1940 USA census what does an X in a circle mean? #records

Marion Werle

It indicates who the informant was.

Sally Bruckheimer

The X by some person's name on the census means that is the person that the census taker talked to and got information from.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ

Trudy Barch

My possible relative on the 1940 is listed Meyer, Ruth, Bert, Fred Rosenbaum.   After her name is a X in a circle.   What does that mean?

Not certain if they are cousins - Trying to prove yes or no.

Fred died in California and is buried in St. Louis – Chesed Shel Emet  White Road.

Thanks for your help.


Trudy Barch,   Florida