Mission Accomplished: Census Mortality Schedules

A few weeks ago, we mentioned the addition of two new indexes to our collection of searchable databases.  One of these was the Mortality Schedules for Scott County, Iowa.

Mortality Schedules are the section of each Federal Census that provides information on those persons who died within the twelve months prior to the taking of that Census.  These Schedules provide a variety of information—age at death, cause of death—depending on the census year.

Our marvelous volunteers have been working diligently to index the 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880 Mortality Schedules for our county, and then type, enter and upload each line. 

And with the addition of the 1054th entry, we are pleased to announce that this project is now complete. Come visit our website and check out the results of months and months (and months) of hard work—you might just find another leaf on the family tree!

Congratulations to all who worked to make this information available to everyone!

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