1940 census will be released on April 2, 2012.It will take several months to transcribe all the states.
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 +++
Immigration data was not asked on census records until the 1900 census.+++
TRY - Find a grave – FREE SITE - volunteer site all states; frequently has headstone pic DO NOT SEARCH FOR A MARRIED WOMAN USING HER MAIDEN NAME.
family record - James Daily Birth 21 Oct 1802 in Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Death 3 Oct 1871 in Deerfield, Fulton, Illinois he married - Catherine Rebecca Foutz Birth 17 Mar 1805 in Franklin, Pennsylvania Death 8 Jan 1875 in Fulton, Illinois marriage Date - 2 Aug 1829 Location - Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
children - Michael H Daily 1830 – 1865 George Daily 1831 – 1839 James Arthur Daily 1832 – 1910 Samuel Daily 1835 – 1851 John F Daily 1836 – 1931 Sarah Catherine Daily 1838 – 1929 Mary Amanda Daily 1842 – 1880 Martha Elizabeth Daily 1844 – 1920 Frederick Augustin Daily 1846 – 1925 Nancy Melissa Annah Daily 1848 – 1943 Caroline Caziah Daily 1850 – 1945
parents for James - James Daily Birth 1770 in Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Death 1803 in Pennsylvania Catharine Daily [she can't be born 5 yrs AFTER James Jr.] Birth 1807 in Pennsylvania, United States Death - unknown