Monday, January 31, 2011

Finding Peter Bieger in 1850

Wrapping up the article on finding Peter Bieger in 1850. This is not just a German article as the analysis and suggestions are larger than that.

In it, I discuss the four things you need to know before census searching. Answering those four questions is what really took up a great deal of my time.

Organizing my negative results was important as well. This is an absolute necessity when searches are not immediately successful and when multiple databases and image sites are used  in attempt to locate the desired people. You can't essentially do the same research twice--it takes too much time.

When the article runs, I welcome comments. Much of this is a learning process for all of us--myself included.

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