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From: "Carol Gill" <>
Subject: Re: [LAN] census reporting question
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2001 09:46:56 +0100

Could it be that her Irish accent made her difficult for the local Census
Enumerator to understand and they made a guess at where she said she was
born? Under-Lyne could have been Ireland.
Carol Gill

Rochester, Kent, England, UK

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Date: 23 June 2001 02:28
Subject: [LAN] census reporting question

>Hello Listers,
> I was wondering if anyone has run across the same situation with
>census reporting as I have.
> My gg-grandmother reported in the 1881 UK census that she was born
>Ashton-under-Lyne. In the 1900 USA census, she reported her birthplace as
>Ireland in 1840! Her US death record lists Ireland as her birthplace,
> Does anyone have a suggestion/explanation as to why there is a
>conflict in the reporting of her birthplace? Was it common for people to
>misreport such information? I've tried searching the FreeBMD for her birth
>in England with no luck.
> I'd appreciate hearing opinions on this situation.

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