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From: "Pammie" <>
Subject: Re: [Ger-Sur] Can the 1930 Census Record be Changed?
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 11:55:57 -0800
The Census is only as good as the people who report the information and the
people writing it down... On Ancestry you can post information if you know
it to be different than what they have on the records.
I use it to locate the family, from that information I can write and send
for documents.. Even documents can be wrong. I had to amend my first
marriage license as the date was wrong on it and I was the one who gave the
information. But the person who entered the info into the data base got it
As long as we are human and are capable of making mistakes they will
continue to happen... Nothing is carved in stone and when it is it can be
wrong also... Like dates on grave stones... Also many people who were not
thrilled about divulging there proper ages had their fictitious dates on
their grave stones and not their real ones...
I learned one line of my families information from Ancestry.com. It is a
great tool and well worth it. Some of the offerings I do not use nor pay for
as they don't pertain to my needs. I also gather information that I know is
in a paid data base and I keep it together with notes, when I need to
research that data I subscribe for a month or a short time and do the
research then cancel it when I no longer need it. I have a LDS Family center
close buy so I can double check there also but even then I have to pay to
have certain films brought in... But it has saved me hundreds of dollars in
researching and flying to Ohio and NY and MO.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Witthans" <>
Sent: Monday, November 22, 2004 10:22 PM
Subject: [Ger-Sur] Can the 1930 Census Record be Changed?
> Dear Listers,
> A relative discovered that her family was listed with the wrong last name
in the 1930 Census.
> Is there a precedent for making a change?
> Is it necessary to make the change?
> Should the Census Taker's results be studied for other errors?
> The daughter was born two years after the Census, but her brother was
> They are still alive, but the father and mother have already passed away.
> Appreciate any answers or suggestions and any other stories or
complications from this.
> Thanks, Dave Witthans
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