World Archives Project: Schedules of Special Census of Indians, 1880

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Key the marital status of the individual. If there is a check mark in the "Is this individual single?" column (#5), then key "Single." If there is a check mark in the "Is this individual married?" (#6) column, then key "Married." If the "widowed or divorced" (#7) column contains a "w" enter "Widowed", if it contains a "d" enter "Divorced", if the box is simply checked, enter "single".
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Key the gender in its full form from the "Sex" column.

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About this project This collection contains the schedules of the Special Census of the Indians from 1880. Each family was recorded on a separate census sheet. The special census also documented other information, such as where the family lived and what tribe they belonged to, on a separte title page.

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Project Instructions
This collection contains the schedules of the Special Census of the Indians from 1880. Each family was recorded on a separate census sheet. The special census also documented other information, such as where the family lived and what tribe they belonged to, on a separate title page.

From the title page we are keying the sheet number, enumeration district, household number, and tribe. Information such as the reservation and Indian agency will be added in post production work.

From the census page we will be keying the Indian name, other name commonly used, relationship, marital status, gender, and age. Marital status will be determined by whether there is a check mark in the "Is this person single?" or "Is this person married?" column.

Project-specific sample images and form field help:
Choose a sample image from below to see the corresponding form field examples.
Census Page
Title Page
Cover page, Section header, etc.
Image with no data.

Census Page

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Choose the "Census Page" form type when the image contains the record of a household with names to be keyed.

Line Number

Key the Line Number from the far right side of the document.  This Line Number will typically be located outside the schedule table.

Indian Name

Key the Indian name as seen on the record from the "Indian Name" column.

Translation of Indian Name

Key the translation of the Indian name as seen on the record from the "English Translation of Indian Name" column.

Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you from the "English, Spanish, French or Other Name Habitually Used" column.

Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you from the "English, Spanish, French or Other Name Habitually Used" column.

Relationship

Choose a relationship value from the dictionary that best corresponds to what is written in the "Relationship" column. In most cases it will be the same as what is written.

For example, if it says "In law Daughter" on the image, it should be keyed as "Daughter in law."

Marital Status

Key the marital status of the individual. If there is a check mark in the "Is this individual single?" column (#5), then key "Single." If there is a check mark in the "Is this individual married?" (#6) column, then key "Married." If the "widowed or divorced" (#7) column contains a "w" enter "Widowed", if it contains a "d" enter "Divorced", if the box is simply checked, enter "single".


Gender

Key the gender in its full form from the "Sex" column.

Age at Residence

Key the age at the time the record was recorded.  Valid ages include numeric digits between "0" and "120" and fractions between "1/12" and "11/12". If an age includes years, months, and/or days key only the years. For example, if an age appears as 10 years, 7 months, key age as "10" If an age appears in months, such as 10 months, key age as a fraction: "10/12" If an Age includes years plus a fraction, such as 3 3/12, key only the year: "3." If the age is less than one month, key "0."

Keying Image Samples

Title Page

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Choose the "Title Page" form type when the image contains information provided by the enumerator, such as district number, tribe, and reservation.

Sheet Number

Key the sheet number as seen on the record from the "Enumerator's Sheet No." line in the top left corner.

Enumeration District

Key the enumeration district as seen on the record from the "District No." line.

Tribe

Key the tribe as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you from the line following the phrase "People of the."

Household Number

Key the household number as seen on the record that follows the sentence: "The number of the family, reported upon in this sheet, is."

Keying Image Samples

Cover page, Section header, etc.


File:Special Census Cover Page Sample 1.JPG

Use the “Cover page, Section header, etc” type for images that don’t contain any data, but might be interesting to look at because they provide some type of context for the image set. For instance, historical notes, affidavits, and so forth.

Additional Image Samples

Image with no data


File:Special Census No Data Sample 1.JPG

Use the “Image with no data” type for images that don’t contain any data or any useful context that might be interesting for someone to look at. For instance, an image containing only the blank background or an image with a microfilm target on it.

Additional Image Samples

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