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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Changes to Ancestry and Family Search

During our May class we talked about the changes to the Ancestry Library Addition that should make it easier to search.  The site now allows you to put in details about dates or family members at the beginning, rather than having to wade through as many pseudo-hits.  Click on any image to enlarge it.



In addition, there are new military databases online.  The military pension records are one good example of a source that furnishes vital data- here you see not just how much they were paid on their pension, and for how long, but when the soldier died, and when his widow got the pension or died.

Finally, FamilySearch.org also changed their interface.  You can always click on the blue button that says "Go to previous site", though it would be good to get used to the new version, as I suspect the old version will disappear in time.  Note the blue circles below- you can learn via online video seminars and articles, index records, look at family trees submitted to the LDS, or look at 17000 full text books with family and local histories.  There is even a book on the Bell and Eichel families of Fountain online, with a great story of their immigration to California.

Contact me if you have questions,

Pam

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Other censuses

Our March topic was other censuses: non-population (agriculture, industry, manufacturing and social stats), derelict and deficient (to include deaf, idiots, orphans and institutionalized persons and prisoners), Indian rolls, mortality, etc.


Some of these have been posted at various sites online, and a google search may reveal them.  For example, the mortality schedules for El paso County, Colorado are on this USGenWeb site:  http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/elpaso.htm


These lists from Ancestry's website show some of what they have available. 

Mortality. Which states are included?
The following table shows for which states and years mortality schedules exist. Those in bold are ones that Ancestry.com has, while more will be added.

1850
1860
1870
1880
Alabama
Alabama
Alabama
Alabama
 Arizona
Arizona (in part as part
of New Mexico Territory)
Arizona (Territory)
Arizona (Territory)
Arkansas
Arkansas
Arkansas
Arkansas
California
California
California
California
 Colorado

Colorado (Territory)
Colorado
Connecticut
Connecticut
Connecticut
Connecticut
Delaware
Delaware
Delaware
Delaware
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
Florida
Florida
Florida
Florida
Georgia
Georgia
Georgia
Georgia
 Idaho

Idaho (Territory)
Idaho (Territory)
Illinois
Illinois
Illinois
Illinois
Indiana
Indiana
Indiana
Indiana
Iowa
Iowa
Iowa
Iowa
 Kansas
Kansas (Territory)
Kansas
Kansas
Kentucky
Kentucky
Kentucky
Kentucky
Louisiana
Louisiana
Louisiana
Louisiana
Maine
Maine
Maine
Maine
Maryland
Maryland
Maryland
Maryland
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Michigan
Michigan
Michigan
Michigan
Minnesota (Territory)
Minnesota
Minnesota
Minnesota
Mississippi
Mississippi
Mississippi
Mississippi
Missouri
Missouri
Missouri
Missouri
 Montana

Montana (Territory)
Montana (Territory)
 Nebraska
Nebraska (Territory)
Nebraska
Nebraska
Nevada (as part
of Utah Territory)
Nevada as part
of Utah Territory)
Nevada
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Jersey
New Jersey
New Jersey
New Mexico (Territory)
New Mexico (Territory)
New Mexico (Territory)

New York
New York
New York
New York
North Carolina
North Carolina
North Carolina
North Carolina
 North Dakota
North Dakota
North Dakota
North Dakota
Ohio (counties
H-W only)
Ohio
Ohio
(Seneca County only)
Ohio (Adams to
Geaugan counties only)
Oregon (Territory)
Oregon
Oregon
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Carolina
South Carolina
South Carolina
 South Dakota
South Dakota
South Dakota
South Dakota
Tennessee
Tennessee

Tennessee
Texas
Texas
Texas
Texas
Utah (Territory)
Utah (Territory)
Utah (Territory)
Utah (Territory)
Vermont
Vermont
Vermont
Vermont
Virginia
Virginia
Virginia
Virginia
Washington (as part
of Oregon Territory)
Washington (Territory)
Washington (Territory)
Washington (Territory)
West Virginia (as part
of Virginia)
West Virginia (as part
of Virginia)
West Virginia
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
 Wyoming

Wyoming (Territory)
Wyoming (Territory)








This data, also from Ancestry, shows which schedules exist for which states. 


