Yesterday I went to the Archives for my volunteer job. I was at a point where I could do a little research on my own family. I was looking for Richard Fitzmorris, I assume that he was a cousin of my great grandfather because my great grandfather, Thomas Dowd, mother was Catherine Fitzmorris.
Richard Fitzmorris was the sponsor for the Baptism of my grandfather, also named Thomas Dowd. I found a few Baptisms for of Richards children between 1900 and 1913, but I can not find the family on the 1910 census. Where do these people go? I also can not find a 1900 census for Mary Naughton Downs, who was my great grandmother, Bridget Naughton Dowd, sister. I find her in the 1910 census and up. I have church records and a probate record listing she was in town, before and after 1900, but not on the census.
Did these people hide from the census takers? If so, they are doing a great job in hiding. This is one of the most frustrating things for me. I know they were there but why can't I find them?