Deutschland, Mecklenburg-Schwerin—1867 Volkszählung [Teil C]

Project Instructions

Read the Instructions

  • Please read these project instructions carefully before indexing any batches.
  • Review this page and the field helps frequently for updates to these instructions
  • Click here for a summary of project updates.

What to Remember as You Index This Project

  • Often, the Deckblatt form (cover sheet) and the Nachtragsliste form (supplemental list) are both on the same image. When they appear on the same image, index the supplemental list first; then rotate the image, create a new record, and index the cover sheet. If the Nachtragsliste is blank, skip it and index the cover sheet information in the existing data entry row.
    • Click here for an example.
  • While indexing, you may find that some fields on the census forms appear blank, some have ditto marks in them, and some have blank marks in them. Be sure to distinguish between ditto marks and blank marks.
    • Click here for an example of a ditto mark.
    • Click here for an example of a blank mark.

Number of Records per Image

  • The data entry area of the indexing screen is set at one record per image. If your batch includes images with more than one record, you will need to add entry records to match the number of records on the image. To add entry records:
    1. On the menu bar, click Tools.
    2. Click Records per Image....
    3. Click in the Number of records box, and type the number of records on the image.
    4. Click OK.

Language for Field Names

  • The indexing field names and the field helps in the bottom right corner of the indexing screen are available in German and English. To change the language:
    1. At the top of the indexing screen, click Tools.
    2. Click on Options....
    3. Click on the Language tab.
    4. Click in the Language for Field Names box and Language for Field Help and Project Information box, and select the preferred option.
    5. Close the batch, and reopen it for the change to take effect.

International Letters

  • If the name of a person or a locality was written with a character not on your keyboard, such as the umlaut ü in Müller, please insert the letter by doing the following:
    1. On the menu bar, click Edit.
    2. Click International Letters....
    3. Click on the letter you want to insert.


    1. On the menu bar above the data-entry area, click the Enter special International characters icon (which is a square shape with an ñ on it).
    2. Click on the letter you want to insert.
  • If the characters you need are not on the International Characters popup, you can copy the character from your computer’s Character Map (Microsoft Windows) or Character Palette (Mac OS) and paste it into the entry field.
  • You may also want to change your keyboard layout to the German keyboard.

Additional Information