I received an email asking me to check a census record and attach!
Hello from England, I have received an email asking me to check out a 1900 census record for people in New Jersey, USA. I can happily say I have done what was asked with a little more. Despite no experience or knowledge of US records, I have taken my time to have a thorough poke into the family and sorted out a few problems. I have used other database resources to see images of the records. The handwriting was a bother at times as the style was unfamiliar and very untidy. Along the way I identified 3 transcription errors which have all been reported and one was instantly changed. It has been quite nice to have a look elsewhere as I am generally researching in UK, Ireland and France. I have absolutely no connection to these people and I'm not LDS, but I love research. It was quite a culture-shock to see the term 'free settlers' in a 1860 census and every single record specify race, Neither have any relevance on this side of the pond until recent years. I was disappointed to not be able to find all the information to tie up all the loose ends, but that's how it goes. To do family history it is always vital to properly evaluate the information before linking. Otherwise all sorts of silly things can creep in. That's me back to my own research now. Perhaps you might be asked to help with one of my records one day!