Sunday, April 29, 2012

1940 Census Indexing Hint

I was indexing a census batch this afternoon and had a practically unreadable surname. It is the surname on line 51. My first guess was Schmoe. That is obviously a poor choice.

Then I noticed that the last family member was on one of the supplemental information lines. When I looked at the supplemental lines I saw that the surname is clearly Schnoor. It pays to explore all options.

No comments:

Post a Comment