Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

30/9/2007

Genealogy: Mortality schedule makes its debut in the federal census of 1850

TERRE HAUTE — One of the “firsts” initiated with the 1850 federal census was the creation of a distinctive questionnaire called the mortality schedule. This was a special “nonpopulation” census inventory that looked at the details surrounding all the deaths that had taken place in the district during the twelve months immediately preceding the census. Since the census began on June 1, 1850, the mortality schedule was to record all deaths from June 1, 1849 to May 31, 1850. for more click here

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