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Canada 1871 Canada 1901 Norway 1910 Sweden 1900
Canada 1881 Canada 1911 Sweden 1880 Sweden 1910
Canada 1891 Norway 1900 Sweden 1890
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Canada 1871 — source variable CA1871A_0417 — Ethnic origin
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____ Nation of Origin
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Column 13. Origin is to be scrupulously entered, as given by the person questioned; in the manner shown in the specimen schedule, by the worlds English, Irish, Scotch, African, Indian, German, French, and so forth.

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Canada 1881 — source variable CA1881A_0426 — Ethnic origin
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Personal Information
7. ____ Names

8. ____ Sex

9. ____ Age

10. ____ Born within last twelve months

11. ____ Country or Province of birth

12. ____ Religion

13. ____ Origin

14. ____ Profession, Occupation, or Trade

15. ____ Married or Widowed

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Column 13. Origin is to be scrupulously entered, as given by the person questioned; in the manner shown in the specimen schedule, by the words English, Irish, Scotch, African, Indian, German, French, and so forth.

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Canada 1891 — source variable CA1891A_0420 — French Canadian status
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12. French canadians: _________________
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Column 12. Whenever the person enumerated is a French Canadian, the figure "1" is to be used.

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Canada 1901 — source variable CA1901A_0425 — Ethnic origin

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Canada 1911 — source variable CA1911A_0427 — Racial or tribal origin, detailed
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14. Racial or tribal origin
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100. Racial or tribal origin. The racial or tribal origin, column 14, is usually traced through the father, as in English, Scotch, Irish, Welsh, French, German, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Bohemian, Ruthenian, Bukovinian, Galician, Bulgarian, Chinese, .Japanese, Polish, Jewish, etc. A person whose father is English but whose mother is Scotch, Irish, French or other race will be ranked as English, and so with any of the others. In the case of Indians the origin is traced through the mother, and names of their tribes should be given, as 'Chippewa,' 'Cree,' etc. The children be gotten of marriages between white and black or yellow races will be classed as Negro or Mongolian, (Chinese or Japanese) as the case may be.

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Norway 1900 — source variable NO1900A_0444 — Ethnic origin
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Ethnicity:
[] Norwegian (N)
[] Sami resident (Lf)
[] Sami nomadic (Ln)
[] Finnish, Kven (F)
[] Mixed (B)


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Norway 1910 — source variable NO1910A_0427 — Ethnicity
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15. Ethnicity*:
[] n. Norwegian
[] lf. Sami resident
[] ln. Sami nomadic
[] f. Finnish, "kv?nsk"
[] b. mixed

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In municipalities where the population's ethnicity is partly Sami, Finnish or mixed, we supply a special form I with 16 fields (the form's page 3) which should be used in the Troms? Diocese. We also send a number of these forms to Census boards in southern municipalities where there are persons belonging to these ethnic groups, in addition to the ordinary form 1 with 14 fields.
If the number of forms provided is too little, we ask that the Bureau is informed immediately about the number of extra forms needed.

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Sweden 1880 — source variable SE1880A_0444 — Ethnic origin first stated
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Enumeration form for the 1880 census
(all counties in Sweden, except for the cities Stockholm and Gothenburg)

Column 4

Ethnicity (mention if foreign ethnicity, for example Finn, Sami, Roma etcetera) ____

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Col.4: That only the following disabilities are to be recorded: mental illness, blindness and if a person is deaf-mute. When recording mental illness, “mentally ill since childhood” should be recorded for those whose mental illnesses were discovered already in their childhood. Those who have a periodic or intermittent illness should be recorded as mentally ill. Regarding “blindness” it should be observed that also small children should be recorded as having this disability. For others only those who are unable to orientate themselves with their eye sight (lacking locomotor vision) should be recorded as blind. Similarly persons who are only deaf should not be recorded as deaf-mute. It should be recorded if a disability is known to be hereditary or if it is shared by close relatives.
That in column 4 it should for foreign citizens, living in the parish, be recorded as accurately as possible to which foreign power the person is subject. Recording names such as “Germany”, “The German Empire” or “Austria” is not sufficient, instead a state should be recorded, for example Prussia, The kingdom of Saxony, Hamburg, Bavaria, Hungary etcetera. It should be observed that if a note about nationality is missing it is assumed that the person is a Swedish citizen. A note should however be made if a person has become a Swedish citizen but has a birth place which can lead to believe that the person has a foreign nationality.
That for every Swedish citizen who belongs to a foreign ethnicity a note should be made in column 4 using the words Finn, Sami, Roma etcetera. It is to some extent possible to determine the ethnicity from the language commonly used in the household. For the Sami population it is of special interest to record their different forms of trade (for example mountain Sami, forest Sami, fishing Sami etcetera). This should be recorded in column 3.
That for those persons living in the parish and have a foreign religious belief, and not belong to a denomination who independently report population statistics to Statistics Sweden, the foreign faith should be recorded in column 4. In the same column “not baptized” should be noted for those children who, for confessional reasons, haven't been baptized within the Swedish church. For persons having a foreign faith it should be observed that according to §8 in the government decree of the 31st of October 1873 these people should be recorded in the catechetical register. The list of them should be included at the end of the extracts, but before the final summation so they won’t be excluded from the summation of the population for the parish and the country.
That for those persons who are recorded in the catechetical register but are known to be living outside the parish a notification using the word “absent” should be made in column 4.

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Sweden 1890 — source variable SE1890A_0468 — Ethnic origin first stated
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____ Ethnicity (mention if foreign ethnicity, for example Finn, Sami, Gypsy etc)
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f. The enumeration form is divided into 14 columns with the following content:

That for every Swedish citizen who belongs to a foreign ethnicity a note should be made in column 4 using the words Finn, Sami, Roma etcetera. It should be observed that even if the ethnicity usually can be determined from the language commonly used in the household this should not always be regarded as the deciding factor. It is known that Swedish families, living among Finns in the?county?of?Norrbotten, have in recent times adopted the Finnish language as the family language. For the Sami population it is of special interest to record their different forms of trade (for example mountain Sami, forest Sami, fishing Sami etcetera). This should be recorded in column 3.


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Sweden 1900 — source variable SE1900A_0468 — Ethnic origin first stated
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____ Ethnicity (mention if foreign ethnicity)
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2. Foreign tribe, for example finn, sami, gypsy, should be recorded. In the absence of any better principle the ethnicity can be determined from the language commonly used in the household.

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Sweden 1910 — source variable SE1910A_0444 — Ethnic origin first stated
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Enumeration form for the 1910 census (all counties except the city of Stockholm)

Column 2
____ Occupation and the number of the written occupation statement
____ Ethnicity (mention if foreign ethnicity)
____ Disability (epilepsy, mentally ill, idiot, blind, deaf-mute)

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Instructions for filling out the enumeration forms
(Compare the following instructions with the attached example form)
On filling out the form for extracts from the parish book the following rules should be followed.

Column 2

b. Foreign ethnicity, for example Finn, Sami, Roma, should be recorded. In the absence of any better principle the ethnicity can be determined from the language commonly used in the household.