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Re: 1810 and 1820 Wake County Census Equivalents On-line?
Posted by: Ruth Kollman (ID *****5670) Date: May 03, 2010 at 06:40:39
In Reply to: Re: 1810 and 1820 Wake County Census Equivalents On-line? by Tarney Smith of 1372

Tarney, the microfilmed Wake Co. tax records I ordered from the North Carolina State archives are broken down by year into about ten or twelve districts, beginning with some scattered records in 1781, with more complete records starting in the 1790s through 1831. Most of the early records are not alphabetized (a boon to genealogists because of proximity detail, but a pain in terms of locating specific names), although in later years the names are in alphabetical order within districts. Thus, while it is possible to "fill in the gap" for the missing 1810 and 1820 federal Wake Co. censuses for the thirty years between the 1800 and 1830 censuses with these tax records, it is unbelievably time consuming to search for particular names. If enough people show an interest to make it worthwhile, I will invest in creating a database, but for now I'm focusing on Kings only and will let you know if I happen to run across the names you mention. Sorry. Ruth King Kollman

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