Facts you should know about the early census records –
All census records [1790 – 1840] prior to the 1850 census ONLY listed the head of household; whether male or female.
NO specific age was stated for any family member NO place of birth was stated – city, state, or country NO city, town, or village is stated – only the county; however some census takers listed the township NO street address was stated NO marital status was stated – single, married, widowed, or divorced NO family relationship was stated – brother, sister, cousin, son, daughter, wife, inlaw, etc… NO occupation was stated NO parental birthplaces are stated NO race was stated [but assume “white”]
1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.
Step children are not enumerated as “step” children Adopted children are not enumerated as “adopted” Grand children are not enumerated as “grand children” Orphaned children were not enumerated as "orphan"
1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members
1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces and family relationships +++
ARK Vital Records - ARK required birth & death registrations - 1914 ARK began to issue birth & death certificates - 1914
Are there any restrictions to ordering these records??? Yes, we have eligibility requirements for each record type. Death records over 50 years old are open and do not have restrictions.
How far back do the marriage records go = 1917
Mirandi Baldwin does not appear on any census. Is "Mirandi" a nick name?????????? WHO did she marry?? Need her DOB + birthplace. Need his 1st & last name + DOB + birthplace.
1850 - Name: David Baldwin Age: 66 Birth Year: abt 1784 Birthplace: Georgia Home in 1850: Van Buren, Union, Arkansas Gender: Male
David Baldwin 66, GA - farmer Elizabeth Baldwin 60, GA Elizabeth Baldwin 22, GA James Baldwin 16, GA
data from another researcher - David Baldwin Birth - 3 Oct 1783 in Wilkes County, Georgia, Death - 1850 in Magnolia, Arkansas he married -
Elizabeth Owsley [note spelling] Birth - 27 May 1788 in Wilkes County, Georgia Death - 14 Sep 1865 in Columbia County, Arkansas her children -