Your grandfather was probably at work in 1920, and not present when
the census taker came to the door. Whoever did respond, answered as
best he/she could. Once in a while you will see a census entry as
"unk" for unknown.
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On 10/26/2020 9:55 AM, Diane Jacobs
You have remember that all documents
And verbal stories maybe incorrect.
My grandfather who emigrated in 1888 states on his 1920 US
CENSUS he was born in NY. I have his 1888 passenger manifest
and his 1929 Naturalization Petition.
Go figure. And he and his siblings have 3 different maiden
surnames for their mother.
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I also agree that you cannot trust death records as giving correct
details. i searched Australian records fruitlessly for quite some
time for a relative whose birth was recorded as Melbourne in his
death certificate. Eventually, via another record, I found him as
being born in London (which I had suspected), but even there in
the British records it took time to find his birth certificate as
the surname was wrongly spelt by the clerk who took the
registration. Marriage and birth records in English speaking
countries of people whose origin was in East Europe often suffered
from the person's thick accent causing the clerks to register
wrong spellings -another example in my family is Valso instead of
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Date: 10/26/20 6:27 AM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Seeking England and Australia
Research Help - Michael WEINSTEIN Family #unitedkingdom
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey