Document Archive

It is my intent to make available copies of the original documents that provide evidence of relationships between individuals (of both Whitnahs and related families). In some cases, evidence (such as biographies) are copywrited and cannot be reproduced. The types are currently available:

Census Records
The following table shows the Census Records I have searched in relation to Whitnah genealogy. Years followed by an (x) indicate that no Whitnahs were found in the Census Index for that year (however they might still be in that Census year but misindexed). Click the linked years to view selected information from the Census for that year and location.

State Census Year
Arkansas 1850x, 1860x, 1870x, 1900x, 1910x, 1920x
California 1910x, 1920, 1930
Connecticut 1820x, 1830x, 1840?, 1850x
Colorado 1860x, 1870x, 1900, 1910, 1920x, 1930
Idaho 1920, 1930
Illinois 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930
Iowa 1880x, 1885, 1895, 1900, 1910, 1915, 1920, 1925, 1930
Kansas 1860x, 1870x, 1880x, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930
Michigan 1850, 1860, 1880x, 1900x, 1920
Minnesota 1920x
Missouri 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930
Nebraska 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930
New York 1830
Ohio 1840, 1850, 1880x, 1900x, 1930
Oklahoma 1900, 1910, 1920x, 1930
Virginia 1787x, 1790x, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850
Wisconsin 1900x
x=No Whitnahs found in Census year
na=No Census available
ni=No index available, no search made

Note: Census indexes were consulted looking for either Whitnah or Whitenah. In some cases, I may have also looked at entries for Whiteneck or Whiteknecht. However, I may not have caught every variation of the name, or the name may be listed incorrectly in the index. When available, I have searched the soundex files (W350) and consulted the corresponding Census when a Whitnah name was listed. I have not taken the time to check if our Whitnah ancestors might have been listed under some other possible variations such as Whitney, Whitnack/Whitenack, etc.

Probate Records
Probate records that mention Whitnahs:

Probate records of related families:

Land Records
The following land sale documents are from Berkeley County, 1787-1850:

Property Taxes
Henry Whitenah and his heirs were listed in the tax records for Berkeley County for nearly 60 years. The following links report the taxes levied on Henry's property.

Illinois tax lists show the following:

Family Records
The following family records have been passed down or written regarding the various Whitnah families:

Published Records
The following documents have been published in various sources: