Yesterday was my oldest son’s 43 birthday and I celebrated it with my first blog post. He is the proud father of my only granddaughter. My stepson has three boys. As I told both of my sons I love you guys but I really love your kids. My sons had to mind what they did growing up but their kids get a pass as far as I care. They are just being kids. They have to mind their dad but I do not mind if they make a mess at my house. Fortunately for me they do not make a mess.
Now for the next time….
I learned something new last week. Even though I had looked at the 1910 census a bunch of times over the years. After watching a webinar about things you might have missed in the censuses I made an amazing discovery. Starting in the 1900 they listed on the wife how many children she had born. In 1910 they listed how many were born and how many were alive in 1910. My great grandparents had as shown below 6 children with 5 living. In 1900 the showed 4 children born. That was a question I could have asked my grandfather. Now there is only one member of the next generation still living and she thinks that she remembers her mother mentioning a sibling that died as a baby. All five of the other siblings made it to adulthood. I am fortunate to have met all five of the great aunts and uncles. Other than my grandfather I only remember meeting the others only once each at a family reunion in 1955 when I was 4 years old.
1900 John Henry Everhart Family
1910 John Henry Everhart Family
Another thing you can get from the 1910 is the number of marriage for the head of household and his spouse and how many years they have been married. Another good suggestion is to note all families on two pages before and two pages after plus the same page. This is often referred to as crowd sourcing or Fan Club Research (Friends Associates and Neighbors). There you will find parents, brothers and sisters and their families and Aunts and Uncles and their families. Most people married a neighbor or somebody in walking distance. Anybody listed in a census starting in 1850 forward is a candidate on marring their neighbors. After 1920 that in not true as much. Plus they did not show the number of marriage or number of children born any more. As I learn more on using Word-press lots more to come.
Till Next Time….