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Realation to head changing from om one cenus to 10 years later

Simon7

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Hope my title makes sense

In one census record I found, a person realation to head was a niece and 10 years later same people on census, the same person realation to head changed to a step daughter.

How and why does that happen

Any ideas

Thanks
 
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Hi Simon

Who knows - you could call them what you want. could depend who supplied the info and what they knew them as. could have been that they called her a niece as they didn't want people to know she was the child of someone else

I had a relation known as cousin Alice until I started my family tree, and found she was the child of a deceased great aunt

dave
 

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Yes I came across 2 people down as children of the Head of the family and yet I knew that they were in fact younger brother and sister of the Head. Not sure who completed the census return
 

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