Posted By:Thomas Kerwin
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Subject:Re: John Davis-Rebekah Andrews
Post Date:June 05, 2013 at 04:39:05
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/ga/messages/33962.html
Forum:Georgia Genealogy Forum
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I’m not related to any member of this family.

Facts you should know about the early census records –

All census records [1790 – 1840] prior to the 1850 census ONLY listed the head of household; whether male or female.

NO specific age was stated for any family member
NO place of birth was stated – city, state, or country
NO city, town, or village is stated – only the county; however some census takers listed the township
NO street address was stated
NO marital status was stated – single, married, widowed, or divorced
NO family relationship was stated – brother, sister, cousin, son, daughter, wife, inlaw, etc…
NO occupation was stated
NO parental birthplaces are stated                     
NO race was stated [but assume “white”]
       
1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.

Step children are not enumerated as “step” children
Adopted children are not enumerated as “adopted”
Grand children are not enumerated as “grand children”
Orphaned children were not enumerated as "orphan"
Immigration date is not recorded

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members

1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces and family relationships +++


Georgia Vital Records -
The state of Georgia began issuing birth and death certificates in 1919. There are no free sites for these records.


statement source -
Bob Shaw
Executive Administrative Assistant
Commissioner's Office
Georgia Department of Public Health
2 Peachtree St., NW, Suite 15-470
Atlanta, GA 30303-3142
404-657-1501 (phone)
770-357-9448 (electronic fax)
rmshaw@dhr.state.ga.us

The 1st US census was 1790, 1800, 1810 and there are NO census records available for Georgia.

In 1820 there are 16 men named John Davis.