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Dear Ms. Mason,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Population Schedules for the 1830 Census, the Population Schedules for the 1840 Census, the Population Schedules for the 1850 Census, the Population Schedules for the 1860 Census, the Population Schedules for the 1870 Census, the Population Schedules for the 1880 Census, the Population Schedules for the 1890 Census in the Records of the Bureau of the Census (Record Group 29) that may contain information about William Heber and Mary Phillips in New York. For more information about the non-digitized schedules, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and include all name variants for them in your request.
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For information about the U.S. Census, see the Census Bureau technical documentation and questionnaires as well as NARA’s page on Census Records.
You may wish to search Ancestry or FamilySearch for the U.S. Census. There may be a fee for using Ancestry. Instead, please check for access at your local library as many library systems subscribe to these sites, making them free for their patrons.
We suggest that you review NARA’s Resources for Genealogists, as well as the History Hub blog titled Suggestions and Advice for Family History Researchers may be useful.
We also suggest that you contact the New York State Archives to obtain copies of marriage and death certificates of your ancestors William Heber and Mary Phillips using all name variants.
You may wish to search the National Records of Scotland website; and National Library of Scotland Emigration and passenger lists website; and the FamilySearch Research wiki about Scotland Emigration and Immigration for additional information and/or resources.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!
I have been search and researching and I am now thinking that his name was Hebert Wiley/Wylie abt. 1820 - 1830. I am not sure where he is from e.g. Scotland, Ireland, England. How can I find out where he was born if none of my relatives that would know are alive. I cannot find him in any census etc. that have the rest of his close relatives in. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thank you.