1940 Census Circle with Check Mark

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I have been going through a lot of census records lately from 1810 up to 1950. I have noticed some notations probably written in by the census taker appearing in the 1940 census. I understand that a circle with an X signifies the person that gave information to the census taker but have also noticed a check mark that looks like it was put there by the census taker and then later circled by someone else?  So far, I have only seen it next to infants less that a year old, but there has to be some significance there. Just curious.
in Photos by Jeremy Addington G2G1 (1.6k points)
I have the same question. I read through instructions for census takers but there is no guidance related to putting a check mark in a circle by an infant’s name.  And I noticed that this was not done for all infants.  Any thoughts on this?

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The government has published instructions for the census takers at this website which may be helpful. https://www.census.gov/history/www/through_the_decades/census_instructions/1940_instructions.html

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