Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I'm back doing research again. I took time off while i recovered from my Mom's passing and settling her estate. I'm only posting now because i found something i wanted to remember (and thought other people would want to know)

The NY STATE CENSUS for 1915 (at least for my ancestors) has a screwy index! The census taker dittoed the last name and then put in the middle initial and then the full first name. This resulted in listings that are now all indexed with the middle initial instead of a whole first name. This makes finding entries a lot more challenging.

Just thought you might want to know.

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