[APG Public List] Re: [APG Members] Occupation in Census
JFonkert at aol.com
JFonkert at aol.com
Tue Feb 9 13:39:21 MST 2010
Thanks, Nora. I was fine on 1840. I just wasn't looking carefully enough
In a message dated 2/9/2010 2:33:27 P.M. Central Standard Time,
auntlizzie at snet.net writes:
Each family has information on 2 pages on the 1840 census. On page 2 the
the third main header, after "Slaves" and "Total" gives 7 columns of
occupations in which members of the household may be employed. It is
hard to read on images of the census. Download a blank form from
ancestry.com to read the exact wording of the headings.
JFonkert at aol.com wrote:
> I'm confused, and hoping someone can help. Hinckley and others say
> that the 1820 and 1830 censuses collected information on the number of
> people within each household engaged in agriculture, commerce or
> manufacturing. I know that the 1820 and 1830 censuses gathered
> aggregate statistics (of not particularly good quality), and the 1840
> census expanded the count to other industries, but I have never seen
> counts within families. Am I missing something?
> Jay Fonkert, CG
> Saint Paul, MN
> Member, Association of Professional Genealogists
> (professional profile at www.apgen.org) <http://www.apgen.org%29/>
> Member, Genealogical Speakers Guild
> (professional profile at http://www.genealogicalspeakersguild.org/)
> CG (Certified Genealogist) is a service mark of the Board for
> Certification of Genealogists, used under license by Board-certified
> associates after periodic competency evaluations.
Jay Fonkert, CG
Saint Paul, MN
Member, Association of Professional Genealogists
(professional profile at _www.apgen.org)_ (http://www.apgen.org)/)
Member, Genealogical Speakers Guild
(professional profile at _http://www.genealogicalspeakersguild.org/)_
CG (Certified Genealogist) is a service mark of the Board for
Certification of Genealogists, used under license by Board-certified associates after
periodic competency evaluations.
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