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US: Occupational Records
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Genealogy and the study of family history are more than just the gathering of names, dates and maybe a picture or two. This course will focus on occupations and how a person''s occupation could change, grow and leave a mark on society.

To determine an individual''s occupation the researcher must utilize more than one record. This requires the researcher to develop data from many different sources and then analyzes the data to gain the most complete picture of an individual and their occupation or life''s work.


Course Content

Module 1
Introduction
• Resources and Repositories
• National Archives, Records Administration & the Regional Branches
• Library of Congress
• State Archives and Library
• Academic/University Library
• Public Library
• Historical Society Library
• Genealogical Society Library
• Terminology
• What was it called in the "Old Country"?
Resources
 

Module 2
Census Schedules
• United States Federal Census Schedules
• Census Schedules 1790-1840
• 1790 and 1800
• 1810
• 1810 U.S. census, Thomas Pond and Shaker Settlement, Cumberland County, District of Maine
• 1820
• 1830
• 1840
• 1840 U.S. census, Washington County, Maine, town of Calais
• General Information
Census Schedule 1850-1930
• 1860 U.S. census, Hempstead County, Arkansas, population schedule, Mine Creek Township
• 1860 U.S. census, Hempstead County, Arkansas, population schedule, Spring Hill Township
• David Ackerman Household [son Leslie], 1880 U.S. census, Juneau County
• George Pettibone Household 1880 U.S. census, Juneau County
The Population Schedule 1850-1930
The Agriculture Schedule 1850-1880
Social Statistics Schedule 1850-1870
Slave Schedules 1850-1860
The Schedules by Year: Population and Non-Population Schedules
1850
• 1850 U.S. census, Washington County, Maine, population schedule, town of Calais
The Agriculture Schedule
• 1850 U.S. census, San Diego County, California, agriculture schedule
Products of Industry Schedule
• 1850 U.S. census, Mariposa County, California
Mortality Schedule
Social Statistics
• 1850 Sacramento County, California; social statistics schedule
• Slave Schedule
1860
• 1860 San Francisco County, California, population schedule
Agriculture Schedule
• 1860, Amador County, California, agriculture schedule
The Industry Schedule
• 1860 San Francisco County, California, industry schedule
Mortality Schedule
• 1860 San Diego County, California, mortality schedule
Social Statistics Schedule
• 1860 Amador County, California, social statistics schedule
Slave Schedule
• 1870 Santa Clara County, California, population schedule
Agriculture Schedule
• 1870 Santa Clara County, California, agriculture schedule
Product of Industry
• 1870 San Francisco County, California, Product of Industry schedule
Mortality Schedule
• 1870 Napa County, California, mortality schedule
1880
• Population Schedule
• Manufacture Schedule
• Mortality Schedule
1890
1900-1930
• Charles E. Sanders household, 1880 U.S. census
• Charles E. Sanders, 1880 U.S. census, Santa Clara County, California agriculture schedule
 

Module 3
Record Types
• Directories
• Business Directories
• Birth, Death or Marriage Records
• Marriage Records
• Death Records
• Newspapers
• Advertisements
 
• Periodicals
• Church Records
• Utopian Society
• Court Records
• Land Records
• Diaries and Journals
• Passenger Records
• Passport Records
Resources
 

Module 4
Business Records - Employer, Employee, Owners
• Corporation and Business Records
• Small Business
• Corporations
• Labor Unions
• "Dues Paying Member"
• Union Organizational Leaders
• Union Periodicals
Resources
 

Module 5
Occupational Records - Finding Aids And Resources - A Basic Overview
• Railroads
• Lawyers and Judges
• Physicians
• Federal Employee
Resources
 

Module 6
Building A Profile Of An Individual's "Working Life"
• Record #1: Records of Families of California Pioneers, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1936
• Record #2: Langley's The San Francisco Directory for the Year 1858
• Record #3: Langley's The San Francisco Directory For the Year commencing October, 1864
• Record #4: Transcription of Newspaper article
Grass Valley Daily Union
• Record #5: Langley's The San Francisco Directory For the Year commencing December, 1865
• Record #6: Nevada County Directory for 1871-72, containing The Names, Business and Location
• Record #7: Langley's San Francisco Directory for the Year commencing April, 1879
• Record #8: Stephen Barker household, 1870 U.S. census
• Record #9: Stephen Barker household, 1880 U. S. census
• Record #10: Stephen Barker household, 1900 U. S. census
• Record #11: Great Register (Voter's) of Santa Clara County 1892
 
 

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