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Incorrect entries?

Discussion in 'Comments on the latest newsletter' started by JennyMB, Feb 10, 2021.

  1. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    In that case I would enter his name as Abraham, just as I would have done if he'd filled in the form as well as signing it. What a transcriber would do would depend on the protocol, but for this census the transcript is only an aid.
  2. At home in NZ

    At home in NZ LostCousins Star

    I am becoming frustrated with the checking of my entries mainly I think because I am getting lost in the Help and Advice and Read This First sections.
    I simply cannot find or recall where the advice about schedule numbers for 1911 is.
    I have an entry that I had spent about 10 minutes last April, trying to get it to match with FMP.
    I have now found the guy in FMP but I am unable to see a schedule number because I am being asked to pay for the privilege.
    The man in question is an Able Seaman Military Branch at Colchester. This is from Ancestry:
    Registration District Number 47
    Sub-registration district Gillingham
    ED, institution, or vessel 36
    Piece 3962

    What am I supposed to use in LC?
  3. canadianbeth

    canadianbeth LostCousins Member

    I looked at Ancestry using those parameters and got a page with many names, which, if I understand correctly, means the schedule number should be 9999.
  4. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    Have you read this FAQ?
  5. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    At Ancestry you'll always get lots of search results when you search using the 1911 census references.
  6. At home in NZ

    At home in NZ LostCousins Star

    Obviously not as I hadn't been able to remember where to look. That link didn't take me to the FAQs page but I found what you were referring to.

    I've now entered 9999 in my person's record and FMP gives me 3,252 results. My person's last name begins with G, I've got as far as page 13 and still on letter B.
    I feel as though I'm looking for the proverbial needle and have now given up and moved on to the next person.
  7. Katie Bee

    Katie Bee LostCousins Member

    Peter's link went to the FAQ page when I looked on my tablet, but when I used my desktop it just took me to the My Summary page.
    I wonder why?
  8. At home in NZ

    At home in NZ LostCousins Star

    Quirks of technology? :rolleyes::)
    • Agree Agree x 1
  9. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    As a general rule, when you get too many results from a search, refine it.

    In this case entering your relative's surname is probably the simplest solution - even if his surname was Smith you won't get more than a few pages of results. For example, if I click the arrow against my relative Charles Palfrey I get 4378 results, but if I add his surname to the search I get just one (or 62 if I enter the surname Smith).
  10. At home in NZ

    At home in NZ LostCousins Star

    Ah, I see how it's done now. I didn't realise I could add things to the search at left after I have the results from using the arrow to check.
  11. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    You can also delete things, so that if you don't get any results and suspect that the census references are wrong you can selectively delete them. It's just a normal search.
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1

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