.
5. Send this file to Janyce King at janyce@maggie-sz.org or upload to the uploader at http://www.usgwcensus.org/info/comp.htm

CART: How To Output Your Transcription

 

To Create a DBF/TDF for submission:
1. Close your transcription. (Go to the "Census Abstract" menu and choose "Close".)
2. Go to the "Export" Menu and choose "DBF" and at next screen your file name should show under "Choose Census" and the radio button under "Format" should be DBF. Then Click on the "Export" button. On next screen under "File Name" should be your file name and you pick a spot to save the file. Make sure that the "Save file as type" is Database III (*.dbf) and click on the "OK" button.
3. For really large files you need to export them in Tab Delimited Format. To do this go to the "Export" Menu and choose "TDF" and at next screen your file name should show under "Choose Census" and the radio button under "Format" should be TDF. Then Click on the "Export" button. On next screen under "File Name" should be your file name and you pick a spot to save the file. Make sure that the "Save file as type" is Database III (*.tbf) and click on the "OK" button.
4. Send this file to Janyce King at janyce@maggie-sz.org or upload to the uploader at http://www.usgwcensus.org/info/comp.htm

 

When transcribing the census, MAKE A BACKUP COPY!

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A Gift of the Past for the Future! Started in February, 1997, The USGenWeb Free Census Project is an all-volunteer project to transcribe census records in a standard format in order to make them available to genealogical researchers on the Internet.

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