Sometimes plugging in a name and hitting search isn't all it takes. Like when you're faced with a tough-to-follow family member who either wouldn't stay put or whose name is so often misspelled that it's impossible to know at first glance that you've found the right person.
So we posed the question: "What do you do when you can't find someone in the census?" And you answered with countless tricks you already use. We've compiled our 10 favorites, plus detailed instructions, so you can try them whenever you have a family member who doesn't want to be found.
Reuniting through decades My parents divorced when I was six and I was told that our brother had been adopted by his new father and his last name was no longer Fischel. End of story. Or so I thought. Read more