Census - WEWER

Helmut wrote... Engelbert Wewer I have also a copy of Petition for Naturalization,
Year 1864, New York County, but I can not find him in a Census.
Are not all Census list online or what is the reason?
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A few tricks I use when I have trouble finding someone in the census in online database (such as ancestry.com or heritagequestonline.com)� is to�search�on the first name only (no surname) in the State or County (which can yield results if the last name is mispelled)...�to search�on just the�surname name (in case�s/he was enumerated by initals or a nickname)... and�also to�expand�the search into surrounding states/counties (there are/were multiple counties in NYC metropolitan area and it is across the Hudson River from New Jersey)

The fact is, however, that some times people/families were simply missed.� I have a couple of families that I cannot find�and I know where they were living.� I�have carefully gone over every entry not just for the city/town but for the entire county (searching on just the county, with no name or surname!)�and the families simply are not enumerated.
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Good Luck!
Krystine

Helmut wrote... Engelbert Wewer I have also a copy of Petition for
Naturalization,
Year 1864, New York County, but I can not find him in a Census.
Are not all Census list online or what is the reason?

A few tricks I use when I have trouble finding someone in the census in
online database (such as ancestry.com or heritagequestonline.com) is to
search on the first name only (no surname) in the State or County (which can
yield results if the last name is mispelled)... to search on just the
surname name (in case s/he was enumerated by initals or a nickname)... and
also to expand the search into surrounding states/counties (there are/were
multiple counties in NYC metropolitan area and it is across the Hudson River
from New Jersey)

The fact is, however, that some times people/families were simply missed. I
have a couple of families that I cannot find and I know where they were
living. I have carefully gone over every entry not just for the city/town
but for the entire county (searching on just the county, with no name or
surname!) and the families simply are not enumerated.

Good Luck!
Krystine

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.The fact is, however, that some times people/families were simply missed. I
have a couple of families that I cannot find .and I know where they were
living. I have carefully gone over every entry not just for the city/town
but for the .entire county (searching on just the county, with no name or
surname!) and the families simply are not enumerated.
.Good Luck!
.Krystine
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Hello Krystine,
some people/families are not in a Census, okay can happen, but why not in
the next or overnext Census?
Do you have explanations?

Regards, Helmut

H.Wewer wrote:,

some people/families are not in a Census, okay can happen, but why
not in the next or overnext Census? Do you have explanations?

Without knowing how you are searching the US Census, there are a number
of answers.

If you are using Ancestry first do a nationwide lookup. All states
and all territories.

Look at all Engelbert w*s born in Germany or Prussia and born 1827 � 5
years. then all Engelberts, then all John E.

Try any variation of the name you can think of. The Census enumerator
wrote down what he heard and most likely was not a German speaker. And
the Ancestry indexers may not have English or German as their first
languages. Wewer may not have been an easy name for people to pronounce
and get right.

Ask on the rootsweb.com New York County Message Board or List
or the CASTLE-GARDEN MB or list. This list is mainly for English
speaking people
searching for information in Germany.

There is also a USA-Naturalization list on rootsweb.

Ask on a New York City list or message board for a lookup of a marriage
for a Wewer around 1866 and a lookup in New York City Directories of the
same period.

bob gillis

Maria

Do you by any chance had the address for that Naturalization Index? Would
appreciate having it.
Thank you. Looking for my German Grand parents in Hesse Darmstadt. Germany
glenrose01@charter.net

Do you by any chance had the address for that Naturalization Index? Would
appreciate having it.
Thank you. Looking for my German Grand parents in Hesse Darmstadt. Germany
glenrose01@charter.net

I guess you are all in some kind of "vacation mood" and this list has
been quite slow for a while..

Is there any one of our "Bi- linguals" interested in doing some good work ??

Jesper Zedlitz, our CompGen "Whiz kid" came up with a very nice
interesting new idea
to make our Websites more accessible to our members.

it is "inter active" and you determine your own speed how to go ahead:

http://www.genealogy.net/privat/jzedlitz/genwiki_login.html

Of course, it's only a very simple start and so far only in German,
but he sky is the limit and we could work it out to anything we want..

Anyone interested to face the challenge ??
let me know and I will tell you more about it..

Have a nice evening,

Wolf