Thursday, September 15, 2016

Be extra careful with geographical names

Just received a comment on an old post correcting an error I made several years ago.

I recorded a residence as "Houston, Texas" when the census record is for Houston County, Texas. The city of Houston is in Harris County. The county is about 100 miles north of the city. This is also a reminder that recording both City and County whenever possible is important.

I retrieved the census record in my early research and have never re-viewed it. I hope I wouldn't make that mistake today.

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