What’s So Special about Special Census Schedules? Sunny McClellan Morton 27694 Parkwood Drive, Euclid OH 44132 440-221-6618 (cell); firstname.lastname@example.org What’s So Special about Special Census Schedules? From 1840-1910, U.S. censuses included fantastic “extras.” See what’s in Veterans, Mortality, Slave, Indian, Agriculture, Manufacturer and Social Statistics Schedules—and how to find them. The author of Family Tree Magazine’s pull-out guides to the US censuses and to Special US Census Schedules takes researchers beyond the population schedules to records that shed light on specific groups of people. Chances are your U.S. ancestors will show up in at least one of these! Introduction: In different census years, the government collected data on specific groups of people instead of (or in addition to) what was captured in the regular population schedules. For each of the special schedules (Veterans, Mortality, Slave, Indian, Agricultural, Manufacturer and Social Statistics), attendees will learn: 1. Who is included—and how you can tell from the population schedules if they appear in a special schedule (where applicable); 2. What each schedule contains and sample images; 3. What years and states survive; 4. Where to find surviving schedules online and offline; 5. How statistics or other data that doesn’t mention your ancestor by name can still be helpful. Summary Table: The syllabus will include a summary table of which schedules are extant for at least some places for each census year and where to find them online (similar to below): 1820 1830 1840 Agricultural DDD Manufacture/ Industry Mortality Slave Veterans/ Widows Indians 1850 AN 1860 AN 1870 AN AN AN AN 1880 AN AN AN AN, AR, FS AN, FS AN AN AN AN AN AN=available in part or full at Ancestry.com AR=available in part or full at Archives.com FS=available in part or full at FamilySearch.org 1890 AN, FS AN What’s So Special about Special Census Schedules?