Michael John Neill's weekly genealogy how-to column.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Can't Read the 1910 Census and Born at Sea?
Does that look like Henry Mortier as the name of the head of the household in this 1910 census entry from Bowling Township in Rock Island County, Illinois. I'm pretty certain that's what it is. I revisited this entry when trying to validate an entry on the http://beta.familysearch.org site. It looks like Henry's parents had a baby on board the ship they immigrated on in 1880.
I think this entry below is for Henry's parents on the new Familysearch site and was double checking all the census records for the parents after their immigration. I'm not certain how long this child survived.
I'll pull the manifest entry and 1880 census entry for the Mortiers and post those in an update. Hopefully we'll work this up for an upcoming issue of Casefile Clues.