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03 April 2010

Is the Answer in a Whole Different Record?

If you can't find an ancestor in a specific record, go back and review his entries in other records or consider searching in different materials altogether. It may be that in working in those other materials that you find the clue that explains why the ancestor is "missing" in the record that had you stymied.

That's how I found an ancestor in the 1840 census, by looking in non-census records I got my answer.