|Posted By:||Pat Seaver|
|Subject:||Re: Spelling of Seaver in 1850 census/SEARCE|
|Post Date:||May 24, 2001 at 06:59:28|
|Forum:||Seaver Family Genealogy Forum|
You are absolutely right. The old "S" can also look like an "L" and vice versa.
Did you find the "Searce" spelling in a transcription or from viewing the actual census image? I have found a number of mistranscriptions from census records. One was an age transcribed as 95 in a book of census records. When I looked at the actual image, it was 75, which made much more sense. If I hadn't checked the actual image, I would have eliminated the individual from consideration, based on the age of 95, which just didn't fit.