Who Are Those Non-Relatives in the Household?

Pay close attention to those non-relatives in your ancestor’s census enumeration. While they could be non-relatives renting a room or hired hands to help with field work, it’s also very possible they are relatives who needed a place to land until they got settled.

Don’t just write those “other people” in an enumeration off as someone not worth researching. You could be missing out on making a connection.