This question is not asking about the people who live with you. It’s more of a general term for your whole ancestral household.
…one’s foes will be members of one’s own household
Are there any foes in your ancestral household? You know, people who refuse to show up in censuses, the ones you can’t find a marriage record for, some even refuse to cough up a record of birth. How rude!
And very frustrating. If you’re seeing a theme in my posts this week, it’s because I’m attacking those dead end family tree lines with a vengeance. One huge success over the week-end has given me new inspiration to extend the shorter branches of my family tree.
What works for you on those mysterious people who disappear and never reappear again? I know, I know, each case is different, but where do you check besides the mainline genealogy sites?
One site that led to my break-through over the week-end was Library and Archives Canada, section on Land Records. Through one of their databases I was able to place my ancestor in Alberta earlier than I realized he was there. Also found his wife’s name (after verifying it with other sources) who also bought two parcels of land.
Today I discovered Archive.org has Alberta Homestead Records online, and they are downloadable. I am mildly annoyed tho because the titles say Alberta Homestead Records 1870-1940 but when reading the description it says “documents related to Alberta homestead claims filed between 1870 and 1930“. That leaves a ten year gap, in which my relative falls.
So either there’s a discrepancy between the two, or I don’t understand enough about it yet. Looks like I’ll be doing some intense digging.