Every now and then, someone gets counted more than once on a Census. This video looks at two examples of famous people who were counted twice: William McKinley in 1900 and Warren G. Harding in 1920. In these cases, the duplicates are easy to identify because we know who these men were (both were Presidents, for those of you not in-the-know). These are good illustrations of why it is important for a genealogist to know all the details: the fact that both men had multiple residences and were recorded under different occupations is the kind of detail that would allow a genealogist to spot the duplicates (if he or she didn’t already know these men).

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