In our podcast episode today, Diana and I discuss U.S. Federal Census Records from 1790-1940. We talk about what you might find in a census record, where you can access them, the instructions given to the enumerators, which questions were asked on each census, and more. We also talk about books and resources to help you learn more.
Don’t forget to download our free Census Cheat Sheet packed with all the information we talked about today! We are also sharing the census tables we use in research reports. This is a Word docx file that you can download, and then copy and paste the tables into your own reports. Go here to download the census tables for reports docx file.
Census Tables for Reports docx file
Back to the Basics with U.S. Census Research – Part I
Census Instructions 1790, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1890, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940
Your Guide to the Federal Census by Katherine Hinckley
Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 by William Thorndale and William Dollarhide
Study Group – more information and email list
Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide by Diana Elder with Nicole Dyer on Amazon.com
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