Be a Darling and Get the Whole Thing

This 1861 census entry from Ontario serves to provide two research reminders. Don’t crop the image too close–you need those column headings if they have them and other entries to give some interpretative context.

And sometimes they just put things where there is blank space. Part of the space for the Darling family entries includes page totals for places of birth of enumerated individuals. It has nothing to do with the specific family’s entries. This was determined by seeing the same numbers on the bottom of the page and by manually checking the totals.

Those are things you cannot do if you don’t have the whole page.

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