A few days ago I decided to have another look at some census records I obtained many years ago for my Peer ancestors in Pennsylvania. When the 1830 census first became available online I had quickly found, and copied, the information for the family. I wanted to verify what I’d copied.
I headed for Ancestry.com to search their census records. Using their
wildcard feature which picks up variant spellings, I searched for
Edward P*er in Pennsylvania in 1830.
An index transcription popped up. I was quite puzzled because the
indexed notes did not match what I had copied a few years ago. Was it
possible I had made a mistake in my entry?
Please see the rest of my article on Legacy Family Tree Everyone Makes Mistakes: Why You Should Review Your Research Notes