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The value of the family identifier is the same in all members of a family. If you change the value it is replicated in all subsequent rows until the start of the next family. On the first line of a new family you can enter the value '+' which is replaced by the next higher family number.

Enter the surname of the individual. The value is replicated in each successive line until an explicitly set value is encountered.

Enter the given names of the individual.

Enter the address of the family. In some censuses this is available from another schedule.

Enter the parish or township name where the family is located.

The Location field is used in the population schedule of the census for comments about where the individual is if they were outside of the enumeration division at the time of the census. The field is therefore only rarely filled in. It is recommended that, to avoid wasting all this space in the census transcription, the transcriber insert the address information from the corresponding entry in schedule B, the agricultural census. However to clearly indicate that the information is not present in the population schedule, the address copied from schedule B should be enclosed in square brackets.

Enter the age at time of census. If not provided by the enumerator enter '0' if you believe the enumerator intended to indicate that the child was less than one year old, otherwise enter a '[', which is expanded to '[blank]' to indicate that the enumerator erroneously failed to fill in this mandatory field. You can enter an age in months as, for example: '3m', 'm3', or '3/12'. These are all converted to a common form '3m'. If the form also includes a month of birth field, that is initialized with the most probable month, assuming the census enumeration took place in April.

Indicate the sex of the individual. The expected values are 'M' or 'F'.

This is a single character abbreviation for the "race" to which the individual belongs. "Race" is expressed as a color:

Bfor Black (Negro)
Rfor Red (American Native)
Wfor White (Western Eurasian)
Yfor Yellow (Eastern Eurasian)

If the enumerator was a francophone these are replaced by:

Bfor Blanc[he] (Eurasien[ne] Occidental[e]) (note confusion with English abbreviation)
Rfor Rouge (Autocthone Americain[e])
Nfor Noir (Negre)
Jfor Jaune (Eurasien[ne] Oriental[e])

Indicate the marital status of the individual. Expected values are:

Mfor Married
Wfor Widow/Widower
Dfor Divorced
Sfor Single
blankfor Single

If the enumerator was a francophone, the marital status values are:

Mfor Marié[e]
Vfor Veuve/Veuf
Dfor Divorcé[e]
Cfor Célibatair[e]
blankfor Célibatair[e]

Indicate whether the individual is a French-Canadian. Any non-blank value indicates true. The enumerator generally entered a stroke which can be represented as '1'. The value '1' is replaced by a 'Y' for consistency, and the value '0' is replaced by 'N'.

Specify the ethnic origin of the individual. For individuals of European descent the enumerator was supposed to enter the ethnicity inherited from the father. For example the term "Canadian" was only to be used for French-Canadians. However even one drop of African or Native ancestry on the mother's side made the person Negro or Indian or at best a 'Half-Breed'

Indicate whether the individual is a Negro (African descent). Any non-blank value indicates true. The enumerator generally entered a stroke which can be represented as '1'. The value '1' is replaced by a 'Y' for consistency, and the value '0' is replaced by 'N'.

Indicates whether the individual is a Negro (African descent). Any non-blank value indicates true. The enumerator generally entered a stroke which can be represented as '1'. The value '1' is replaced by a 'Y' for consistency, and the value '0' is replaced by 'N'.

Indicate whether the individual is a Indian (Native). Any non-blank value indicates true. The enumerator generally entered a stroke which can be represented as '1'. The value '1' is replaced by a 'Y' for consistency, and the value '0' is replaced by 'N'.

Indicate whether the individual is a member of the primary family in this household. Any non-blank value other than 'N' indicates true. The enumerator generally entered a stroke which can be represented as '1'. The value '1' is replaced by a 'Y' for consistency, and the value '0' is replaced by 'N'.

Indicate whether the individual was absent at the time of the enumeration. Any non-blank value other than 'N' indicates true. The enumerator generally entered a stroke which can be represented as '1'. The value '1' is replaced by a 'Y' for consistency, and the value '0' is replaced by 'N'.

Specify the nationality (citizenship) of the individual.

The 4 digit year of birth. If only 2 digits are entered the century is filled in on the assumption the year falls in the century up to and including the census year. If not entered by the enumerator enter '[' to fill the field with '[Blank]'.

Indicator that the individual was born in the 12 months preceding the census. Generally an abbreviation for a month name, which is standardized and capitalized for you.

Birth date of the individual. Generally an abbreviation for a month name, which is capitalized for you. In some cases a month and day of the month may be entered.

Indicator that the individual was married in the 12 months preceding the census. Generally an abbreviation for a month name, which is capitalized for you.

Indicator that the individual was married in the 12 months preceding the census. Generally an abbreviation for a month name, which is capitalized for you. In some cases a month and day of the month may be entered.

