Wednesday, August 1, 2012

IGS Adds Boone County 1907 Special Census To Members-Only

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added an index of a Boone County special census to the County Records section of our Members Only area:

--Index to Census of Males for Boone County, Indiana (1907)

This was a special census of white males and colored males in Boone County that was taken July 1, 1907. In 1853 Indiana passed a law calling for an enumeration to be taken in each county every 6 years, in order to determine the amount of representation in the legislature. Officials in each township were to record the names and ages of all white males who were over the age of 21, then submit their lists to the county auditor. In 1865 this law was expanded to also include colored males over the age of 21.

It is a premium database, accessible only to IGS members.

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 849 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 3 databases.

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