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From: "Darrell A. Martin" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Regarding married names
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 20:04:05 -0500
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Rick Van Dusen wrote:
> I was halfway through entering one Census, marveling at the
> preponderance of novel spellings (e.g. Meary instead of Mary) when I
> realized that I was mis-reading the enumerator's handwriting. He always
> added an extra loop at the end of his capital M!.
> Anyone who didn't already understand why identity by a number is so
> helpful, will completely appreciate it after going through just a couple
> of Census books.
True, but if you depend completely on a number, then just one digit off
and you are a 17-year-old girl living in Idaho. Nothing wrong with that
-- if that is what you are -- otherwise it can prove problematic.
In my work for this census, as an Admin clerk, we had a handful of
people whose bank account info was off, sometimes by just one digit. It
took more than TWO MONTHS for some of them to get paid.
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