If you have found the location where your ancestor lived, don’t forget about looking for school records.

School records can give quite a bit of information – some I have found even mentioned that the student was the nephew of the teacher! And, if a school census was taken (many were taken during the 1920’s), look for those as well. When I found a school census, I discovered that my grandfather was the census taker!

When looking for the school records, examine the history of the schools in the area – what schools are no longer open? Were schools consolidated? If so, find out, from the local government, what happened to the records of the closed schools? It could be they are being stored at the superintendent office or one of the schools.

Good luck in your search!

Maggie

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