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Why make corrections to census


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dovercourt but born Enfield
Just had a reply from 'Fin....past' about a correction I had sent them about one of my rellies and they say
'Our process in dealing with errors is to look at our transcription alongside the original census image. If the transcription matches what the enumerator wrote on the census, then we will not amend it as we aim to provide you with an exact copy of the original census page.'

This is the second miss reading of the census record the first time it was transcribed as "Halton" this time (albeit another company) as "Walter".
I know it is wrong as the family lived in the same house for 50 years.
It may be a policy to give what the enumerator wrote but a mistake is still a mistake, so just who is right.

Perhaps that is why some of the relations are just never found on a census.

Anyway thats the last fault I'll report.

Rg09 232/11/17 down the bottom


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