The relation of the individual to the head of household field.

The birth place of the individual.

If the individual was born in Canada, then this field indicates whether the place of birth was rural or urban.

The year of immigration if the individual was not born in Canada. If not entered by the enumerator and the birthplace is not in Canada enter '[' to fill the field with '[Blank]'.

The year of naturalization. An individual only required naturalization if not born in the British Empire.

The birth place of the father of the individual.

The birth place of the mother of the individual.

The religious affiliation of the individual.

The primary occupation of the individual.

A secondary occupation of the individual.

Indicator of whether the individual is an employer. This may be entered as a letter 'Y', or 'N', or as a stroke which can be entered as a '1'. The value '1' is replaced by a 'Y' for consistency, and the value '0' is replaced by 'N'. Any non-blank value other than 'N' is interpreted as true.

Indicator of whether the individual is an employee. This may be entered as a letter 'Y', or 'N', or as a stroke which can be entered as a '1'. The value '1' is replaced by a 'Y' for consistency, and the value '0' is replaced by 'N'. Any non-blank value other than 'N' is interpreted as true.

If this field is non-blank then the individual was unemployed during the week preceding the enumeration. The enumerator generally wrote a stroke so enter something that looks like a stroke, for example the digit '1'. The value '1' is replaced by a 'Y' for consistency, and the value '0' is replaced by 'N'.

If this field is non-blank and not zero then it contains the number of individuals employed by this individual. This field should be filled in if the individual is an employer. This should be a number.

Indicator of whether the individual is self-employed. This may be entered as a letter 'Y', or 'N', or as a stroke which can be entered as a '1'. The value '1' is replaced by a 'Y' for consistency, and the value '0' is replaced by 'N'. Any non-blank value other than 'N' is interpreted as true.

Indicator of whether the individual is self-employed. This may be entered as a letter 'Y', or 'N', or as a stroke which can be entered as a '1'. The value '1' is replaced by a 'Y' for consistency, and the value '0' is replaced by 'N'. Any non-blank value other than 'N' is interpreted as true.

Specifies where the person worked, if they were an employee.

Specifies where the number of months worked in a factory.

Specifies where the number of months worked at home.

Specifies where the number of months worked other than at home or in a factory.

Specifies where the number of months spent at school.

Specifies the number of weeks that the person worked at the primary occupation.

Specifies the number of weeks that the person worked at the other occupation.

Specifies the number of hours per week that the person work at the primary occupation

Specifies the number of hours per week that the person work at the other occupation

Specifies the annual income from the primary occupation.

Specifies the annual income from the other occupation.

Indicator of whether the individual is an employer, an employee, or working on his own account. Note that in English, though not in French, the abbreviation 'E' is ambiguous. If an Anglophone enumerator filled this in with 'E' for employer, replace it with 'R', as described in the column heading in the original form image.

Specifies where the person worked.

For members of a household who were away on military posting, there was a war going on, this column specifies where they were posted.

Enter the township number portion of the address.

Enter the range number portion of the address.

Enter the meridian portion of the address.

Enter the municipality name portion of the address.

Enter the name of the post office.

Enter the number of the section within the township.

Enter the number of the township within the range.

Enter the number of the range relative to the meridian.

Enter the identifier of the meridian with respect to which the range is specified.

Enter the number of horses of all ages on the property.

Enter the number of milch cows on the property.

Enter the number of other cattle or other horned animals on the property.

Enter the number of sheep on the property.

Enter the number of hogs and pigs on the property.

Indicate whether the individual can speak English. Any non-blank value indicates true. The enumerator generally entered a stroke which can be represented as '1'. The value '1' is replaced by a 'Y' for consistency, and the value '0' is replaced by 'N'.

Indicate whether the individual can speak French. Any non-blank value indicates true. The enumerator generally entered a stroke which can be represented as '1'. The value '1' is replaced by a 'Y' for consistency, and the value '0' is replaced by 'N'.

Specify the mother tongue of the individual.

Specify the any infirmities the individual has, such as deaf or blind.

Indicate whether the individual can read. Any non-blank value indicates true. The enumerator generally entered a stroke which can be represented as '1'. The value '1' is replaced by a 'Y' for consistency, and the value '0' is replaced by 'N'.

Indicate whether the individual can write. Any non-blank value indicates true. The enumerator generally entered a stroke which can be represented as '1'. The value '1' is replaced by a 'Y' for consistency, and the value '0' is replaced by 'N'.

Indicates whether the individual even though an adult, cannot read. Any non-blank value is interpreted as true. The original form generally just has a stroke that can be interpreted as a "1". The value '1' is replaced by a 'Y' for consistency, and the value '0' is replaced by 'N'.

