Category Archives: Census

Have you ever wondered why a census is taken in the United States every ten years? One common thought might be, “for taxes.” Another might be, “for reapportioning the seats of the U.S. House of Representatives.” Both answers would be correct.

Census Articles

1850 Town of Stephentown Census

1850 Town of Stephentown Federal Census
Enumerated from August 26, 1850 through September 13, 1850

1900 Census

The date beside the names of the people on this census is the month/year of their birth. This is followed by the age of the person and their marital status.

The Importance of the Census

Beginning genealogists often disregard valid information on an ancestor simply because of the way a name is spelled.