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Subject: Re: [NYC] Irving SIEGEL, Meyer SIEGEL, Samuel SAMINOWITCH
Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2001 10:32:54 -0400
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> > Darn! No index or soundex? There are for selected other states -- like
> > Virginia & Pennsylvania (states that I do a lot of research on) -- why
> > not New York?
> A soundex was prepared for only 21 states for the 1910 census; New York was
> not one of them. If the Onandaga PL has a finding aid for the 1910 NYC
> census, there are thousands of people who would like to know about it. Please
> let us know what you find out.
Remember the soundex was made by the WPA during the great depression for
the purpose of helping people prove their age for social security. The
1910 NY census was not soundexed because by then NY had very good civil
records that could be used.
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