Genealogy census tip: Return to the census when you have more experience

returnBy Barry J. Ewell
When I first started research the census, I eagerly went from census to census coping down the names of my ancestors.  I kept a log of the pages where I found them. A few years later I had the opportunity to return to the same census for another search.   I returned to the pages I had noted and I was able to see connections and clues that I didn’t see the first time I was there.  I had more experience and more information.  From that experience, I went back to all the censuses I had previously research to reexamine the data and answers and insights many questions I was researching.

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