Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is the genetic material found in mitochondria. It is passed down from females to both sons and daughters, but sons do not pass down their mother’s mtDNA to their children.
A census is an official counting of the population living in a given locality on a designated day set at intervals. The census places an ancestor in a specific place at a specific time.
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.
Tax records, jury and militia records are indicators of a person's residence.
What happened to the 1890 U.S. Census? A fire broke out in the basement of the Commerce Building in Washington, D.C.on January 10, 1921. The census records were stored improperly in the basement and were soaked with water and no restoration efforts were made to save the documents. The damaged records were destroyed sometime between 1933 and 1935 when they were deemed no longer necessary.