In census records where relationships to head of household are stated, “boarders” may be boarders, but they could be related as well. This 1880 enumeration includes a boarder with the household who is actually the wife’s nephew.



2 Responses

  1. This is true…On the 1900 census my great grandfather, great grandmother and great uncle are listed as boarders living with my great grandmother’s mother and step-father.

  2. Wow. Never really thought about that. At least one record I have probably fits that description. I will have to go back & check. Thanks!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Get the Genealogy Tip of the Day Book
Get the More Genealogy Tip of the Day Book
Recent Comments