1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 10, 2020 10:22 AM by joan stachnik

    Seeking explanation of "2+" in 1920 census

    Paul Maina Newbie

      In the 1920 census, a male family member of mine is designated as "Head".  However, there is a "2+" next to the word "Head".  Does that mean he was married 2 other times other than the current marriage in 1920?

        • Re: Seeking explanation of "2+" in 1920 census
          joan stachnik Scout

          Hi,  for the 1920 census, the notation may indicate a new family within a same dwelling. I found this statement on a website for a 1920 census data project: "head numbers can indicate new dwellings and new families. "Head1" usually indicates a new dwelling while other head numbers, like 2+, 2, 3, 4, etc. usually indicate new families within a dwelling". 

          You might want to check the address of your family member on the census to see if other families share that same address.  Hope this is of help. joan