Once you've found your ancestor in the 1920 U.S. Census, here are some possible next steps, based on the information found in this record.
>> Look for the family in other censuses (1930, 1910, etc.). Search U.S. census population schedules at Ancestry.com.
>> Plot the address on a map and look for churches and cemeteries in the area. Search for historical maps on Ancestry.com.
>> Track the family using city or county directories. Search the U.S. City Directory Collection at Ancestry.com.
>> Using ages and place of birth, seek out birth records for all family members possible. Search the U.S. vital records that are available on Ancestry.com.
>> For immigrants, use the immigration date in column 13 to help locate passenger arrival records. Ancestry.com has a large collection of passenger arrival records in the Immigration Collection.
>> Seek out naturalization records if the census indicates they were naturalized and use the year indicated in column 15 to narrow your search. Ancestry.com has a growing collection of naturalization records in the Immigration Collection.
>> If your ancestor was a male, born between ca. 1872 and 1900 and living in the U.S. at the time of World War I, search the World War I Draft Registrations on Ancestry.com. More than 24 million men, both immigrants and native-born citizens, registered for the draft, many of whom were never actually served.
>> Start a family tree on Ancestry.com to organize your finds and locate more records.
>> Share your discovery with family members. It may prompt them to reciprocate with information that they have, and it could even spark a memory that will help bring your family’s story to life.