God’s hand in the journey of the Mayflower

A few years back, my grandmother discovered that we are direct descendants of three of the passengers who came to America on the Mayflower in 1620 – Edward Fuller, Stephen Hopkins and Constance Hopkins. I must admit that prior to learning this, my only thoughts...
Where to find Census Records Online

Where to find Census Records Online

So far we have discussed the United States Census 1790-1840, United States Census 1850-1930, Slave Schedules,State Censuses and Where to find Census Records in your Area. Now we’re going to talk about where to find the census information online. Finding Census...

Where to find Census Records in your Area

So far we have discussed the United States Census 1790-1840, United States Census 1850-1930, Slave Schedules and State Censuses. Now we’re going to talk about where to find the census of interest to you. Finding Census Information Locally 1) Your local...

State Censuses

When it comes to censuses, somewhat lesser known is the fact that many states within the U.S. have taken their own censuses, in differing years from that of the Federal census. These state censuses can be just as valuable as the federal census. They often ask...

Slave Schedules

A slave schedule refers to a census taken of slaves that lived in the United States. There were only two slave schedules taken, one in the year 1850 and one in 1860. The 1850 slave schedule asked the following questions: * Name of slave owners * Number of slaves * Age...
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