One of the things discussed in the next issue of Casefile Clues are the key elements to determine before census records are searched. Simply starting a search without thinking first is not the way to find what you are looking for
We focus on Peter Bieger, a German immigrant who was living in either Ohio or Illinois in 1850. The search and our analysis really has little to do with his ethnic background and a lot to do with how little is known about him and the fact that he died while still fairly young. I'll be honest--we still have not found him, but our search has been organized, both in our search approach and our analysis of the results.
Subscribe now and discover the key elements of a census search and how they applied to Peter Bieger. In doing the analysis, I was able to estimate his age more closely than I had before--unfortunately it did not ultimately help with the census--but sometimes we don't find the answers we want.
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