|1940 US Census (Mill Bayou, Arkansas, Arkansas; Roll: T627_116; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 1-20)--obtained on Ancestry.com|
Searches for Goldenstein turned up absolutely nothing despite my creativity. I did not know she was in Arkansas County in 1940, but I knew she married there in 1918 and died there in 1978 under the name of Anna Goldenstein. In desperation, and because I wasn't going ready to search the entire county of Arkansas page by page, I decided to search for other members of her family in an attempt to find her or at least learn something about her family. Among those matches with the last name of Whitman (Soundex turned on), was this entry, which struck my interest as it was the first name I needed and the correct year of birth.
|"1940 United States Federal Census about Anna Wittman," obtained on Ancestry.com|
Sure enough, that "Anna Wittman" aged 45 pulled up the census image you see at the top of this blog post.
The enumerator squeezed "Goldenstein" in and the indexer apparently missed it.
I've already submitted the correction to Ancestry.com.
Don't neglect the maiden name after the marriage-you just never know.
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