TidBit Research Strategies:Censuses-Check The Other Page

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By Amanda Forson, WorldVitalRecords.com

When a family member is on the top or the bottom of another page, check the next page as well. Whether or not there seems to be other family members, a thorough researcher will check the next or previous page to be sure they are not missing family members, especially when a head and wife are the only family members listed on the page. Otherwise, children (whether young or grown) can be missed easily.

Even when it is thought that “everyone for a particular family has been found,” check anyway. Better to be thorough than to be stubborn.

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