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I also found your posted family tree and I will post the link (the URL):
You posted in the Santa Cruz County message board. Is there a reason you posted on it,
rather than on the Alameda County board? You show Antone living in Pleasanton, Alameda
County in the 1900 Census.
Here is the gravestone for Antone F. Amaral, born 1865, died April 29, 1902 in Alameda
County, buried in the Saint Josephs Cemetery, Fremont, CA.
By clicking on the cemetery information, you can also see buried in this cemetery are Enos
S. Amaral, 1840-1930; and Manuel S. Amaral, 1909-1909.
The 1900 Census for Murray, Alameda County, CA. Enumerated on 21 June.
Anton F(transcribed as "L"), Amaral, born Feb 1867, age 33, born in Portugal to
both parents born in Portugal, immigrated in 1883, "Na"(Naturalized). A
farmer/renting his land. Married 13 years.
*Mary S, born Sep 1867, age 32, born in Portugal to both parents born in
Portugal(immigration year not shown). At this time period, woman were the citizen of the
country of their husband. If the husband was born outside the US, say Portugal, the wife
was a citizen of Portugal, EVEN IF she was born a US Citizen. Mother of 6/3 living
*Mary, born Dec 1887 in CA
*Antone, born June 1889 in CA
*John, born Feb 1894 in CA
Some points about the US Census. The census information is NOT always correct. First,
the census enumerator usually used scratch sheets to document information when they
visited a family, THEN transformed the information to the actual census forms. Sometimes
you'll see a person out of line, with a line connecting them to an above line.
Sometimes the enumerator made math errors with ages. Sometimes they assumed information
(all children were children of the father, etc). They made mistakes. Second, the person
providing the information made mistakes. In this case, did Mary the daughter give the
information? Probably not, perhaps. Did Mary the wife give the wrong year of birth for
her husband, perhaps he WAS born in 1865 as the tombstone indicates... OR, the person
giving the information for the death date was wrong. So, as you gather information,
DOCUMENT all the information. Then, you can compare it to other documented information,
such as death certificates, birt!
h certificates, the persons OWN application for their Social Security Number, etc.
---As you look at census images, also always document the date of enumeration. You can
use it to determine accuracy of ages. For example, if one was enumerated on 23 March 1900
and the person was 12. The next one was enumerated on 6 April 1910 and the person was 13,
you can see that person could have been born between March 23 and April 6. So, if you
find a person that "might" be the correct person on a death certificate that was
born on 27 March, that person could be looked at further.
---Also document not only the place of birth of the person, but also where their parents
were born. I have found persons born in one State, using the fact their parents were born
in different States.
You say you found your G-Grandmother in the 1930 Census in Santa Cruz County?
The 1930 Census for Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Mary S, age 63, born in Portugal, immigrated 1880, widow
Tony L, son, age 40(1889/1890), Divorced
Lawrence W, grandson, age 4 8/12 (Census was enumerated on April 15th, so Lawrence was
born "about" August 1925.
--The 1920 Census for Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co
Toney Ameral(as transcribed), age 30, born in CA to both parents born in Portugal
Sadie, wife, 21, born in New York.
The 1920 Census for Sacamento, CA
John Amaral, age 26, born in CA to both parents born in Portugal
Rena, age 22, born in Iowa to both parents born in IA
--The California Death Index 1905-1929 shows a John S Amaral, age 32, death on
9/1/1925(1893) in Sacramento County. His wifes initials were RM. Certificate Number
Your tree identifies he was married to Rena M.
So, based on his having a middle initial of "S":
The World War I Draft Registration Card Image Database.
Jack (Jack is a nickname for men named John) Selvia Amaral, living at 79 Chestnut Ave,
Santa Cruz, CA, born Feb 9, 1893. His nearest relative was Mrs. Mary Fustada(Fustado?),
--The 1920 Census has a Mary I Fustado, wife of William, she was born in California to
both parents born in Portugal. She was born about 1885. Oldest child is William, age 13;
Madeline 12; Veronica 5. Could this be the Mary, his sister?
--The death index 1905-1929 does not identify either first name, and NO Fustad*.
There is NO PROOF this is the correct person(s)
I also looked at other posted family trees. BUT, remember, do NOT take information from a
family tree as being correct. If the information isn't sourced (linked to a US
Census, or other documented evidence, draft registration images, etc), do not enter it
into your records as being correct. I constantly contact "genealogists" that
find the WRONG people and believe they are correct. I constantly correct "help"
done by other "researchers" that guide people to the WRONG family members,
linked only by a similar name.
There are some "researchers" out there that post a bunch of various links,
saying "try this." They usually do that without actually checking out the link
to see if it is even valid. I look at a LOT of various links that I use for research. I
do not post a link without checking it first to see it the link is valid AND there is
definite information within the link concerning the search. Most volunteer researchers
that read message posts and can't find anything themselves, don't post "I
can't find them, try this." These researchers also post a lot of bad leads...try
these cemeteries, when in fact you'll find the person somewhere else. So, be VERY
careful of provided links. When you receive information, verify it.
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