It is so simple and reassuring to find someone in a U..S.. Census record.. Between 1850 and 1940, it is almost a given that anyone in the U..S.. can be found with a minimum of effort.. Oh, you say, until you can’t find them..
Some great tips at Genealogy’s Star – Researching Beyond Census Records
The 1911 Canada census was started on June 1, 1911 and all reports had been received by February 26, 1912. The total population count was recorded as 7,206,643, an increase of 34% over the 1901 Census of 5,371,315. All ten provinces and two territories (Yukon Territory and Northwest Territories) are represented in these records which allow you to discover your ancestor’s residence, birth place and year, marital status and more.
Reader Jay recently asked this question in email, saying:”In looking at your sample census citation for the 1850 Census, I see a nice summary of extracted information for the Lawton Wade household. Do you store this extract in your RootsMagic database? If so, where? I’m looking for a nice, compact way to summarize the census…
My paternal grandparents were last listed in the 1920 census in an area called Coldwater in Chattooga County, Georgia. Coldwater is not a town but an enumeration district for the census. These districts often changed from census to census so how do you keep up?
Lisa Louise Cooke has the answer. Check out her How to Find Enumeration District Maps at Genealogy Gems.
Did you know that the 1910 US census includes a column for Veteran which also identifies Civil War veterans? The codes are: UA for Union Army, UN for Union Navy, CA for Confederate Army and CN for Confederate Navy.