Thanks - I also broke thru a brick wall using soundex.. my Campbells were
indexed as Gambel!
----- Original Message -----
From: "David B. Caimbeul, Assoc AIA" <david.caimbeul(a)urbanschema.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2004 1:23 PM
Subject: [CAMPBELL] CAMPBELL and Soundex
The Soundex Code for Campbell is C514 and is shared between
CAMBELL | CAMPBELL | CANFIELD | CHAMBLEE | CHAMBLESS | CHAMBLISS |
CHAMPLIN | CHUMBLEY |
I found my family in the 1840, 1850, 1870, 1880, Censuses but was missing
in the 1860 Census. I decided to search the index line by line visually
and found that the person who recorded the data spelled the last name as
CAMEL. Which is a C540 Soundex.
Thought I would share this with everyone while you are searching or if
someone just suddenly "appears" or "disappears" in a Census.
Mary Kathryn Kozy:
Looking for ancesters before 1850...
"For the first time enumerators of the 1850 census were instructed to
record the names of every person in the household. "
If your John Campbell lived with anyone who was head of household, he was
annotated under that person as a male.