Five-Year Gap?

Review the chronology of all the records you have on a relative. Is there a five year gap when you have no record on the ancestor and don’t have indirect evidence that he never moved during that time? Is it possible that he moved during that gap in time to another place where he might have left records that have not been located?

Gaps in chronologies should always be investigated–just in case. The ancestor may never have left his residence, but you won’t know until you look.

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One thought on “Five-Year Gap?

  1. Kathie Fortner

    I had an ancestor missing in just one census. I finally located him in another county. He and his wife had gone to help a relative whose wife had died. Children of both families who where enumerated in both counties helped me work out some relationships also. By the next census year he was back where he had always lived.

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