By tim, 22 May, 2022
In this month's episode, recorded on May 7th, I make some early discoveries in the 1950 Census, including my Grandaunt Sheila's occupation as census taker and my Granduncle Albert's residency Philadelphia State Hospital at Byberry. I make contact through FamilySearch with some potential distant cousins along the Smith and Foley lines, including an e-mail contact with a descendant of Bernard Smith of Boston. Lastly, a recent update to the Webtrees software will enable me to whitelist photographs and documents as I clear them for publication.
By tim, 10 April, 2022
JENKINTOWN, Pennsylvania (GBT) — The National Archives and Records Administration released the 1950 Census online last Friday, April 1st, 2022. Every ten years the administration publicly releases the census taken 72 prior to the release date. Prior to April 1st, the most recent census released by the administration was the 1940 census, which it released on April 1st, 2012. Each census release is a bonanza for genealogists, who can trace family relationships, movements, and occupations through the documents.
By tim, 13 February, 2022
JENKINTOWN, Pennsylvania (GBT) — Hyman Cohen, uncle of Minnie Snyder Anflick, presumed brother of Eva Cohen Snyder, was found living with his wife and three children in the 1920 census. The record was discovered upon a closer reading of Herman Snyder's 1920 Lipshutz Bank passage order, which brought his mother, Eva, and siblings Lillian and Motel to America in 1922. That document identifies Herman Snyder of 911 N. 6th Street as the primary purchaser. The purchase order continues on the subsequent row, however, and also identifies Rose Cohen, of 3126 Montgomery Avenue, as a secondary purchaser.