United States Census, 1910 (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues

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Known Issues

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?
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 an LDS account will be able to view the images at the FamilySearch.org. You may also view the images without cost at our FamilySearch Centers. Please call the FamilySearch Center before you go to verify that they have the certification needed to allow access to partner sites, such as Ancestry.com. Or you have the option of going to Ancestry.com where you will need to have a paid membership to view the images.

Question #2: How can I view the images behind the indexes?
Answer #2: There are several methods for viewing the census records.
• The films may be ordered from the Family History Library Catalog (See Question #3).
• U.S. Censuses can also be viewed free of charge through Heritage Quest at local libraries.
• Images are available at FamilySearch Centers. (see answer #1)

Question #3: How can I order or view a film copy of the census?
Answer #3: The National Archives and the Family History Library have complete sets of the existing 1910 census. The films are listed in the Family History Catalog. The films can be ordered and viewed at your local Family History Center. For instructions on ordering films see: Ordering Microfilm and Microfiche.

Question #4: The images I have been looking for are out of focus. What can I do to help me read the images?
Answer #4: The problems with the images occurred because exposures varied on the original films. Rescanning will not improve the quality.

Question #5: Some records give the township and county as Moulton or Mason, Murray, Minnesota when the image shows that the record is from McLeod County, Minnesota. Which is correct?
Answer #5: These records, images 425 to 825 found in the file labeled DGS Film Number 004330232 are from McLeod County.

Question #6: On the indexed information page there are times when two unrelated families appear to be linked together as one family. Why is this?
Answer #6: 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, which cause confusion when the records were indexed. When the original record is available to view; always use the information listed on the original record and not the indexed information.

If you encounter additional problems with this collection, feel free to report them at support@familysearch.org. Please include the following information:

  • If searching a specific collection: please include the name of the collection; include all search criteria used, including name, event, dates and places.
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