Caroline Norton, a healthcare worker by day, a family and local historian at most other times. My interest was sparked some thirty years ago by gt-gt-gt grandfather' signet ring, and subsequently, experience with my own family/local/academic research has evolved into a particular interest in understanding problems encountered when using census records. Volunteering with the family history societies in my area has led to assisting researchers with their queries and sticking-points, many of which find solutions in a closer examination of censuses. Past talks at WDYTYALive have focused this 'bigger picture' by offering suggestions for looking beyond individuals' biographical details