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USGenWeb Free Census Project, Notices, Key to 1880 Census Columns

Key to 1880 Census Columns:
Abbreviation Description
LINE Line Number
STREETName of Street
HOUSEHouse Number
HN Houses numbered in
order of visitation
FN Families numbered in
order of visitation
Firstname First Name
Lastname Last Name
C Color - White, W, Black B, Mulatto, Mo,
Chinese, C
S Sex - Males (M.). Females (F.)
Age at last birthday prior to June 1, 1880.
If under 1 year, give months in fractions,
thus: 3/12
MOIf born within the Census year, give the month.
RELATION Relationship of each person to the head of
this family - whether wife, son, daughter,
servant, boarder, or other.
SSingle
MMarried
W Widowed, or Divorced, D
YMarried during Census Year
OCCUPATIONOccupation or Trade of each person.
DISNumber of months this person has been
unemployed during the Census year.
HEALTHIs the person (on the day of the
Enumerator's visit) sick or
temporarily disabled such as to be
unable to attend to ordinary
business or duties? If so, what is
the sickness or disability?
BBlind
DDeaf and Dumb
IIdiotic
NInsane
MMaimed, Crippled, Bedridden or
otherwise disabled
SAttended school within this Census year
RCannot read
WCannot write
BIRTHPLACEPlace of Birth of this person naming State
or Territory of United States or Country, if
of foreign birth.
FATHERPlace of Birth of the Father of this person
naming State or Territory of United States
or Country, if of foreign birth.
MOTHERPlace of Birth of Mother of this person
naming State or Territory of United States
or Country, if of foreign birth.
Remarks Transcriber's Remarks

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