Thursday, September 7, 2017

Diggin Your Ancestors - More Recently Asked Questions and Answers

There is the 1935 Register available for UK family tracing. Is it worth the money per month to obtain the information?

I'll let you decide. The only thing I could see different was that you would obtain people's birth dates. That's it.

I have ancestors in the UK. Do they have Census Records?

Yes. But the last published census was 1911, so you'll have to work to get back to that year. The good part about the 1911 census was that they placed one household per form and you're not having to look through a series of names.

The census years currently available: 1911, 1901, 1891, 1881, 1871, 1861, 1851, 1841.
However, it is the only U. S. census available for the last two decades of the 1800s. Most of the original 1890 population schedules were destroyed in a fire at the Commerce Department in 1921.


And that makes it difficult. Those babies born after the Census, would not show up until 1900. By that time, many young ladies were married with a child.

And that makes it difficult. Those babies born after the Census, would not show up until 1900. By that time, many young ladies were married with a child.



What does the US Federal Census of 1880 not cover?

Not much! We were all thrilled with the US Federal Census of 1880 was published because of the mass of information it provided.

In the United States, how far back can I search in the Census Records?

The first census in the United States took place beginning on August 2, 1790. However, don't expect a family of names. Until 1850, only the head of household was named, along with the ages of each household member.

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