Re: [Genealogy Research Club] Help with 1840 census
If you haven't figured this out already, I know this is a late reply, but go to the 1850 census which lists everyone in a household. The 1840 only lists the name of the head of household. When I use the census, I start with the most recent. For example if he died in 1912, I would search the 1910 and would probably find him with a wife and children. I would then go to the 1900, then the 1890 (which is only a partial census - most of it was destroyed by a fire), then the 1880, etc. I hope this is of help to you and others.
--- On Tue, 7/21/09, Julie <susietaco@...> wrote:
From: Julie <susietaco@...>
Subject: [Genealogy Research Club] Help with 1840 census
Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2009, 7:09 PM
Hello, I am new at this so I may be incorrect in asking for help with the census as I don't know what years even did them. But here goes. My gr gr grandfather, Benjamin Harris was born Feb 07,1835 in Columbiana county , Ohio. So I am trying to find him with parents and siblings in the next census after his birth, which would be 1840, if there was one.His father was Benjamin also , mother was A. Whitaker. Any info at this point will help. Thank You in advance, Julie
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