The goal of this project is to extract and identify every Park/e/s individual, using the Parke Society’s Lineage Key (LK) system, in every U.S. census from 1790 – 1940.
Phase One will focus on the 1850 federal census, which is the first to identify all individuals in a household by name, age, and place of birth. The 1850 census should give us a window to both earlier and later censuses, as older individuals in 1850 will have been born in the late 18th century (some prior to the American Revolution) and younger individuals can likely be tracked well into the early 20th century. Extracted census information will be limited to pertinent facts sufficient to identify the family/individual. For complete census data, please consult the actual census on one of the several subscription sites available, or for free on the Family Search website.
Each state (as well as the District of Columbia) is represented in the table below. Clicking on the state name will take you that state’s page, where information about census availability and a list of counties will appear. By clicking on the county name (if it appears in blue rather than black) will take you to that county’s page, where available census information on any Park/e/s individuals can be found, along with their identifying LK information, if known. Though we are beginning with the 1850 census, for some counties where extensive research has already provided information for other census years, there may be additional census year information available. This is an ongoing project, with new, updated information added on a regular basis, so if the information for the location you are researching is not currently available, be sure to check back from time to time. Updates on added counties will be posted on this website as well as the Parke Society’s Facebook page.