3:30PM - 4:30PM
Secrets of the US Federal Census: How Did Enumeration Really Work?
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.
Beginner. Just starting to do family history.
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
Not specific as to geography or ethnicity