Surname Saturday: use the 1855 census to find exact relationships

Wondering if the child in the house is a niece, nephew, cousin or more?

Check out the 1855 Luxembourg census. Under “state or profession,” the enumerator not only listed occupation but also the family relationship of anyone not working. One entry includes the reference “nephew” and the line number to whom the child was related. What an amazing time saver!


About Bryna O'Sullivan

A Connecticut-based professional genealogist, I love working with beginners of all backgrounds. I also do specialty research in Connecticut and Luxembourg-American genealogy.
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