Before African-American names and families were collected in the U.S. census, they were recorded in slave schedules, or inventory records that almost never mentioned names. Instead, they mentioned age, sex, and a racial designation such as black or mulatto .
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Some surnames are hyphenated; some are linked by a conjunction. The order of surnames—if children are given more than one—or which parental surname is applied may be determined by local custom or by law. The African-American community faces an unusual challenge of name changes, due to slavery (as mentioned above).
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Census. Census records are some of the most useful genealogy records! Learn what a census record is and how you can use it in your research. The content below will teach you how to find your own ancestors in census records, how to understand these records, and how to use the census in relation to other records.