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''[[United States|United States ]] >  [[United States Census|U.S. Census ]] >  [[Kansas|Kansas]]  >  [[Kansas_Census]]''  
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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[United States Census|U.S. Census ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kansas|Kansas]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kansas_Census|Census]]''  
  
== Available and Lost Census Schedules  ==
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*If at first you don't find a name, try again under [[Spelling Substitution Tables for the United States and Canada|another spelling]].
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*[[Copying Sources|Photocopy]] each ancestor's census. Identify where you found it.
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*Look for an ancestor in '''''every''''' census during her or his lifetime.
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*On the [[Adding a Custom Event to a PAF Family Group Record|family group record]] show&nbsp;each person's census listings.
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*Study&nbsp;others in the same household, neighbors, and anyone with the similar names nearby on the census in [[Research a Family in Community Context|community context]].
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*For a list of the exact date of each federal census, [[Kansas Censuses Existing and Lost|click here]].
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=== Online Kansas indexes and images  ===
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{{Census Online Kansas}}
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=== Federal population schedules  ===
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==== Microfilm images  ====
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ffcc99" colspan="90" | '''Kansas:&nbsp;Existing and Lost Federal Census Schedules'''<ref>Anne Bruner Eales, and Robert M Kvasnicka, ed., ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/44420788 Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives of the United States, 3d ed.]'' (Washington, D.C.: NARA, 2000), 33 and 44. </ref><ref>William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/16509993 Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920]'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 118-21. </ref><ref>William Dollarhide, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/41640325 The Census Book: A Genealogists Guide to Federal Census Facts, Schedules and Indexes]'' (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1999), 108. </ref>
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1910/part-03.html#kansas 1910 T624]&nbsp; &nbsp;[http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1910/part-01.html#kansas Soundex T1265]
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-05.html#kansas 1870 M593]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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| [http://1930census.archives.gov/stateSearch.asp 1930 T626]
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1900/part-07.html#kansas 1900 T623]&nbsp; &nbsp;[http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1900/part-03.html#kansas Soundex T1046]
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1920/part-08.html#kansas 1920 T625]&nbsp; &nbsp;[http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1920/part-03.html#kansas Soundex M1562]
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-07.html#kansas 1880 T9]&nbsp; [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-06.html#kansas Soundex T749]
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For a list of microform and book indexes for the population schedules of Kansas, [[Kansas Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|click here]]
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| bgcolor="#ff9900" colspan="11" align="center" | <font size="+1">'''Online Federal Non-Population Schedules for Kansas'''</font>
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==== Microfilm images ====
 
 
==== Sources and Notes  ====
 
 
 
{{reflist}}<br>
 
 
 
== Availability ==
 
 
 
'''United States Censuses 1860-1920'''—Free Internet census indexes and images to the [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1473181;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable 1860], [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1438024;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable 1870], [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1417683;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable 1880 (index only)], [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1325221 1900], and [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1488411 1920 (partial index only)] can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search. These indexes show every name listed on the census, and except for 1880 and 1920, are also linked to census images including information about each person’s residence, age, birthplace, occupation, other family members, and neighbors.
 
 
 
'''1860-1930--'''The Family History Library has the federal censuses for the state of Kansas.
 
 
 
'''1879--'''On the Lineage website there is an [http://www.lineages.com/InfoCenter/Databases/KSSettlers.cfm Index to Kansas Settlers living in 1879]. Many of the records give birth date and place.
 
 
 
'''1890--'''Census was destroyed.
 
 
 
== Historical Background  ==
 
 
 
'''1803--'''The United States acquired Kansas from France as part of the Louisiana Purchase.
 
 
 
'''1804-1820--'''United States government expeditions explored the Kansas region.
 
 
 
'''1821--'''The Santa Fe Trail across Kansas was opened.&nbsp; It served as a wagon road from Missouri to the Southwest until 1880, when the railroad was completed.
 
 
 
'''1827-1853--'''The United State Army built forts and roads in Kansas for frontier defence and to protect trade along the Santa Fe Trail.
 
  
'''1830-1854--'''Kansas was part of Indiana Territory, where 20 tribes from the east were relocated. The Indian Territory was closed to white settlement.
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[[Family History Library|'''Family History Library''']]'''Federal Census Non-Population Schedule Microfilms for Kansas'''  
  
'''1854--'''The Kansas-Nebraska Act created two territories extending from the Missouri border westward to the tops of the Rocky Mountains and opened the area to white settlement.
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*1927-1931 Indian Census rolls {{FHL|750656|item}} Film 576865
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*1903-1920 Kickapoo Indian census {{FHL|723442|item}} Film 576899
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*1903-1920 Potawatomi Indian census {{FHL|723495|item}} Film 578899 item 50
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*1903-1920 Sauk and Fox Indian census {{FHL|723477|item}} Film 576899
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*1903-1920 Iowa Indian census {{FHL|723473|item}} Film 576899
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*1901-1933 Potawatomi Agency {{FHL|266337|item}} Films 882982-83
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*1860 - 1880 Nonpopulation census schedules {{FHL|589474|item}}<br>
  
