Inverness County 1891 Nova Scotia Census Project headings

Antigonish County 1891 Nova Scotia Census Project headings

         FOR 1891 "Indexed Census", Nova Scotia, All Counties.
         DESCRIPTION OF COLUMN HEADINGS, from Right to Left:

         REMARKS - Usually, a comment entered by the Enumerator.
         Occasionally, a remark by this lister, to clarify a problem.

         There is an undesignated entry opposite each "head of family", in
         the format: W1/4, or W2/5.  Occasionally there is more than one
         such designation, probably indicating more than one building for
         this family.  This is presumed to be a code for the dwelling. W1/4
         translates to "Wood construction, one story, four rooms." S2/5
         translates to "Stone construction, two stories, five rooms."

         RWDBU -  Read / Write, and Infirmities.

                  R= Able to Read
                  W= Able to Write
                  D= Deaf and Dumb
                  B= Blind
                  U= Unsound Mind.

         EWUNN - Employment information

                  E= Employer
                  W= Wage Earner.
                  U= Unemployed
                  NN=Number of Employees

         OCCUPATION -Occupation, Trade, or Profession.  Also, a code,
         usually two digits, which was apparently entered after
         enumeration.  See "INDEX of Small Occupation Codes".

         M - Marital Status.  M= Married
                              W= Widow or Widower

         AGE - The age of this person.  Usualy expressed in years; but
               occasionally in years plus fraction: i.e. 2.5 means 2-1/2
               years. Infants of less than one year are expressed in
               months: i.e. 10.12 means 10/12, or that the infant was 10
               months old.

         SEX - M= Male, F= Female

         FIRSTNAME - This person's first (or given) name(s).

         SE - SEquence.  Not specifically itemized on the census, this is
               the sequence of this person in the family group.  I.e. the
               third person enumerated is SEquence 3, in a Family Group.

         LASTNAME - This person's last name, as listed on the census.

         FAM - The FAMily number, as listed in the census.  Indicates the
               sequence in which enumeration occurred, by family.

         DIST - The Census Enumeration District.  See attached page for
                more complete information.

         C0 - COunty.  The County where the census was enumerated.  See
               attached page for more complete information.


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Transcribed by George N. McInnis
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