State
Citation

United States. Federal Mortality Census Schedules, 1850-1880 (formerly in the custody of the Daughters of the American Revolution), and Related Indexes, 1850-1880. T655, 30 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.
Arkansas
United States. Eighth census of the United States, 1860, Arkansas, mortality and Tenth census of the United States, 1880, Arkansas, mortality [microform] F410.C46 1850a, 1860a, 1870a, 1880a. University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas
California
Nonpopulation Census Schedules for California, 1850-1880. Microfilm, 4 rolls. The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Colorado
United States. Schedules of the Colorado State Census, 1885. Schedule 5, Mortality. M158, 8 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.
Florida
United States. Schedules of the Florida State Census of 1885. Schedule 5, Mortality. M845, 13 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.
Illinois
United States. Nonpopulation Census Schedules for Illinois, 1850-1880. T1133, rolls 58-64. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.
Iowa
United States. Nonpopulation Census Schedules for Iowa, 1850-1880. T1156, rolls 54-62. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.
Kansas
United States. Non-population Census Schedules for Kansas, 1850-1880. T1130, rolls 1, 3, and 42-44. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.
Maine
Non-population Census Schedules for Maine, 1850-1880. Microfilm, 4 rolls. Maine State Archives, Augusta.
Massachusetts
United States. Nonpopulation Census Schedules for Massachusetts, 1850-1880. T1204, rolls 9-10, 17, 22-23, and 37-40. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.
Michigan
United States. Nonpopulation Census Schedules for Michigan, 1850: Mortality Schedules (in the custody of the State Library of Michigan) 1850. T1163, 1 roll. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.
Michigan
United States. Nonpopulation Census Schedules for Michigan, 1850-1880 (in the custody of the Michigan State Archives), 1850-1880. T1164, rolls 15, 26-27, and 74-77. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.
Montana
United States. Nonpopulation Census Schedules for Montana, 1870 and 1880. M1806, 1 roll. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.
Nebraska
United States. Nonpopulation Census Schedules for Nebraska, 1860-1880. T1128, rolls 2-3 and 14-15. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.
United States. Schedules of the Nebraska State Census of 1885. M352, rolls 1–56. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.
New Hampshire
United States. Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880. M # 231.01 – M # 231.13. New Hampshire Archives and Records Management, Concord, New Hampshire.
New Jersey
United States. Nonpopulation Census Schedules for New Jersey, 1850-1880: Mortality. M1810, 4 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.
Ohio
United States. Nonpopulation Census Schedules for Ohio, 1850-1880. T1159, rolls 14-15, 29-30, and 102-104. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.
North Carolina
United States. Nonpopulation Census Schedules for North Carolina, 1850-1880: Mortality and Manufacturing. M1805, rolls 1-5. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.
Pennsylvania
United States. Non-Population Census Schedules for Pennsylvania, 1850-1880: Mortality. M1838, 11 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.
South Carolina
United States. Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880. South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina
Texas
United States. Nonpopulation Census Schedules for Texas, 1850-1880. T1134, rolls 53 and 55-60. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.
Utah and Vermont
United States. Nonpopulation Census Schedules for Utah Territory and Vermont, 1870: Mortality. M1807, 1 roll. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.
Virginia
United States. Nonpopulation Census Schedules for Virginia, 1850-1880. T1132, rolls 1, 10, and 18-19. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.
Virginia
United States. Eighth Census of the United States for the Northern District of Halifax County, Virginia, 1860: Schedules of Free Inhabitants, Slave Inhabitants, Mortality, Agriculture, Industry, and Social Statistics, 1860. M1808, 1 roll. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.
Washington
United States. Non-population Census Schedules for Washington Territory, 1860-1880. A1154, roll 3. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.
Wisconsin
United States. United States Census Schedules for Wisconsin. Series 1675-1677, 4 rolls. Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin.