CLEANING UP YOUR DATABASE

2010 by Donald R. Snow

Sections of the Class Notes This page was last updated 2010-04-01.
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WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION TO CLASS
CLEANING UP YOUR DATABASE - WHY


HOW DATA SHOULD BE ENTERED


FINDING AND CORRECTING FILE STRUCTURE ERRORS
FINDING DATA ERRORS
CORRECTING DATA ERRORS
OTHER TOOLS TO FIND CORRECT PLACE NAMES -- Finding correct spelling of places, county that a city is in, etc.
UPDATING TEMPLE CODES
CONCLUSION

ASSIGNMENT
  1. Form a Places Sorted Alphabetically list from your database and look through it to recognize some errors you have.
  2. Use the Family History Library Catalog to find the county for some town in the U.S. or parish in the U.K. .
  3. Go to a FHC and use Family Insight, Ancestral Quest, and/or US Cities Galore 2 on your database to see and correct some place errors.
  4. Check the temple codes in your database and correct the ones you need to.

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