Mortality Schedule: A section of the federal census listing information about persons who died during the census year. (Definition from familytreemagazine.com)
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Miracode system: An indexing system similar to Soundex that was used to organize the results of the 1910 census. Miracode index cards are computer generated rather than handwritten, and are organized first by Soundex code, then alphabetically by county, then alphabetically by given name. (Definition from familytreemagazine.com)
Fee Tail: An estate of inheritance limited to lineal descendant heirs of a person to whom it was granted. (Definition from genealogy-quest.com)
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Microfiche: Sheet of microfilm with greatly reduced images of pages of documents. (Definition from genealogy-quest.com)
Soundex: A system of coding surnames based on how they sound, which was used to index the 1880 and later censuses The Soundex system is useful in locating records containing alternate surname spellings. Soundex cards are arranged first by Soundex code, then alphabetically by given name, then (if necessary) alphabetically by place of birth.
Range: A row or column of townships lying east or west of the principal meridian and numbered successively to the east and to the west from the principal meridian. (Definition from familytreemagazine.com)
Ahnentafel number: The unique number assigned to each position in an ancestor table. Number one designates the person in the first generation, the one at the beginning of the chart. Numbers two and three designate the parents of number one and the second generation. Numbers four through seven designate the grandparents of person number one and the third generation. As the ahnentafel extends by generation, the number of persons doubles. (definition from ancestry.com)
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