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20 October 2011

Those Little Tics

In several post-1840 US Census records, tic marks are used to indicate a variety of things. In some cases, it is eligibility to vote, married within the census year, ability to read and write, etc. If you're using a US Census after 1840, don't ignore those tics, there may be clues hiding there.

2 comments:

  1. But, where do you go to find out what each year's tics mean? Any suggestions?

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  2. There's a list here:

    http://www.skcensus.com/headings/

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