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Subject: Re: NEW LISTEE w/ Ancestor in NY
Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2001 23:14:34 -0600
I would start by checking the 1920 NY Census index for the family name.
This will narrow down the counties you need look in. Follow these
families through subsequent NY censuses. When one disappears, check the
OH census to see if they show up there. Check NY land records for the
family name, maybe he bought land from his father in NY before going to
OH. Have you looked for / found a marriage record for him? Parents names
might be recorded there. Check NY and OH probate files for the surname,
you might find him as an heir in his father's will. What about his death
record? Parents name might be shown.
Many avenues to follow, just put your detective hat on.
Jay A. Nellis
Rockford, IL USA // Scone, ON CAN
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deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin
On Sun, 4 Feb 2001 21:54:08 EST writes:
> Good evening everyone!
> I am new to this list and looking for help with a perplexing (at
> least to
> little 'ol me) question. I have an ancestor that I cannot find AFTER
> years!!! On 3 Census from Ohio, it says he was born in NY. I haven't
> able to figure out a way to find him in NY though since I have no
> town or
> County!! He was born ca1817-1820, so a Census entry for his father
> list him by name either. Does anyone have an idea about how I can go
> finding him in NY??? I have no names for his parents at all.
> His name is LEWIS RADEBAUGH, (aka W. Louis Radabaugh, and Louis
> ANY tips or leads would be GREATLY appreciated.
> THANK YOU!
> Tracy in Washington State