Avoiding the enumerator
By Deedee November 26, 2004 at 02:09:06
I'm really suspicious that a person I am searching for may have spent at least 2 censuses (1920, 1930) avoiding giving up his info to an enumerator. I only know him by reputation and also the experience of having personally known his gransdon (my ex) and his daughter (ex-mother-in-law). The two I know have (and had...she's gone now) a marked tendency to figure most things were "none of (whoever's) business."
I found him in the census as a small child (before he got crafty and anti-s0cial!) so I do know his birthplace, birthdate, parents first names, even siblings' names. I know he was very wealthy until 1929 and the loss devastated the family psychologically as well as financially.
Anybody have any suggestions of mandatory info sources that the man could NOT have avoided? It would be nice if these sources could even be online and cost minimally (if at all) as I am ancient, broke, and physically challenged!