Our initial goal is to restore those censuses to their original state that have been lost and to create decennial censuses for the Colonial Period.
This is a massive undertaking which will require many years of work, the efforts of many people, and a considerable financial investment.
It will require a two-phase approach.
We are not creating indexes like those you are familiar with that basically give you a name and a page number. We will be extracting where possible all genealogically valuable information with each entry. While it does not remove the necessity of reviewing the original entry, our efforts will provide you the information you need to decide which ones you should look at in the original. Incidentally, this approach should greatly help those researching common surnames.
Seldom will the date of records we abstract conveniently occur in the decennial year. Therefore, each decennial year will include a range of years before and after to equal 10 years, for example: 1790. Records dated 1785 through 1794 will be included together and called 1790. Many of the individuals from 1785 through 1789 will still be in that locality in 1790 as well as many from 1791 through 1794. Of course many will have moved from that area. As the structure of the census is completed, corrections on proper residence will be made.
We are in the very beginning of this great effort and so request your patience and help by staying with us. With patron support we will be successful and you will be well rewarded for your commitment.
We invite you to climb aboard, enjoy the ride, and visit us often. We have many exciting plans beyond what is described in this document that will be explained when the time is right.
Please tell your friends about us.