Re: 1930 census - invented people #usa #general #records


Deanna Levinsky <DEANNASMAC@...>
 

In reviewing census records from the very early 1900s I found an uncle Morris listed as Mary and a cousin Dasha as David. Possible causes for listings you think of as errors or omissions:
Census taker couldn’t understand foreign accents and wrote whatever they thought they heard
There were relatives‘ children/orphans  living temporarily in the home
There were “boarders” living in the house, perhaps being passed off as family 
In short- Language differences, economic difficulties and fear of government created both deliberate and accidental errors in reporting 
Deanna Levinsky 
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Deanna Mandel Levinsky

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Deanna M. Levinsky, Long Island, NY

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