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Field Notes from our Washington Correspondent


From time to time, our Washington correspondent will share his experiences as a Ruby One-Name Study volunteer.  Mark starts with Ruby families who first appear in the 1900 Census as a resident of Washington.  As Mark describes in his post, people do not stay within state boundaries. Find out how the Washington researcher became a Pennsylvania researcher! It also highlights how a one-name study differs from researching your own line - there are no clues from family stories and knowledge to help you along the path. 

Progress Report
My first Ruby tree started out with James Ruby, a middle-aged bachelor logger living in 1900 in the Cascade Mountains foothills southeast of Seattle. James was born about 1852 and came west from York County, Pennsylvania, certainly sometime after the 1870 census and possibly before the 1880 census, in which I was unable to locate him (Washington didn't gain statehood until 1889, but was included as a territory i…