Re: [genchatfriends] coupla questions
- Wayne Harrell wrote:
>Okay. That's pretty much what I expected, but I thought I'd ask just in
> On buying the CDs, I'd suggest you saw your money and use it to make a visit to some of the places you see > most with your family line.
case I was wrong.
>(headache-inducing example snipped)
> As far as figuring out information it's hard sometimes to figure out if a document verifies your family line info or is just another person with that name living about the same time as you do. ..
> Even if the census lists all folks in it and you find your person in it then unless it also list there relation to head of house you have no way to know how they related to head of house or anyone else in that house. I've had seen census info of 1860 and 1870 run like this
> Best thing to do with census info is file it as a note indicating by each person counted and who you feel theyYeahbut--that's my question. If you're in that timezone where nobody
> were and why... until you can get enough solid sources to verify your assumption on it..
much beyond the family and maybe the local church was keeping records,
how do you figure it out? Is this a case where I take the money I saved
by not buying CDs and go spend a week in the small town in question,
going through the back issues of the local newspaper (which fortunately
has been in continuous publication pretty much since 1830) hoping for an
obituary or social notice?
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