Helpful hint for the DIY genealogist

June 21, 2018

In this post, I want to share a little with those trying their hand at the research of their family.  


The US Census or a state census can be very informative, but they can also be very confusing.  In the 1850's US Census I have determined many families listed will also include nieces and nephews living with the Head of House.  Also, it is possible that a daughter or son listed also have children of their own listed.  But there isn't a column noting who the people are in relation to the Head of House.  The 1850's Census did not directly identify each of the people like the other census.  But one thing I did notice in many cases, is that grand children are listed under their parent(s) and then nieces/nephews are listed after the main family.  In-laws are also, generally, at the bottom of the list.


I hope this little tidbit helps anyone working with the 1850's census.





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