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Don't believe the 1921 Census transcriptions

emeltee

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I have just purchased both the transcription and the image for my father's family in 1921. The transcription has my grandmother entered twice, once born 1883 and once born 1886 which is correct. My father and his sister both appear with the notation "Orphan, parents dead" which is not true, it was just their father who was dead. The image of the original only has my grandmother entered once with the correct birth year. Both my father and aunt have the note "Father dead" next to their names. I take it the people who did the transcriptions had difficulty reading English.

I then looked for my mother's family and my granfather is down on the index as Harold Edward when his name was Harold Ernest, so I'm not even bothering to go any further and waste money purchasing duff information.

So, caution, the information given could not only be wrong but misleading.
 

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