I managed to find my grandfather in rural San Joaquin County with his parents on their farm. Then, once the cities of Oakland and San Francisco were loaded, I really got down to business and found lots of aunts, uncles, and cousins. I was not, however, able to find someone I especially wanted to find, my great-great-grandfather's sister, Nona Lenore Healey Vaughan in San Francisco (even though she lived on the same street as her sister, who I easily located). Oh well, back to the drawing board!
I also dipped my toe into indexing yesterday. I've only done one batch so far but I'm planning on spending a good chunk of this upcoming weekend on the project.
Once I was finally able to access the "official" website I immediately started looking through Ohio and Michigan records for my father's parents and their families. I struck out all over, but I was also pretty tired by that point. Now that my real world obligations are done for the day, I'm planning on re-searching for my Ohio and Michigan branches - hopefully I'll find someone this time around!
|My grandfather and his family in the 1940 US Census|
Elkhorn Twp., San Joaquin, California