'''1861--'''Kansas, with its present boundaries was admitted to the Union.
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<br>[[National Archives and Records Administration|'''National Archives''']]'''Federal Census '''[http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/census/nonpopulation/kansas.html '''Non-Population Schedule''']'''Microfilms for Kansas'''
  
== Indexes  ==
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*1850 - 1880 Nonpopulation census schedules including Mortality, Agriculture, Industry
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*1935 Census of Business
  
'''United States Census Indexes 1860-1920'''—Free Internet census indexes to the [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1473181;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable 1860], [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1438024;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable 1870], [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1417683;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable 1880], [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1325221 1900], and [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1488411 1920 (partial index only)] can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search.
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:Schedules of Advertising Agencies
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:Schedules of Banking and Financial Institutions
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:Schedules of Miscellaneous Enterprises
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:Schedules of Motor Trucking for Hire
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:Schedules of Public Warehousing
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:Schedules of Radio Broadcasting Stations
  
'''1880, 1900-1920--&nbsp;'''A soundex (phonetic) index is available on microfilm.
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==== Indexes: fiche, film, or book  ====
  
The Family History Library also has a street index for Kansas City (Family History Library fiche [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=232848&disp=Cross+index+to+selected+city+streets+and%20%20&columns=*,0,0 6331481]) for use with the 1910 census.  
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For a list of microform and book indexes for the non-population schedules of Kansas, [[Kansas Non-Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|click here]].  
  
== Special Census ==
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=== State and territorial censuses ===
  
==== Mortality Schedules  ====
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Kansas often took censuses in the years between the federal censuses, the dates are listed below. State census records may have columns that were different or more unusual than those found on federal censuses. The responses and years of coverage may give additional information on the family.
  
'''1860-1880--'''Kansas has mortality schedules.&nbsp;
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*'''1925''' State<ref name="Lainh">Ann S. Lainhart, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/26517040 State Census Records]'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992)[[{{Lainha}}]], 45-46.</ref>
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*'''1915''' State<ref name="Lainh" />
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*'''1860''' Territory.<ref name="Lainh" /> This is Kansas' '''''state copy''''' of the Kansas Territory federal census including parts of Colorado. The state copy and it's index are available at the Kansas State Historical Society.  
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*'''1855''' Territory<ref name="Lainh" />
  
The schedules and indexes are available in book or microfilm format at the Family History Library and at the Kansas State Historical Society.
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[http://mortalityschedules.com/ Mortality Schedules 1850-1880]  
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In an effort to determine who in fact was an eligible voter in the 1854 and 1855 elections, a comparison of poll lists was made to the 1855 Territory of Kansas Census. Information on the State of Kansas in 1855 and lists of individuals will be found on [http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/troubles.html#cen "Troubles in Kansas"] site.
  
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=== Existing and lost censuses ===
  
'''1856, 1857, 1859--'''Censuses exist for some counties. The original records are at the Kansas State Historical Society. Many of these were printed in vols. 17-19 of ''Kansas Kin.''
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For a list of available and missing Kansas censuses, [[Kansas Censuses Existing and Lost|click here]]. <br>
  
== Territorial&nbsp; and State Censuses ==
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=== Why use a census? ===
  
'''1860--'''Federal census for the Territory of Kansas and parts of Colorado and an index.  
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A well-indexed census is one of the easiest ways to locate where an ancestor's family lived and when they lived there. You can also use censuses to follow the changes in a family over time, and identify neighbors. These and other clues provided by censuses are important because they help find additional kinds of records about the family.  
  
'''1855, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925--'''Censuses taken by the territory and the state also exist.&nbsp; The 1855 census sometimes lists all the members of the family, but in some cases gives only the head of household and number of family members. The later censuses give information on the entire household and, after 1875, include the county or state of former residence. The Family History Library has the state censuses. All are available at the Kansas State Historical Society.
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=== More about censuses ===
  
&nbsp;In an effort to determine who in fact was an eligible voter in the 1854 &amp; 1855 elections, a comparison of poll lists was made to the 1855 Territory of Kansas Census. Information on the State of Kansas in 1855 and lists of individuals will be found on [http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/troubles.html#cen "Troubles in Kansas"] site.
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[[United States Census|Click here]] for additional details about how to use censuses, such as:  
  
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:*[[United States Census Searching|index searching tips]]
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:*[[United States Census Analyzing Census Data|analyzing and using what you find]]
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:*[[United States Census Accuracy|census accuracy]]
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:*[[United States Census Historical Background|historical background]]
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:*[[United States Census#Contents_of_Federal_Censuses|contents of various census years and types]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=allCollections;r=0 FamilySearch Record Search] has free census indexes and images for 1860, 1870, and 1900; but indexes only for 1880, and 1920.
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Ancestry: [http://www.ancestry.com http://www.ancestry.com]
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Heritage Quest Online:&nbsp; [http://www.heritagequestonline.com http://www.heritagequestonline.com]
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=== Sources and footnotes  ===
 
 
Census Online:&nbsp; [http://www.census-online.com/links/KS http://www.census-online.com/links/KS]
 
