Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Book Review - William Dollarhide's Census Substitutes and State Census Records - Volume 1

In this two volume series, author William Dollarhide identifies Census Substitutes, as well as State Census Records, for the United States of America. The substitutes are those name lists derived from tax lists, directories, military lists, land ownership lists, voter registrations, and other compilations of names of residents for an entire state, one or more counties of a state, or one or more towns of a county.

Thirty-seven states conducted colonial, territorial, or state censuses that are extant and available for research today. Usually taken between Federal Decennial Census years, these records often contain unique information, and may even shed light on the lives of your ancestors that may have been on-the-move.

Volume 1 - Eastern States covers the:

* The Old Southwest -- Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi

* New England – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

* Mid-Atlantic States – Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania

* The Old South – Kentucky, North Carolina, south Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

* The Old Northwest – Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin

* The Central Plains – Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Dakota Territory/North Dakota/South Dakota

William Dollarhide, Census Substitutes & State Census Records - Vol. 1 - Eastern States, Family Roots Publishing Company, 255 pp, Soft cover, Perfect bound, 2008.

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