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RFD = Rural Free Delivery, referring to those people on the rural mail routes. The numeral will refer to the route. The abbreviation is noted in the introductory information of a 1914 Missouri directory. Wikipedia also provides a good overview of Rural Free Delivery. Rural Free Delivery (RFD) is a service which began in the United States in the late ...


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The Bean household may have been living on Gates Street in Ogdensburg. Although the Bean family seem to be renters (per Jan Murphy's analysis), I checked adjacent census pages in case one of the near neighbours had real estate values marked and could be used to pin-point an address. (I looked only one page either side because of the likelihood that the ...


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FindAGrave lists a considerable number of persons named Maria Correia in various graveyards in Rhode Island (as well as in other states). I would be wary of an identification based solely on first and last name and year of birth. However, together with the other evidence provided in the edits to the original question the identity of the women in the grave ...


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Since the 1870 Census did not record house numbers or street addresses, the address needs to be found by other means. From the instructions: Property.-Column 8 will contain the value of all real estate owned by the person enumerated, without any deduction on account of mortgage or other incumbrance, whether within or without the census subdivision or ...


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A voter's list is an unlikely place to start. Remember that presence on a (national) voter's list implies being qualified to vote - meeting citizenship, residence and age requirements. By 1957, British subjects had to apply to get Canadian citizenship. Unlikely for a new arrival to be eligible for several years. City directories and telephone books are ...


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The 1880 census was the first US census to include a place on the form for what we call a street address. On the censuses prior to that, individual dwellings were organized geographically in districts but not usually given unique identifiers. Therefore, it will not be possible to search the 1860 census by address. You can search most census databases by the ...


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I found the page here: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-27818-9190-18?cc=2000219 By using this tool: http://stevemorse.org/census/unified.html To look up the address of University Blvd. in the county of Dallas and city of University Park (not Dallas) which has the University Blvd listed. I then entered the cross streets by looking up the ...


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As already stated, the types of information asked for in the Census changed over the years, and so did the arrangement of the Census itself. The 1880 Census introduced the numbering of the Enumeration Districts -- this change in arrangement may be why Morse's Unified ED finder only starts with the 1880 Census. In her article "Plans of Division": Describing ...


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My basic checklist: Who required the records to be created? How long does that agency hold them? Which records survive? When records are past their keep date, are they turned over to an archive? If so, which one? What collections are available online? What information can you expect to find in the collection? For background information on the history of ...


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In larger cities, like New York City, you can use a person's assignment to an Administrative District (A.D.) and an Enumeration District (E.D) in a census to get an approximate idea of their A.D. and Election District (also abbreviated E.D., but sometimes slightly different than the other E.D.) for their voter registration. You can then use that information ...


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I'm not too convinced that your ancestor, born in 1878, would appear in a directory in 1885. There's a history of Hindmarsh at www.sahistorians.org.au/175/bm.../a-heritage-history-of-hindmarsh.doc which indicates that Hindmarsh Model School was founded in 1878.


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With some useful ideas thrown in by others I did some more research in the Sands and Macdougall Directories and Trove newspapers and noticed the timeline below: Adelaide Observer on 24 Nov 1883 - Lavinia R Sellar was appointed by the Education Department as head mistress of infant department, Hindmarsh 1884 Sands and Macdougall Directory (see question for ...


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If the layout is similar to the City Directories I am familiar with from the New England region in the USA, your 'subheading' of Regent Street is an indication where Regent Street crosses Halifax Street. Unless there has been a massive re-naming and re-numbering, these cross-street indicators allow the reader to see whether there have been re-numberings and ...


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I often collect general information about a city for historical background about the area and the times. Discussions of elections and other political goings-on will often refer to how the city voted by Ward. Presumably voter registration lists would be arranged by ward also. I discovered that one of my research subjects was elected as an alderman; ...


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I don't believe this is possible for US Fed. Census records prior to 1880. Before that census, the records don't indicate the addresses of the individuals. Beginning in 1880 they do start to include street address information and you can use a tool like http://stevemorse.org/census/unified.html to identify which Enumeration District an address was in, and ...


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When dealing with online databases, especially where the record creator or indexer may have been unfamiliar with the correct spelling of a surname, sometimes it is worth searching just on first name and some other known characteristics alone. A possibility for Maria L. Correia, for example, might be this record. It gives her name as "Marie Lucinda Careau", ...


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This web page (www.stevemorse.org) offers searches to locate the relevant ED and AD values(AD = Assembly District, ED = Election District) by street. Those districts are what the census is organized by, and the page then links to appropriate group of pages. About 20 pages of the 1905 census is covered by those districts, can be seen here, Madison st. is ...


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With their first daughter Gladys Kathleen Rouse being born on 2 Feb 1896 in Adelaide it seems likely that her birth certificate (or transcript; not yet obtained) will have recorded her parents residence. Her birth is easy to find in the Online Database of Genealogy SA and it appears that her birthplace is present but only available to members to view online....


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I just made a very lucky strike by using an Ancestry search for anyone named Mary (Hugh's wife's name), born 1805+/-5 years, from England, in Albany Ward 9 of the 1870 Federal Census. Looking at Results 1–20 of 173,778 returned by the search, I was almost not bothered to go to the next page when I saw: Mary Sallan Albany Subdivision 335, Albany, New York ...


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For descriptions of census subdivisions and enumeration districts, see the following resources: NARA's publication T1224, Roll 3 (see the downloadable PDF, Descriptions of Census Enumeration Districts, 1830-1890 and 1910-1950). William Thorndale and William Dollarhide's Map guide to the U.S. federal censuses, 1790-1920 William Dollarhide and Gordon Lewis ...


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