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From: bage <>
Subject: Re: [CENSUS-CHAT] Going thru line by line
Date: Tue, 05 Oct 1999 10:18:50 -0500
This name being wrong does happen. We had looked everywhere in the 1860 census
in TN counties where we knew the family was at that time period. Thanks to a
very alert lookup person we found our family living next door to his in-laws
with his father-in-law last name as his not the correct last name. So it does
happen. I was ever so grateful to the lookup person for her information.
Linda Byrne wrote:
> I'd like to second (or third!) the notion of going through a census line by
> line, particularly if you can't find the name you are searching for in the
> index. I recently ordered a 1910 microfilm from the local library. There
> isn't a soundex available for this particular county, so I had to go through
> it line by line, which was fortunate. At first, I could not find my
> gg-grandfather Julius "Fred" Lueck. Went thru the list again, this time
> looking for the given names of the family. There they were, listed with
> "Julius" as their last name rather than Lueck! Don't know if the enumerator
> made the error, or if the person giving the info misunderstood a question.
> I could not find the family in the 1900 soundex, but considering this
> experience, I'm going to order the census for the county I know they lived
> in, and go thru that line by line too!
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