Maybe I'm confused or maybe the searches at Ancestry.com are not working the way they are supposed to. I hope someone can point me to the error of my ways.
I'm trying to search for all individuals with the surname of Green in Linn County, Missouri, in the 1870 census as part of the analysis for an upcoming Casefile Clues article. The problem is that I'm getting more results than just those in Linn County.
I think I have everything set to exact so that I would only get matches in Linn County.
There are four screens that follow. The first three are screen shots of my search parameters. The last one is the results page that I got. If something is set incorrectly, I really hope someone can help me out--maybe I can't see it because it is late.
The search results screen includes results from Pennsylvania and states besides Missouri.
However, if I'm not wrong---I wish Ancestry.com would get the search fixed. Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge fan, but not being able to interact with the data in the way I think I am is confusing.