1860 Census Transcription Project
WFGS Presidents During
This Transcription Cycle - Berdine Rittenhouse and Lee Scott
Once again, Cynthia Dean was the first edition publisher.
In this census, note that the number just to the right of the names is the household number. All people with the same household number were considered by the enumerator to be a part of that household, whether kin, in-laws, boarders or just friends.† You can see married daughters in the household with their husbands, aged parents, newborn babies and servants.† Keep the following cautions in mind, however.
There were some pages in this census that had names that were illegible.† Much time has been devoted to trying to bring out the faded portions to get a better idea of what was written on the page and often a name was recovered only to be changed again in later observations. Transcribers and proofreaders alike may have been in error in recovering some of the more illegible of the names on this census.† So, if you donít see who you are looking for, try searching by state of birth and age or by known names of other household members.
Most times questionable entries are in brackets like [this.]† Other areas where neither transcribers nor proofreaders could make out any of the lettering at all in that area are indicated by a question mark.†† But sometimes a faint name may have been read incorrectly and entered as such with no indication that it is in error.† Cross checks with the 1850 census cleared up some of the errors but many of the people at the Navy Yard were here only for this one census.† In short, be careful that you donít give up on an ancestor being in this census because you donít find them in this transcription.† While the vast majority of the names are accurate, yours might be in the few percent that are entered incorrectly.† In addition, the names were entered exactly as they appeared on the census.† This results in names like Hayes being entered as Haze because thatís how the enumerator spelled it.
In blocks that had no entry a ď--Ē has been entered to indicate that this block was empty on the census.