Saturday, January 22, 2011

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Do Some Random Research

1. Go to The Random Name Generator and click the red “Generate Name” button at the top of the screen

2. Go to and enter your generated name in the search box on the main search page. [Randy's add: If you don't have, go to and do it there - it's free.]

3. From the results, your research target will be the first census result for your generated name

1. The name I got was Alba Maxwell.

2. I was surprised to see that there was an Alba Maxwell.

3. According to the 1920 census she was 4 years old living in Alabama with her parents Dave and Mattie and her siblings Walter, Leon, Mary, Eva, Christine, and Mattie.

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