Report the error to Ancestry

Genealogy – Report the problem so that the index gets fixed.

I am working on a tree for a lady in Texas and came across a 1880 census that didn’t make sense (no pun intended).

First of all the translation for the guys name was all wrong
so I put in an update saying that the handwritten original page showed the persons name as “Leocadio”.
I thought I was done but then I noticed that the man was listed as
“Son-in-law” but the person before him was only 18 years old.
Hmm… was this index missing something?
I went back into the original page and noticed that the highlighted
people were only half of the people who lived in the dwelling (#2) [See a screen print of the original page at bottom of this post]

The transcriber of this index had missed half of the people who lived
there in 1880.
I then typed up all the information that should have been included
and posted it on the “Report a problem” link under the image of the page.

Here is what they had; followed by my own typing.

1880 United States Federal Census

Name: Livslulio Aguilar
[Leocadio Aguilar]
Age: 34
Birth Date: Abt 1846
Birthplace: Mexico
Home in 1880: Encinal, Texas, USA
Dwelling Number: 2
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son-in-law
Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name: Refugia Aguilar
Father’s Birthplace: Texas
Mother’s Birthplace: Texas
Occupation: Stock Raiser
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members (Name) Age Relationship
Gregorio Ramirez 18
Livslulio Aguilar 34 Son-in-law
Refugia Aguilar 28 Daughter
Ancinmeo Aguilar 12 Grandson
Pedro Aguilar 11 Grandson
Brigida Aguilar 10 Granddaughter
Santiago Aguilar 8 Grandson
E… Aguilar 7 Grandson
Felix Aguilar 5 Grandson
Aguilar 3 Grandson
Murtin Aguilar 1 Grandson

https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/10664317:6742?tid=181031655&pid=252386247598&hid=1008277747274

Above is what is shown on the screen with the link to the page

Below is what I was able to see on the original page

1880 US Federal Census
Texas > Encinal > Not Stated > 058
House Street No 2
Dwelling No 2

Cano Encarnacion w m 52 (HEAD but not stated) married Stock Raiser
” Julian w f 42 wife m House Keeper
” Concepcion w f 19 daughter s
” Victoria w f 18 daughter s
” Doloris w f 15 son s
” Gabriel w m 12 son (s) Laborer
” Ricarda w f 10 daughter (s) Laborer
” Modesta w f 8 daughter (s) At Home
” Cimona w f 6 daughter (s) At Home
Mendiolo Antonio w f 22 Servant s D. Servant
Gamboa Racdencio w m 55 Servant s D. Servant
” Nusario w m 40 Laborer s Shepherd
Ramires Goegorio w m 18 Laboer s Shepherd
Aquilar Leocadio w m 34 Son-in-Law m Stock Raiser
” Refugio w f 28 daughter m (none given)
” Ancilmo w m 12 s.son s Laborer
” Pedro w m 11 Grandson s At Home
” Brigida w f 10 Granddaughter s At Home
” Santiago w m 8 Grandson s At Home
” Epigmenis w m 7 Grandson s At Home
” Felix w m 5 Grandson s At Home
” Juan w m 3 Grandson s At Home ” Martin w m 1 Grandson s At Home

I reported the error via the page “Report a problem”

on this census record the translation is not complete. The index shown on screen is only half of the people who live in dwelling #2 Here is what I was able to type up from looking at the original: — 1880 US Federal Census
Texas > Encinal > Not Stated > 058
House Street No 2
Dwelling No 2

Cano Encarnacion w m 52 (HEAD but not stated) married StockRaiser
” Julian w f 42 wife m House Keeper
” Concepcion w f 19 daughter s
” Victoria w f 18 daughter s
” Doloris w f 15 son s
” Gabriel w m 12 son (s) Laborer
” Ricarda w f 10 daughter (s) Laborer
” Modesta w f 8 daughter (s) At Home
” Cimona w f 6 daughter (s) At Home
Mendiolo Antonio w f 22 Servant s D. Servant
Gamboa Racdencio w m 55 Servant s D. Servant
” Nusario w m 40 Laborer s Shepherd

the index shown on the screen starts at this point and misses all the people above.

Ramires Goegorio w m 18 Laboer s Shepherd
Aquilar Leocadio w m 34 Son-in-Law m Stock Raiser
” Refugio w f 28 daughter m (none given)
” Ancilmo w m 12 s.son s Laborer
” Pedro w m 11 Grandson s At Home
” Brigida w f 10 Granddaughter s At Home
” Santiago w m 8 Grandson s At Home
” Epigmenis w m 7 Grandson s At Home
” Felix w m 5 Grandson s At Home
” Juan w m 3 Grandson s At Home ” Martin w m 1 Grandson s At Home

The automatic Ancestry reply is the following

17 Jan 2023
Thank you for submitting this issue!

Our Member Services team will review your request and take appropriate action. Please note that, should we decide to remove content from the system, it may take some time to do so. Thank you for your patience.

So if you see a problem with the index, take the time to report it so that others who run into the index page won’t have to wonder what is going on. It took time to type up the info but it was worth it. You see you get KARMA points for your good deeds and as we all know Santa is watching so do the right thing even if it takes time off of your gaming schedule.

I hope this has helped you with your genealogy research and you will look closer at the indexes and the original to make sure that they match and if they don’t match then you know what to do.

Oh, one more thing. In my looking at the guys name on the ladies tree I noticed that he was married to “Refugio Cano”. I checked other trees to see what named they had for her, and they too had “Cano”. You see I had noticed that on the 1880 census he was listed as Son-in-law so in my search of the original I should be looking for some Head of Household named “Cano”. On their index for marriage she is listed as “Carro” but in all other records the last name is “Cano”.

Thank You

Jose A. Munoz

Good Luck

By Jose A Munoz

Retired General Motors designer who now works on subjects dealing with genealogy. I create trees using items I find in old Google News Archive newspapers and I contact other tree owners notifying them about the news item concerning their relative and send them a link to the tree I created. I post a screen print of the news item on the tree for others to copy, so that my work will benefit others. Occasionally, I will post about the tree I created or the item that I found, always with a "how to" in-bedded in the post. I want my blog posts to help others with their family trees or with their genealogy experiences.

2 comments

    1. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for giving us this information about Family Search. I will check it out.
      Take Care, Stay safe and have a happy new year. Jose A Munoz Clarkston, Michigan

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