I’m not related to any member of this family.
1940 is the last available census at this time.
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: Lizzie Welch
Age in 1870: 16
Birth Year: abt 1854
Home in 1870: Madison Ward 4, Dane, Wisconsin
Post Office: Madison
Hannah W Welch 45, IRE - possibly a widow
Mike Welch 26, NY
Lizzie Welch 16, WI
Maggie Welch 12, WI
Name: Lucy H. West
Birth Year: abt 1855
Home in 1880: Necedah, Juneau, Wisconsin
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Charles West
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
Occupation: Keeping House
Charles West 26, WI
Lucy H. West 25, WI
Artie West 3, WI
WISC. Vital Records -
Wisconsin Vital Records Registration (for birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates) started on October 1, 1907..
web site for more info -www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/vitalrecords
and look under “Genealogy Services” it will provide you with this information and more about earliest registration dates.