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


Dahn Cukier
 

My father is listed as grandson age 3, there are also 2 girls aged 15 and 17 in
the house. My father's first cousin never heard of this "grandfather"
and has no knowledge of the family. My grandparents lived near by.

Dahn Cukier

When you start to read readin,
how do you know the fellow that
wrote the readin,
wrote the readin right?

Festus Hagen
Long Branch Saloon
Dodge City, Kansas
(Gunsmoke)


On Monday, November 2, 2020, 6:53:26 PM GMT+2, Deanna Levinsky <deannasmac@...> wrote:


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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