Following the prompts of Amy Johnson Crow for 52 weeks 52 ancestors- Week 5’s prompt is – Census
In 1995 my father asked me to search for his biological families’ information since I was living in Ohio and that is where he was born. Find his biological father, Kenneth Upp, son of Josephine and “Squire” Upp.
I was fortunate to be able to accompany my husband on a business trip to Salt Lake City so I headed to the Family History Library. Finding a different copy of this census record the information was the same but next to Kenneth’s name were the initials “ss”. Having NO training in family research I took this information up to the assistant at the FHL and asked, “What does ss mean?” to which he nicely replied “step-son”.
Sharing this information with my father at the time was fun but it also started a quest to find the biological father of Kenneth Upp. Information regarding “Mr. Haskins” was confirmed by cousins who provided primary information to support the census. This quest has been interesting to follow for the past 20 years. It is hopefuly that DNA and other information will help to discover the biological father of my biological paternal grandfather.