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Saturday, February 19, 2022
1:00 pm FREE
The Connecticut Society of Genealogists, Inc. presents

“They Had Names: Identifying Children Represented by Tick Marks on Pre-1850 Censuses” with Denise Cross

Zoom webinar 

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Discovering the names of children born in the early part of the nineteenth century in places where vital records are lacking is a challenge. These children are represented by tick marks on pre-1850 censuses. Creating profiles using clues in the censuses and then testing them against reasonably exhaustive research can reveal their identities. This lecture will demonstrate the tools and methodology used to analyze and correlate the information, illustrated by case studies.


Denise Cross, MSLIS, CG, is a community college librarian who enjoys research, especially digging deep for an elusive answer. She has been researching her family with deep roots in colonial New England and 17th century Quebec since the 1990s. Her focus is on writing for publication; she has had several articles published since 2016. She is a winner of the 2020 AGS Scholar Award and was granted the Certified Genealogist credential the same year.


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