Re: 3-digit Notations on 1920 Census #general


Michael Steinore <msteinor@...>
 

In looking at the 1920 Census images for Bayonne NJ, Hudson County
available on line at Ancestry
I see that there are hand written 3 digit numbers that appear in the
right hand margin of some lines. ...
Can anyone on the list shed any light on these numbers?
If I am correctly interpreting what you are seeing, these 3-digit
numbers were used to encode the raw census data for each person, in
order to calculate census statistics. But since the 3-digit code
is based solely on the other columns of information on the census form,
they are of no use to genealogists, even if someone could tell you
what they meant. At least they didn't use a punchcard system....

Michael Steinore
Portland, OR

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