88 Equals 38?

In Ancestry.com‘s “1916 Canada Census of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta,” the age of William H. Sartorius is transcribed as “88” instead of “38.” That’s enough of a difference that using any age or year of birth for him relatively close to the right one won’t find him. Consider removing any age-related information from your search and using other  search terms instead.

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One thought on “88 Equals 38?

  1. Meredith

    That’s what is so frustrating about Ancestry’s transcriptionists. Sometimes they totally bungle a name, sometimes a birth place, sometimes an age. You never know what you’re going to find.

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