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Michael John Neill

Columnist for the Ancestry Daily News
Images Obtained from the graphics at Ancestry.Com

Articles and Helps

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Tamme Tammen's 1885 Census Images are here

DESMARAIS -This family's 1880 entries from upstate New York shows the importance of neighboring families and is an example of where knowing how the name was likely pronounced helped in locating the family.

MORTIER--This family's entries from the 1900 Rock Island County, Illinois Census, led me to discover that August was not alone in his immigration to the United States. Mentioned in the Ancestry Daily News article of 17 May 2001

NEILL --This family's 1880 entry had the surname misspelled in a way that made no difference to the Soundex and the varying birthplaces of the children helped to track the family's movements.

RAMPLEY --The 1880 entries for these three brothers and their parents include several surname variants and a few errors and an adopted child who shows up in no other records. Discussed in the Ancestry Daily News article of 24 April 2001.

TRASK--the 1920 Census for Knox County, Illinois lists George Trask twice--once with his family and once by himself. 

I will be adding additional census image examples as time allows.  The images used on this site are from the actual images at the Ancestry site and have been used on this web site with permission .

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