Mortality Schedules for 1860, 1870 and 1880 are now available online at the Digital Archives. The mortality schedule, also known as a non-population schedule, is a genealogical gem that is often times overlooked as a valuable resource available to researchers. The information, arranged by county, records the deaths in the year preceding a census. Information listed includes name, age, gender, race, marital status, place of birth, occupation, cause of death and length of illness. In many cases, these schedules are the only record of death available. Mortality Schedules for 1860, 1870 and 1880 records can be searched using the simple search or Death Historical Records in detailed search.