AfriGeneas Genealogy Technology Forum
Census Household Search Software
Is anyone aware of any internet-based or other service that allows you to search census records for household or neighborhood clusters of first names? There are a number of situations in my own family in which I have found that brothers and sisters continued to live in the same home or in homes in close proximity to one another even after the sister married and took her husband's surname (or after the mother remarried and took her new husband's surname). This search function could also help in the occasional cases in which whole families changed surnames during Reconstruction.
This would seem to be an easy enough software option to implement, but I haven't seen it available with familysearch.org or ancestry.com. Those sites just let you search by an individual's first and last name and the name of his/her a spouse and parents.
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