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29 March 2015

Did They Really Move?

If your American ancestor disappears in the census before 1850, consider the possibility that the county borders changed. It is also possible that the ancestor never moved but is hiding as a "tick mark" in the household of their child.

1 comment:

  1. What is the best way to confirm if an ancestor is "hiding" in those tick marks? I don't want to assume just because there is a tick mark in the approximate age range of their parent that it is them. They could be living with multiple children.