Using the New Show More Feature

by Amy Johnson Crow

Posted on February 18, 2014

It's not unusual to find several people with the same name in the census. Going through the results to find the right one just got easier, thanks to the new "Show more" feature.

Seeing who else is living in the household is often the key to sorting out which result is the one you're looking for. That's exactly what "Show more" shows you. You don't need to click through to individual records and images. You can scan this additional information right from the results page.

Let's say that you want to find John Morrison in the 1930 census and you think he was living in Indiana and was born around 1867. There are 97 John Morrisons who fit that description. Clicking through to each record and then back to the results page would be cumbersome and time-consuming.

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Instead, click on "Show more." You'll see more information about that person, including his or her relationship to the head of household. You'll also see who else is living there. For example, clicking "Show More" for the John Morrison who was living in Clinton County shows that he was the head of the household and that he was living with Alice, Joseph and Ranace Morrison and John Murray.

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Of course, once you find a record that you're interested in, be sure to click to see the actual image. There is a lot more information there.

The next time you have a lot of census records to go through on Archives.com, try the "Show more" feature. It will save you time sorting through them.

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