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ship passenger lists in an ongoing process. The site can be searched
by ship name, date, port of arrival or departure, and surname.
I am interested in exchanging information with anyone who might be
researching the family of Henry McCarty who came to the Tama area in about
1869. Are there any census type records available for this timeframe?
Henry McCarty and wife Sarah along with several children - Lemuel, Sarah
Ellen who married Abraham Carr, Susanna who married a man whose last name
was Sweet, Amanda who married a man whose last name was Thomas, Frederick
Isaiah, Daniel and Charles Wesley.
I am trying to determine the dates this family remained in Tama - they
moved to Kanawha, Iowa but I do not know the year.
As all of you know, state vital records for births don't start in Iowa,
Illinois and points west (by law) until 1 July 1880.
In order to verify birth dates before that date, you can do severalt
1. Find them as a child under the age of 10 in the 1880 Census SOUNDEX.
This is an index of families with children under the age of 10 and gives
the month and year of their birth.
2. Find them in the 1900, 1910, or 1925 census. This gives the month and
year of ALL family members who are in the census.
3. Find the date on a tombstone, death record, marriage record, church
record or school record.
4. Find them listed as an heir in a probate record which usually gives
dates of birth for spouses and children.
5. Find them listed as heirs in a military pension records (Civil War,
etc.) which lists dates of birth for spouses and children.
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