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Plz help with Smith Family From Franklin Ohio

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Re: Plz help with Smith Family From Franklin Ohio

Posted: 1 May 2013 6:06AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 1 May 2013 6:08AM GMT
OK, not a problem. I will take you through the process step by step. This will be a "teaching experience" so that you can do this anytime you are searching for anyone.

Since there could be many people with the same name we have to eliminate some by checking if they have died so we start with the Social Security Death Index. Most people born in the mid-1930s had a SS number.

Let's start with the oldest daughter, Norma and only type in her name and birthdate. Bingo, #3 is Norma J. SUTTON, died 16 Dec 2009 possibly in Seattle, WA. You also know that she got her SSN in California before 1951. If she was born in 1934 she would have been 17 or younger.

Next daughter is Judith born 14 Dec 1945 and #9 is Judith Shaffer MOOR, died 16 Dec 2009, possibly in Moab, UT. This is an example of why you don't type in a last name; apparently Judith remaried. She got her SSN in California in 1960 when she was 14 or 15.

Do the same for David and William. Hint: William may be living.

In both of these instances their age suggests that they still lived with a/their parent(s) in California.

You could search online for newspapers that published an obit but it is much easier and usually cheaper to contact the library in the city where they last lived. Some libraries can even scan the obit to you in an email for free.

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