Portable Genealogist: Using the Federal Census: 1850-1940
Author: Lindsay Fulton
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 guide provides background on the 1850–1940 U.S. Federal Census tabulation process, the records that survive, enumeration questions (by year), as well as general information about federal nonpopulation schedules.
The four-page laminated guide can fit easily in your research binder.