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From: "J. Williamson" <>
Subject: Re: [DEV] 1891 Census glitch
Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2003 23:08:05 -0400
Thank you Debbie for the "heads up". I shall keep it in mind and think
it is a VERY good point to have brought to the list.
Debbie Burr wrote:
>This is a FYI message. In case you cannot find your relative in the 1891 census index from Ancestry I have discovered a glitch in the index. If a person with a different surname is living with a family and is related they may be listed under the surname of the head of household instead of their own. Upon checking the actual census you will find they are in the census under their own surname, just not in the index. I have found several cases like this. In one case a married daughter was listed under her father's surname in the index but when I looked at the census itself she was enumerated with her married name. In another case a minor child was living with her mother and step father and in the index was listed under her step father's surname. However in actual fact she was enumerated with her actual surname. To find someone under these circumstances requires entering first name only, age, and place of birth and then browsing the entries til you find your "lost" relative.
>I hope this note helps someone with their research. Debbie in Ontario Canada
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