Icelandic Census Form 1901
A person who lives alone is deemed to be a "household" if he eats food of his own or has his own cooking hearth. In front of the names of persons living elsewhere, who are present on the farm or in the house, place a "St" (cf. column 18 and Point 3 of the Instructions on the first page).
Or in the house children, who have not yet been given a name, are listed as "boy" or "girl".
For example, Lutheran, or the religious congregation to which they belong, or "not a member of an organised religion"
Place of birth: _______________
When a person was born in Iceland, the town and region or parish and region shall be given. If a person was born abroad, then the country shall be given.
Column 8 and 9
Both columns below shall only be filled in for persons who were born outside the parish in which they reside on the date of enumeration or who have for a period had their fixed residence outside this parish.
Employment office, work, or trade: ___________
Also special employment pursued by the wife or children.
If anyone pursues work in more than one occupational sector, they shall all be listed with the principal occupational sector first. The occupational sector shall be stated clearly and the position of each person in this sector. (For example, freehold farmer, farm servant, fisherman, day labourer working stone, primary school teacher, apprentice at agricultural college, seamstress (not employed in a workshop owned by another person)). If any person lives primarily on his assets, support from individuals, [or] old-age or paupers' pension, then this shall be listed followed by his occupation. Persons who previously pursued an occupation or the like shall set former before the position they held. Servants who carry out work other than indoor tasks shall mention this specifically.
Cf. the instructions preceding Point 4.
This column shall only be filled out for persons whose main or supplementary occupation is: craft, manufacturing, commerce, merchant shipping or fishing on decked boats, and pursues work in these occupational sectors for another person or persons.
The column should be filled in for both high- and low-ranking employees, assistance and labourers. (Company managers, retail store managers, retail clerks, journeymen tradesmen, seamstresses' helpers, labourers, skippers, deck hands etc.)
Name and work of the establishment or the person for whom work is carried out around the time of the census: __________________________________
If the person is unemployed at this time this is indicated with "V".
Deaf or dumb (without hearing or speech): _________
Blind (no vision at all): __________
Idiot (i.e., imbecile from birth or infancy): __________
Mentally ill: __________
Columns 14, 15, 16 and 17
The columns below are only filled in for married men and women, widowers and widows. If any person has been married more than once (male or female), information is given for only the last marriage.
Supplementary report is for persons who were absent on census day.
Total in supplementary report: __________
Signature of enumerator: _____________________
Name of the farm or croft, house etc. : _________
Type of farm: ________________
Whether this is a farm, non-agricultural household, retail store, factory, residence etc.
No. of persons: ________________