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England and Wales Census, 1881 - FamilySearch Historical Records/Known Issues

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Known Issues[edit | edit source]

Question 1[edit | edit source]

Question 1: Some family members are not listed with the family unit or household in the record detail page. How can I find all the family members?
Answer 1: Always view the original image to validate correct family relationships. To work around the problem, search by last name and residence or event place. Families are grouped sequentially on the same image or an adjacent image. If a family unit begins on the bottom of a census page, and continues at the top of the next census page, the family members are generally not grouped together. In some cases, the enumerator recorded entries that are not in sequence. In other cases, the pages were out of order when filmed. View the images and watch for consecutive page numbers to assure correct family connections.

Question 2[edit | edit source]

Question 2: Some indexed records have event place or date errors. How can I determine the correct information?
Answer 2: View the document to verify the correct information. A list of known problems below provides correct indexing information:

  • Birthplace of Newtown, Yarkhill, Hertfordshire should be Newtown, Yarkhill, Herefordshire.
  • Birth and baptism records associated with a Batch U00062-9 and Film 1341554 have incorrect information. To find the correct 1881 census information, search using the first and last name and include Film 1341554.