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Michael Hait

The importance of the 1870 U. S. Census to African-American research - 1 views

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    When the 1860 federal census was collected and enumerated, slavery was still legal within most of the states south of the Mason-Dixon line. The 1860 federal census enumerated only free people of color in its population schedule; slaves were enumerated namelessly on a separate schedule, identified only by slave owner, age, gender, and color.
Michael Hait

Anatomy of the 1870 federal census - 2 views

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    This article is part of a continuing series looking at each federal census individually. Please read the others in the archives of this column.
    The 1870 U. S. Census was the Ninth Decennial Census. This census is probably the single most important census for genealogists conducting research on African-American families
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    So appreciate your articles; I will use them to educate myself more thoroughly and may refer others to this knowledge source, as well.
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