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1855 Wisconsin Census - Caution

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1855 Wisconsin Census - Caution

Posted: 6 Jan 2014 1:36PM GMT
Classification: Census
Surnames: Knight
I just found the FamilySearch.org transcriptions for the 1855 Wisconsin Census records.

This is the link:
https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1443825

However, for anyone researching a Waupaca County ancestor in Wis. in 1855, should be aware there may be mis-transcriptions of the census records.

I found mis-transcriptions for my great great grandfather, Joel Knight, and his brother Robert Knight, who lived and farmed in Farmington Township, Waupaca Co.

The transcriber misread the florid script capital "F" of "Farmington" as a "G," making the transcription of the location as: "Garmington."

Sigh . . .

I have reported the mis-transcription to FamilySearch. Others who are registered FamilySearch.org researchers may wish to report the mis-transcriptions for their own ancestors, too.

By the way, if you are registered with FamilySearch.org (free) and logged in, you can view the actual census ledger images for the 1855 Wis. Census.

Happy researching!
Jean E. DeLauche

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