Updated 31 March, 2014
Trouble deciphering any words.
The rule is really if you cannot decipher a word within 30 seconds of looking at it make an educated guess as to what you think it says.
Type it in and put an 'X' in the query column and in the notes column Y put a very brief note if you think the Checker will need it.
Remember the rule for transcribing is always
The FreeCEN Stages... that a single PIECE Number goes through
This is to check that the file to be Uploaded to the ON-Line Database. has no corruptions etc.
This process checks that the file looks OK and also removes any unnecessary comments from the Notes field.
It also checked to see if files that were deleted actually were.
1891 CENSUS ONLY Occupation Status Column R
1. In the 1891 Census you also have to Transcribe COLUMN R the Occupation Status if it has been enumerated.
2. The Census form includes three columns 12. 13 & 14 relating to the persons occupation.
3. You will see either a R E N or they might have entered a 'tick' an X or it will be empty.
4. FreeCEN Transcribes this information into a single column.
5. Please Do not make assumptions!
6. If these columns are all empty then please leave Column R empty.
7. Enter either a R E or N as follows:-
a. R for "employeR" If there is a 'X' in column 12
b. E for "employeE" If there is a 'X' in column 13
c. N for "Not employer/employee" If there is a 'X' in column 14
d. If a person is marked for both "employeR" and "employeE": please enter R
Q & R
for the 1891 Census have to
the maximum number of
2. So if you have entered something in Column R that will use 6 of the 30 Characters allowed when it is converted by the DATABASE.
3. So in Column Q you will then only have 24 Characters left to use
a. Examples : When uploaded to the DATABASE they will look like this.
b. The R you entered in Column R will get converted to (Em’er) and will look like this : Farmer/publican(Em'er)
c. The E you entered in Column R will look like this (Em’ee) : Errand Boy(Em'ee)
d. The N you entered in Column N will look like this (Notem) Carter(Notem)
SPREADSHEET WARNINGS : SSCENSIt has been found that where HOUSEHOLDS go over to the next page
some transcribers' are repeating the schedule number again. PLEASE DO NOT
This is causing enormous problems for the Checker.
When the Household goes over the page all you have to put is the
NEW PAGE NUMBER and maybe the Folio number if that has changed.
Only put a new Schedule number at the start of a new page if it is a NEW HOUSEHOLD
"Relationship to Head" - Standard Abbreviations
|great aunt||gtaunt||servant||servnt||wife's dau||wifdau|
|great uncle||gtuncl||sister||sister||wif'e son||wifson|
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