Saturday, July 21, 2012

SNGF - Who Has The Most Census Records?

Thanks to Randy, over at Genea-Musings, we have another great challenge for this evening!

"Rise up, O Genea-philes... it's Saturday Night ... and time for more Genealogy Fun!

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (and I hope that you do...), is to:

1) Determine which of your ancestors has appeared in the most census records - any census! (this topic was suggested by reader bgwiehle in an email several weeks ago. Thanks bg!).

2) Tell us about it in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, in a Facebook Status post or a Google + Stream post."

Okay, this started out as something complicated, and going to take me all night to figure out! But it was actually quicker than I anticipated!

Who in my family tree lived the longest, and from that information, who would have been on the most census records from that list.

One name stands out above all. My 91 year old great-grandmother, Adeline "Della" Josephine Eve Banet.

Della was present in the:

1870 Census [New Albany, Floyd, Indiana]

1880 Census [Floyd Co., Indiana]

1900 Census [Floyd Co., Indiana]

1910 Census [Floyd Co., Indiana]

1920 Census [Floyd Co., Indiana]

1930 Census [Floyd Co., Indiana]

1940 Census [Floyd Co., Indiana]

1950 Census [Floyd Co., Indiana]

Born 11 Feb 1867 to Joseph Eve and his wife, Annette [both from France], she married Francis Isidore Banet [1863-1945] on 31 Oct 1893 in Floyd Co., Indiana. She went on to be the mother of 8. She died 05 Nov 1958, in Floyd County, and is buried at St, Mary's of the Knobs, Floyd Knobs, Floyd, Indiana. Her daughter, Irene, was my grandmother.

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