The information presented in the electronic version of the 1860 census records for Lykins County provides an almost identical record but is not an exact duplicate of what was shown in the original census records.
Whenever the compiler was unsure of a name you will see a (?) beside the name. The names shown are spelled the way the census taker recorded them. Unless the census taker entered a surname, no surname was shown for most family members listed under the head of the family. No corrections to names misspelled by the census taker were or will be made in this record. If the reader finds an error made by the compiler of the electronic record, please send an email note so that corrections can be made.
In cases where an initial in the name of the individual could not be identified, the initial was dropped and no notation to its absence was made due to space considerations. If this is important to you, you need to go back to the microfilm records to check them for initals.
Each page of records is limited to the 40 data lines found on the original sheets. Where a page was not completed filled by the census taker, a notation [No further entries] was added after the last offical entry on the page. This was done in order to indicate to the reader that the remaining lines were intentionally left unfillied.
Where the census taker did not include the surname of the family from the end of the previous page onto the top of the next page, it was added within brackets (i.e., [Surname]).
Where the census taker appeared to have put the values of real and property on the wrong line (i.e., with a young child on the line above the following male head of household), the entries were left as shown on the original document. No attempt at corrections was made.
In general, the words were capitalized in the same way that they were entered in the original record but in some cases the transcriber altered the capitalization to create consistentancy in the entries.
The reader should refer back to the microfilm records to be sure that the transcription of the records was accurate.
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