I am interested in the state censuses. I've done the 1895 Kansas census
just to verify that I basically understand how it works, but I'm more
interested in using it than creating the forms. And I don't fully
understand all of the elements yet. In particular, the size element
doesn't make much sense to me after looking at its use in some of the
forms, and I've noticed a _longname element in the census.xml file I
have, although I haven't found any instances of it in any US census so
far, so I'm not sure what it does.
On 01/27/2013 06:08 PM, Philip Weiss wrote:
> One thing to be careful of, next time you update the census add on to a
> new version, the process will overwrite your changes, so make a copy of
> your census.xml.
> If you are interested, I have a bunch of state censuses in mine as well
> as Danish censuses. More than happy to mail that to anyone interested.
> >> 2. Has anyone worked on adding state census data to the gramplet or is
> >> there documentation on how to add a new census? I have data from Iowa
> >> and Missouri, as well as a few other states, and it would be nice to use
> >> the gramplet for those as well.
> > Have you seen the documentation:
> > http://www.gramps-project.org/wiki/index.php?title=Census
> > http://www.gramps-project.org/wiki/index.php?title=Census_Addons
> > and the links to particular example countries?
> > Although, none of those links say how to create new census forms. But
> it is fairly easy, and it would be great if you donate those back to
> Gramps if you create them. You just need to edit the census XML file
> named "census.xml". This will be found in different places on different
> operating systems. On Windows, it might be in a place like:
> > C:\Users\yourid\AppData\Roaming\gramps\gramps34\plugins\Census\census.xml
> > You can copy a section in that file, change the parts to match the
> new census details (id, title, etc) add the new columns, and then
> restart Gramps. (We should document this process on the wiki, hint, hint.)