Message from discussion 1940 census search tips to remember later
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From: singhals <singh...@erols.com>
Subject: 1940 census search tips to remember later
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2012 09:17:39 -0700 (PDT)
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I d/l "my" GenWeb county and am indexing it on my own.
I am also helping index "my" state and two others via FamilySearch. Most
of the enumerators I've seen have decent handwriting, so that isn't the
But I gotta tell you, someone was running a contest to see which enumerator
could misspell the most given names. The surnames seem to suffer less and
the place names hardly at all (although there are a few winners there too).
So, for the future, when the search engines are up and running -- you're
going to have to get SERIOUSLY creative or rely on surnames and your
eyeballs. :( Because the indexers can only index what the enumerator
wrote, not what he should have written.