Wednesday, January 14, 2015


When we are searching census records on looking for our ancestors, they provide us with help.  When you are looking at the record page for a census record you have found, Ancestry provides some suggested records that can be helpful in finding additional records for this ancestor.  Below is a screen shot of the a record page with the suggested records outlined in red.
This is a screen shot of the 1940 census for my grandfather Ernest Richard (Tut) Colvin.  How does ancestry do this?
"Using the information from this record transcription, Ancestry searches for other records that may be related to the same person. The suggestions system also looks at people in trees to which this record has been saved to see if there are additional records saved to those people. These records are displayed here to aid you in finding other records that may help you in your research."

Happy ancestor hunting.

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