Saturday, January 15, 2011
What's their Name? genealogical searching
A few days ago I was looking for a woman named Barthena/Barthona Carter in AR in the federal census (although on one census she was listed as Parthena). I could not find her anywhere in AR. I checked across the border in south western MO, Barry Co., where one of her adult sons was living. I was using Ancestry's census site and therefore indexes. Nothing, so I started reading every name on the multipage index. Finally, I found a family with the head of household named Carter Barthany. And there were the children, all with the last name of Barthany.