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NOTE: To determine which digital records are likely to be found within a collection or to find missing images, see, Using Film Notes in the Catalog to determine the content of a final browse point in Historical Records (56000).

NOTE: Most missing records are available on microfilm. See Ordering a microfilm or microfiche (55678). To view films, see Finding a family history center near you (54018).

NOTE: If the census record is for Puerto Rico (both a Spanish and English speaking country), the possibility exists that the race designator "B" could be for Blanco (White) and not Black.

Question #1: Some records are missing. Where can the records be viewed?
Answer #1: See answers below for information about known missing records and respective film numbers, if available, or alternate online location:

  • Ohio > Portage County is missing the census records for Portage EDs 67-13 to 67-35. Ohio is also missing the entire Pickaway County census records Pickaway EDs 65-1 to 65-27. Film 2341596 does not include these records but is a duplicate of Film 2341595. Until the correct images are restored online, go to National Archives: Microfilm Publications and Original Records Digitized by Our Digitization Partners to access NARA Film T626 1862.
  • New Jersey > Cumberland > Bridgeton census records are located in New Jersey > Cumberland > Commercial > Districts 0001-0013.

Question #2: The Event Type and Year Range (browse point) title does not properly reflect the actual digital record content. How can I determine what digital records are likely to be found within a collection?
Answer #2: The list of known browse point discrepancies describes the event type or year range existing in the collection:

  • New Jersey > Cumberland > Commercial > Districts 0001-0013 should be located to New Jersey > Cumberland > Bridgeton.

Question #3: Some family members are not listed with the family unit or household in the record detail page. How can I find all the family members?
Answer #3: To work around the problem, search by last name and residence or event place. On the record detail page, compare the Line Number and Family Number. To refine the search, include the Film Number. Families are grouped sequentially on the same image or an adjacent image. If a family unit begins on the bottom of a census page, and continues at the top of the next census page, the family members are generally not grouped together. In some cases, the enumerator recorded entries that are not in sequence. In other cases, the pages were out of order when filmed. View the images and watch for consecutive page numbers to assure correct family connections.

If additional problems are encountered with the collection, you can report them at support@familysearch.org.

  • If searching the collection: please include the name of the collection, and all search criteria used, including name, event, dates and places.
  • If browsing the collection: please include the full browse path you used to get to where the problem occurred. The browse path is located above the image viewer window.
    For example: United States Census, 1930 > Alabama > Coosa > Concord > 0013 > Image 4 of 7.
  • For technical issues: please include operating system and browser version.

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