My internet was very spotty last night, so I decided to take the time to work on my Roots Magic source lists. I was going good, but things got out of hand and I ended up putting most of my info into FTM instead of RM. So I decided to start the source list over since I hadn’t gotten much done there anyway. It wasn’t long before my original roadblock came back.
The image above shows how my FTM source list is going. I’m actually really pleased with how easy it is to sort through the sources on there.
Here is the same source in Roots Magic. Here’s my question. Should I really separate the censuses by county? In Roots Magic this could mean 15 different sources for the 1860 US Census alone. How do you organize your sources in Roots Magic? Here’s another wrench, how do you solve the problem of recording other families. I’ve been reading all over that I should be also noting the neighboring families. I can go back and do that no problem, but how exactly do you record that in your program without making a source citation completely ridiculous?
Please help this clueless, fumbling genealogist. My misadventures are getting very frustrating lately!