Census.us.org Shares Census Search Tips For Updated Website

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Census.us.org has updated their website to include more census records, so the company shares how consumers can search for family members with a census.



Written census records can be hard to decipher, so a lowercase 'CL' might appear as a lowercase 'D' in some handwriting.

For consumers on the search of the family history, Census.us.org has added more public record database access to their website. In lieu of this addition, the website shares census search tips.

When searching for a family member, make sure to list the different combinations of names you're looking up. If you don't keep track, you can lose sight of how a search is going. Even if records aren't turning up, if new information is learned about a family name, it will be easy to see if it was already covered.

If someone is still unable to locate a family member using a surname, it's recommended to search for just a given name in a specific area. Sometimes surnames can be spelled wrong in a census and listed under something different with a wrong enumerator or index.

Additionally, written census records can be hard to decipher, so a lowercase "CL" might appear as a lowercase "D" in some handwriting.

Census.us.org suggests contacting neighbors of family members if census records can't be located with the appropriate information. Other people can be found more easily if their name is simple or easier to read on a census.

Finally, it's important to check if a relative really lived in a certain area. It's possible they moved away for a time period and then returned, so dates could be wrong. It's also a possibility that they were missed in the census so they don't have records at all.

The company is happy to provide additional family search and census tips on their blog at CensusBlog.us.org.

About Census.us.org:

Census.us.org enables anyone on the web to search through census reports, background checks, driving histories and more. This comprehensive database allows anyone to be found within minutes of a census search being done.

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