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1850/1860 census John Archbold/Archibold, wife Eliza Chisholm

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Re: 1850/1860 census John Archbold/Archibold, wife Eliza Chisholm

Posted: 8 Dec 2012 2:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
I’m not related to any member of this family.

Here is your problem -

Facts you should know about the early census records -
All census records [1790 – 1840] prior to the 1850 census ONLY listed the head of household; whether male or female.

NO specific age was stated for any family member
NO place of birth was stated – city, state, or country
NO city, town, or village is stated – only the county; however some census takers listed the township
NO street address was stated
NO marital status was stated – single, married, widowed, or divorced
NO family relationship was stated – brother, sister, cousin, son, daughter, wife, inlaw, etc…
NO occupation was stated
NO parental birthplaces are stated
NO race was stated [but assume “white”]

1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.

Step children are not enumerated as “step” children
Adopted children are not enumerated as “adopted”
Grand children are not enumerated as “grand children”
Orphaned children were not enumerated as "orphan"

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members

1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces and family relationships +++


John & Eliza are not listed in 1850 or 1860 census.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
peggyc2sky 8 Dec 2012 9:18PM GMT 
thomasker2 8 Dec 2012 9:38PM GMT 
peggyc2sky 8 Dec 2012 10:06PM GMT 
thomasker2 9 Dec 2012 12:28PM GMT 
peggyc2sky 9 Dec 2012 2:45PM GMT 
thomasker2 9 Dec 2012 2:55PM GMT 
peggyc2sky 9 Dec 2012 3:57PM GMT 
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