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Can't find anything on my dads side. :(

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Re: Can't find anything on my dads side. :(

Posted: 13 Apr 2013 7:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
I’m not related to any member of this family.


1940 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 and family relationships +++



You wrote - "... all the ay back to the 1400's."
What sources did you use to track your mother's side back to the 1400"s ?????????????

Need 1st name + DOB + birthplace for your mother.

Need 1st name + DOB + birthplace for your father.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
pinkninjakoal... 13 Apr 2013 1:19PM GMT 
thomasker2 13 Apr 2013 1:49PM GMT 
pinkninjakoal... 13 Apr 2013 2:22PM GMT 
thomasker2 13 Apr 2013 2:41PM GMT 
pinkninjakoal... 13 Apr 2013 2:43PM GMT 
thomasker2 13 Apr 2013 3:42PM GMT 
pinkninjakoal... 13 Apr 2013 3:50PM GMT 
thomasker2 13 Apr 2013 3:53PM GMT 
pinkninjakoal... 13 Apr 2013 4:12PM GMT 
thomasker2 13 Apr 2013 5:09PM GMT 
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