|Posted By:||Joan E. Rambo|
|Subject:||Re: Polk Co. Census|
|Post Date:||October 07, 2001 at 19:25:35|
|Forum:||Hamilton County, TX Genealogy Forum|
Latest federal census available for public research is 1920. But, I only see 1850 on the Polk Co, TX GenWeb site. You might post a query there, and see if anyone knows of anything located at a different site. GenWeb counties tend to recieve more hits then GenForum counties. Have you used the GenWeb sites?
Hyperlink below for TXGenWeb site. Scroll down to “TX County Index” option, find your county and click and look at everything. Sites are manned by volunteers, so they vary in material and information offered. Post your query; plus, ask if anyone has a copy of a county history, and will they check their copy for any possible info on your family. If cemeteries not online, ask if a collection of material, or book has been published on local cemeteries, and can someone check the index for you.
TX is a state with lots of good “stuff”, click and look, try “Texas Research Help”, it will lead you to such as: Handbook of TX Online (good for those TX towns not on maps, early settlers, history etc); Confederate Museum (all Rebs); TX Ranger Museum (both have records); TX Confederate Pension Idx Online (different then Museum); TX State Library & Archives etc etc.
When you finish with ALL of TX, see very first option on that site – USGenWeb Project – click and you are at the U.S. level, from there you can choose any state, and county/counties within those states – you are off and running, again.