19 September 2012

1920 Census Transcriber Issue

Census, 1940, USA, Information, research, Family History, Family Lore, Family research
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1920 Census of the USA

When working in family history you never know how someone else will pronounce or write your name down.

As in this example of my Grandad Clifford DuCap

1920 United States Federal Census
about Clifford J Ducap

Name:Clifford J Ducap
[Clifford J Ducay] 
Birth Year:abt 1906
Home in 1920:Sherman, Iosco, Michigan
Relation to Head of House:Son
Marital Status:Single
Father's Name:Henry Ducap
Father's Birthplace:Canada
Mother's Name:Margaret G Ducap
Mother's Birthplace:Michigan
Able to Read:Yes
Able to Write:Yes
Neighbors:View others on page
Household Members:
Henry Ducap38
Margaret G Ducap36
Clifford J Ducap14
Garald A Ducap12
Joseph M Ducap10
Viole E Ducap4
Thank goodness for diligent fellow ancestry members.  Had they not noticed the transcribers error.  Well who knows how long before I would have found him on the 1920 census.  Everyone helps another when they notice a transcription error.  Thank-You to all that help.
* copied from Ancestry.com

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