by June Curry Maddox (date unknown)
My mother, Grace Storey Curry told me my great-great grandfather John S. Storey left Spartanburg, South Carolina in 1825 and came to Coweta County Georgia. With that information, I began my search for John S. Storey and his ancestors in the Spartanburg County South Carolina Court House in 1963.
Thus begins the record of June Curry Maddox’s findings of that search. Nichols Library will house “The June Currey Maddox Collection” which was so large it is taken considerable time to organize & make room for all of the great research accomplished by this wonderful deceased member.
A good chart from Ancestry.com [free] displays a comparison of census information, 1790-1940. The chart is on the 1940 Census Wiki page. Very helpful when trying to determine what census asked questions such as “Month of birth” (don’t we wish that was asked on ALL of them!) Link: Comparison of Census Information, 1790-1940. Photo by …
Why is this important to you? Do you know what an unindexed record is? What if you wanted to find those in a specific state, like Alabama? Did you know there was a census in Alabama in 1856 that is unindexed? And your search doesn’t look there.
If any ONE of those questions gets your attention, you’ll want to read this post.