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From: "Melissa Barker" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] 1910 census help...
Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2009 10:53:47 -0500
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Kate and Elizabeth,

I have been following this thread with much interest. Over the years I have
come to understand that the odd and various markings on census records were
made by clerks, enumerators, etc. However, with the information Elizabeth
just gave, a thought comes to mind.

Has anyone done a study about these markings and published the findings? If
these markings translated into "patters of migration, education, home
ownership, infirmities, etc." as Elizabeth suggests, wouldn't that be
something interesting and maybe even pertinent to our research? Although
they may not translate into specific information pertaining to our specific
ancestors, I can still the usefulness of the information in general
genealogy study.

Does anyone know of any publications available on this specific subject? If
not, I think such a publication would be a great asset to the genealogy
community, hint, hint Elizabeth :)

Melissa Barker
Genealogist for Tennessee and Kentucky
My Website: www.freewebs.com/genealogyservices/

From: <>
Sent: Monday, June 08, 2009 7:25 PM
To: <>
Subject: Re: [APG] 1910 census help...

> Kate, you're looking at annotations added by clerks at the Census Bureau
> in
> prep for statistical computations. Many pieces of data on the census line
> were coded with numbers that represented a certain "fact." The numbers
> were
> then transferred to punch-cards for statistical sorting. The results were
> then used in the statistical compendium for that census, which defined
> patterns of migration, education, home ownership, infirmities, etc.
> Elizabeth
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG
> APG member, Tennessee

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