Doug,

I'd like to try playing with the census.xml file, but I must be a bit of an idiot.  I cannot find it on my mac let alone the plugins directory.  The census gramplet is working within Gramps so I know I have it someplace.  Any idea where it is?

I am running:
GRAMPS: 3.4.2-1 (as reported from by Gramps > About, but I am fairly sure it is 3.4.2-2)
Python: 2.7.3 (default, Dec 26 2012, 15:10:43) [... 
BSDDB: 4.8.4.2 (4, 8, 30) 
LANG: en_US
OS: Darwin
Distribution: 12.2.0

on OS X, 10.8.2




Thank you,
Doug


On Jan 26, 2013, at 4:33 AM, Doug Blank <doug.blank@gmail.com> wrote:

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:


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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