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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
WEEK 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

    WEEK 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

    WEEK 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

    WEEK 4

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

    Resources

    WEEK 5

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

    Resources

    WEEK 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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