What to Include in a Census Transcription

I struggle with including complete census transcriptions in the newsletter–more with the formatting of them than anything else. It can be really easy to have quite a bit of wasted space.

We’ve decided to transcribe the crucial elements for each entry as close to the original format as possible and include other information in a paragraph after the transcription.

We’re not leaving anything out, but I’m not certain it’s necessary to reproduce the census form in an issue of the newsletter.