USGenWeb Free Census Project Help, Centrans (Program for Census Transcription)
Created by Bill Husler. Years Available - 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930
Census transcription for Macintosh and Windows. Let me know what you think. You can eMail suggestions to: BHusler@PacBell.net
About CenTrans: CenTrans was written by Bill Husler for use in the USGenWeb Archives Census Transcription Project. It is a filemaker program and is available for both Macintosh and Windows.
CenTrans streamlines the transcription process while providing a standardised file format for archiving and distribution over the internet. It maintains two files for each Census year. One file contains each of the page headers and the other contains all the individual lines. In this way, it is possible to review and make changes to an entire page in context.
CenTrans makes it easy to combine files and produce extracts. You can import from CART or from Templates. You can export to DBF or TEXT.
The Beta: CenTrans is still a new program and we are still finding some errors (be careful to backup your data often).
All Census years (except 1890) are now supported, but please check the column headings for your year and report any unusual behaviour.