|Henry & Annie bottom entries on 1900 Census|
|Top of next page lists 6 Costello kids in 1900|
I've just included the two pages above to show what we're dealing with here. It's actually quite gratifying to find the people you're researching and building a historical profile of where they were, their childrens' names and ages, marital status, etc, etc. It's even more gratifying when you can link two or more census records to show the progression of the family in ten year intervals. In the 1900 records, Henry and Annie had six kids ranging in age from 11 months (that was my wife's grandmother) to 13 years old. In 1910 there were eight children listed, the oldest on the 1900 record not listed and three more added, two of which were born after 1900 and one whose age listing indicated he should have been on the 1900 record as 11 years old but was not. The 1920 Census record shows part of the family still intact, listing the parents with five children ages 13 to 27 still residing at home. But comparison of 1920 with the 1900 & 1910 records raises more questions than answers. So I drew up a chart to try to see the big picture.
|The "Big Picture" of the Costello family|
Trying to make sense of it all is a good part of what I enjoy about genealogy research. And in the interest of trying to make at least a little bit of sense of it all, my search goes on.