Basic Genealogy, Part Three: Censuses

The US Federal Census, conducted every 10 years, is a key resource used for genealogy. Bill Eddleman discusses the information found on censuses and how it has changed from 1790 through 1940. Eddleman also talks about special census schedules (including mortality, slave, manufacturing, and agricultural); a search strategy; pitfalls of census research; using the neighbors to assist research; and details about census substitutes.

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Music: "Summer" by Yakov Golman, courtesy Free Music Archive.

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