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Subject: Helpful info for doing lookups
Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2001 14:16:17 EDT
I have done several 1880 census lookups on this and other census-lookup
sites. Often there is nothing but a name. Other information such a date of
birth, place of birth, ethnicity (Asian, Black, Mexican, Mulatto, Native
American, White, or unknown) can narrow down a search. County where the
person lived at the time of the census, if known is a bonus. Names of
siblings or children often lead to a "find" when a name is slightly different.
Additionally, it would be appreciated if no more than 2 or 3 actual lookups
at a time are requested. Most of us volunteers are grateful for the
opportunity to give back to the genealogy community because we have received
so much. However, we do have personal priorities.
Thank you for your consideration. Barbara