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1830 Census Transcription Project

This 1830 census of Escambia County, Florida is brought to you courtesy of a group of dedicated volunteers in the West Florida Genealogical Society. Their names are at the top of the transcription. The transcription effort started in Dec of 1999 and was competed 15 Sep 2000. The census itself was exceedingly difficult to read in places and many of the names had to be cross-referenced to the 1840 and 1850 censuses to ensure the spelling was valid.

We have tried not to change anything from the way it appeared on the census and have tried to capture all of the data that was there. Where we were unsure of a letter or name we enclosed it in brackets like [this]. We took particular care to ensure all of the data totaled correctly both across and down to preclude having any marks in the wrong cell. Everything checks perfectly except for one mark that looks a little like a real mark but doesnít fit the totals. That is marked with a [?]. We found several math errors the enumerator made, so the totals arenít exactly what you would see if you checked the actual census; however, I think in this census there is a difference of only one number.

We are now ready to expand the census data to include specific information about each person or family for which we receive an input from a researcher. If you have reliable data on any of the families listed and would like to have your information included in the next update of the census, mail it to...

WFGS
Attn: Census Transcription Project
P.O. Box 947
Pensacola, FL 32591-0947

...or email the data to the Webmaster of this page. Please put "1830 CENSUS INFORMATION" in the subject of your e-mail. All information will become property of the WFGS for purposes of publishing follow-on updates to the 1830 census. Submitters will be given credit for their input.


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