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Subject: Re: [Ess] 1911 census
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2011 07:28:01 -0500 (EST)
In a message dated 11/12/2011 12:15:49 GMT Standard Time,
I think it is also worth remembering that 1911 was the
first census to be completed by the head of the household rather than a
census enumerator and consequently riddled with householder mistakes.
I am sorry to correct you, but this is not true, all the census schedules
were filled in by the head of the household (where literate). The 1911
census is the first one where we see the actual schedule and are able to see our
ancestors own handwriting. All the earlier census images we see arefrom
the enumerators books which are transcriptions of the original schedule, with
the added risks of errors to creep in, therefore there are fewer chances
of error in the 1911 images.
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