From Paula Stuart Warren
If city directories exist for the places where some of your ancestors resided, be sure to check every year possible. This may mean checking multiple libraries and collections, online and off. If you have only checked a few years here and there, what might you be missing? Perhaps the year in which the oldest son has the designation â€œUSAâ€ after his name, meaning he was in the military service. Maybe the years youâ€™re missing contain clues as to the death date of the head of the family, tell that Uncle Horace moved to St. Louis, or give the name of the railroad grandpa worked for instead of just the term â€œlaborer.â€ For the middle son, Clarence, it might tell that he attended Kansas Wesleyan University. What have you missed? Round up those missing years and find out!