Using Census Records for Genealogy Webinar
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Webinar: enerations of genealogists have used manuscript census records as a key component of their efforts to trace their ancestors.

9/22/2015
When: Sep 22, 2015
1pm
Where: Webinar
Presenter: US Census Bureau

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http://www.census.gov/mso/www/training/

 

Description: Generations of genealogists have used manuscript census records as a key component of their efforts to trace their ancestors.  The first six censuses focused on the household as the major unit of data collection.  Only the household head’s name appears in the census.  Other household members appeared only as numbers in the appropriate age, sex, and race boxes.  This changed in 1850, when individual household members began to be listed by name.  Slaves were an exception to this and continued to be listed by the name of their owners until slavery was abolished in 1865.  This webinar consists of a discussion of the types of questions that have been asked in the census and the American Community Survey over the past 200 plus years.  I will also mention other types of records that can be used to supplement the information available in census records. 

Time: 1:00-2:00 pm CT