By Barry J. Ewell
Look carefully at other people with same surnames. Look closely at persons with the same surname. Could they be a relative? Does the individual show up as a child in earlier census? Search other records such as deeds, wills to see if the person shows up. Could individuals be in-laws? Check marriages of the county for husbands of sisters, aunts, mothers.
- Search all individuals living in the same household
- Search the state census
- Search all of your ancestor’s siblings
- Census closest to death can yield many records