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From: "gail collins" <>
Subject: [WRY] 1911 Census Information
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 12:46:34 -0500
I am reposting my query on 1911 Census info
as I didn't get an answer. I was hoping ROY
STOCKDILL WOULD REPLY.
I was pleased to see ROY's comments on the census
and especially the info that the ''head'' filled out the
form in their ''own handwriting''.
Was this then transferred to the census sheets by
the census taker? and would account for errors
such as name variants, ages, birth places?
That has always been a question in my mind.
Were forms handed out to the families prior to
the census taker picking them back up?
I always thought the census-taker knocked on
the door and whoever was home at the time gave
him the information and was/could be why information
was wrong (eg birth places or variant surnames).
Were all census done this way - the person filling out
their own information or is this a new feature of 1911?
Sincerely GAIL in Ontario
French, Knowles, Bennett, Seansor, Rose, Carr
Tolson, Heptonstall, Boulby, Backhouse, Sykes, Crossfield