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Re: William Lancaster

Posted: 22 Nov 2011 2:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
I’m not related to any member of this family.

1930 is the last available census at this time.

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 +++


Florida Vital Records -
The law requiring the registration of births and deaths in Florida passed in 1917; however, it was many years after that before we had consistent registration. While we have some birth records dating back to 1865, they are sparse.

Kathleen Dunkley Stephens
Bureau of Vital Statistics
Kathy_Stephens@doh.state.fl.us
(904) 359-6900, ext. 1150
Fax: (904) 359-6931
www.doh.state.fl.us

1850 - William Lancaster does not appear in SC or FL.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Lemuel Lancas... 22 Nov 2011 1:21AM GMT 
thomasker2 22 Nov 2011 9:41PM GMT 
halcorn54 22 Jul 2012 3:53PM GMT 
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