United States Census, 1910 - FamilySearch Historical Records/Known Issues

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Note[edit | edit source]

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.

Known Issues[edit | edit source]

Question 1[edit | edit source]

Question 1: 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? Are there other options for viewing the images?
Answer 1:

  • FamilySearch has rights to publish images online to users from the supporting organization only (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints). Patrons logging in with a church account will be able to view the images at FamilySearch.org. You may also view the images without cost at the Family History Library and some FamilySearch Centers. Call ahead to check if the film is available at your local center.
  • U.S. Censuses can also be viewed free of charge through Heritage Quest at local libraries.

Question 2[edit | edit source]

Question 2: The images I have been looking for are out of focus. What can I do to help me read the images?
Answer 2: The problems with the images occurred because exposures varied on the original films. Rescanning will not improve the quality.

Question 3[edit | edit source]

Question 3: I am not able to find my ancestors through searching, but I was able to find them on an image through browsing. Can you help me with this?
Answer 3: The record description on the homepage of the Collection tells us in part “Indexing is currently in progress and will include the entire census comprising 48 states, two territories (Arizona and New Mexico), Puerto Rico, and Military and Naval (in Philippines, Hospitals, Ships, and Stations).” The indexed records will be added as they become available. Images can be searched through the browse function. Ancestry.com also provides an index of the records. Ancestry can be accessed free of charge at a FamilySearch Center near you. See Answer 1.

Question 4[edit | edit source]

Question 4: On the indexed information page there are times when two unrelated families appear to be linked together as one family or a family member appears to be missing. Is there a way to verify this?
Answer 4: There were times when the census taker did not number families separately or when he/she numbered the family separately beginning with the wife, instead of the husband. There are also times when the enumerator may have recorded pages out of sequence which caused confusion when the records were indexed. The best solution when you see inconsistencies is to look at the surrounding images to find your connections. Indexers do their best, but the original image is your best source.

Question 5[edit | edit source]

Question 5: I am looking for an ancestor in Provo, Utah. Are there missing pages in that area?
Answer 5: Ward 4, Provo, Utah, Utah, Enumeration District 195, sheet 22A is missing from the online collection. The missing sheet may be viewed in Frame 188 of the FHL microfilm 1375623. For other options refer to Question and Answer 1.

Question 6[edit | edit source]

Question 6: I am looking for the records from Ravenswood in Jackson County, West Virginia. Are these records available?
Answer 6: The images for Ravenswood, Ripley and Union, E.D.s 46-55 appear to have been missed when these images were digitized. We do not have records available online for them. They are located on Film 1375694 which can be ordered and viewed at a FamilySearch Center near you. The records are also available at Ancestry.com which can be accessed free of charge at a FamilySearch Center near you. See Answer 1 above.