younger siblings. Now, if I could only find them on the census records.)
Who? My dear friend, T, who hosts Generations Gone By, a genealogy blog that is really all about life with a little genealogy throughout. Why am I holding a grudge against her? Simply because I SPENT TWO HOURS LAST NIGHT on Footnote, playing with their free access to the Federal Census of 1930. Seriously...do you know how cool that is? You can find grandparents and great grandparents. The great thing about census records is they also provide the names of other members of the household, as well as place of origins for the parents of the person of record. So, if you find Great Grandpa Jim, you can discover that his mother was from Ireland and his father from New York, giving you more information that might have had otherwise.
This free access is available to everyone, not just people T is trying to drive mad! Curious? Head over to Footnote and drive yourself mad, lose two or three hours, and end up with new questions you didn't even know to ask.
Gee, T, thanks!