Monday, September 03, 2007

Interesting Indexing

Among some of the batches I indexed today were two batches from Alaska's 1900 census. These were smaller than normal censuses at 25 records apiece; however, there were more fields which required indexing. The first batch had a lot of blanks in it, but it was a passenger list for arrivals in June 1900. The second batch was in an Eskimo village. None of the inhabitants had surnames. I think there was a Marsha in just about every family. That must have been a popular Eskimo (or Inuit) named back then.

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