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From: Mildred Starr <>
Subject: Re: [NORCAL] question
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2008 07:16:18 -0700 (PDT)
While researching a number of persons who later resided in this county, I found one man in an early California census. He was listed in the census in his home state at a later date than that shown for his enumeration in California. Obviously this could not be in that year. But upon careful checking I found that the 1850 was stricken out and the year inked in as 1851. So that census was truly for that California county, the 1851 census. So look carefully and certainly do not just use an index!
In a message dated 3/18/08 6:38:10 PM, writes:
<< I've found numerous examples of one individual showing up more than once
in the same census within the same county. When I checked the dates on
the pages, I realized the dates were sometimes days if not weeks apart.
I've got one indirect ancestor who was enumerated in September of 1850
in Eldorado County. On June 1st of that year he was an in-residence
government official in Monterey County but he is not in the Monterey
County U.S. Census. >>
Thanks, Anita. I too have had folks show up on 2 census accountings,
however my El Dorado guy also shows up in Ohio (IF he's the right guy)
and that's a bit far to travel. I was hoping the questions needed
answering "as of the 1st of Jan." so he would have had time to travel
all the way to CA, and then get counted a second time by someone who
wasn't paying attention to the "as of" part.
Marin Co., CA
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