United States Census, 1870 - FamilySearch Historical Records/Known Issues
| This article lists issues previously reported for this collection and
may provide solutions or workarounds to those issues.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- NOTE: The search filters for the collection do not include the county of residence, nor an exact match search for the place of residence. Search by state only.
- NOTE: Pages that appear to be duplicate are not removed because significant genealogical information could be lost if a detail is not readily apparent.
- NOTE: Image visibility problems are listed below:
- Images are in reverse order: Image 1 is the last page. Start at the end, and press the left arrow to move forward.
- Images are too light to read: A rescan will not improve the quality of the original film. Use the invert option found in Tools to help improve legibility.
Known Issues[edit | edit source]
Question 1[edit | edit source]
Question #1: Some records are missing. Where can the records be viewed?
Answer 1: See answers below for information about known missing records and respective film numbers, if available, or alternate online location: •*Illinois > Massac township records listed below are located in Illinois > Mason:
- Township 14 Range 3
- Township 14 Range 4
- Township 14 Range 5
- Township 15 Range 3
- Township 15 Range 4
- Township 15 Range 5
- Township 15 Range 6
- Township 16 Range 5
- Township 16 Range 6
- Indiana > Lake: The Lake County townships of Cedar Creek, Centre, Eagle Creek, Hanover, Hobart, North, Ross, St. John, West Creek and Winfield are located in Indiana > LaGrange.
- Additional Ohio > Belmont township records are located in North Carolina > Belmont. There is no Belmont County, North Carolina.
- Minnesota > Carver > Watertown > Image 17 of 18: The names on the right-hand side of Image 17 were not indexed, and therefore, not searchable.
- Missouri > Monroe township records for Clay, Florida, Granville, Indian Creek, Jackson, Jefferson, Marion, Monroe City, Monroe Township, Paris, South Fork, Union, Washington and Woodlawn are located in Missouri > Moniteau.
- Tennessee > Lauderdale > Ripley pages 15-48 are continued in Tennessee > Lauderdale > Civil District 02.
Question 2[edit | edit source]
Question #2: The Event Type and Year Range (waypoint) title does not properly reflect the actual digital record content. How can I determine what digital records are likely to be found within a collection?
Answer 2: The list of known waypoint discrepancies describes the event type or year range existing in the collection:
- Township 1 contains records for Baldwin > Township 1 North
- Township 2 contains records for Baldwin > Township 2 North
- Township 3 contains records for Baldwin > Township 3 North
- Township 4 contains records for Baldwin > Township 4 North
- Township 1 contains records for Baldwin > Township 1 South
- Township 2 contains records for Baldwin > Township 2 South
- Township 3 contains records for Baldwin > Township 3 South
- Township 4 contains records for Baldwin > Township 4 South
- Township 5 contains records for Baldwin > Township 4 South
- Township 6 contains records for Baldwin > Township 6 South
- Township 7 contains records for Baldwin > Township 7 South
- Township 8 contains records for Baldwin > Township 8 South
- Township 9 contains records for Baldwin > Township 9 South
Question 3[edit | edit source]
Question #3: Some family members are not listed with the family unit or household in the record detail page. In other cases, too many individuals are linked with a family. How can I find the correct family members?
Answer 3: Always view the original image to validate correct family relationships. To work around the problem, search by last name and residence or event place. On the record detail page, compare the Line Number and Family Number. To refine the search, include the Film Number. 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; or the census page was filmed twice, causing duplicate entries with different family relationships. View the images and watch for consecutive page numbers to ensure correct family connections.
Question 4[edit | edit source]
Question #4: The record detail page is linked to the wrong image. How can I find the correct image?
Answer 4: From the record detail page, use the Page Number to find the correct image by clicking the right or left scroll arrow.
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