emmar sargent

There’s Not Really an Oder in the 1875 Nebraska Census

It is easy to see how this 1875 Nebraska State Census entry was overlooked when one only searched for Emmar Oades. Ancestry.com indexed it as Emma Oder. A comparison with the “r” at the end of the name of Snyder makes it clear the terminal letter is not an “r.” She was easily located using a wildcard […]

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Aunt Emmar in Lincoln, Nebraska’s 1873-1874 Directory

It’s easy to sometimes gravitate to or from certain sources based upon our life and research experience. For me city directories are one of those sources that I don’t immediately think of to utilize in my research. Most of my families were very rural and usually owned just enough real property to warrant an estate […]