Monday, April 12, 2010

New Census Search Capability From

A recent re-indexing project of the 1790, 1800, and 1810 U.S. Federal Censuses by means you can now refine your search terms to include the total number of residents, residents under age 16, free non-white residents, and slaves in a household. The new fields are particularly handy for reverse searching in these censuses, where only head-of-household was enumerated. Plug in the household details and the surname — even a wild card — to find people who match the description of the family you’re looking for.

If you have not visited those censuses lately or have been frustrated by them, you might try again using these search tools.

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