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Cracking piece of mistranscribing.....

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Andrew Report 29 Jun 2013 15:33

Just had to post this one

Charlotte Gunn 44
Annie Gunn 18
Henry Gunn 15
William Gunn 12
>>>>>>Machinne Gunn 10

1911 Wales census.

Actual name is Madonna


Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 29 Jun 2013 15:34

LOL :-D :-D


Renes Report 29 Jun 2013 15:40

Brilliant ...... Can I copy please


Sally Report 29 Jun 2013 15:50

great I love it
given me a good laugh


sally w <3


MaureeninNY Report 29 Jun 2013 17:20

:-D :-D :-D :-D
You do find them,Andy!!!!!



jax Report 29 Jun 2013 17:25

It does look a bit like Machinne on the has been said ancestry used foreign transcribers, maybe that is why?? FMP seems to be ok


Graham Report 29 Jun 2013 20:30

Don't shoot!!!


MarieCeleste Report 29 Jun 2013 20:37

I'm sure some transcribers like to have a laugh.

(Graham, you want shooting for the directions you keep taking that story!) :-D


JoyDean Report 29 Jun 2013 21:04

Anyone remember the mistranscriptions thread on here? :-)


Andrew Report 29 Jun 2013 21:10

Most definitely! Was some really good stuff. Most would get RRed now.



Graham Report 29 Jun 2013 21:12

That particular transcription was actually correct on here!

Marie - I'm a natural author ;-)


JoyDean Report 29 Jun 2013 21:26

It would, Andy, so I shan't give a link to it ;-)


MarieCeleste Report 29 Jun 2013 21:28

I loved that thread Joy - has it gone?


SylviaInCanada Report 30 Jun 2013 01:14

Good one, Andy :-D :-D


Renes Report 30 Jun 2013 09:53


Give us the link please ....... Our bestest link Lady


Mumbles Report 30 Jun 2013 13:35

I bet when you read that it got you all Fired up


AnnCardiff Report 30 Jun 2013 22:37

they managed to get it right on the Mormon site

Name: Madonna Gunn
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1911
Gender: Female
Age: 10
Birthplace: South Shields, Durham
Schedule Type: Household
Registration District: Cardiff
Sub-District: Penarth
Parish: Penarth
County: Glamorganshire