Your Guide to the Federal Census

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F+W Media, Mar 25, 2002 - Reference - 192 pages
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Census research is one of the first and most important steps in constructing a family tree. Everyone from genealogists to historians use the federal census for researching family histories. Deciphering census data, however, is not always easy. Your Guide to the Federal Census acts as a personal research assistant for the beginning genealogist. Census Basics examines the nuts and bolts of census records and the types of information available. Finding Census Records and Indexes reveals where to view the censuses online and off, and how to find most ancestors quickly and easily. Using the Census offers step-by-step instructions covering nearly every scenario for tracing family histories in census records. Also included are case studies, appendices, and a glossary of census terms. Kathleen W. Hinckley is a Certified Genealogical Records Specialist, Executive Director of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and trustee for the Board of Certification of Genealogists. She is a regular columnist for, and author of Locating Lost Family Members & Friends. She lives in Arvada, Colorado.

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User Review  - NewsieQ - LibraryThing

And I thought looking at census was something genealogists did one time and moved on. There's much more to it -- and the author shows genealogists new ways to look at and use information from censuses. Insight on various indexes was worth the price of the book. 03/10/2010 Read full review

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User Review  - patricia_poland - LibraryThing

Whenever I have a question about census research ("What did they ask on the 1920 census about immigration...?") this is the book for me. Well organized with lots of interesting trivia thrown in (see ... Read full review


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