Just read the places

In rural areas, if you can’t find someone in the index, a manual search of the census may be necessary. If that doesn’t help you locate your person, try looking only the places of birth. Then when you find someone with the “right” place of birth, look very closely at their name.

That’s how years ago I found Ulfert Behrens in Adams County, Illinois listed as Woolpert Barcus.


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