I created a new source template, which I called "cenrec", based on the "census" template except that I changed the last field type from "note" to "other". I enter all of the microfilm info, page and line numbers, and in the last field I put the unmodified extracted information.
The advantage of this is that the census record is only printed once for the first individual in the event - other principal roles will get a short form footnote.
I usually only enter roles for principals, i.e., those for whom I want to print the event in a Family Journal. This generally includes adult children at home with parents, stepchildren with a new father, or boarders in a strangers house.
Because a great number of my census records are from rural areas, I created a role called "Head Farmer" which prints text "He was a farmer and head of household #L etc." As needed, I then create a role called "son of farmer" with text that links to the "Head farmer" in the same way the "son" role text links to the "Head of Household".
For 1840 and before, I put the 10101 - 0101 in the source field, and translate it in the event text. For 1850 and later, I generally put nothing in the event text, as the footnote is pretty much self explanatory.
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