Friday, May 25, 2012

Patience Finally Pays Off

I found out this afternoon that the state of Colorado 1940 census and a few other states have been completely indexed on Family Search  for free.  So I entered my uncle's name - Jack A Carson expecting a hit.  Sixteen possible hits were displayed.  Not one of them was the Jack A Carson that I was wanting to find.  However there was a John Tex Carson with the correct wife's name and the correct children's name on the report.  Could this be my uncle?   Well.......maybe.... 

Questions...  Why did my uncle change his name in the first place?   Why is the name on the marriage application different from the name on the census?  My search for answers continues.


  1. I have several Jack/John combos in my tree. No easy task to search for them. Maybe "Tex" was your uncle's nickname?

    1. Thanks for reading my post Amy. He was from Texas when he moved to maybe it truly was a nickname.