Finding Answers in U.S. Census Records

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Ancestry Publishing, 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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Contents

Researching the Individual Censuses
23
Census Indexes and Finding Aids
51
NonPopulation Schedules and Special Censuses
71
Notes
97
Appendix ICensus Data Providers
107
Appendix IIState and National Archive Information
119
Appendix IIICensus Extraction Forms
137
Index
159
About the Authors
165
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