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Other records that show where people settled are:  
 
Other records that show where people settled are:  
  
*[[United States Census|Census]]
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*[[United States Directories|Directories]]  
 
*[[United States Directories|Directories]]  
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*Journals and Diaries  
 
*[[United States Maps|Maps]] (especially plat and insurance maps)  
 
*[[United States Maps|Maps]] (especially plat and insurance maps)  
 
*[[United States Taxation|Taxation]]  
 
*[[United States Taxation|Taxation]]  
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== Value of Migration Research  ==
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== '''Value of Migration Research ''' ==
  
A census is a count and description of the population of a country,&nbsp;state, county, or city. Census lists are also called “schedules." In the United States a nationwide census has been taken every ten years since 1790. A well-indexed census is one of the '''easiest ways to locate where an ancestor lived''' and when they lived there. You can also use censuses to:  
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Migration research may help you discover:  
  
:*Follow the family over time .
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:*a place of origin, or previous hometown of an ancestor
:*Determine family relationships.
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:*biographical information such as what they may have experienced, or who they traveled with on the journey
:*[[Using the Census to find other records about ancestors|Show clues for finding other records]].
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:*clues for finding other records
  
For details see [[United States Federal Census|United States Federal Census]] [[Image:United States flag.png|border|26px]].  
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== '''Contents of U.S. Migration Records'''  ==
  
== Contents of U.S. Migration Records  ==
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<center>[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/census/freecensusforms.htm Blank forms for the US Census]</center>  
 
<center>[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/census/freecensusforms.htm Blank forms for the US Census]</center>  
== Migration Records for Selected States  ==
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== '''Migration Records for Selected States ''' ==
  
 
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== Key Reference Sources  ==
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== '''Key Reference Sources''' ==
  
 
*William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/16509993 Map Guide to U.S. Federal Censuses 1790-1920]'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1987) <nowiki>[</nowiki>FHL book 973 X2th<nowiki>]</nowiki>. Shows county boundary changes in each state from 1790 to 1920, and which census areas were lost or still exist.  
 
*William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/16509993 Map Guide to U.S. Federal Censuses 1790-1920]'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1987) <nowiki>[</nowiki>FHL book 973 X2th<nowiki>]</nowiki>. Shows county boundary changes in each state from 1790 to 1920, and which census areas were lost or still exist.  
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*G. David Dilts, "Censuses and Tax Lists" in Kory L. Meyerink, ed., ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/38206986 Printed Sources: a Guide to Published Genealogical Records]'' (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1998), 300-52. Strategies for finding elusive ancestors, and history of indexing.
 
*G. David Dilts, "Censuses and Tax Lists" in Kory L. Meyerink, ed., ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/38206986 Printed Sources: a Guide to Published Genealogical Records]'' (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1998), 300-52. Strategies for finding elusive ancestors, and history of indexing.
  
== Things you can do  ==
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== '''Things you can do''' ==
  
 
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:<br>  
 
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:<br>  

Revision as of 21:13, 20 June 2009

U.S. Migration Routes
U.S. Migration Topics
Substitute Records 

Other records that show where people settled are:

United States  >  Migration Internal

Contents

Key U.S. Migration Internet Links

Value of Migration Research

Migration research may help you discover:

  • a place of origin, or previous hometown of an ancestor
  • biographical information such as what they may have experienced, or who they traveled with on the journey
  • clues for finding other records

Contents of U.S. Migration Records

Federal Census Years
1790 1820 1850 1880 1910
1800 1830 1860 1890 1920
1810 1840 1870 1900 1930
Blank forms for the US Census

Migration Records for Selected States

Key Reference Sources

Things you can do

In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by: