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 +++
1850 - Name: Amanda Caldwell Age: 16 Birth Year: abt 1834 Birthplace: Georgia Home in 1850: Militia District 805, Troup, Georgia Gender: Female
Charles M Caldwell 18, GA - works on farm Amanda Caldwell 16, GA - no children
1850 - There are NOHutchinson family members in Troup county, GA
Georgia Vital Records - The state of Georgia began issuing birth and death certificates in 1919.There are no free sites for these records.
statement source - Bob Shaw Executive Administrative Assistant Commissioner's Office Georgia Department of Public Health 2 Peachtree St., NW, Suite 15-470 Atlanta, GA 30303-3142 404-657-1501 (phone) 770-357-9448 (electronic fax) firstname.lastname@example.org