The 1850 census marks the first time every person in the household was enumerated by name. It also recorded such factors as immigration, education, income, and ethnicity, providing researchers with in depth information about ancestors. This updated guide provides background on the 1850–1950 U.S. Federal Census tabulation process, explains the difference between "census day" and "enumeration day," tells which records survive, lists the enumeration questions (by year), and provides general information about federal non-population schedules. The four-page laminated guide can fit easily in your research binder.
By Lindsay Fulton