Before 1850: Strategies for American Research

  • 14 Dec 2020
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Zoom, On line

Before 1850: Strategies for

American Research

by Jacob Eubanks

Monday, December 14, 2020

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    Increased access to censuses, vital records, and online family trees means genealogists may not encounter an actual research challenge until the 1840s. Why the 1840s?  The 1850 US Federal Census was the first to record all free people and not just heads-of-household.  What about vital records? Some administrative areas kept marriages. Births and Deaths are rarely available. With no census roadmap and a significant reduction in vital records, successful queries pre-1850 require a revised approach to research – one which is reasonably exhaustive.  Learn what reasonably exhaustive research entails including types of evidence, record availability, and genealogical techniques for resolving common challenges. .

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