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We choose the transcription for Baylor County by clicking the status button marked Images, which takes us to a page of transcribed census entries where we can scroll down to an individual named Isaac Metcalf. You can also use your browser's Find in Page option to find the name you're looking for.

The transcriptions you can use at this site are the works of volunteers; it's possible that you may find errors here and there. Typographical errors may crop up, some censuses may not be indexed, or the status of the project for a particular county may be incorrect.

The most plentiful type of transcribed census records you're likely to encounter is what we refer to as the plain-text census, which is a Web page or text file that's simply a transcription of the actual census record without any kind of search function. You either have to skim the page or use your Web browser's Find in Page option to find the person you're looking for. The 1870 Census for Penn Township, Stark County, Illinois, at members.aol.com/ ZCyberCat/private/castleton.html, is an example of this type of census return (see Figure 5-5). For each individual, the record includes the house number of the household, last name, first name, age, sex, race, occupation, real-estate value, personal-property value, and birthplace. This site is also typical of smaller census sites in its focus on the records on one county (actually, one township in one county).

Some sites contain collections of several census returns for a specific geographic area (over an extended period of time). A good example of this type of site is the Transcribed Census Records for Vernon County, Missouri, at freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jrbakerjr/census/census1. htm, which has several transcribed census returns for the county from 1860 to 1930.

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An online transcription of the 1870 Census for Penn Township, Stark County, Illinois.

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