Individuals were enumerated as residents of the place in which they regularly slept, not where they worked or might be visiting. Disregard the remaining vowels and W, Y, and H and assign numbers to the next three consonants of the surname according to the Soundex coding guide. The census, however, did not ask about unemployment on the day of the census, nor did it ask about service in the Union or Confederate army or navy. The Soundex is a coded surname last name index based on the way a surname sounds rather than how it is spelled.
Mary, St. For the through censuses, the enumeration district is also necessary.