On the Census there is an X next to my ancestor’s name! Why?
This is an easy one! The X is who the informant was. Sadly this only works for the 1940 census as that was the only census that recorded the informant. Even so this can tell you a lot of about the family, who was home and what they called their family/roommates. What interesting information have you found in the 1940 Census?
A Polish-American Genealogist. Member of The Hidden Branch, NextGen, TheirVoices Podcast. Student of The National Institute of Genealogical Studies. My Field of specialty is Western Slavic research (Polish, Czech, and Slovak). Dabbles in Irish, Romanian, Italian, and German Research. Massive lover of immigration research and always willing to step outside of my research field.