Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ohio in The American Genealogist

For my money, the most important census not yet digitized is the 1855 New York state census, which contains a wealth of information not matched in federal censuses until at least 1880. The January 2011 issue of The American Genealogist (published November 2011) bolsters that opinion. Todd Farmerie uses that census and some careful elimination to identify the parentage and immigrant ancestor of William A. Haswell, who died in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, in 1836, leaving a widow and two sons.

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