Re: Success on Census - Reversing Names #general

Diane Jacobs <kingart@...>
 

This is especially true on passenger manifests and the EIDB where
different people filled out the manifests and >from page to page the
surname, first name changes back and forth.

Diane Jacobs
New York

This is very true. You should always try switching. I have seen
several census pages where they list the head of household as
Surname, Given name and the rest of the family as Given name,
Surname. This is especially important to use if you are looking
through indexes, as the data entry people should type the entry
in exactly as it is written without making their own interpretations.
Linda Altman - Raleigh, NC

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