Sunday, January 23, 2011

Primary, Secondary, Original, Derivative and Does Kentucky Equal New York?

This is the 1885 Iowa State Census enumeration for Fred and Lucretia Price in Davis County, Iowa. We've seen this family before, but just where does it appear that Lucretia was born?

A realization I made in looking at this enumeration likely explained a "discrepancy" in a 1930 census that had baffled me for years.

And it all ties in with primary versus secondary information and original versus derivative sources.

We'll discuss this in issue 20 of Casefile Clues--going out in the next day or so. Subscribe now and get in on the fun.

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