U.S. Census

The following articles are about the U.S. Census

Amy Johnson Crow

Finding Your Ancestors in the Census [video]

by Amy Johnson Crow | Oct 16, 2013

The federal census is a cornerstone of genealogical research in the United States. In this video, we will cover some strategies for finding those ancestors who seem to be hiding. We will also talk about ways that you can narrow down the results when you have too many. Read More

Thomas MacEntee

How To Prepare For The 1940 U.S. Census

by Thomas MacEntee | Mar 6, 2012

[UPDATE: This Expert Series article was published before the release of the 1940 U.S. Census. You can now use the... Read More

Glen Covert

Handling US Census Conundrums, Inconsistencies And Discrepancies

by Glen Covert | Dec 1, 2011

To be sure, the US Census can breathe life into your ancestor's times. It can be so much more though.... Read More

Anne Roach

Making Sense of the Census: The U.S. Federal Population Census

by Anne Roach | Sep 2, 2011

Census records have been kept by many countries and nations for centuries. While census records may record businesses, veterans, farms,... Read More

Peggy Patrick

Fact Or Fiction? Understanding & Overcoming Errors In Genealogy Records

by Peggy Patrick | Jun 24, 2011

In genealogy research, three major categories of errors are encountered: recordation, transcription, and misinformation. The most challenging documents will be... Read More

Craig Rice

Even a Beginner Can Search Census Records Like an Expert

by Craig Rice | Aug 27, 2009

Wouldn't it be nice if when you wanted to find an ancestor you could go straight to the contemporary census records and find all the information you wanted? Unfortunately genealogical research doesn't always work that way. Read More

John K. Maniha

The Use of State Censuses in Genealogical Research

by John K. Maniha | Jul 2, 2009

Most people beginning genealogical research learn quickly how indispensable the federal census is for finding out about ancestors. It is, however, not as widely known that the several colonies, states and territories also conducted censuses of... Read More

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