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From: "LBoswell" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] 1910 census help...
Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2009 08:38:46 -0400
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this is for the 1930 census not the 1910, but good to bookmark

http://stevemorse.org/census/abc.html

Larry
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kate Foote" <>
To: "Richard A. Pence" <>; <>
Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 1:51 AM
Subject: Re: [APG] 1910 census help...


> Good points, Richard. Now where was I 'less than two weeks ago'!? I will
> track down that article. Thanks.
>
> Kate
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Richard A. Pence
> To:
> Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 12:45 AM
> Subject: Re: [APG] 1910 census help...
>
>
> > Even without that knowledge, it sure looks like the enumerator is using
> > the
> > space for other notes or tallies of some sort. A few lines below, the
> > 15-year-
> > old son of Scandinavian immigrants has a number in the
> Union/Confederate
> > veteran column!
>
> This same issue arose less than two weeks ago - I again point out that
> the
> National Archives has an article on line telling us that the clerks who
> made
> various counts of the census often used the "unused" blanks for their
> check
> marks, etc. I suggest that it wasn't the enumerator who made these marks
> but
> some subsequent tally clerk. Thus, as NARA says, census researchers
> should
> ignore these extraneous entries for which there is no ready explanation
> outlined in the instructions to the enumerators.
>
> Richard P.
>
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