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Kimberly Powell

Non-Population U.S. Census Schedules Online

By April 26, 2010

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Ancestry.com Nonpopulation Census, Industry Schedule, Henry C. Koth I learned something new today about my 3rd great-grandfather Henry C. Koth. I already knew he was a veterinarian/doctor as well as a farmer, but browsing through Ancestry.com's new collection of  non-population U.S. census schedules (1850-1880), I learned that in 1880 Henry Charles Koth also operated a flour/grist mill in his home town of Pocotaligo, Hampton County, South Carolina.

The non-population census schedules being added by Ancestry.com include:

  • industry/manufacturing schedules - company name, type of business, amount of capital invested, the quantity and value of resources used, the quantity of yearly production, and the number of individuals hired.
  • agricultural schedules - detail total acreage of land; value of the farm, machinery and livestock; and amount of staples (wool, cotton, grain, etc.) produced
  • social statistics schedules - details on churches, cemeteries, societies, schools, libraries, property value, and newspapers, plus the number of paupers supported by the community and criminals convicted.

Not all available schedules are online as of yet. The states covered include California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington Territory. Some states may have one type of non-population schedule online, but not others. Mortality and manufacturing schedules are included for North Carolina, for example, but the agricultural schedules are not yet available on Ancestry.com. Wouldn't you know I descend from a bunch of North Carolina farmers?

Check the non-population U.S. census schedules for yourself at Ancestry.com to get a fuller picture of what life was like for your ancestors back in 1880. If you learn something new about one of your ancestors, please share it here in the comments!

Comments
April 27, 2010 at 1:05 pm
(1) Tricia says:

Kimberly, thanks for the info on Henry Charles Koth. He is my 2nd great-grandfather, so I’m always happy to learn more about him. I hope your surgery went well and you’ll recover quickly.

April 27, 2010 at 2:09 pm
(2) Marilou Jacob says:

Best Wishes for a speedy recovery. I enjoy your newsletter and look forward to getting it

April 28, 2010 at 9:57 am
(3) Ann says:

HI Kimberly, Thank you so much for posting this. I found my Great Great Great Grandfather, My Great Great Grandmother and my Great Great Uncle on this Census. I will have to study this to find the changes over the years. This is just wonderful!
I hope you Get Well Soon.
Ann

March 9, 2014 at 7:44 pm
(4) WILLIAM says:

Just curious, who paid/funded the non population schedules?

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