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From: Carolyn Ybarra <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Census Questions
Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2007 10:02:47 -0800
I have had this happen, two people with the same uncommon name, one in
state prison, but the other not appearing in that census. I thought
for a minute it might be the same person, but the one in prison was
about 15 years older than the person missing from the census. I have
tracked the prisoner to previous years, while the younger guy appears
in a different county with his family.
The very brief prison record, found at the state archives, gives his
county of origin and shows he was "counterfeiting coin." I believe but
haven't proved these two people were distant cousins, both named after
an older relative.
Of course I have no idea how common this is, but it only has to happen
once, right? Statistics may not help you.
Carolyn Ybarra, Ph.D
Family Research Services
1017 El Camino Real #332
Redwood City, CA 94063
On Jan 5, 2007, at 7:28 PM, wrote:
> From: Debbe Hagner <>
> A man with an uncommon name whom I have been researching, appeared
> twice in the 1880 census-one registered at the Cook county jail and
> another with the same uncommon name listed with his family in Chicago.
> I also found the same uncommon name in the 1900 census for the Joilet
> prison and also with his family in Chicago.
> My cousin said that two different people were registered--one who had
> prison record and another who had a family in Chicago. Because the
> surname is so uncommon, I don't believe this and wondered about the
> odds of the same person's name occuring in different locations in a
> federal census.
> Within a given year, what is the percentage of the same person's name
> occuring in the census more than once?
> Debbe Hagner, AG
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