Friday, September 18, 2009

Family Newsletter Friday: 18 September 2009

Smith (Brinlee)

Another week full of brickwall research, specifically, reviewing Smith families in Tennessee that might be Lizzie Smith's family. Right now I’m trying to find “matching” families for the stragglers, that is, for families found only in the 1870 or 1880 census, to find them in the other census. At this point I have 43 “matched” families and 19 unpaired families. Although I consider it a great success that I was able to find matching entries for a couple of families that had only initials, I was helped by the fact that they were rather large families and remained in the same county for both censuses. The next task will be to sort the families into categories based on how well they “fit” as families for Lizzie Smith.

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