World Archives Project: Kansas, City and County Census, 1919-1961 (Part 5)

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This collection contains various sets of population schedules, which include information about inhabitants of a town, the enumeration of livestock and agriculture.

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Project Instructions This collection contains population schedules for both cities and counties in Kansas.

Please note this part has an additional form that should be keyed. Keywords and image samples have been added to help identify these records.

Information is only being keyed from forms that say "Schedule 2," "Population" or "Enumeration of Inhabitants" at the top of the image. There may be some pages that are a continuation sheet for the Schedule 2 form. Please key the names on the continuation forms. The majority of the images should be marked as "Cover Page, Section Header, etc." Do not key forms with agricultural information on them. (Cover page Image Samples) 5 images will be downloaded per image set. Because of the way the images are organized, some sets will have no names to key, while others will contain images with 30 or more names to key.

If you come across records where there is an individual listed with a surname and others listed below without a surname (generally this is the head of household and their family) please copy the surname down until you encounter the next surname.

If you come across records where the town and or county is listed besides each name and not at the top of the page, please key this town and or county into the heading.

Key images top to bottom, left to right.

Project Form Types and Field Helps
Census Form
Cover page, Section header, etc.
Image with no data


Census Form

KansasCityCountyP2 CensusForm Key.JPG

Please note this part has an additional form that should be keyed. Keywords and image samples have been added to help identify these.

Use the "Census Form" type for images with "Schedule 2," "Population" or "Enumeration of Inhabitants" at the top of the image. From these images, key all names and any date and location information available. If the image is far to illegible to key any names from, cancel the image set with the reason "Illegible". Do not key forms with agricultural information on them.

Note: While reviewing this project, if you come across an agricultural image that has been keyed, review as normal.

Census Form Keying Instructions

Township

Key the township as seen using the dictionary provided for assistance. The township will be at the top of the image, typically in the line marked "township." If there is no township at the top of the record, leave this field blank. Do not key the postal address as the township.

In some cases the township is written next to each individual to be keyed. If all townships are the same please key the township name into the header township field. If the township changes, key a new section for each township.

County

Key the county as seen where the person resided using the dictionary provided for assistance. The county will be at the top of the image, typically in the line marked "county."

Enumeration Day

Key the day in its numerical form from the enumeration date. The enumeration date will be at the top of the image.

Enumeration Month

Key the month as an abbreviation from the enumeration date using the dictionary provided for assistance. The enumeration date will be at the top of the image.

Enumeration Year

Key the year in its numerical form from the enumeration date. The enumeration date will be at the top of the image.

Prefix

Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr," "Mr," or "Mrs," of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance.

Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Initials may be separated with periods, if periods are found on the image, but initials should otherwise be separated with a space. If there are multiple primary individuals, each should be keyed on a separate record.

Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Pressing F3 will copy the surname down from the above record.

If you come across records where there is an individual listed with a surname and others listed below without a surname (generally this is the head of household and their family) please copy the surname down until you encounter the next surname.

Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III," following the surname of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance.

Census Form Image Sample



Cover page, Section header, etc.

KansasCityCountyP2 Capture 1.JPG

Use the “Cover page, Section header, etc” type for images that don’t contain any data, but might be interesting to look at because they provide some type of context for the image set. For instance, historical notes, affidavits, and so forth.

Cover page Image Samples



Image with no data

KansasCityCountyP2 Blank 1.JPG

Use the “Image with no data” type for images that don’t contain any data or any useful context that might be interesting for someone to look at. For instance, an image containing only the blank background or an image with a microfilm target on it.

Image with no data Image Samples