Recently, I was researching census records.  The household was the last household on the page – was all of the household recorded on the page, or was it continued on the next page?

 

So, I looked at the next page of microfilm.  No, the family was not continued on that page.  However, neither were the household or family numbers!  The household and family numbers on the “next” page were BEFORE the numbers on the “first looked at” census page.

 

So, I looked at the “previous to the first” page of microfilm.  There was the rest of the ancestor’s household!  And, the household and family numbers continued from the “first looked at” census page.

 

Be careful!

 

Maggie

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