== What Do I Do Next? ==
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
*Continue to search the index for family members.
*Use the age or estimated birth date to determine an approximate birth date to find church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage and death records.
*Use the information in each record to find additional family members in the censuses.
*Use the information found in the record to find land or probate records.
*Repeat this process with additional family member’s records to find more generations of the family.
=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===
*Check for variants of given names and surnames. It was not uncommon for an individual to be listed under a nickname, middle name, or abbreviation of their given name (Do not include the nickname instructions to foreign collections as the list is US-oriented)