Why Aren’t My Relatives in the Census?

      Help! I can’t find my ancestors anywhere in the census.  Where are they? This is so frustrating.  So why can’t you find them? There are several reasons: That locale was overlooked by the census taker  {I had … Continued

Modern Conveniences in 1924

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Radios changed the entire country during the 1920s.  At the beginning of the 1920s few homes had a radio, but before the end of the decade every home had a radio.  President Calvin Coolidge was the first President of the … Continued

Genealogy Friday: The Missing 1890 Census Records

What happened to the 1890 census? For most states there is no 1890 census.   This makes it very difficult for genealogists in piecing together answers, because there is a 20 year gap. Was the census taken in 1890?  Yes, it … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Tips for Researching Census Records

Searching census records can be confusing, especially when your ancestor does not appear in a search.  These are some tips I hope helps: o   Search using various spellings of the surname o   Search using children or spouse o   Refine search … Continued

What Can I Learn From Census Records?

Census records are a great resource for genealogist.  When I began researching, I had to go to the library and search individual microfilms.  Today with the advance in technology, Ancestry.com makes it easy to search for and find an individual … Continued

Schools in 1924

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                    Last week we discussed the toys and games children played with in 1924. Today, let’s talk about what the schools were like.  They were much different than they are today. Until the early 20th century, most schoolhouses … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Why Are Census Records Such a Great Asset

Census records are a wonderful resource for the family historian.               Often the census records are the only resource you may be able to find on your family. Census records have become very easy to search and are a great … Continued

Children’s Toys in 1924

  We’ve been discussing life in 1924. We all know that as children we had our favorite toys.  So what toys did children of the 1920s play with?  What were some of the games they enjoyed at that time? Vintage … Continued

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