|Posted By:||Thomas Kerwin|
|Subject:||Re: collins family maine in 1770|
|Post Date:||May 18, 2012 at 05:14:46|
|Forum:||Maine Genealogy Forum|
I’m not related to any member of this family.
1930 is the last available searchable census at this time.
1940 census has been released but it will take several months before the transcription is completed.
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"
1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members
1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces +++
You need to clean up your grammar. Use "capital letters" for each proper noun [person's name, city, state, etc.] Use a "period" at the end of each sentence.
For this information you will need to do some library work and work at the state archives level.