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Citing for Sex

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Re: Citing for Sex

Posted: 12 Mar 2013 6:39AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 12 Mar 2013 6:40AM GMT
I don't understand.

Here is an English census for a Mary Ann Hallock of London, England.

http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1911England&am...


The fifth line from the top of the ancestry transcription shows she is a female. This is deduced from the fact that, in the original record, her age is in the female column. That sex is posted into FTM when the record is merged into FTM.

You shouldn't have to change anything - unless you know the sex is wrong. (And I have seen where the sex is wrong, particularly with children, but even occasionally adults). Then, the sex needs to be corrected.

Ancestry's treatment in censuses, whether US or UK, seems straightforward to me. I don't understand what problem you are having with ancestry's handling of it????



SubjectAuthorDate Posted
rdlomax 11 Mar 2013 5:20PM GMT 
silverfox3280 11 Mar 2013 7:46PM GMT 
rdlomax 12 Mar 2013 11:45AM GMT 
silverfox3280 12 Mar 2013 12:39PM GMT 
rdlomax 12 Mar 2013 1:32PM GMT 
silverfox3280 12 Mar 2013 5:15PM GMT 
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