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Re: Unable to find FPOC+Washington Co. PA Census
In Response To: Unable to find FPOC+Washington Co. PA Census ()
Are you looking for a separate schedule for FPOCs? I looked in 1840 and 1860 and they don't have separate schedules for FPOCs, but are listed on the same page as everybody else.
Here is the instruction for 1860:
1850: 6. Under heading 6, entitled "Color," in all cases where the person is white, leave the space blank; in all cases where the person is black, insert the letter B; if mulatto, insert M. It is very desirable that these particulars be carefully regarded.
The 1840 form has a one column heading for "free white people" and a second column heading for "free colored people," but they are on the same page.
Census instructions beginning with 1850 are here: http://usa.ipums.org/usa/voliii/tEnumInstr.shtml
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