Wednesday, November 3, 2010

1850 Census Analysis Article

For issue 10 or 11 (not certain yet), we will be looking at Thomas Chaney/Cheney, a resident of Bedford County, Pennsylvania, in his 1850 and previous census records to see what it says about his family structure.

While we haven't done a Pennsylvania ancestor before this article really doesn't have too much to do with Pennsylvania and everything to do with analysis of census records that only contain names of heads of household and ages of everyone else in categories.

Along the way we'll discuss the assumptions that were made before the analysis. While you may not agree with them, stating them is always a good idea.

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