Pension files may contain birth date and place, and the names of the wife and children.
In 1820 the Federal Government began requiring ship manifest lists but the early years can be difficult to locate.
An acre is a square measure of land containing 10 square chains, 160 square rods, or 43,560 square feet.
Census Naturalization status codes: "Al" for alien, "Pa" for "first papers," and "Na" for naturalized.
Consider using video tape for your interviews. Those being taped must approve this type of interview.