• 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...


  • Wisconsin Index Surnames Database

    Feb 17

    You might have come across a reference to an ancestor who was born, lived, married or died in the territory or state of Wisconsin. It became a US state, the 30th one on May 29, 1848. A good online database is found with the Wisconsin Historical Society. They do have a few documents dating back to the 1600s and more into the 1700s. Howeve...


  • 120 Years Ago – 1900 Federal Census

    Feb 5

    A great resource is the US Federal Census in 1900. On it all individuals were enumerated on the Twelfth Census of the United States. The names of those listed on the population schedule on the databases for FamilySearch.org and Ancestry. Com, are linked to actual images of the 1900 Federal Census, copied from the National Archives and Record...


  • My Heritage – Listing Names

    Dec 3

    Sometimes it is good to review many different resources to see if there are any matches to an ancestor of yours. Using the online database 'My Heritage' you can submit a name and all the locations and other databases with matches will appear. Helpful is the many different resources with the details provided. Using the example of 'Daisy K...


  • United Kingdom’s 2021 Census

    Jul 27

    The next USA Federal Census will be Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The year after that will be the United Kingdom's official census to be done Sunday, April 18, 2021. Their every ten-year census have been on 1881, 1891, 1901, 1921, 1931, etc. For the U.K. there will be 8 new questions. There will be questions relating to renewable energy sources...