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Census Microfilm Reliability Rating

The Reliabilty Rating of the microfilm of each federal census is our own subjective assessment of the confidence with which genealogists can expect to find individuals who were actually enumerated during a given census year.

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Our Reliability Rating is based upon three primary factors:

1880 Federal Census of the Dakota Territory
 the completeness of the available microfilm records
To what extent does the microfilm include the complete census records that were originally created during a given census year?

1880 Federal Census of the Dakota Territory
 the readability of the information contained in the microfilm
To what extent is the handwriting of the various census enumerators who recorded the census information legible and readable?

1880 Federal Census of the Dakota Territory
 the quality of the microfilm photography
To what extent is the microfilm free of photographic defects, such as dark shadows caused by improper lighting, washed-out transparent glare caused by overexposure of the microfilm, blurred or multiple images caused by an out-of-focus camera, and census pages that were inadvertently missed, and not even photographed at all!

All of these unfortunate human errors have occured during the microfilming process, and have resulted in irreplaceable census information being lost forever when the original census records were destroyed after the microfilming was completed.

 

     

 

 

 

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