Census records can be used to glean all sorts of wonderful information. Beyond the familial group listing, one can often find: immigration date, number of marriages, number of children – living and deceased, occupations and home addresses. It can be quite enlightening to track our ancestors from home to home using census records. You may even find yourself tempted to travel to the spot so you can place your footsteps on land your ancestors once tread.
And yet one of the biggest hurdles to doing this is of course incomplete or blank columns of desperately needed information. Census records before or after as well as city directories and land records may offer you the information you seek.
However, what do you do when you have the information at hand, but the town or city your ancestor lived in no longer exists? Or, it was incorporated by another city? What other records and tools are available to aid in your search? Today, I’m discussing my own personal research with just such an issue. Continue reading “Searching Historic Florence, Nebraska”