July 11th, 2007


Once Again, The Thrill of Discovery

In the post about the Brayboy surname, I rather blithely mentioned that I had found photographs of Buena Vista plantation in De Soto Parish, Louisiana, where my great-great-grandparents Brayboy (and likely LeJay) were enslaved. I glossed over my feelings about that discovery. I was very much surprised and thrilled! The discovery was so unexpected! A few months ago, I had …Continue reading →

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Yes, You Can Get Info From the 1940 Census Today!

And every census through 2000! Well, sort of. There are a lot of caveats here. First of all, it will cost you up to $75.00 per person. That’s right–$75.00 per person! The Census Bureau provides what it calls “Age Search,” under which they will search confidential census records from 1910 to 2000 and issue an “official transcript” of the results. …Continue reading →

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