Census Records

Trouble tracing your female ancestors? Do not overlook them in those early pre-1850 census records.

How To Use Pre-1850 Census Records to Find Your Female Ancestors

Genealogy researchers can struggle to find female ancestors in pre-1850 census records.  We are familiar with  the US census records,  and they are often some of the first records we search when looking at a family line. In those early census records, we pay more attention to the male ancestors listed. We (you can read …

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The 1890 Census – How To Research the “Genealogy Black Hole” Part 1

[Note: This is Part 1 of a 2 part series on the 1890 census.] The 1890 census is referred to as the “black hole” of genealogy research. How many of you have “lost” track of your ancestors because the 1890 census did not survive the Commerce Department fire of 1921? I’m waving my hand wildly …

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Researching your ancestors in the pre-1850 census records presents unique challenges. You can make sense of those tick marks and find your ancestors!

How to Make Sense of Those Tick Marks on Pre-1850 Census Records – Census Records Part 2

You have been merrily tracking your ancestors back through the census records decade by decade. 1870……1860…..1850……1840…Wait!  What are those tick marks? Where did your ancestor go? How can you determine exactly who is in the household?  How do you even know if you have the correct family? Yes, these pre-1850 census records and those tick marks …

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How to Make Genealogy Sense of Online Census Records – 1850-1940

Do you find yourself returning to census records you have already researched just to get that piece of information you missed the first time?  Are you really getting all the possible  information about your ancestors in your online  census research? I haven’t.  I’ll even tell you I have had to return to a  census record …

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