18301Re: NCOD birthplace
- Jun 30, 2007
>> Some census records list NCODIt is NCO_D_, not "B" for "birth."
> No Country Of Birth.........
It was an acronym provided by the Census Bureau to the census takers:
In Census records, it stood for "No Code" -- meaning that the person
gave a country of origin (or some other information) for which the
Census Bureau provided no code. E.g., if someone said "Saxony," the
census taker looked it up and entered _KSAX_. That was the code
provided by the Census Bureau. If someone said "Czechoslovakia," the
code was CZEC, Austria was AUST (as oposed to AUSL, which was
Australia), Hungary was HUNG.
But if someone said _Slovakia_, there was no code for it and the
census takers' instructions were to enter NCOD in such instances.
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