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My index records include all members of the family except in those instances when faded copies made transcription impossible. Those entries are listed as "illegible". Census takers didnít always use the same spelling as families intended. As a research aid, spellings used by today's families were used wherever they could be identified, causing a difference from the actual written record. Italics denote the change. Some of the handwriting may have been misinterpreted; and corrections to misinterpretations are welcomed.
Noble County 1866 Enumeration of White Male Inhabitants
This record includes a listing of white male inhabitants and their ages during the year 1865-1866 and submitted to the State of Indiana in mid-1866.
Noble County Census
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1940 Noble County Census - by FamilySearch
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county census records on microfilm. The genealogical library in Fort
Wayne, Indiana, has all census records for the United States, as well as some
for Canada, in their repository. There are online commercial genealogical
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Commercially prepared indexes quite often include misspelled names because of difficulty in transcription of poor handwriting of unfamiliar names. An example: John Bender was listed as John Dender, leaving that family to never be found under "Bender". Therefore, the name you are searching may be included in the census even though it does not appear in an index.
The Soundex indexing system was used in 1880 for households with a child age 10 or under and in 1900 and subsequent years in a few other state census records. It is basically simple despite its complicated appearance. The surname is indexed by using the initial letter; the letter is followed by three numerical digits based on the consonants that follow the surname initial. Consonants that sound somewhat alike are drawn together under one numeric code. Example: The letters b, p, f and v may sound alike or be confused by the hearer and they are given the same number in the Soundex system. Vowels plus y, w and h are not coded. The codes are as follows:
|1 b, p, f, v|
|2 c, s, k, g, j, q, x , z|
|3 d, t|
|5 m, n|
Zeros are added when this is no code
number. A name such as Lee would be coded L000. Key letters or
equivalents appearing together without separating vowels or noncoded letters are
coded as one digit. A name such as Barrett would be B630. This index
is helpful when the place of residence is unknown.
Enumeration of Male Inhabitants over the age of 21 - Swan Township, Noble County - 1901
Links to Other
Indiana Census Records - Census Online
United States, 1881 British, and the 1881Canadian Census Online - by Familysearch
Notes: A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they
shall never sit in.
- Greek proverb