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Have you ever found ancestor on two census records for the same year?

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SwedishEdith Sat 14-Sep-19 18:25:42

I'm fairly certain it must have happened but I just wondered if it's common. I've found two censuses that both seem to make sense.

MollyButton Wed 18-Sep-19 22:47:56

Sometimes at "home" and where they work (especially if in service).
And one case all of the children listed with parents even though some of them were married and had their own homes. I suspected the census enumerater confused them.

SwedishEdith Thu 19-Sep-19 19:44:07

Ah, thank you. I once was a census enumerator so know it's very difficult to know the data is correct if the resident is adamant all of his 12 children stayed in his one-bed that night 😁.

Well, at least I've got two sets of data to explore now.

MollyButton Thu 19-Sep-19 22:08:35

I'm not knocking the enumerators. But back in the day it must have been confusing for the nice middle class men going into very strange working class areas and some accents would have been hard to decipher (both ways).

CherrySocks Thu 19-Sep-19 22:12:02

Agatha Christie is on the 1911 census in two places - with her grandmother in London and with her mother in Devon

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