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I have had a couple of batches where the person was from Mexico, and the race recorded as "In" but that was crossed our and a 3 was writtnen in. &nbsp;How should that be indexed? &nbsp;Share Batch&nbsp;189291006 .[[User:Purplecata2|Purplecata2]] 12:36, 3 April 2012 (UTC)
 
 
 
I noticed in the document Mat Young posted below it says that 1=W, 2=Col, 3= In, etc, so I guess I will just ignore that number [[User:Purplecata2|Purplecata2]] 12:53, 3 April 2012 (UTC)
 
 
 
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I discovered some information that should help with two unusual things that are being seen on the census records.&nbsp; It comes from a report titled PROCEDURAL HISTORY OF THE 1940 CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING and can be found at http://usa.ipums.org/usa/resources/voliii/enumproc1940.pdf<br>
 
 
 
1) When the marital status shows "M" but is crossed out and a "7" written instead, this means "Married with spouse absent".&nbsp; I suggest that this be added to the project helps with instructions to index it as "M" (married).&nbsp; This coding is described on the 152nd page of the pdf document above.<br>
 
 
 
2) Sometimes a child's age is listed as "V" with a number or letter after it.&nbsp; These codes represent ages of less than one year.&nbsp; V0 through V9 represent fractions of a year from 0/12 to 9/12.&nbsp; VX is 10/12 and VV is 11/12.&nbsp; I suggest that this be added to the project helps with instructions to index them as "0" for the age.&nbsp; This coding is described on the 133rd page of the pdf document above.
 
 
 
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Batch has a bunch of lines with information crossed out for children under 5 years old in columns 17, 18 and 19. &nbsp;Normally if there was no information and a line in the field it would be marked blank, but these have information in them. &nbsp;Index the crossed out info or mark blank? SB #&nbsp;189241218 &nbsp; [[User:Aprilrobertson|April Robertson - Admin/Owner of Facebook Unofficial Share Batch Group]] 05:08, 3 April 2012 (UTC)
 
 
 
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There is a "R" in City field but a rubber stamp has been applied saying "Same house". Go with the Same House? Or keep the R? SB 189253792 &nbsp;[[User:Aprilrobertson|April Robertson - Admin/Owner of Facebook Unofficial Share Batch Group]] 04:27, 3 April 2012 (UTC)
 
 
 
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In the "City, town, or village" column I have found many "R"s written. Should this be indexed as: "R" or "Rural"? I have had it arbitrated both ways and want to know what is correct. Project instructions seem to read, "Rural".
 
 
 
The field help for column 17 has a link to an example at the bottom. It appears a letter R stays a letter R when indexing.&nbsp; Jon Lund
 
 
 
Additional Helps page has the presentation on how to index the project and it states that Same House, Same Place and Rural if they're abbreviated such as R for Rural to type what you see. &nbsp;[[User:Aprilrobertson|April Robertson - Admin/Owner of Facebook Unofficial Share Batch Group]] 13:34, 3 April 2012 (UTC)
 
 
 
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In the Marital Status column we've seen M crossed out and a 7 written in a few times now in share batches in the Facebook Group as well as in the Skype Group. &nbsp;How should this be indexed? &nbsp;Don't have a Share Batch #. &nbsp;Most times it's been individuals who are of a marriagable age but a few times it's been seen with 2 and 4 year olds. &nbsp;[[User:Aprilrobertson|April Robertson - Admin/Owner of Facebook Unofficial Share Batch Group]] 01:01, 3 April 2012 (UTC)
 
 
 
Here is a share batch for the above question.&nbsp; 189228131&nbsp; Lines 34 and 37 for example.&nbsp; Beth Crowe
 
 
 
''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; If you look all these marks are made in pencil. The info answered is in pen. I believe this is just a coding process, and the information that is crossed out is merely crossed out for the coding. Therefore, the correct entry for transcription is the originally entered information. For instance, if a child was 2, and it's crossed out and a 7 is written of to the right, the you enter 2. If a marital status was entered as M, then crossed out and a 7 is written to the right, then you enter M. Does this make sense? Do you agree FamilySearch?''
 
 
 
I had a Delaware batch with four cases as described above.&nbsp; In all cases, the person was female, of marriageable age, marked as M (married), but no apparent spouse was on the page.&nbsp; Might be part of a pattern?&nbsp; Jon Lund
 
 
 
'''''See Matt Young's point 1, above'''''&nbsp;: "When the marital status shows "M" but is crossed out and a "7" written instead, this means "Married with spouse absent"". I'd suggest going ahead and indexing "M" as usual. -- [[User:Dms246|Dms246]] 08:47, 3 April 2012 (UTC)
 
 
 
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