Thursday, May 11, 2006
Is this a fake entry in 1881 English census?
One of the classic census entries is in the 1881 census for the British Isles. Go here for the census entry box, then:
1) Enter the name "Robert Goodman" with a birth date of "1829," .and hit Search
2) You should get one entry for a Robert Goodman, born in Kent. Click on his name.
3) This gives you a page with his individual census data. Click on the "Household" link in the upper right hand corner.
4) The household listings come up. This "family" raises many questions:
a) Is Robert really an "International Playboy?"
b) Is Cecily really that age?
c) Is the son really the son of these parents?
d) What is a "Ponce?" Um, Google it!
e) Are all the servants really from those places?
What do you think? Is it on the actual census entry? Is this a fake census entry? If so, who put it in the database?