OK, I think that I have this census thing figured out. The indexes show many
files that aren't actually posted yet; is that correct?
In looking at the 1850 census files, I see that the census taker converted
the name Schmidt to Smith. Thus, my great, great grandparents Frederick and
Catherine Schmidt are shown under the name Smith. However, they never
changed their name, and my mother was Hilda Schmidt, not Smith.