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Roberts/Hardwick

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Re: Roberts/Hardwick

Posted: 4 Nov 2012 9:06AM GMT
Classification: Query
I’m not related to any member of this family.



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 +++


WHERE was William Roberts born??

Where was Betsy [Elizabeth?????] born??????????????????
WHERE were his children born????

What is the family's race?????????


GA Vital Records -
The state of Georgia began issuing birth and death certificates in 1919. There are no free sites for these records.


Statement source -
Bob Shaw
Executive Administrative Assistant
Commissioner's Office
Georgia Department of Public Health
2 Peachtree St., NW, Suite 15-470
Atlanta, GA 30303-3142
404-657-1501 (phone)
770-357-9448 (electronic fax)
rmshaw@dhr.state.ga.us
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randygarrison... 26 Oct 2012 8:49PM GMT 
ELLinSpain 27 Oct 2012 9:06AM GMT 
randygarrison... 27 Oct 2012 12:47PM GMT 
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