International Standard Classification of Occupations – Census Occupations

Mapping Occupations Having collected all the Census Records for any household with an ‘Attridge’ in it, from the England and UK Census records, I need to standardise the way in which some items appear. Specifically for this post, the occupations.  The transcriptions are full of spelling mistakes and oddities. And although I will be keeping…

Catalogue

I’m still wrangling the Census data, though now I’m looking at incorrect entries in Registration Districts and have still yet to go through all the Relations and Occupations. In the meantime, I can collect all the BMD records (which I’ve done). And I’m currently collecting all the London Electoral Records. It occurs to me that…

Census Data Collected

Well, so far I have struggled this week with wrangling the census data for England & Wales, for all entries where in the household, an Attridge was registered. That’s 13,374 persons with all their data, to cleanup. Holding down a normal job, and with two children under the age of 2 and trying to learn…

One step at a time

Data is a messy business. Although access to genealogical data is now easier to get than ever, none the less, it seems to depend an awful lot on fallible humans who index the data. So whatever data I collate, I have to data wrangle/munge what I collect. In previous years, when I first contemplated attempting a one-name…