Numbers out of Sequence?
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Author:  Montyboy123 [ Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:49 am ]
Post subject:  Numbers out of Sequence?

Dear Sir/Madam

In this reference: 1911 Canada Census/British Columbia/Yale-Cariboo/42 Okanagan/page 15 my G Grandfather appears at the bottom as 'Studebaker SM'. In Column 2 it is numbered '177'.
When you go to the next page column 2 starts with number '168'. It almost seems like there is some sort of mix up in the numbers.

The reason I have questioned this is that my grandfather had a wife and 3 young children and from my research may have only just moved from Merritt to Penicton. I cannot find the rest of the family and wondered... could they be missing from the Census?

Kind regards

David Harris

Author:  Mark Gallop [ Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:24 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Numbers out of Sequence?

Hi David -

I don't think there is a page missing. When referring to the census page original images, the numbers are sequential. When transcribing the objective is to try to present a unique household number and for this column only, transcribing the original number is secondary.

Your g-grandfather is the last line on page 15 and last entry in household 167 (in the original image) and the next page is page 16 and starts with household 168. I not that the transcriber changes between the pages hence the discontinuity in household numbering.

As your g-grandfather is lodging and is listed as single (perhaps incorrectly) it is quite possible that his family is elsewhere and he is away pursuing his employment.

Thanks for your interest in this project. Mark

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