Assassin's Creed III: Encyclopedia of the Common Man
 Start NPC
 Sequence Available
 Starting Location
 How to Start Encyclopedia Mission
Speak with Achilles
 Progress Updates
You can check the status of the mission in your logbook
 In Progress Recording Status
 Recording Completed Status
Blacksmiths entry completed. Log updated in the Manor.
Doctors entry completed. Log updated in the Manor.
Farmers entry completed. Log updated in the Manor.
Hunters entry completed. Log updated in the Manor.
Innkeepers entry completed. Log updated in the Manor.
Lumberers entry completed. Log updated in the Manor.
Miners entry completed. Log updated in the Manor.
Tailors entry completed. Log updated in the Manor.
Woodworkers entry completed. Log updated in the Manor.
 Scannable Characters
Hold L1/LT to ANALYZE inhabitants and add information on them to the Encyclopedia of the Common Man. You get this quest in Sequence 6, but you cannot complete it in the same sequence. You complete it gradually throughout the game. You will need to scan the various citizens of the homestead while they are doing certain activities. You will probably need to visit each inhabitant more than once to catch him/her in an activity that you can scan, so keep going back to them whenever you have a chance and check if they are doing any of the actions listed below.
You need to scan three activities for each character. If you attempt to scan a fourth activity, you will get the message "Entry already completed for this worker. Consult the log in the Manor"
You can use Eagle Vision to help determine if a target is scannable. Scannable targets will glow gold. Blue means not scannable. Or see list of activities below, and initiate scanning as soon as you see them performing such activity.
You can reset the inhabitants by fast travelling. This does not guarantee they will be performing a new activity when you return to them, but does help to speed the process up. Also, quitting the game entirely & returning to it will reset the time of day to morning. This is useful because once it is night, none of the inhabitants will be out performing scannable activities. Once you're down to one or two inhabitants remaining, it is often easier to just follow them around from morning until night. Most characters will perform three activities within a day, allowing you to quickly get through the encyclopedia.
 List of Activities to Scan
Below are all the Scannable workers and the list of activities to record. Click on each activity for more details including screenshot of how the NPC looks like while performing the activity:
Norris panning for gold
 Achievement/Trophy Unlocked
An Extraordinary Man - Complete the Encyclopedia of the Common Man.