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From: austin fadden <>
Subject: Re: [NY-TROY-IRISH-GENSOC] Irish Acts of Kindness at TIGS
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2008 12:57:28 -0800 (PST)
I also do not have access to Ancestry.com due to the expense. However by joining my local library I have acess to Heritage Quest. I have been able to find photcopies of census records and some real surprises.
When looking up one individual or family, I have stumbled across other family members on the same census sheet
Most recently found the 1900 census for my ggrandfather in PA and found his widowed aunt living next door. She had last been seen in the 1880 census in OH. Widowed in 1884, I wasn't sure if she remarried and could not find any leads on the children. Of course it doesnt help that her son, John P, shows up as Patrick in 1880 and as John in 1900.
Heritage Quest can also present problems due to the search index, it is mostly keyed to head of the house, I have had most of my luck when searching by last name and state only, then if necessary by county
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