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How to look up an address in 1900 US Census New York (lower east side)

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Re: How to look up an address in 1900 US Census New York (lower east side)

Posted: 25 Apr 2013 11:59AM GMT
Classification: Query
Oh boy, have I found some real oddities on the 1900 census in particular.

In general, I have found ethnic names to be different in different years, probably both due to whomever spoke to the census enumerator, and how the enumerator heard accents and nicknames.

I have been trying to find my wife's Russian great grandfather, whose real name I am not even sure of after all the changes in the documents I do have!

Bad transcriptions don't help either, of course. My Tierneys were lost for a long time as Freeneys, Fierneys, Deeneys. I blogged about one particularly bad 1910 transcription for my wife's family:

http://currach.johnjtierney.com/2011/08/bad-transcription-ba...

Good luck with your searches!
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
moonshelling 24 Apr 2013 9:40PM GMT 
JoelWeintraub 25 Apr 2013 3:51AM GMT 
moonshelling 25 Apr 2013 5:51PM GMT 
tierneyjohnj 25 Apr 2013 3:59PM GMT 
moonshelling 25 Apr 2013 5:50PM GMT 
tierneyjohnj 25 Apr 2013 5:59PM GMT 
vlbcfb 27 Apr 2013 6:20PM GMT 
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