My latest article entitled “Bring Out Your Dead: A Look at Mortality Schedules” has been posted at Archives.com. This is one of many articles you’ll find as part of the Learn from Experts series at Archives.com – check it out and you will see some familiar faces among the genealogy blogging crowd!
The most recent article discusses how deaths were tracked in the Non-Population Schedules of the US Federal Census as well as in some state census returns. Most of these censuses took place from 1850 to 1900 and tracked deaths as well as causes of death for the year prior to the Census Day. Since many states did not formally track vital records until even the early 20th century, the mortality schedules offer lots of information to fill in the gaps of your geneaogy and family history research.
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Disclaimer: this was an assignment for Archives.com in which I was paid to produce a an article on the subject of genealogy webinars. In addition to payment, I also received a complimentary membership to Archives.com. See the Disclosure Statements page for a list of all material connections I have with genealogy vendors.
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