4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 27, 2020 1:44 PM by Cara Jensen

    Seeking information about Eliza Ferguson

    Grace Proctor Newbie

      I am researching Eliza Ferguson (daughter of John Ferguson and Ella Wells) who was born in 1904 in South Carolina.  By 1920, the family moved to Augusta, Georgia. I have not been able to find a 1936 census for Augusta, GA, so I have been unable to find out where she was that year.  I also can't find any information indicating if she ever married, or even a death certificate for her.  Thank you.

        • Re: Seeking information about Eliza Ferguson
          Susannah Brooks Pioneer

          Federal US censuses only took place on the years ending with 0 (1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940).

          In 1930 Eliza is living with her parents at 1141 Mercer St. in Augusta, GA.  In 1940 she is listed as head of household at the same address.  She is listed as Eliz Ferguson.  She is a teacher.  Also in the household are her mother, Ella, a widow, Alfred Ferguson, age 8, her nephew, and a lodger, Alfred Hill.

          Eliza died 3 Mar 1944 in Augusta.

          from Augusta Chronicle 5 Mar 1944 p. 2

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          • Re: Seeking information about Eliza Ferguson
            Cara Jensen Tracker

            Dear Ms. Proctor,


            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


            We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Population Schedules for the 1930 Census, and  the Population Schedules for the 1940 Census in the Records of the Bureau of the Census (Record Group 29) that may contain records about Eliza Ferguson.   The 1940 Census  schedules are digitized and available using the Catalog. See NARA’s 1940 Census Records web page for more information.  For access to the non-digitized schedules, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at archives1reference@nara.gov


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            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, check for access at your local library as many library systems subscribe to these sites, making them free for their patrons.


            In addition to the information from the previous poster, we suggest that you request marriage and death certificate searches from the Georgia Archives and review the FamilySearch Research wiki for Georgia Vital Records and South Carolina Birth Records.


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


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