Between October and December, Family Roots Publishing has been quietly publishing and releasing a new Second Edition of Bill Dollarhide’s popular 2008 Census Substitutes and State Census Records set. We took them to our annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour, and the attendees ate them up! They loved them – as I knew they would. The series is in three books, all over 270 pages each, Eastern States, Central States, and Western States. Volume Three (Western States) wasn’t available from the bindery until November 28, and we didn’t want to announce until all three books were in print, and available as a set. For this reason, we waited until our 2016 Twelve Days of Christmas Sale to make our announcement.
Note that the books are available as paperback books, PDF eBooks, or a combination thereof. See the links at the bottom of this entry.
In this Second Edition, William Dollarhide identifies Census Substitutes, as well as State Census Records for the Eastern, Central and Western portion of the United States of America. The substitutes are those name lists derived from tax lists, directories, military lists, land ownership maps, voter registrations, and other compilations of names of residents for an entire state, one or more counties of a state or one or more towns in a county. Thirty-eight states conducted colonial, territorial, or state censuses that are extant and available for research today. Often taken between Federal Decennial Census years, these records may contain unique information, and may even shed light on the lives of your ancestors that might have been on-the-move.
The Second Edition includes numerous online sources that have been posted on the Internet since the First Edition was published in 2008. This reflects the ongoing efforts of both public and private companies to digitize relevant records. Although the series is by region, and then by state, there have been numerous nationwide census and census substitute sources that have been developed in the last decade, with most posted online. For this reason, we have included a Nationwide Censuses & Substitutes chapter within Volume 3. The First Edition was printed in two volumes (Eastern & Western), while the Second Edition is now in three.
The 1st volume covers 22 eastern states, organized with these regions: Old Southwest (AL, FL, GA, &; MS); New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, & VT): Mid-Atlantic States (DE, DC, MD, NJ, NY, & PA); and The Old South (KY, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV).
This 2nd volume covers 16 central states of The Old Northwest (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, & WI); The Central Plains IA, KS, MO, NE, ND, & SD); and the more Central Southern states of (TX, OK, LA, & AR).
This 3rd volume covers 13 western states of CA, NV, AK, & HI; Nuevo Mexico (NM & AZ); The Mountain West (CO, UT, & WY); and The Oregon Country (OR, WA, ID, & MT). Also included is a full chapter on Federal Censuses and Nationwide Substitute Name Lists.
CONTENTS OF VOLUME ONE – EASTERN STATES
Chapter 1 – The Old Southwest
● Timeline – The Old Southwest
Chapter 2 – New England
● Timeline – New England
● New England Name Indexes
● New Hampshire
● Rhode Island
Chapter 3 – Mid-Atlantic States
● Timeline – Mid-Atlantic States
● Middle Colonies Name Indexes & Guides
● District of Columbia
● New Jersey
● New York
Chapter 4 – The Old South
● Timeline – The Old South
● North Carolina
● South Carolina
● West Virginia
CONTENTS OF VOLUME TWO – CENTRAL STATES
Chapter 1 – The Old Northwest
● Timeline – The Old Northwest
Chapter 2 – The Central Plains
● Timeline – The Central Plains
● Dakota Territory
● North Dakota
● South Dakota
Chapter 3 – Central Southern
CONTENTS OF VOLUME THREE – WESTERN STATES & NATIONAL
Chapter 1 – Sierra Pacific & Alaska
Chapter 2 – Nuevo Mexico
● Timeline – Arizona & New Mexico
● New Mexico
Chapter 3 – The Mountain West
Chapter 4 – The Oregon Country
● Timeline – ID/MT/OR/WA
Chapter 5 – Nationwide
● Federal Censuses
● National Census Substitutes
Census Substitutes & State Census Records, Volume 1 – Eastern States; Volume 2 – Central States; Volume 3 – Western States & National: Substitute Name Lists for all 50 States and State Censuses for 38 States, Second Edition; by William Dollarhide; 2016; 3 volumes; 822 pages; Item FR0195
ALSO AVAILABLE AS THREE INDIVIDUAL PRINTED BOOKS
ALSO AVAILABLE AS THREE INDIVIDUAL PDF EBOOKS
ALSO AVAILABLE AS THREE INDIVIDUAL PRINTED AS WELL AS PDF EBOOKS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
William Dollarhide is best known as the co-author of the Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920, acclaimed a top-5 best-selling title in genealogy. He has also authored The Census Book: A Genealogist’s Guide to Federal Census Facts, Schedules, and Indexes; New York State Censuses & Substitutes; Map Guide to American Migration Routes, 1735-1815; and Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era, as well as dozens of other titles related to genealogical research. William Dollarhide was born and raised in Seattle, lived near Salt Lake City for two decades, and now lives in Mount Vernon, Washington.