I’m not related to any member of this family.
1940 is the last available census at this time.
To find your g/grandfather - work backwards from 1940.
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 +++
Name: Eliza Alexander
Birth Year: abt 1805
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1850: District 46, Jasper, Georgia
Eliza Alexander 45, NC
George Alexander 19, GA - listed as black
Sarah Alexander 18, GA - listed as black
Silvia Alexander 13, GA - listed as black
William Alexander 1, GA - listed as mulatto
Joanah Stanford 76, GA - listed as black
Name: Lizur Free
Age in 1860: 44
Birth Year: abt 1816
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1860: Jasper, Georgia
Race: Colored (Black)
Post Office: Monticello
Lizur Free 44, NC - listed as black
George Free 27, GA - listed as black, farming [should be 29]
Sarah Free 25, GA - listed as black [should be 28]
William Free 10, GA - listed as mulatto
George Free 8, GA - listed as mulatto
Edney Free 5, GA - listed as mulatto
Mary Free 3, GA - listed as mulatto
Jane Free 8, GA - listed as mulatto
Madora Free 4, GA - listed as mulatto
It's impossible to have mulatto children from 2 black parents.
Georgis Vital Records -
The state of Georgia began issuing birth and death certificates in 1919. There are no free sites for these records.
statements source -
Executive Administrative Assistant
Georgia Department of Public Health
2 Peachtree St., NW, Suite 15-470
Atlanta, GA 30303-3142
770-357-9448 (electronic fax)
TRY - Find a grave – FREE SITE - volunteer site all states; frequently has headstone pic
DO NOT SEARCH FOR A MARRIED WOMAN USING HER MAIDEN NAME.http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/
Try Vital Records – Birth, Marriage, & Death, Social Security Info., Census Records – FREE ALL STATEShttp://search.labs.familysearch.org/