This is part 3 of a 3 part series: Where Did My Ancestor Live? How Enumeration District Maps Can Fill in the Blanks. Part 1: Enumeration District Descriptions Part 2: Civil Districts and Other County Divisions Part 3: Maps of Enumeration Districts Maps of Enumeration Districts In this post, we will learn how the NARA Enumeration District Maps can help pinpoint the exact boundaries of county divisions with each state. Back to our example of James F. Maness on the 1900 Census: we finished up the last post failing to find any useful online maps of his location, "Civil District 4,"...
This is part 2 of a 3 part series: Where Did My Ancestor Live? How Enumeration District Maps Can Fill in the Blanks. Part 1: Enumeration District Descriptions Part 2: Civil Districts and Other County Divisions Part 3: Maps of Enumeration Districts Civil Districts and Other County Divisions In this post, we will learn about the county division field on the census and how it can help us map our ancestors' census location. In part 1 of this series we found the ED description of James Maness' 1900 census location: Hawkins County, Civil District 4, containing the unincorporated community of New Hope. Today we'll find out: is...
Where Did He Live? When researching in U.S. Census records, have you ever wanted to locate your ancestor on the map but the census place was unclear? This happened to me when I found my relative, James F. Maness, on the 1900 census. I checked the header info on the census form, but the 'township or other division of county' was listed as "4 district" and the field for 'name of incorporated city, town, or village, within the above-named division' was left blank. That dang census taker! Why did he leave it blank? I soon realized that the census taker did not make a mistake....
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