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Massachusetts

University of South Carolina

1991

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Estimates Of Census Underenumeration Based On Genealogies, John W. Adams, Alice Bee Kasakoff Jan 1991

Estimates Of Census Underenumeration Based On Genealogies, John W. Adams, Alice Bee Kasakoff

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We have been studying the migrations of the descendants of nine men who came to Massachusetts before 1650 and have compiled a computerized database that includes all the people born before 1860 in the patrilines. Thus we have what the nine genealogists who studied these families thought was close to a complete list of family members alive in 1850. Here we focus on our attempts to find these individuals on the 1850 federal census.