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Census wrong?

Posted: 5 Feb 2013 10:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello, I have family that comes from Lithuania (which is difficult to trace since it has been occupied by many countries) they come from Lithuania..the digital "outline" says that this particular persons father and mother are Russian, but if you look at the census it says "Lithuanian Russ" but someone went through it and crossed out the Lithuanian bits and over it wrote "Russ" yet their native tongues are listed as Lithuanian.

What is going on here?

Re: Census wrong?

Posted: 5 Feb 2013 11:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Did you look at the instructions for enumerators for the particular year that the census you are researching was done?

http://usa.ipums.org/usa/voliii/tEnumInstr.shtml

That should answer why some supervisor crossed off what the enumerator had put down.

Re: Census wrong?

Posted: 6 Feb 2013 2:37AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you, I had never even heard of the enumerator. So this is the pertinent information for the year of the census

"If a person says he was born in Austria, Germany, Russia, or Turkey as they were before the war, enter the name of the Province (State or Region) in which born, as Alsace-Lorraine, Bohemia, Bavaria, German or Russian Poland, Croatia, Galicia, Finland, Slovakland, etc.; or the name of the city or town in which born, as Berlin, Prague, Vienna, etc."

So is this pretty much explaining why Lithuania was crossed out with Russia put above it?
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