4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 21, 2017 5:59 AM by Mary Sholler

    Do Census Enumerator's Notes exist for the 1870 U.S. Federal Census (California)?

    Mary Sholler

      I work in the California History Room at the Madera County Library.  The 1870 U.S. Federal Census lists white men with their Indian children in one location, with the Indian mothers/grandmothers at the end of the Census or in a different location all together. All the Indians, including Male Indians, are listed separately either at the end of the Census or in a different location as well.  This does not happen for the 1880 Census and I'm wondering if Enumerator's notes exist that would help me to understand the methodology for enumeration.  Thank you!