Needing Some Help
I am looking for a Charles Soladine in the 1850 and the 1860 Censuses. I found him in the 1870 Census living in Jackson County, Indiana. According to that census he was born about 1840 in Ohio. The last name could also be spelled Saladin, or Salladine.
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As with your other query on a person missing from a US census, I did take a quick look but probably used the same search criteria as you (wildcards, extended date ranges, etc.) and found nothing.
I know you are a fairly experienced researcher, so am surprised you are raising this type of query. I have many missing census records relating to individuals I am researching, so am not surprised you are encountering this situation. Don't give up, but accept that it might take a very long while (if ever) to trace an individual whose name might have been indexed (or originally recorded) as something completely unrecognisable from what it really was. Alternatively, there must be many individuals, or whole families, who were "lost" somewhere in the process, so whose names never found their way into a particular set of census returns.
It has taken me several years in locating some relatives in census returns; others I have long given up hope of finding. To be frank, I'd be very surprised if another researcher has any more success than you.1
Thanks for the nice answer. I am going to start going through page by page in the 1860 census in Jackson County, Indiana, looking for these two individuals. Tomorrow I might go to our local Genealogy Library and look at census books.1
One tactic you might try - one which has been successful for me - try searching on a different site. I have some families that I simply could not find using the censuses on FamilySearch and Ancestry. I found them by searching on FindMyPast. The image quality of the several censuses was much better, and the names had been indexed. Once I found them on FMP, I browsed to the same pages on FS and Ancestry and found that the names had not been indexed at all. The pages were so dim that the indexers had not been able to see anything to index the names.0
Thanks for your response. Unfortunately I don’t have the money for a FindMyPast account.0
Check your library - FMP is free at some libraries. It is also free to use when you are at your FHC.0
Thanks! Will do!
Good luck. The same goes for MyHeritage - also free to use at your FHC and at some public libraries.0
Thanks! Didn’t realize that about My Heritage!0