1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 11, 2020 11:57 AM by Cara Jensen

    Seeking information about parents of Julius Franks, Sr

    Cheryl Franks Newbie

      I am looking for information on who were the parents of Julius Franks Sr., of Hawkins, Jones, Georgia, born September 28, 1901 or 1900.  He married Nellie Mae Solomon September 21, 1919, and died November 25, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan. I have searched Ancestry, Family Search, tried to contact anyone in Georgia, all with no results.

        • Re: Seeking information about parents of Julius Franks, Sr
          Cara Jensen Tracker

          Dear Ms. Franks,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          The Federal Government does not ordinarily create or maintain birth, death, marriage or divorce records. Such records are made and kept by State and local governments rather than the National Archives.   Parental information is usually listed on a person’s birth, marriage, and death certificates.  Therefore, we suggest that you search the FamilySearch index for Georgia Births and Christenings, 1754-1960, and review the FamilySearch Research wiki for Georgia Vital RecordsWe also suggest that you search for records of his marriage in the FamilySearch index Historical Records Collection “United States Marriages”, and contact the Detroit Health Department to request a search for the death certificate of Julius Franks, Sr.


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Population Schedules for the 1910 Census, and the Population Schedules for the 1920 Census, in the Records of the Bureau of the Census (Record Group 29) that may contain records of Julius Franks residing with his family.   For access to the non-digitized schedules, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at archives1reference@nara.gov


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT1. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          For information about the U.S. Census, see the Census Bureau technical documentation and questionnaires.


          You may wish to search Ancestry.com for the U.S. Census. There may be a fee for using Ancestry. Instead, some of the images from Ancestry are available for free on Family Search or at your local library. Many library systems subscribe to these sites, making them free for their patrons.


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!