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can't find anybody

Posted: 10 Sep 2012 4:09AM GMT
Classification: Query
Can anybody please tell me what I'm doing wrong. I can't even find my family members. I type in birthdays, name, city, county, state, all the filters are used and nothing. I get birth records from Minnesota, Texas, Kentucky, who died on the Mayflower...I mean I've looked up everybody I've ever met and can't find what I'm looking for for a single one...This includes Births, Marriage, etc....I've had Ancestry for many years and the only people that are on my Family Tree are people I've placed there...I've wasted mucho bucks on this.
Gonna have to dump this. It costs too much. Please help.
Thanks, Tom

Re: can't find anybody

Posted: 10 Sep 2012 4:39AM GMT
Classification: Query
First, you have to remember that it is much harder to find living people. Most recent birth records are not public domain. So, you will have the most luck starting by looking for your parents, if they were born before 1940, you can find them in the census. If they were born more recently, start by looking for your grandparents. Try putting in less information, such as just a first and last name. If it is a real common name, add a state or city, or approximate birth date. If you put in all of the information and it was transcribed wrong, or the census taker got it wrong, you will not get any hits.
If you can tell us what records you are looking for, the years and location, maybe we can give you more hints.

Re: can't find anybody

Posted: 10 Sep 2012 4:39AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 11 Sep 2012 12:48PM GMT
I looked at your tree and found a lot. I use "old search".
for example, I think this is Lewis Bangs father
Name: Andrew Bangs
Age: 20
Birth Year: abt 1830
Birthplace: Vermont
Home in 1850: Wauconda, Lake, Illinois
Gender: Male
Family Number: 71
Household Members: Name Age
Justus Bangs 44
Louisa Bangs 44
Andrew Bangs 20
Ambrose Bangs 18
Charlott Bangs 14
Malinda Whitney 20
Thomas Smith 21

Andrew and Francis
Name: Frances M Morse
Gender: Female
Birth Year: 1831
Spouse Name: Andrew C Bangs
Spouse Birth Year: 1830
Marriage
Year: 1855
Number Pages: 1



Name: A C Bangs
[Andrew Cook Bangs]
Age in 1860: 30
Birth Year: abt 1830
Birthplace: Vermont
Home in 1860: Wauconda, Lake, Illinois
Gender: Male
Post Office: Wauconda
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
A C Bangs 30
Frances Bangs 28
Nelly Bangs 4
Alonzo Harris 14
James Harris 24
E Griswold 14
E Phillips 23

CIVIL WAR DRAFT
Name: Andrew Bangs
Residence: Wauconda, Lake, Illinois
Class: 1
Congressional District: 2nd
Age on 1 July 1863: 33
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1830
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Place of Birth: Vermont

Name: Andrew C Bangs
Age in 1870: 40
Birth Year: abt 1830
Birthplace: Vermont
Home in 1870: Wauconda, Lake, Illinois
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Wauconda
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
Andrew C Bangs 40
Francis Bangs 38
Nellie Bangs 14
Lewis Bangs 6 *********
Walter Bangs 2
Louisa Bangs 4
Without name Bangs 1/12
Anna Reynoldsen 18
August Landervia 25

Name: A. C. Bangs
[Andrew Cook Bangs]
Age: 50
Birth Year: abt 1830
Birthplace: Vermont
Home in 1880: Wauconda, Lake, Illinois
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Frances Bangs
Father's Birthplace: Vermont
Mother's Birthplace: Vermont
Occupation: Farmer
Household Members: Name Age
A. C. Bangs 50
Frances Bangs 48
Nellie Bangs 24
Lewis Bangs 16 **********
Loie Bangs 14
Walter Bangs 12
Loren Bangs 7
E. Tidmarsh 9
John Thete 30

Andrew Bangs father
Name: Justus Bangs
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Lake, Illinois
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 2
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 4
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 4


Name: Justus Bangs
Gender: Male
Birth Place: MA
Birth Year: 1806
Spouse Name: Louisa Oaks
Spouse
Birth Place: VT
Spouse Birth Year: 1806
Marriage
Year: 1829
Number Pages: 1


I am not related.

Regards,

Connie

Re: can't find anybody

Posted: 10 Sep 2012 3:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Sep 2012 12:49PM GMT
Surnames: Haase
I found several records for Carl Haase right away with a simple search. His birth date is different in his SSDI and US Veterans Gravesite records, but easily found along with North Dakota state census records and others.. As others have stated, if you're looking up everyone you've ever met then you won't find much for living persons. You've had Ancetry for several years but barely even have a tree started and two message board posts. It requires a good deal of research and time and you should only be putting people you've added on there instead of copying a whole tree.

Re: can't find anybody

Posted: 27 Nov 2012 10:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have approx 30+ specialized search sites. I first use the Free site PIPL.Com. Next try PEEKYOU.COM, and then Zoominfo.com. All are free and can be used to find currently living persons.
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