Michael Yaffey <myaffey@...>
Ron Kathren writes:>
I share the frustration of David Kravitz with the 1901 British census.I think Ron and David are unduly harsh. I have found good results >from this
census myself. The problem would be that the census enumerator is faced
with a person who cannot spell his/her name. So they take the best stab
at it, in terms of their own Lancashire dialect's mapping of spelling to
sound. That is not strictly an *inaccuracy* and certainly not *garbage*.
With regard to RUTSTEIN, the census records 40 ROTHSTEINs of whom two are
in Manchester. Maybe that's the answer.