Thursday, March 31, 2005

Beware!!

from my email via a RootsWeb county list:-

The following revealing information was posted on the CLWYD list by
Ian Edwards.
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91 people living in Wales are listed as being born on the island of
Montserrat in the West Indies. According to Ancestry they were born
in those well-known towns of Welshpool, Montserrat; Newtown,
Montserrat; Llanfyllin, Montserrat; Llanfair Caereinion, Montserrat;...

143 are recorded as being born in the Balkan country of Montenegro.
Again, according to Ancestry they were born in those well-known towns
of Llangurig, Montenegro; Llandinam, Montenegro; Churchstoke,
Montenegro; Forden, Montenegro; ...

145 are recorded as being born in Finland. In Mold, Finland; Bagillt,
Finland; Holywell, Finland; ...

23 born in the West African country of Cameroon, yes, Llanrwst,
Cameroon; Dwygyfylechi, Cameroon; Dolwyddelan, Cameroon; ...

and lots of immigrants from Derbyshire. That is Llansantffraid,
Derbyshire, England; Llysfaen, Derbyshire, England; Cefn Mawr,
Derbyshire, England; Llangerniew, Derbyshire, England; ...

in fact many of the same errors which I reported when they released
the 1871 census :o .

And it appears that in 1901 the entire population of Shropshire had
disappeared! Any searches for the county in the England 1901 census
produce no results :-( .

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Regards

Dick Jones
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, UK


Rather a lot of people were born in Somalia = SOM = Somerset
(which did not exist in nineteenth century when it was known as Somaliland )

Census Records matches for Somalia
11,862 total matches found in All Records > Census Records

Title matches ----- info

1871 England Census 1
1871 Isle of Man Census 3
1871 Wales Census 355
1891 Channel Islands Census 1
1891 England Census 10,100
1891 Wales Census 1,402

which in fact is a very very big improvement

see
Bath is not in Somalia but Somerset
23,591 total matches Date: 14 Jul 2004
and there are millons more names indexed

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