Depending on the census record, you can also find their address, their occupation, their parents’ birthplaces, their citizenship status, their year of immigration, their marriage info, their military service info, how many children they have, others living in the household and their info, the value of their home and personal belongings, and more!
In this series, I will be focusing on the 1850 to 1950 U.S. Federal Census Records, and today’s topic will be the 1860 Census.
The 1860 U.S. Census: This was the second U.S. Census that listed EVERY (free) household member by name and had detailed categories.
Once again, the relationships of each person in the household were not shown, so be careful assuming the young ones were children; they could have been nieces, nephews, laborers, children taken in, etc.; the same also goes for any others listed. 😉
Depending on where and by whom the census was taken, I usually don’t find this census filled out consistently, and the last category is underreported, but if it is, then you have a lot of details to help you in your research! EVERY detail/clue helps in genealogy! 😉
Follow my other posts on the U.S. Census under the Genealogy Records category and below:
The 1920 U.S. Census Record in Genealogy: A Closer Look
The 1910 U.S. Census Record in Genealogy: A Closer Look
A Closer Look at the 1900 U.S. Census in Genealogy Research
The 1890 U.S. Census: A Tragic and Sad Loss!
The 1880 U.S. Census: A Closer Look at the Even Better Census!
The 1870 U.S. Census: A Closer Look
The 1850 U.S. Census: One of the Golden Genealogy records
Check out more information about the U.S. Census on the National Archives and Records Administration website!
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