Lately I’ve been reconstructing Fleming trees in the South Lanarkshire area of Scotland. I love documenting all the connections and comparing my efforts to online trees and then working through our differences.
But today solving a puzzle, I discovered that transcriptions of the 1861 Scottish census at FindMyPast and Ancestry CAN BE VERY DIFFERENT and not just with their interpretation of location names.
- In the 1861 census entry at for Andrew Fleming at Ancestry:
Avondale Registration District and Avondale Civil Parish:
Lambs Land, Back Road, Strathaven, Lanarkshire, Scotland
At home on census night were
Andrew Fleming / Head / Mar / 42 / Cotton Weaver / bn Lanarkshire, Strathaven
Jane Fleming / Wife / Mar / 34 / / bn Lanarkshire, Strathaven
Of course I could have gone straight to the census image at ScotlandsPeolple but at this stage, although I was also looking for two of older children, this entry seemed complete.