Finding Answers in U.S. Census Records

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Ancestry Pub., 2001 - Reference - 165 pages
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Finding Answers in U.S. Census Records is a comprehensive guide to understanding and using U.S. Census records, in particular those of the federal census. Aimed at the general family history audience, this book is especially useful for the beginning to intermediate researcher. Along with a description of the history and structure of the federal census there is a guide to each decennial census. Three appendixes offer a description of major census data providers, major stare and national archives with census collections, and specially designed census extraction forms. Includes a complete index.

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Richard Weaver is a Professor of Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received an A.B. degree in physics from Washington University in St Louis in 1971 and a Ph.D. in astrophysics from Cornell University in 1977. After postdoctoral research in elastic wave propagation and ultrasonics at Cornell, he moved to the Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at the University of Illinois. His research is in stochastic linear acoustics, with applications to structural vibrations, condensed matter physics, quantum chaos, and seismology. He was elected a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America in 1996. He received the Hetenyi Award from the Society for Experimental Mechanics in 2004 and the Eotvos Award from the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers in 2009. He is an associate editor of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. He joined the Department of Physics in 2006.

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