Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, KY
Presenter: Linda Colston
Topic: Pre-1850 Census Records
Session 1: Working With Those Pesky Tally Marks in Pre-1850 Census Records
Although the early census records only provided names for the Head of Households, they still hold many clues in tracing our ancestors. In this program, we will discuss ways of gleaning the most information we can from those tally marks.
Session 2: Kentucky Tax Lists – A Gold Mine of Information!
Kentucky tax lists offer a variety of clues that can put pieces of the puzzle of our ancestors together to form a picture of their lives. As valuable as these records are, they continue to be underused. In this program, we will look at how the pre-1850 Census records and tax lists can work together in provide context to our research and address some of the difficulties of researching in the early 1800s.