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USGenWeb Free Census Project Help, EXAMPLES of how you will see names on the census

This example shows names with the enumerator using ditto (") marks.

The names you would enter for this example are:

Nicholas Gibson
Elisabeth Gibson
George Croly
Sally Goodman
William Croly
McHenry Croly
Elizabeth Croly
John Croly
Remus Gibson
Elizabeth Gibson
Malvina Gibson
Nicholas Gibson

and then the next household starts.

This example shows names with the enumerator just leaving it blank next to each name until a new one comes along. The names you would enter for this example are:
Christiana Ferguson
George M. Ferguson
John Ferguson
Thomas Taylor
James Taylor.

 

 

This examples show how they used the "DO" instead of a ditto mark. The words you would enter for this example are:
Cabinet Maker
Cabinet Maker
Carpenter
Miller
Miller
Millwright
Wool Carder
Laborer
Farmer
Farmer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This example shows the enumerator using a line instead of a ditto mark. The names you would enter for this example are:
Walter Oins
Elsie Oins
Huba Oins
Noble Oins.

 

This example shows a person who you will list as NS (no surname). The bottom man, Damon A man of color. The names you would enter for this example (the man on the bottom) is Damon NS and in the remark section you will put a note saying that next to his name is written in man of color.

 

Double SS was sometimes written to look like fs. If you see that, it means SS and you write the word with the SS in it. In this example you see these states
N. York
KY
Germany
KY
Ohio
KY
KY
KY
KY
KY
Mass (looks like Mafs)(be sure and type in Mass)
IA

 

 

This is another example of the SS. The top name is John J. Daviess, but Daviess looks like Daviefs. When you enter this, you will type it in as Daviess. Now look at the very bottom name, Mary Grissom. Sometimes they wrote out the ss and sometimes they used the letter that looks like fs. The FS is just like a ditto, you will type in what was meant by it, and in the FS case, it means SS.

 

 

 

 

 

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