Friday, August 31, 2018

Improving Your Genealogy Skills pt 2

This article, again from The Occasional Genealogist, discusses making full use of the census by taking advantage of the clues that are not always obvious. We thought this was especially interesting:

"Occasionally it even turns out what appears to be conflicting information from two different census years actually agrees, based on the instructions".

There is a link below that last paragraph to enumerator instructions from 1850-1950.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Improving your genealogy skills

Click here   for the first in a series of articles we will be linking to that will make you a better genealogist, courtesy of the Occasional Genealogist.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Mis-translation of names

This short article from the Olive Tree Genealogy blog  explains how names can be drastically transformed in the immigration process, causing a lot of confusion for researchers.

20 Reasons You May Have Trouble Finding An Ancestor In the Census

 From   historyhub.history.gov