 
 
Genealogy Today: [http://dir.genealogytoday.com/usa/ks/census.html http://dir.genealogytoday.com/usa/ks/census.html]&nbsp;
 
 
 
Access Genealogy: [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/census/kansas.htm http://www.accessgenealogy.com/census/kansas.htm] &nbsp;
 
 
 
National Archives:http://www.archives.gov/ &nbsp;&nbsp;
 
 
 
Kansas State Historical Society:http://www.kshs.org/
 
 
 
Mortality Schedules:&nbsp; [http://mortalityschedules.com/ http://mortalityschedules.com/]
 
 
 
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== References  ==
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{{reflist}}
  
''[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/RG/frameset_rg.asp?Dest=G1&Aid=&Gid=&Lid=&Sid=&Did=&Juris1=&Event=&Year=&Gloss=&Sub=&Tab=&Entry=&Guide=Kansas.ASP Kansas Research Outline].'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department, 1998, 2001.
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  • If at first you don't find a name, try again under another spelling.
  • Photocopy each ancestor's census. Identify where you found it.
  • Look for an ancestor in every census during her or his lifetime.
  • On the family group record show each person's census listings.
  • Study others in the same household, neighbors, and anyone with the similar names nearby on the census in community context.


  • For a list of the exact date of each federal census, click here.

Online Kansas indexes and images

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Federal population schedules

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Federal Census Microfilms Available from the Family History Library
1940 N/A 1910 and Soundex 1870            
1930 1900 and Soundex 1860
1920 and Soundex 1880 and Soundex  
   


Federal Census Microfilms Available from the National Archives
1940 N/A 1910 T624   Soundex T1265 1870 M593        
1930 T626 1900 T623   Soundex T1046 1860 M653
1920 T625   Soundex M1562 1880 T9  Soundex T749
   

Indexes: fiche, film, or book

For a list of microform and book indexes for the population schedules of Kansas, click here

Federal non-population schedules

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Online Federal Non-Population Schedules for Kansas

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Family History LibraryFederal Census Non-Population Schedule Microfilms for Kansas


National ArchivesFederal Census Non-Population ScheduleMicrofilms for Kansas

  • 1850 - 1880 Nonpopulation census schedules including Mortality, Agriculture, Industry
  • 1935 Census of Business
Schedules of Advertising Agencies
Schedules of Banking and Financial Institutions
Schedules of Miscellaneous Enterprises
Schedules of Motor Trucking for Hire
Schedules of Public Warehousing
Schedules of Radio Broadcasting Stations

Indexes: fiche, film, or book

For a list of microform and book indexes for the non-population schedules of Kansas, click here.

State and territorial censuses

Kansas often took censuses in the years between the federal censuses, the dates are listed below. State census records may have columns that were different or more unusual than those found on federal censuses. The responses and years of coverage may give additional information on the family.

  • 1925 State[9]
  • 1915 State[9]
  • 1905 State[9]
  • 1895 State[9]
  • 1885 State[9]
  • 1875 State[9]
  • 1865 State[9]
  • 1860 Territory.[9] This is Kansas' state copy of the Kansas Territory federal census including parts of Colorado. The state copy and it's index are available at the Kansas State Historical Society.
  • 1855 Territory[9]

Census Substitutes

In an effort to determine who in fact was an eligible voter in the 1854 and 1855 elections, a comparison of poll lists was made to the 1855 Territory of Kansas Census. Information on the State of Kansas in 1855 and lists of individuals will be found on "Troubles in Kansas" site.

Existing and lost censuses

For a list of available and missing Kansas censuses, click here.

Why use a census?

A well-indexed census is one of the easiest ways to locate where an ancestor's family lived and when they lived there. You can also use censuses to follow the changes in a family over time, and identify neighbors. These and other clues provided by censuses are important because they help find additional kinds of records about the family.

More about censuses

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Sources and footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 FamilySearch, a free online service of the Family History Library, including free images of many federal censuses.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Internet Archive, a free online service includes free images of most of the federal censuses.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 HeritageQuest has arranged with many subscribing public libraries in the United States to allow users free access on home computers by means of their personal library card numbers. HeritageQuest provides images of all surviving 1790 to 1930 federal censuses, and indexes to many but not all of them.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Fold3, formerly known as Footnote.com, a subscription site partnering with the National Archives and includes some federal censuses. Free access is available at many public libraries.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 Ancestry.com, a subscription site that provides online indexes and images to all surviving federal and many state census records, among other sources. They have three online editions: (1) an FHL edition free only at the Family History Library and a few Family History Centers, (2) a slightly smaller Library edition free only at some public libraries, and (3) a Home edition subscription service for individuals.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Archives.com, a subscription site that provides online indexes and images to all surviving federal census records, among other sources.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 FamilyLink.com, a subscription site that provides online images (and some indexes) to all surviving federal and many state census records, among other sources.
  8. The 1860 federal census of Kansas Territory also included people living present-day east central Colorado (as Arapahoe County).
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 Ann S. Lainhart, State Census Records (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992)[[FHL book 973 X2Lai]], 45-46.