Try First Name Plus Other De­tails

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - CENSUS TIPS -

If you don’t know who else is likely to be in the house­hold, you can nar­row down a first-name search us­ing other in­for­ma­tion you know about the per­son such as oc­cu­pa­tion, birth­date and place. So, if you have an oc­cu­pa­tion from a mar­riage cer­tifi­cate or a pre­vi­ous/later cen­sus, try adding that to the first name, birth­date and place. Re­mem­ber that some­one may de­scribe them­selves as a ‘shoe­maker’ in one cen­sus and a

‘boot­maker’ in the next, or a ‘shop­keeper’ in one and a ‘gro­cer’ in an­other – so even if you know an oc­cu­pa­tion, you may have to think of an al­ter­na­tive term.

Again, thege­neal­o­gist. is best for this kind of search­ing, al­though findmy also per­forms well.

An­ces­ has not in­cluded oc­cu­pa­tion in its tran­scrip­tions of ear­lier cen­suses, so this method does not work well here.

Would you de­scribe this worker as a baker, or a bread­maker?

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