AfriGeneas Brick Wall Forum
Re: NELSON MOORE
In Response To: NELSON MOORE ()
1. The first thing I would ask is do you have older living relatives that may know more about your grandfather?
2. In most cases, you want to examine the record trail from the latest to the earliest.
a) Do you have a copy of his death record? You should be able to order it from the Division of Vital Records (PA). It MAY have the names of his parents.
b) His Social Security Application may also list his parents' names.
More on SS#s: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rwguide/lesson10.htm
3. Another resource is the U.S. Population Census. If you do not have a subscription to an online census site, then you can find these records, online or on microfilm, at most genealogical sections of local libraries. Your library card may allow you to access them from home.
a) I found a NELSON Moore in 1930 (Philadelphia).
Listed as separate families in the same house were Peter and Mary Molet from Alabama, Enoch Mason, and Audrey Reed (from GA).
b) Sylvester Moore (26) was in Philadelphia in 1920. He was born in Florida abt 1894 and worked for the Railroad. His wife was 19 year old Bessie Moore from South Carolina.
I found some Moore families in Florida in 1900, including a Nelson (Putnam County), but no Nelson or Sylvester born around 1894 (yet).
In 1900, he would be about 6 or 7 years old and (hopefully) living with a relative or parent.
I can send you a copy of these census records.