RLP 25: U.S. Federal Census Records Part 1
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.
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
Thanks for listening! We hope that you will share your thoughts about our podcast and help us out by doing the following:
Share an honest review on iTunes or Stitcher. You can easily write a review with Stitcher, without creating an account. Just scroll to the bottom of the page and click “write a review.” You simply provide a nickname and an email address that will not be published. We value your feedback and your ratings really help this podcast reach others. If you leave a review, we will read it on the podcast and answer any questions that you bring up in your review. Thank you!
Leave a comment in the comment or question in the comment section below.
Sign up for our newsletter to receive notifications of new episodes.