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Jamboree

June

02
Saturday
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Secrets of the US Federal Census: How Did Enumeration Really Work?

Presenter: Thomas MacEntee


Participants will gain a better understanding from the perspective of both the enumerator AND the enumerated how the US Federal Census worked for particular years. With this knowledge, as a genealogist you can better evaluate the census data for your ancestors.

Level:
Beginner. Just starting to do family history.
Topic:
Digital Resources: database tools/strategies; web tools (i.e. Google); general interest, Methodology: evaluating/analyzing information, Record Types: BMD vital records; church; cemeteries; census/substitutes; military; newspapers/obituaries; occupation; slave; tax; wills/probate; land records, Research Strategies: site-specific search strategies
Focus:
Not specific as to geography or ethnicity