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Census accuracy


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Hello all,
I am new to all this and during my first attempt at tracing my fathers family I have managed to get many or his relatives from the census records from 1911, 1901, and some from the 1791 census, however some of the ages differ from the census records to the birth and marriage cert ages.....by as much as 2 years.....also my great great grandmother is down as a Mrs Lawless as head of the household.......no first name......are the census details accurate or was information witheld or incorrectly given by the people listed, apart from the age descrepencies everything else ties in, relatives, burrials, ect...it is a little off putting for the newbie.........thanks in advance......Paul

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