In Which I Successfully Analyze Censuses!
Yesterday Mr. Man was off to a MTG tourney, so I had the day to myself. I spent most of my time poring over census records in search of my great-grandfather James Deam. And it was worth it, because I found him! Not only that, I found his parents and their parents. All the way back to 1860!! I guess this is old hat for experienced genealogists, but it's downright amazing to me.
Of course, this census data throws my filing system into disarray, so I have some thinking to do there, but that's okay. It is just incredible to look at a PDF file of an 1860 census and know that the people listed there are my family!