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A Blank Research Plan for Harry Kenneth Jackson

A Blank Research Plan for Harry Kenneth Jackson

As I work through these Genealympics challenges, I was faced with end of the line ancestor, Harry Kenneth Jackson.  Harry Kenneth Jackson is a brick wall covered in concrete and topped with crazy glue–and maybe wrapped with duct tape.   Not only did Harry leave no clues of his parentage or siblings, he had the audacity to arrive on San Francisco’s shores before the 1906 earthquake and fire. I thought that instead of doing a research plan, I’d throw it out…

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SNGF: 1940 Census Hunt

SNGF: 1940 Census Hunt

Randy set out an Easter Egg (or Ancestor) hunt for us.  Pick an ancestor and find them in the 1940 census using Steve Morse’s address locating utility. I’ve already been using the utility.  I’ve been through 6 or 8 different enumeration district in Hawaii and California.  It really pays when your people stick to the same communities for 40-50 years. I decided to pick someone more difficult to locate at any time:  Harry Kenneth Jackson.  He was my great grandfather…

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Most Recent Unknown Ancestor

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Most Recent Unknown Ancestor

This week Randy at Genea Musings asks us to write about our most recent unknown ancestor.  I didn’t even have to think about it.  It’s my Great Grandfather, Harry Kenneth Jackson, who is #14 on my Ahnentafel chart. Harry, what can I say about Harry?  Almost nothing!  I know about as much about him as the day I started research almost 20 years ago.  His daugther, my Grandmother, told me he was one of 18 children.  He was born in…

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