The Genealogist's Census Pocket Reference: Tips, Tricks & Fast Facts to Track Your Ancestors

The Genealogist's Census Pocket Reference: Tips, Tricks & Fast Facts to Track Your Ancestors

The Genealogist's Census Pocket Reference: Tips, Tricks & Fast Facts to Track Your Ancestors

The Genealogist's Census Pocket Reference: Tips, Tricks & Fast Facts to Track Your Ancestors

Synopsis

Your Census Research Companion

Census records are a key source for tracing your family tree- and this handy collection puts census-related resources, tips, lists and need-to-know facts at your fingertips! Use The Genealogist's Census Pocket Reference to find

  • websites with census records and date
  • questions from each U.S. census 1790 to 1940
  • maps of the territory covered in each federal census
  • a key to common abbreviations
  • instructions to enumerators population and immigration trends
  • explanations of special schedules
  • state and international census resources
…and so much more! Stash this indispensable book in your computer case, tote bag- or yes, your pocket- and take it with you whenever you research.

Excerpt

Genealogists have a love-hate relationship with the us census. Yes, we love the reams of data those every 10-years population tabulations created, but we loathe inscrutably handwritten enumeration sheets. Between census appearances, ancestors often seem to switch not just residences but birth dates, too. Names can be indecipherable or all too common (is that your James Smith or somebody else’s?). Offspring mysteriously appear and disappear. Worst, in some head counts, your ancestors simply refuse to be found at all.

To help you best utilize the census, we’ve gathered key resource lists, definitions, dates and other reference information from Family Tree Magazine and FamilyTreeMagazine.com and put it all into this guide. Stash it in your bag, your desk or even your pocket, and pull it out whenever you need some insight on your enumeration examination.

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