Hello to FHCNET. All the state censuses have been indexed for 1860,
and if I recall correctly, almost all of 1870 had been completed by
2000. Please allow me to emphasize a couple of points:
No indexes are perfect. I've seen an estimated error rate of 15% for
the AIS indexes. If you think someone _should_ be in a particular
county in a given year -- consider reading the *entire* county while
muttering the sought-after surname to yourself. You don't need to
"read" every surname, just see if it could be "your" name!
Here's a very good reason to look up the state in the FHL Catalog
(recently revised!) at www.familysearch.org. I typed in "Alabama" and
then looked at the subjects. There's an 1860 census index and *also*
listings to the 1855 and 1866 censuses.
Yep, state censuses. I recommend Ann Lainhart's excellent little book,
_State census records_; Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992.
A reminder: Your FHC should have form #31768, Request for Photocopy.
The price increased recently, but I think it's $2 -- can someone on
the list spell this out? You can ask for a photocopy from the 1860
Alabama census index, and receive it by mail.
Hope this is helpful. Cheers, Dolly in Baltimore Maryland USA
> At 11:49 PM 12/14/2002 -0600, Rayell apparently wrote:
> >>Does anyone's FHC have a copy of an 1860 Census Index
> >>for Alabama? I do not know if such a thing exists for