On Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 6:36 AM, J. Allen Crider <software-eng@cridermcdowellfamily.com> wrote:
I have just recently started using the census gramplet addon and I have
a couple of questions about it.

1.  What is the best way to use the gramplet for U.S. federal census
data for years before 1850?  I would like to have the census event
shared between the family members represented, but I'm not sure what the
best way to do that is for those early years.

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.)

Hope that helps,

-Doug
 
Thanks,
Allen Crider

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