July 2018 is completely focused on providing you with genealogy tips that are …..well,….”out of the box”.
Welcome to DAY 18 of the 31 Days of “Out of the Box” Genealogy Tips series! Need to start at the beginning of the series or catch up? Start here.
DAY 18 – Explore Other Non-Population Schedules
Non-population schedules were created along with the 1850-1880 census and were used to gather data on unique segments of the population. The purpose of the special schedules was to determine the types of resources the government needed, how to allocate them, as well as looking at public health issues.
If your ancestor appears on the non-population schedules, you have a unique opportunity to learn more about them as individuals and their role in their community. In addition, the information you learn from a non-population schedule can point you to new clues and record sources not previously searched.
Six types of non-population schedules were created:
- Defective, Dependent and Delinquent
- Mortality – Day 17 talked about mortality schedules specifically!
- Social Statistics
Now It’s Your Turn!
Explore one or more of the non-population schedules for your ancestor(s).
Check out previous posts in the 31 Days of Out of the Box Genealogy Tips:
- Day 1 – Volunteer!
- Day 2 – Genealogy Wikis
- Day 3 – Cemetery Research
- Day 4 – Newspaper Society Pages
- Day 5 – Vertical Files
- Day 6 – Religious Periodicals
- Day 7 – Unplug Your Genealogy
- Day 8 – Cultural Periodicals
- Day 9 – Facebook Groups
- Day 10 – DNA Education
- Day 11 – Funeral Records
- Day 12 – Occupational Records
- Day 13 – School Records
- Day 14 – Civil War Veterans Homes
- Day 15 – War of 1812 Pensions
- Day 16 – Twitter Chats
- Day 17 – Mortality Schedules
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