All the gold in the census

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All the gold in the census

  1. 1. Katie Derbykatiederby@gmail.com
  2. 2.  Federal Church Colonial Indian School State Territorial
  3. 3.  Population Agricultural Defective Indian Institutions Manufacturing/Industrial Merchant Seamen Military/Naval Forces Mortality Slave Social Statistics Veterans
  4. 4.  Every decade since 1790 Many early (pre 1850) returns missing Almost entire 1890 set of returns destroyed More genealogically significant from 1850
  5. 5.  Family Search.org HeritageQuest.com Ancestry.com
  6. 6.  Image quality Search returns Search algorithms Availability
  7. 7.  Start with youngest relative who was alive in 1930 Build your pedigree chart as you trace ancestor in the census. Follow each family member’s entire life in the census Build a timeline using census entries as framework Fill in timeline with other sources alluded to in the census Finally expand search with all sources
  8. 8.  Use a map Read local histories Consider historical events Alternate spellings
  9. 9.  Relocation Death Divorce/Separation Remarriage Institutionalized Military Travel Young Adult moved out Adolescent entered apprenticeship or hired out
  10. 10.  Travel: check relatives, former residences Missed: search page by page, neighbor search, dwelling search Relocation: expand search Alternate Spellings: Google to find alternate spellings, search under given names, neighbor search Alternate Head of Household: maiden name, other relative surnames, remarried
  11. 11.  Analyze each question for clues to other records Use census info to narrow search timeframes and locations
  12. 12.  Wealth Social Class Occupation Education Location Neighborhood Home Ownership Size of Household Slave Ownership
  13. 13.  Homeownership rate Immigration/Emigration rate Ages Household number VS dwelling number Population density Occupations Races Literacy rate
  14. 14. Presentation available online at genquery.com

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