Portable Genealogist: Using the Federal Census: 1790-1840
Author: Lindsay Fulton
Providing only the name of the head of household, the 1790–1840 censuses are often overlooked by researchers because they lack the names of the other household residents. Nevertheless, these “Head of Household” census records can provide information about your ancestors and their extended family.
This guide provides background on the 1790–1840 U.S. Federal Census tabulation process, surviving records, enumeration questions (by year), as well as hints for using the census to break down brick walls.
The four-page laminated guide can fit easily in your research binder.