Saturday, January 29, 2011

Charting Peter Bieger in 1850

This is a screen shot of part of a chart that is in progress for an upcoming issue of Casefile Clues--hopefully before issue 25.

I've had an awful time locating him in 1850 and this chart of results (which I had to compile manually) is part of my work. The chart shown here is only part of the one I'm actually using (and this is a DRAFT). The completed chart (along with the discussion, analysis, and sources) will appear in an upcoming issue of Casefile Clues.  I'll be honest, so far, Peter has not been located in 1850, but the discussion of how the search was conducted is still valid--and sometimes people simply are not located. We've focused in several earlier issues of Casefile Clues about organizing census searches focusing on what to put in the search boxes. The Peter Bieger article concentrates on sifting through and sorting the results.

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1 comment:

  1. Even just KEEPING TRACK of unsuccessful searches would be a step in the right direction for me. More than once, I've spent time unsuccessfully searching for something, only to realize that I had already spent time on this same unsuccessful search before! Augh!