Have any other records been destroyed? Yes! In 1896 fire damaged the 1890 supplemental schedules of crime, mortality and pauperism and other special classes. Any remains were later destroyed by order of The Interior Department.
Make a list of all living relatives before you start your genealogy research. Interview as many of them as possible. Be prepared with a list of questions. Use a tape recorder for the answers or take very good notes. Respect the person's privacy.
Autosomal DNA (atDNA) is DNA from one of our chromosomes located in the cell nucleus. It generally excludes the sex chromosomes. Humans have 22 pairs of autosomal chromosomes and a pair of sex chromosomes.
The 1850 census was the first census to give the name, sex, color, age, occupation and birthplace of each free member of the household.
There is genealogy beyond the internet! While the internet is one very convenient tool, it is not the only tool. Check out online library catalogs, then visit the library to access the book or request an inter-library loan.