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We have been studying the migrations of the descendants of nine men who came to Massachusetts before 1650 and have compiled a computerized database that includes all the people born before 1860 in the patrilines. Thus we have what the nine genealogists who studied these families thought was close to a complete list of family members alive in 1850. Here we focus on our attempts to find these individuals on the 1850 federal census.

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Adams, J., & Kasakoff, A. (1991). Estimates of Census Underenumeration Based on Genealogies. Social Science History, 15(4), 527–543.

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