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Thank you so much for uploading your new page. I would have gone in to make a few edits, but it looks as though you might still be making changes yourself. To get the list of Whitneys to be on their own lines, just add a blank line between each one. Also, we'll probably want to remove the leading spaces in front of each paragraph and add a blank line between paragraphs instead - that'll help with the formatting there.
I see that you've signed up for Iowa, but now it looks as though Iowa isn't available for 1830! I had that in there due to some "census substitutes" on our main census page. I think I'd like to delete the page you signed up for, but I want to make sure you know about that before I delete it and thoroughly confuse you. Could you select another state?
Thanks and sorry about that!
Take a look at the contents of the page now. I've updated the formatting just a little bit by adding a div section around everything and adding a leading space in front of each line. Looks good so far!
Good morning Carolyn!
I see you're doing great on the census transcriptions again - thank you!
I wanted to explain a little on what was happening with the formatting. It looks as though Robert and I made an error sometime back, and that's been perpetuated across many census pages. This little error caused us to add the leading spaces to try to correct the problem. With all this being said, I am going to edit your page a little, and the leading spaces will no longer be needed.
Let me know when you're done editing the page so we don't step on each other. This should only take me 5 minutes maximum.
I've completed my edits now.
You said you couldn't figure out how to add spaces between individuals. What are you seeing now? I am seeing spaces between people. What browser are you using?
Here's something that you could do that would really help. I suspect that for some of the extracted states that volunteers may have extracted some of the entries, but not all of them. If you have access to Ancestry or Heritage Quest, it would greatly help if you could search for "Whitney" for each state, note the number of "hits" returned, and verify that the online extracts here have the same number of people. Also, if you could do the same for "Whitny" and make sure that any of those were added to the pages as well, that'd be great! This could be done for all states in 1830 and 1840 - as much as you want to do. Also, any states listed on the 1830 or 1840 indexes which have red links have not yet been extracted.
Adding my two cents worth:
All states are done for 1830 but three, and they are all assigned. Connecticut has no data (yet), and New York is in progress. One of them is assigned to you, Massachusetts, and is also in progress. Finishing that should be a high priority for you.
For 1840, there are just three states not assigned nor done: Massachusetts, New York, and Texas. For 1850, there are quite a few available.
I add my thanks to Tim's!
You mention that you gather your data using Heritage Quest. The online free version I use is missing 1830-1850. What version are you using?
Heritage Quest, II
Wow! I had no idea one could actually access the images for 1830-1850, even though they are not indexed. If I'd known that, I'd have done all of 1830 myself!
I access Heritage Quest Online through my public library, using my library card number. They have a subscription which is available for free to their patrons. I use it from home, which is super-convenient. Now that I have a subscription to Ancestry.com (thanks to the WRG's Christmas gift!), I can do both, and compare the results. I find the images clearer on Ancestry.com, but the indexes a bit better on Heritage Quest Online.
Thank you very much for tipping me off to this method!
It's great to hear from you - we were just wondering where you had run off to. No one has taken your census pages, so feel free to continue where you left off.