Census May Not Indicate Boarders are Related

In census records where relationships to head of household are stated, “boarders” may be boarders, but they could be related as well. This 1880 enumeration includes a boarder with the household who is actually the wife’s nephew.


2 thoughts on “Census May Not Indicate Boarders are Related

  1. Billie Eacret

    This is true…On the 1900 census my great grandfather, great grandmother and great uncle are listed as boarders living with my great grandmother’s mother and step-father.

  2. Michele

    Wow. Never really thought about that. At least one record I have probably fits that description. I will have to go back & check. Thanks!


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