Pittsburgh and Allegheny County

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

FYI: Browse Mortality Census for Allegheny County

FYI: Browse Mortality Census for Allegheny County

Mortality Census, also know as Mortality Index

This database is an index to the Mortality Schedules of the United States Federal Censuses for 1850-1880. Each of the U.S. Federal Censuses from 1850-1880 included a mortality schedule enumerating the individuals who had died in the year previous to the census year. In addition, each individual is linked to the census image on which they appear.

Included in the 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880 censuses were questions regarding those who died in the twelve months prior to the enumeration. They list persons who died between 1 June and 31 May of the year prior to the census. Even though these lists of deaths are widely believed to underreport actual numbers of deceased, this is still a valuable source of information. In many states where vital records were not kept it provides a nation-wide death register for five years between 1849 and 1880. The schedule lists the deceased name, sex, age, color, widowed or not, place of birth, month of death, occupation, and cause of death. In 1870 the parents' birthplace was added.

Mortality Census for Allegheny County

Look at William Henry  Page 1 Line 1  for the beginning of the
1850 Mortality Census - ancestry $


United States Census (Mortality Schedule), 1850 - familysearch

Look at Margaret Martin  Page 1 Line 1  for the beginning of the
1860 Mortality Census - ancestry $


Look at Dennis Carlin Page 1 Line 1  for the beginning of the
1870 Mortality Census - ancestry $


Look at Clara Shetzel Page 1 Line 1 for the beginning of the
1880 Mortality Census - ancestry $



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