Good news gang! Ancestry.com will soon launch a 'new and improved' 1920 US Federal Census collection (per an email notice I got 8/15). They say... 'In the past, you could only search the 1920 US Federal Census collection for names of people who were heads of their households. Now every single name listed in the 1920 US Federal Census collection has been indexed for your convenience.' ... I chose to be notified by email when it becomes available! Will post the info when it comes, if I don't see it announced here first. :)
GOOGLE has a page titled 'FREE GENEALOGY SEARCH HELP for GOOGLE'. Check out this whole page! ~ http://www.genealogy-search-help.com/index.html
If you are interested in using Heritage Quest, check with your local or nearby libraries. You may be able to subscribe by obtaining a library card and going to through the library site. I access HQ through a nearby library with my library card which costs only $10 yr. That is the same card that I use to check out books at that library.
I have a photo of my gr-grf. William Terry that was taken by Stephen T. Ring. Trying to find where it may have been made. I think it was taken sometime between 1880-1890 around DuQuoin, IL. Do you know anything about where he may have had a studio around that time? Could he have had one in Perry or Franklin Cos in IL? Thanks, Carrie
Well, I was confusing names. I posted O'BRIEn to you and later realized you had O'HARA. They were NY,near Canada,just not O'HARA. So I goofed,but will still watch.
Nothing wrong with the question you asked.
Nothing wrong with the question you asked about the southern states.
A distant cousin states that Tuscumbia is a Swinson based on one census that lists her as a daughter (Tuscumby) of Henry Swinson in Greene Co., NC. Now she is the right age for our Tuscumbia, however there is no Am. Indian in that family that we know of, and we have first hand written documentation that claim she was Am. Indian descent. I have a picture of her only surviving child as a child abt 9yrs old and then as a woman married and older. She does look like she could be part Am. Indian but can not tell for sure. The only other way we found Tuscumbia is the 1860 mortality census, 'T. A. Caswell age 18 female dies in April 1860 of consumption'. That fits in with the timing we have of Tuscumbia's death. This is the quote from the bible record. ' Tuscumbia died not long after this. It seems that she went to a fancy dress ball not properly attired for the cold weather. She got very sick from the exposure and died. ' Lewis and Tuscumbia's only living child then went on to live with Lewis until he joined the Army in 1861 and dies in Nov of 1862, then she went to live with his sister, Mary Caswell. I wrote to the Masonic Home for Children and received this response, the only records they have, 'We have very limited information on your ancestor. Her name is listed as Annie Caswell - age 14 (I assume this is when she came). She came here from Greene County, NC, was admitted in March, 1874 and discharged October 1874. Her father's name was Louis Caswell who died 1862 the place for the mother's name was left blank, but she died 1860.' We figure the Aunt either became to ill to take care of her or died, but she was not there for very long.
I have seen the files on ancestry and the ones that Clair has placed on the internet are not all correct. Again, I debate calling Tuscumbia a Swinson based on one census record. As for the Pridgens, I am getting a headache trying to figure these out. The J. Rouse is my 3rd great grandfather Joshua Rouse who married Gov. Caswell's granddaughter Susan by his son Dallam.
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