Re: 1901 British Census: More Comments #general

Kevin Bean <Kevin@...>


The main problems with the 1901 Census are caused by errors by the
transcrbers and also the enumerators.

Unless your ancestors were out of the country at the time of the Census it
is likely they are on the Census but you cannot find them.

Have you tried a search using wildcards (e.g. Surname: 'Ru*', along with
age and place of birth) ?


"Ron Kathren" <> wrote in message

I share the frustration of David Kravitz with the 1901 British census.
Even though I have accurate knowledge of family living in Manchester in
1901, not a one appears in the census. Since his problem area also seems
to be centered on Manchester, perhaps this location is the problem. Then
again, a global search for the surname RUTSTEIN comes up negative. Yet
the family is there in the 1881 census, although they could have gone or
the surname disappeared by 1901. Methinks as does David Kravitz that the
1901 British census may be of very limited genealogical value.

Ron Kathren

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