Indicates whether the individual even though an adult, cannot write. Any non-blank value is interpreted as true. The original form generally just has a stroke that can be interpreted as a "1". The value '1' is replaced by a 'Y' for consistency, and the value '0' is replaced by 'N'.

Indicates whether the individual was illiterate. Any non-blank value indicates true. The enumerator generally entered a stroke which can be represented as '1'.

Indicates whether the individual was born within the preceding 12 months and the sex of the individual. Expected values 'M', 'F', or blank.

Indicates whether an individual member of the household died within the preceding 12 months, and the sex of that individual. Expected values 'M', 'F', or blank. Note that this information does not refer to the individual described by the other fields in this line of the form.

Indicates the age of the deceased individual at the time of death. Note that this information does not refer to the individual described by the other fields in this line of the form.

Indicates the cause of death. Note that this information does not refer to the individual described by the other fields in this line of the form.

Indicates the type of residence: Log Cabin, Shanty, and Brick are the most common reported values.

Indicates the number of stories: 1, 1½, or 2.

Indicates the number of families sharing this residence.

If the individual can speak a language other than French or English this column identifies the language. If the enumerator filled this column in with 'English', 'French', 'Anglais', or 'Français', leave the column blank.

Indicate whether the individual is attending school. Any non-blank value indicates true. The enumerator generally entered a stroke which can be represented as '1'. The value '1' is replaced by a 'Y' for consistency, and the value '0' is replaced by 'N'.

If this field is non-blank then the individual is deaf. The enumerator generally wrote a stroke so enter something that looks like a stroke, for example the digit '1'. The value '1' is replaced by a 'Y' for consistency, and the value '0' is replaced by 'N'.

If this field is non-blank then the individual is blind. The enumerator generally wrote a stroke so enter something that looks like a stroke, for example the digit '1'. The value '1' is replaced by a 'Y' for consistency, and the value '0' is replaced by 'N'.

If this field is non-blank then the individual is of unsound mind. The enumerator generally wrote a stroke so enter something that looks like a stroke, for example the digit '1'.

Indicates whether the individual was mentally incapacitated. Any non-blank value indicates true. The enumerator generally entered a stroke which can be represented as '1'. The value '1' is replaced by a 'Y' for consistency, and the value '0' is replaced by 'N'.

Indicates whether the individual was mentally incapacitated. Any non-blank value indicates true. The enumerator generally entered a stroke which can be represented as '1'. The value '1' is replaced by a 'Y' for consistency, and the value '0' is replaced by 'N'.

Enter 'O' if the householder owns the property, or 'R' or 'T' if the householder is a tenant. If the householder is resident in a house that is supplied as part of the job, for example a Manse supplied for a Minister, or a house supplied by the Railroad to a Station Agent, then specify 'F'. This is specified only on the head of household.

If the householder is a tenant, specify the monthly rent in dollars.

Specify 'S' for a single family dwelling, or 'M' for a multiple family dwelling.

Indicates the materials of which the residence is constructed: Frame, Log, Shanty, Stone, and Brick are the most common reported values.

The number of rooms occupied by the family.

Specify the number of weeks during the last 12 months that the individual was unemployed

Specify the number of weeks during the last 12 months that the individual was unemployed because of illness or injury.

Specify the number of months that the individual was attending school.

Remarks about the individual by the enumerator. If the transcriber wishes to enter notes they should be enclosed in editorial square brackets to indicate that the text is not present in the original image.

If the button text is "Find" then clicking on this button pops up a dialog with a list of individuals in the family tree that are close matches to the name, sex, and birth date of the individual recorded by this row of the census. You can use this dialog to identify the individual that corresponds to this row of the census.

If the button text is "Show" then clicking on this button pops up the main information page on the individual that has previously been linked to this row of the census.

This button appears if the row of the census is linked to an individual in the family tree. Click on this button if you determine that the linkage is incorrect. The button immediately to the left is changed to display the action "Find" so you can correct the identification.

Click on this button to apply the updates to the database. Note that unlike many other web pages you cannot submit the updates by pressing the enter key because that is reinterpreted as to advance to the next line of the census. You also cannot tab to this button because tab is defined to wrap around to the beginning of the line within the census.

Click on this button to reset all of the fields in the form to their default values. Most fields become empty.

Click on this button to perform a match between all individuals in the family tree who have citations to the current census page, and the names and birth years of the individuals on this page.

Click on this button to add an extra line to the form. This is required if the enumerator squeezed an extra line beyond the basic 50 onto the form.

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In some cases the enumerator squeezed an extra individual at the bottom of the form. Click on this button to add an extra blank line to the form so you can enter the details for that individual.

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