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Seeking info on Wm. & Thomas Lawson families born in PA (1860 census)

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Re: Seeking info on Wm. & Thomas Lawson families born in PA (1860 census)

Posted: 18 Jun 2011 5:24AM 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

NOTE - - -
1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces +++



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keepondiggin 14 Jun 2010 11:45PM GMT 
thomasker2 18 Jun 2011 11:24AM GMT 
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