Sunday, May 7, 2000

I found my ancestor in the 1871 census. There is a specific page number associated with the record. However, there were two other entries for that family name (believed to be his children) which were on page D. What does census page D signify?

[From Suzanne Schaller] -- My guess is that D = deaths. 1871 has a schedule on each township for "Deaths occuring within 1871." I *think* that the index uses D instead of a page number. The index is for head of household & strays, but I think that every entry on the Deaths page is also in the index.

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