Why are some ages enclosed in parenthesis () in the 1880 US Census?

+3 votes
68 views
in Genealogy Help by Bryan Lawson G2G6 Mach 1 (18.0k points)

1 Answer

+1 vote
The instructions don’t mention parentheses, but they do say to enter exact ages and to estimate if that’s not possible.  The parentheses used by this enuerator may designate estimated ages.
by Kathie Forbes G2G6 Pilot (431k points)

Related questions

+6 votes
0 answers
93 views asked Mar 6, 2013 in Genealogy Help by Peterson Cobbett G2G6 Mach 2 (20.2k points)
+11 votes
3 answers
+4 votes
1 answer
144 views asked Dec 12, 2015 in Genealogy Help by Jan Terink G2G6 Pilot (261k points)
+3 votes
0 answers
+6 votes
2 answers

WikiTree  ~  About  ~  Help Help  ~  Search Person Search  ~  Surname:

disclaimer - terms - copyright

...