“What You May Not Have Noticed About US Federal & State Censuses: Look Again”
Categories: RR , RT
Sharpen your skills in gleaning information from census reports. There is a lot more there than you realize at first. Next-door neighbors 40 pages apart from one another? Members of the same household 37 pages apart from one another? Persons physically present in one state enumerated in another state a thousand miles away on the day the census taker comes by? Neighbors giving the wrong information about a family? The importance of addresses in census analysis. Use of city directories as census indexes when online indexes fail to reveal where your target is located. What did the census taker really ask? Is there such a thing as a misspelling? Learn to understand censuses. Look at them again, even if you have found your people in them. You’ll probably be amazed.
Stephen Ehat was born in San Francisco in 1951 and has performed family history research since 1967. He has over forty years of experience in German, Irish, Italian, French, Swedish, and American genealogical records of all kinds. He is a California attorney who lives with his wife, Jeanine, in Lindon, Utah, and they have five sons and nineteen grandchildren.
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