Friday, February 12, 2016

Nonexistent Information in Genealogy ---- Missing Children Part 2

Information errors

Most genealogist realize that there are inaccuracies in the United States census records. Identifying the number of children a woman may have had is no exception.

Louisa (Louiser) Brumfield is enumerated with her husband Irvin Brumfield  and children in the Federal census for Pike County Mississippi in 1900.  Louisa is identified as having 9 children and 9 living children.  The reality is Louisa Brumfield had 10 children and all 10 were living at that time.  The household listed below  Irvin and Louisa Brumfield  enumerated  Richmond and Martha Primm.   Martha was Martha Brumfield Primm a child of Irvin and Louisa Brumfield. 

Irvin & Louiser Brumfield  and  Richmond  & Martha Primm Year: 1900; Census Place: Beat 1, Pike, Mississippi; Roll: 825; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0105; FHL microfilm: 1240825

Another source of information is necessary to determine all the children.  It is difficult to find other sources.  

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