Defective, Dependent, Delinquent

Contributing Writer Janet Wahlberg The final installment on the Non-Population Schedules is the DDD or Defective, Dependent and Delinquent Schedules. These schedules were only completed in 1880 and the government used the statistics collected to help with budgeting for institutions, prisons and financial aid for the disabled. The enumerator placed a tick mark under the […]

Mortality Schedules and Slave Schedules

Contributing Writer Janet Wahlberg Two more additions to the large collection of Non-Population Schedules are Mortality and Slave Schedules. These two schedules can help you to locate those who disappeared between the decennial census records and to open doors for those researching their Black ancestors. First let’s talk about the Mortality schedules. These were conducted […]

Agriculture and Manufacturing & Industrial Schedules

Contributing Writer Janet Wahlberg As promised last month, I will be going into more detail on the Non-Population Schedules. The information in the Agricultural, Manufacturing & Industry will allow you to form a much more complete and interesting image of the lives that your ancestors lived. Agricultural Schedules were actually taken from 1850 -1910; however, […]

Combing The Heather For Your Scots

Contributing Writer Janet Wahlberg Last month we talked about researching in Scotland. This month I will share more specific research tactics. As with all research, there are many on-line sources that can be used. A couple that I like to use are Scotland’s People, Find My Past, the clearances.org, Clans, Cyndi’s List and of course […]

Searching Scotland for Family

Contributing Writer Janet Wahlberg The 2009 census indicated that nearly 27.5 million Americans claimed Scottish ancestry. Do you have a Scot in your background? The Scots like most other immigrants came in different waves, the first of which occurred in the 1690s after several years of poor harvests. These folks came as indentured servants. Then […]

Genealogy Support Group

Contributing Writer Janet Wahlberg After many years of inactivity the Fenton Historical Society is reactivating their genealogy support group. It will be known as the Hall House Genealogy Support Group and will meet for the first time on Thursday September 3rd at 6PM at the Hall House on Forest Ave. The focus of the group […]

Ancestry Academy

Contributing Writer Janet Wahlberg Ancestry has a new feature titled Ancestry Academy. It is an educational resource of high quality videos covering a wide range of topics pertinent to doing genealogical research. Whether you are a novice or and expert there are offerings for you. The initial release on April 23, 2015 listed 15 topics […]

Using Fold 3 to Find Your Veterans

Contributing Writer Janet Wahlberg With Memorial Day celebrations just past, it brings to mind all those who have served from the Revolutionary War to the present day. I am sure that many of you would like to know more about these family members. One of the best sites to start with is Fold 3. It […]