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From: Sara Scribner <>
Subject: Re: [TGF] Name spellings and the 1940 census indexing project
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2012 16:50:45 -0700
Hi Rondina and List,
I'm indexing the 1940 Census with a high accuracy rating (calculated by the
number of corrections they have to make to what I index based on the other
indexer and the arbitrator), and my understanding is you are to index the
spelling as it was written. The only place indexers are authorized to
"correct" spelling is in city , county and state place names when you can
verify the correct spelling. I "corrected" Sarisota just today to
"Sarasota," but I entered McLoflin that way, just the way it was written on
Hope this helps.
On Sun, Apr 22, 2012 at 3:42 PM, Rondina Muncy <>wrote:
> Since we are discussing surname variations right now, I have a question
> relating to the 1940 census indexing project. Am I correct that the
> indexing does not desire the spelling, as written by the enumerator, to be
> indexed? It seems to me that I read something in the instructions that gave
> me that impression.
> Thank you.
> Rondina P. Muncy
> Ancestral Analysis
> 4008 Linden Avenue
> Fort Worth, Texas 76107
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