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MAIDEN TO MARRIAGE NAMES- L/U
You know after the 1930 census was published, I was able to find names of cousins I never knew. For the men it was easy to order death certificates to confirm heritage. But for these women it is a task to be dealt with. I've posted request for help and no one has been able to help me with possibilities. Short of going to the state Archives for South Carolina, that is the only way I will be able to trace family year by year and follow a migratory pattern. I don't have ancestry.com and with the notice about heritagequest being sold, I'm wondering if I will continue to have free access through my library, at home. Traveling is not an option at this time. Well I decided to try something and maybe someone out there in Afrigeneas land can elaborate on it. I did first name searches for each female in the 1920 census for South Carolina. Then I paired that name with the age that person would be. I matched 3 names out of a possible 6, but do not know if they are family. Next I looked at who lived in the same communities or near their birthplace. Since families tended to live close to each other, I decided to use that as a reference point. Still got the same hits with the 4 ladies in question. I also looked for SSI information and found death information for a possible 2 names. This is the closest I have gotten married names for anyone. I need to check the original death certificates to see what the informants said, but I won't do that until I can get more confirmed information. So I am going to list the names here and hope someone can check for records for these people. Again, these are possible family members I'm looking at. The parents of all listed names are Harriet and Henry PINKNEY of Johnston SC.
All information is compared to the 1920 SC census.
I am noticing the ladies or listed as Widows.
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