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The Miracode Index is a phonetic algorithm that uses the same phonetic name coding system as the original system called Soundex , and was developed by the Bureau of the Census for 21 states that did not have a suitable index for a census in 1910. The index is a Miracode card index that was placed on a microfilm.

The surname code is used for indexing and the household members are listed. Unlike the previous Soundex index, Miracode also contains city and state information.

States included in the Miracode Index are: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee , Texas, Virginia and West Virginia; States included in Soundex: Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana (excluding Shreveport and New Orleans), Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.

The information included in the Miracode includes index codes such as last names, first names of all household members and their relationship to the head of the family, state and county and city / location of enumeration, the index number given to each household by the census, volume number and census district.

The census information on the Soundex cards was handwritten, the data on the Miracode cards were printed and also archived on around 4,600 rolls of microfilm.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Miracode Index 1910 census only
  2. About Census Records 1910