Norway—1875 Federal Census [Part F]


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.

How to Recognize Norwegian Characters

  • The characters Ø and ø are common and must be distinguished from the letters O and o. In handwritten records, the Ø may appear with the slash through the circle, as in the version printed here, or it may appear with a single stroke above the O that looks like an accent mark (Ó). When indexing, use the characters Ø and ø. Click here for an example.
  • The characters Æ and æ are a combination of the letters A and E but should not be written as "ae." When indexing, use the characters Æ and æ. Click here for an example.

How to Enter International Letters When Indexing

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

    1. On the menu bar above the data entry area, click the Enter special international characters icon (which is a square with an ñ in it).
    2. Click on the letter you want to insert.

Number of Records per Image

  • The data entry area is set at one record per image. To account for each individual, including those whose names were written in the "Fraværende" (or absent) section at the bottom of the page, you will need to adjust the number of records in the data entry area to match the number of records on the image. To add 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.
  • If you press Tab or Enter after you complete the last record on an image, a message will appear, asking if you want to add one or more records to the image. If you have already indexed all the records on the image, do the following:
    1. Ensure that 0 (zero) is in the Number of records box.
    2. Click OK.

Blank and No Extractable Data Images

  • If an image is blank or contains only a blank form, mark the document as a Blank Image. If an image does not contain a Type 1 or Type 2 form, mark the image as a No Extractable Data Image.
    1. Click on the Header Data tab.
    2. Click in the Image Type field.
    3. Select Blank Image or No Extractable Data Image, as appropriate.
    4. Press Tab or Enter.
    5. Click Yes on the warning message.

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