Census Project

1920 Census Analysis – Newton C. Ward Household

15 April 2011 Analysis

My great-grandparents, Newton Coleman Ward and Rachel Louisa Johnson, appeared on the 1920 census in Fannin County, Georgia. Census Abstract:1 Newton C. Ward, head of household, renter, age 28, literate, born in GA, both parents born in GA, a farmer on a farm, working on his own account, farm schedule #14. Rachel, wife, age 27, […]

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Newton C. Ward Household in 1930

8 April 2011 Analysis

My great-grandparents, Newton Coleman Ward and Rachel Louisa Johnson, appeared on the 1930 census in Fannin County, Georgia. Census Abstract: Newton C. Ward, head, homeowner, lived on a farm, age 38, married at age 18, literate, born in GA, both parents born in GA, farmer on a general farm, working on his own account, not […]

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Fannin County Forresters – 1870

28 March 2011 Analysis

My 3rd-great-grandparents, Coleman Forrester and Anna Carnes, appeared on the 1870 census in Fannin County, Georgia.  I’m working backward through my 3rd-great-grandfather’s census records, as I attempt to verify the next generation back in this line.  This is the second installment in this series. Census Abstract1: Colman Forister, age 52, male, white, Farmer, $800 real […]

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Fannin County Forresters – 1880

18 March 2011 Analysis

My third-great-grandparents appeared on the 1880 census in Fannin County, Georgia.  The head of household was Coleman Forrester and I’m evaluating all his known census records, as I work on taking this line back another generation. Census Abstract1: Coleman Forester, age 62, head of HH, married, Farmer, literate, b. SC, father b. NC, mother b. […]

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The 1930 Household of Jim Butler

17 February 2011 Analysis

Census abstract1: James B. Butler, Head, rented home for $20, did not live on a farm, male, white, age 49, married for the first time at age 25, did not attend school during the year, literate, b. GA, father b. G, mother b. NC, occupied as Sheriff of Murray County where he worked for wages, […]

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The 1930 Household of James A. Hemphill

3 February 2011 Analysis

Census Abstract: James A. Hemphill, Head, rented home, lived on a farm, male, white, age 51, married, age at first marriage was 19, did not attend school during the year, literate, b. GA, father b. NC, mother b. GA, English speaker, farmer on a farm, worked on his own account, employed, not a veteran, farm […]

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The 1930 Household of Frances T. Kendrick

6 December 2010 Analysis

Census abstract1: Frances T. Kendrick, Head, rented home, lives on a farm, male, white, age 53, married, age at first marriage was 25, did not attend school during the year, literate, b. GA, father b. TN, mother b. GA, English speaker, farmer on a farm, worked on his own account, employed, not a veteran, farm […]

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The Census Project: Redesigned

15 November 2010 Analysis

Census records are a great basic source of information and easily accessible, now that all publicly-released census years are indexed and the images are available on the internet.  I’ve collected census records ever since I started doing genealogy; however, I haven’t been consistent in how I handled them.  Basically, I have three different kinds of […]

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March Genealogy To-Dos

2 March 2010 And More

I’m getting a better feel for what can be accomplished in a “normal” month, with only weekends and a few weeknights to do genealogy. The to-dos for March are: Write 8 blog posts Abstract (or update previously-done abstractions, if necessary) 8 census pages and update the citations. Index some names on FamilySearch Scan 5 photos […]

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Genealogy To-Dos – February Wrap-Up

28 February 2010 And More

February turned out to be a good genealogy month.   I thought I might get sidetracked from my original plans by playing in the Geneablogger Games, but I was able to combine many tasks and make them work for both the Games and my To-Do list. February Plan: Write 10 blog posts – This post makes […]

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