Sunday, March 13, 2016

Minnie, You on that 1910 Census??

Copyright 2016, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

Another interesting document found in the queue of documents and photos that need linking.

Dated, October 23, 1989, it reads, in part:

In response to your application, search has been made of the records of the censuses listed below, but we were unable to find the name of:  Minnie Agnes Halterman, April 15, 1910, Alphabetical Index for the State of Virginia.

MMM, well, maybe they could not find her, but, I eventually did:

I found them indexed thus:

United States Census, 1910
name: David Halterman
birthplace: Virginia
relationship to head of household: Self
residence: Plains, Rockingham, Virginia
marital status: Married
race : White
gender: Male
immigration year:
father's birthplace: Virginia
mother's birthplace: Virginia
family number: 276
page number: 14
  Household Gender Age Birthplace
self David Halterman M 34y Virginia
wife Ida M Halterman F 35y West Virginia
dau G*On F Halterman F 8y Virginia
dau Sarah E Halterman F 6y Virginia
dau Minnie A Halterman F 4y Virginia

Just goes to show that not all indexes are created equal, and it does not have to be a index created in the last 10 years or so to have errors in it.  Also teaches us that we just have to keep reviewing and doing the research over and over again with every new index, book or data base that becomes available.

Knock down those brick walls.


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