Re: Census Lookups please - McGee
The McGees I am looking for from the mid 1800s would be white.McGee seems to be a common Dayton name.I often come across one of the (black) Tuskegee airmen who was a McGee in my searches.
Now that I have gotten into genealogy, and know more of the names from my past, I feel an immediate kinship with anyone sharing those names, even though there's probably no relation!
I am also lucky enough to have 2 names of ancestors which are so uncommon that anyone with that last name is either a distant cousin or married to a distant cousin.I hope someday to meet one of them "on the street" and ask casually whether their ancestors hail from Michigan, or wherever, before revealing how I might know that.
Thank you for your response - happy hunting!