• A Look at Details in 1950s Census

    Jul 7

    Yes, it is great the US Federal Census is now available. Especially now we can find family and friends we knew or are still living. Yet there is one special item on that 1950 census you should not overlook. During that year's census taking, the enumerators were told to make notes of unusual entries or irregular situations. So what were some of ...


  • Six Million U.S. Adults Identify as Afro-Latino

    May 12

    The Pew Research Center posted information titled: "About 6 million U.S. adults identify as Afro-Latino". The Pew Research Center states that this information was gathered in a different approach than that of the U.S. Census Bureau sources. Afro-Latino identity is a distinct one, with deep roots in colonial Latin America. As a result, it ca...


  • 1950 Census – How It was Done in 1950

    Apr 3

    The official date for the Federal census in 1950 was April 1st. But no way could all households be contacted in one single day. Instead, it took a full month. There were about 140,000 census enumerators (census takers) employed during April 1950 to go across the nation during April of 1950. They went to households, knocked on doors and spoke to...


  • US Census Available 72 years

    Mar 19

    Due to Federal law, the Federal US Census has the “72-year' rile. It states that personal information on those listed in a census can not be publicly viewed by the public after the census was taken for 72 years. The reason: is to protect the privacy of the individuals on that census and their families. However, information to a certain individua...


  • Early Censuses – 1790-1840

    Oct 9

    That is fifty years of Federal censuses that provide the rich resources of information found in the census done beginning in 1850 and beyond. Yet, there is still a good deal to learn from those censuses. The first one done in August 1790 is great to go over, hopefully, you had ancestors living in the new United States then. The census mar...


  • 1910 Census Info about Your Ancestor

    Aug 21

    Each of the US Censuses has been unique, varying in what questions were asked, providing some important family information, not just names. Go over the 1910 census with a keen eye to look for the following items about your family – great grandparents and grand uncles-aunts. As in any census record, look at the top, above the listing ...


  • Federal Mortality Schedules

    Aug 11

    Anyone working on their family tree has checked at least one set of US Federal Census, depending on when their ancestors lived. Each and every one offers its own unique insight to a relative's life at that moment. Yet, one type of census might not be as familiar but should be used by those doing family research. The US Federal government ...


  • Family Historians in 2092 Won’t Have Much

    Mar 29

    Yes, this is a US Federal Census year. Hopefully, everyone is counted, hard to predict now with the COVID virus-19 across the nation. But if everyone is finally counted for 2020, descendants and other researchers 72 years from now, year 2092, when the 2020 census information is released, will find much less family information compared to oth...


  • Do Irish Research

    Mar 17

    The online research site of 'MyHeritage' is opening its database on Ireland for everyone to use FREE between March 17-22. The site has many vital records to explore, with thousands of names. There is the 1901 and 1911 Irish censuses, marriages in Ireland between 1619-1898, Slater's Directory of Ireland in 1894, 1881, 1870, 1846; Index of...


  • Importance of the US Census

    Mar 9

    The first census in U.S. history took place in 1790, and it continues today. The census is conducted every decade (10-year counts), meaning if your ancestors lived in America (states and territories) as of 1790 or after, then it’s likely they’re in the U.S. Census. Such a treasure chest of information. Only problem, not every person's name wa...