Learn the many hidden treasures found in the U.S. censuses between 1850 and 1900. There were several different types of schedules by this time, including population schedules, slave schedules, and the mortality schedules. Understanding the differences, the rules of enumerators, and a few little known facts will help you interpret the data correctly and hopefully lead you to new clues in your research.
Amie Bowser Tennant has been passionate about genealogy and family history for the last 17 years. She was awarded the NGS Home Study Scholarship in 2011 and is currently "on the clock" for national certification. She has been very involved in the genealogical community over the years as she served as Recording Secretary for Miami County Historical and Genealogical Society [Miami, Ohio]; newsletter editor for Miami Meanderings; Lead Content Specialist at RootsBid.com; and a content creator for Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems. Today, Amie is The Genealogy Reporter teaching and reporting in the field of genealogy. Follow her blog at www.TheGenealogyReporter.com.