Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

10/3/2008

GENEALOGY: 1860 census schedule added two features to the 1850 census

TERRE HAUTE — The congressional guidelines for the 1860 census were the same as for the 1850 census. The census day was June 1, 1860, and the “census year” included the 12 months preceding census day. The census takers had five months to complete the enumeration. They were to record the names “of every person whose usual place of abode on the first day of June 1860 was in this family.” A person was counted as a member of the household if it was his or her usual place of residence, even though he or she might be away from home on the actual census date, June 1. for more click here

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