1870 U.S. Federal Census of Iowa, Dubuque County, Column Keys

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Key to Column Headings

LN = Line Number Family appeared on
HN = Dwelling houses numbered in the order of visitation
FN = Families numbered in the order of visitation
LNAME, FNAME/MI = The Name of every Person whose usual place of abode on the 1st day of June, 1870, was in this family.
AGE = Age at last birth-day. If under 1 year, give months infractions, thus 3/12
SEX = Male (M). Female (F).
R VAL. = Value of Real Estate owned
P VAL. = Value of Personal Estate owned
BIRTHPL = Place of Birth, Naming the State, Territory, or Country
RACE = Color-White (W); Black (B); Mulatto (M); Chinese (C); Indian (I)
PROF. = Profession, Occupation, or Trade of each Male over 15 years of age
FTHR = Father of Foreign born
MTHR = Mother of Foreign born
MBORN = If born within the year, state month
MMRD = Married within the year, state month
SCH. = Attended School within the year
READ = Cannot Read
WRITE = Cannot Write
DDB = Whether deaf & dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper, or convict
M-21yrs = Male, 21 years of age and upwards
V-DEN = Male Citizens of U.S. of 21 years of age and upwards where rights to vote is denied on other grounds than rebellion or other crimes.

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