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Subject: [PACENTRE] 1880 Census
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 04:45:23 -0800
There are several copies of the LDS 1880 census index at the
National Archives, SE Branch, and although it can be useful in
some cases, overall, we have had a good deal of trouble using
As stated below, names are not listed that are recorded on the
census sheets, many many errs in spelling, in some cases pretty
far removed from what it should be. We have also experienced
disks that will not run either intermittenly or one that never
Like anything else you use in your genealogy quest ... you still
need to verify and document your data.
>As the web site shows, there are problems using these disks.
I had problems
>finding people on these disks in the counties in which I had
>them on the census for 1880. Also, since the names are transcribed,
>be highly inaccurate.
"Remember me in the family tree -- my name, my days, my strife;
Then I'll ride upon the wings of time and live an endless life."