Special Census Records

Did you know there were other special census records other than the mortality schedules? During the 1850-1880 census, there were also industrial and agriculture census records. So, what does this include? Agriculture—as a genealogist these give you a glimpse into … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Other Ideas for Searching the 1950 Census

Several months ago, I published an article on when the 1950 census would be available and what we could expect.  Joel Weintraub from California reached out to me and with his permission, I am publishing his email. From his email, … Continued

Mayflower Voyage: Life on Board

By the time The Mayflower set sail for the New World, provisions were low, after losing much time and resources on the repairs for The Speedwell. The passengers were already weary, having been on board throughout the delays. The Mayflower … Continued

Mortality Schedules

Did you know there was a mortality schedule? They were only used for a short time, from 1850-1880, but they can provide invaluable information. Sadly, they were only taken when the census records were taken and not during the non-census … Continued