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11 January 2014

Did They Follow the Kids?

I'm trying to connect a couple to a woman that I think is their daughter. The potential daughter has actually been tacked down most of her married life. The potential parents and their children (whose names I have) I lose completely about the time the potential daughter marries.

Then it dawned on me. The best place to look for these parents is near where the potential married daughter lived. There's a good chance they were nearby. Looking harder where the daughter was born won't help connet them. Looking harder for her parents where she lived may help me find those parents late in their life when land, court, or probate records may help me make the connection.

1 comment:

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