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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 have been for Blanco (white) and not Black.
Question #1: In Louisiana there is a page (136) that appears in two different places, New Orleans city and Orleans County. Which is the correct location?
Answer #1: New Orleans (Districts 1-254), 0054 is the correct location for this image, as it is part of the city of New Orleans.
Question #2: When searching for the town of Empire in Harper County, Kansas, I see Emprie listed instead. Can this misspelling be corrected?
Answer #2: On the record details page, the error in spelling was corrected. The listing for Emprie in Harper County, Kansas in the browse section will be corrected to Empire in the near future.
Question #3: Why am I not able to view the image when I login, but am directed to Ancestry.com where I have to pay for the image?
Answer #3: The 1930 U.S. Census is a partnership venture between FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com. FamilySearch created the indexes which are free to all users. The images may be viewed in several ways.
- Images are available for viewing with an LDS login (available to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), the supporting organization behind FamilySearch.
- Images are free to the public at any FamilySearch Center.
- Image can be viewed at Ancestry.com for a fee.
A very brief video titled Access to Records may help you understand why we partnership with other organizations.
Question #4: When searching for a child, on the details page it shows the wrong parents. How can I find the correct parents and family?
Answer #4: There are instances where the incorrect family number was entered by the enumerator. On the image check the previous family names to see if the child belongs to that family. This sometimes happens when the parents are on one page of the census and the child is on the next page.
Question #5: In Oklahoma > Osage County there are records that are linked to the wrong image. Can you tell me how to view the correct image?
Answer #5: In some cases the records show two results when searching for them. One of the results is linked incorrectly, but the other one will be correct. Check all results for the correct image. In some cases the links are off by one or two images. Try scrolling forward or backward a few images to see if you can find the correct image.
Question #6: Where can I see the images for Onondaga County in New York?
Answer #6: The Ououdaga and Anondaga browse points were misspelled in the indexing process. These waypoints should both be labeled Onondaga County.
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- If searching a specific collection: please include the name of the collection; include all search criteria used, including name, event, dates and places.
- If browsing this collection: please include the full path you followed to where the problem occurred. The browse path is located above the Image viewer window.
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