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30 March 2010

Getting Past 1850

One of the biggest hangups for genealogists just getting started is working before the 1850 census. Try taking those pre-1850 enumerations and "practicing" on a family where you have already discovered the children's names and ages with other records. See if the enumerations "fit." Then expand your work to individuals where you don't have as much information on the children. It helps to practice first.