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From: "MScheffler" <>
Subject: Re: [NYSTLAWR] 1930 Census - Missing Images?
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2006 15:22:58 -0500
The best way to look for people you think are missing is to go through
the census images page by page for a particular location. For a big place,
this is a "big" chore.
Back in the days when one had no online indexing, I did find some families
on microfilm by going through one Broome Co. town page by page. They had
been missing from the printed census indexes since the names were difficult
to read on the film. Having already figured out some of the family, I could
fill in the blanks and finally discovered this large family whose names had
been floating around in my research unidentified.
Which reminds me for one census in particular I should go to Ancestry
and see if the correct head of household is indexed correctly there. Maybe
their indexers could not read the entry any better than the book indexer!
We all do later researchers a favor when we inform Ancestry of the correct
name or names once we find who we are looking for.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kathy Campbell" <>
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2006 2:34 PM
Subject: [NYSTLAWR] 1930 Census - Missing Images?
> Has anyone had any problems with not finding people who lived in Potsdam
> Village in 1930? I have several people who I am positive that should be
> there, but they are all missing. I was curious if someone thinks part of
> census could be missing for Potsdam Village, or if, for some reason they
> were all left off the census?