ANyonw know how to report a transcribing error on the 1940 census

monica_paNovember 25, 2012

I know someone here is involved in Ancestry.com.

I just found a transcribing error on 1940 census entries for a family. There is a a big mistake in the spelling of the surname, from the original census form(it is handwritten correctly on the census form). I would hate to see this stay in files and cause confusion for future generations.

How can I get this corrected?

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marie_ndcal

Did you contact Ancestry?

    Bookmark   November 25, 2012 at 8:38PM
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monica_pa

I looked on the Ancestry site, but it only tells how to add a correction to a record. Unfortunately, when the surname is grossly misspelled...adding an amendment note household members, who do not share the head of house, does not correct the problem.
I'm still looking for a way to contact them about this problem.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2012 at 8:50PM
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Lindsey_CA

Monica -- I've sent you a message through your page...

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 3:24AM
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ghoghunter

I've called them for the same problem. They walked me through how to make the correction and it was noted so that the correct name would show up in a search. Call them and speak to someone
Joann

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 10:48AM
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