Census Records

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Tracking ancestors across time

As I write this post, I’m sitting in the aisle seat aboard Southwest airlines flight 1393 heading towards Chicago from Oakland, California. It’s the first of two flights that will eventually dump me in Norfolk where I pick up a rental car to ferret my way to a hotel in Suffolk, Virginia. To my right … Continue reading

Do-it-yourself Family History, Part 4: Census Records

The most frequently referenced genealogical document is the United States Federal Census. If you are over the age of 10, you’ve probably participated in one (or at least I hope you did). Federal Censuses are taken in the United States every 10 years. The first one was taken in 1790 and the most recent in … Continue reading

Obituaries are not creepy

Census records are one of the most popular resources for identifying ancestry. Conducted every 10 years from 1790, United States Federal Census records can provide a wealth of information. Depending on the year they were taken, census records may contain the names of those living in the household, their ages at last birthday, and places … Continue reading

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