Can this indexing issue be cleared up?
Hi. It appears that at least four of the enumeration district record sets for the 1900 Wise County, Virginia census have an index problem. When viewing the page scans, the Image Index data is present at the bottom. However, these records do not appear to be assigned a geographic location in the index, and cannot be found using an exact Residence Place search for "Wise, Virginia", or "Virginia", or even "United States", as would normally be expected. The four questionable record sets, of the nine I tested, are: ED 123 Gladeville District (north part) Gladeville & Tacoma Towns ED 126 Lipps District (west part) Bond & Coeburn towns ED 127 Richmond District (Big Stone Gap Precinct) Big Stone Gap town ED 128 Richmond District (East Stone Gap Precinct) East Stone Gap town To demonstrate, you can try an exact name search for any of the following names in the 1900 census, one taken from each record set: Dora-Ellen Busick Rubie P Pope Camie S Kilbourne Tute Irvin Good They can all be found with a search, so long as no exact location is added. Thanks, Wade Kenady
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