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Re: Greenawalt/Hinzman
Posted by: sandra ferguson (ID *****4312) Date: June 22, 2013 at 07:20:03
In Reply to: Greenawalt/Hinzman by Jamie Lambing of 38929

All queries require 4 elements if you wish them to be answered.
1) a full name, both given and surname
2). A date, even if aprox.
3) a geographic place
4). What you hope to find
As this is pretty much contemporary history, I would suggest you order death certificates for both people, which should list their place of birth and the names of their parents.
They should appear by name in the 1920 and 1930 federal census in the household of their parents. These are both available.
Place a more complete query.... including all 4 elements.... on the surname forums, by typing it into the jump to form on the upper right corner of this page...... the same goes for a geographic location..... Preferably a count.
It's fine to listen to anything told you by family members, but don't give any credence to word of mouth info, and only consider it a clue, Not a fact.
As you appear to be new at this wonderful hobby I suggest you visit your local library and see what they offer in the way of beginner books on genealogical research. I think you'll find many things that help you.
Good luck and have fun!


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