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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.


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

  2. There's a list here: