Six suggestions to improve 1950 Census "Family" review process.
I appreciate that the “Family” Review has become much more streamlined. It makes so much more sense to leave the superfluous information out of the indexing work. I have a couple of further suggestions:
1. When I am doing a complete page, it is confusing to have the previous information remain highlighted In blue. I would prefer to have highlighted only the information that is being considered in the current “Demographic Information” box.
2. When considering the household information, I would like the information for the previous household address to default to the current household. I can still change it if I wish. Also, when I select “Write in Street Name.” I would prefer that the previous street name be erased from the gray box and the cursor placed in the gray box, so I can just type the street name without first having to move the cursor.
3. Sometimes, as we work on a page, we get additional insight about how the particular enumerator records information. We would like to be able to go to a previous family on the same page and revise our entry. Is there any way to allow these edits?
4. In line with learning how a particular enumerator records information, I would like to be able to review successive pages in the same ED. How hard would it be to let me even choose the ED that I want to work in. I would LOVE to do the whole EDs in which my parents, grandparents, or cousins lived.
5. Since we are now reviewing only seven columns, it looks to me like they would all fit on ONE screen instead of two separate screens. This would further streamline the work.
6. When the family has more than three persons and I need to scroll through them, why do I need to scroll BACK to the bottom before I can click “Next?” After I have ONCE scrolled to the bottom, that should be adequate.
Thank you for your work in this tremendous project and thank you for considering my suggestions.