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From: Terry Reigel <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Always specific names for specific events? Bad idea.
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 09:13:58 -0500
Teresa Elliott wrote:
> Darrell, I treat it the same way I would a will that
> says: His daughter, Elizabeth. I would record the name
> as Elizabeth Dutton.
While I don't disagree with your treatment of names in wills, I don't think they are really the same thing. In a census record, the dash actually does mean the surname is the same as the one above. Read the enumerator instructions. In the case of the will you are making an assumption; in the case of the census you are not.
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