Monday, August 8, 2011

Tuesday's Tip - Inputting Data on the 1860 U.S. Census, Schedule 1

1860 U.S. Federal Census, Schedule 1

Sorry for the delay in the next census form, but I couldn't get it created before the long drive from Pennsylvania back to Texas!  So the last form I posted was the Schedule 2 for the 1850 census.  Onward to the 1860 census, Schedule 1 this week.

Very few changes in the 1860, Schedule 1.  In fact I only noticed 2.  The first being in the value of a person's estate.  This time it is broken down into both real estate and personal estate value.  The other difference was they finally did a little acknowledging of women holding jobs.  Instead of asking "Profession, Occupation, or Trade of each male person over 15 years of age" it's been altered slightly to "...each person, male or female, over 15 years of age."  Ah the subtle advancements.

As before the U.S. Census Bureau has some great information on their site for the census to include the instructions for U.S. Marshals and Assistants.

At we've again got the map of the U.S. at the time of the census, as well as a history of the decade to place your research in historic perspective.

As always, if you have any trouble viewing or downloading the spreadsheet, just comment or send me an email and I'll see what I can do to fix it.  So far there hasn't been any trouble since the very first sheet I posted.  I'll cross my fingers!

When you view the census through Google documents it does appear as if it were 3 pages, but rest assured that when downloaded it looks like the image at the top of the blog and in one simple page.

Let me know if there are any mistakes as well.  I'm sure you can imagine my eyes were starting to go crossed by the time I was done with this form!  Corrections and suggestions are always welcome!

Next week I'll post an inputtable Slave Schedule for 1860.  Until next time, have fun tending those roots!