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Access the records: Illinois, Non-Population Census Schedules, 1850-1880 .
This collection will include records from 1850-1880. Images of census schedules including agriculture, manufactures, industry and social statistics.
Records may contain the following information:
- Date of enumeration
- Name of owner, agent or manager of the farm
- Condition and value of the acreage
- Value, kind of livestock and number of each kind
- Value, type of produce and amount produced
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Illinois, Non-Population Census Schedules, 1850-1880.|
How to Use the Record
To begin your search it is helpful to know:
- Name of the farmer
- Identifying information such as the name of township
Search the Collection
To search the collection
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:
⇒ Select the appropriate "Schedule type"
⇒ Select the appropriate "County" which takes you to the images
Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
- There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
- Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
Using the Information
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example use the township and farmer's name to search for land and property records.
Tips to Keep in Mind
- It is often helpful to extract the information on all families with the same surname in the same general area. If the surname is uncommon, it is likely that those living in the same area were related.
- Married family members may have lived nearby but in a separate household, so you may want to search an entire town, neighboring towns, or even a county.
- You may be able to identify an earlier generation if elderly parents were living with or close by a married child. You may be able to identify a younger generation if a young married couple still lived with one of their sets of parents.
- Additional searches may be needed to locate all members of a particular family in the census.
Unable to Find Your Ancestor?
- Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
- Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
- Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
- There is also the possibility that a family was missed in the census.
|Don't overlook FHL Keyword Illinois, State Census Records items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article Illinois Archives and Libraries. For additional information about this state see the wiki article Illinois.|
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Citations for This Collection
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.
- “Collection Title.” Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing [Author]. [Archive name, Archive location.]
|The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Illinois, Non-Population Census Schedules, 1850-1880.|
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