Look at ALL the Fields in a Census

Just two above her family entry was a man (head), occupation “miller” . AND had her maiden name surname. Both born in the same state.

Given the ages of the woman and the “miller” suggests a brother and provided another avenue of research which before was limited to the woman’s maiden name and her married name. Even if it was a cousin — it’s still a clue.

Especially when faced with what had been a ‘brickwall’ for the researcher.

Tip from Lynda Peach, NEAGS Site Administrator, 14-Oct-2012.

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