Genealogists often divide the 1800 census records into 1850 and beyond and pre-1850 census records. Beginning with the 1850 census record, all members of the household were named. Census records from 1790-1850 only named the head of the household. Other family members were simply noted with a mark in an age category. So, what’s a genealogist to do?
Today we are going to talk about the 1800 census records. Like the 1900 census records, the 1800 census records are often a first go-to record. Back through the 1850 census, each individual of a household is listed. This is a great for the you as a genealogist.